To celebrate a year of posting here is my first post again.
Like many people I live far too much inside my head, and have tried to balance this tendency through the practice of mindfulness meditation.
One problem is that I value my ability to think quite highly. After all I am a westerner and a scientist and am given over to rational pursuits.
This has meant that I meet a lot of resistance to just sitting with the breath in meditation. As a result I spend far too much time on my cushions in idle reverie, putting the world to rights, rehashing ancient wrongs or designing the perfect gizmo for something.