The wildness of mind that we
experience when we sit quietly noticing our body and breathing for five minutes
is the result of everything we’ve been doing before those five minutes.
Frequently we discover that our minds do not rest in radiant contentment for the
entire meditation session. Why not? Because we have been training for years in
desiring, reaching, grasping, getting, and then wanting more, and then, of
course, more—all reinforcing the underlying feeling that this moment is not