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Dec
09

Spanking the Monkey won’t help – but patting it gently will


Taming the Monkey

The biggest hindrance to (mindfulness) is constant intrusive thoughts.

This is normal for everyone and from the beginning you should expect it. The nature of our mind is to think, and it is childish to imagine that we can simply turn that process off when we wish to.

Our minds have been almost completely out of control for most of our life.

Recognizing this can help us to be practical and patient—it may take us some time and a lot of skillful practice to tame the crazy “monkey mind.”

-Bob Sharples

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2 Responses to “Spanking the Monkey won’t help – but patting it gently will”


  1. December 5, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Meditation has been the best defense against the many “intrusive” thoughts I get with PTSD. I recommend it to all veterans and other “survivors.”

    michael j

  2. December 12, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Hi Johnberger! Nice post!

    So, apart from meditation… is there any other practical solution to this?


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