A nice, um, colorful description of mindfulness by the wonderful teacher Christiane Wolf. From her interview with Dan Harris about her new and equally wonderful book on mindfulness and pain: Outsmart Your Pain: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind.
“The brain has a limited attention span. Part of how meditation works is that we, for once, decide how we want to fill that attention span. If we’re not doing that, the mind will do it for us. And it usually fills it with all kinds of crap.”