Cat and mouse - Sam Harris Daily Meditation 2022.10.16

Sam Harris

As you pay attention to each breath, see if there's any posture in your mind that is overreaching. You shouldn't be sitting like a cat waiting for a mouse to come out of its hole.

But maybe you should! It all depends on the stage of meditation you are in. In the earlier stage of concentration, sitting like a cat is exactly what is trained.

In fact the "cat and mouse" metaphor was used in a Dan Brown concentration meditation

It illustrated the focus of attention on thoughts at the moment they emerged.


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