Obsolete: Let the Mind Un-stack

See: Exercises: Mindfulness (Set 2)

Unstack
Reference: The 12 Aspects of Mindfulness

Mindfulness provides the discipline for looking and contemplation.

You may do this exercise while sipping coffee in a café, or strolling along a river. You may even find a place where you can sit comfortably for a while without being disturbed. Then patiently observe the world go by.

Let the mind un-stack itself naturally through patient contemplation on whatever comes up. Observe the issue uppermost in the mind, and then the next, and the next. Let the mind deal with issues in the order it wants to.  There should be no effort to recall, to dig for answers, or to interfere with the mind in any way.  Simply look at what is right there in front of the mind’s eye at any moment. The mind will never present anything overwhelming when allowed to un-stack itself.

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MINDFULNESS 6: Let the mind un-stack itself. 

  1. Observe as usual. Notice the environment and other people.

  2. Start applying the aspects of mindfulness that you have learned so far.

  3. Simply look at what is right there in front of your physical and mental vision.

  4. Do not put any resistance to the mind. Let it bring up whatever it wants to.

  5. Let the mind freely associate and un-stack itself naturally in the order it wants to.

  6. If there are many issues, let the mind choose what to look at first.

  7. If there is a question, simply look in and around the area of question more closely.

  8. If there is no answer to the question do not search for one; let the mind un-stack.

  9. If there is something that does not makes sense, simply look around that area more closely.

  10. Do not dig into the mind for explanation; let the mind un-stack.

  11. Do not manipulate. Simply observe the issue uppermost in the mind.

  12. Contemplate patiently on whatever is there by looking at it from various angles.

  13. If the mind wants to get lost, let it get lost. Get some rest. The mind will return.

  14. Expand your span of attention and let the perceptions pour in.

  15. Let the realizations present themselves to you without you making any effort.

  16. Use your own judgment as to when to end a session.

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Develop this exercise to a point where you may execute it even while interacting socially with others. Keep observing patiently without interfering with the mind in any manner. Let it un-stack itself. Many things may come up naturally to be scrutinized. Simply observe them and become aware of them without effort.

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