Label It

by Friends of Godwin

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I would like to share with you a meditation technique that has been discovered in Burma. Here when you have thoughts you just note them, you just label them: “thinking” or “thoughts”. The technique is that you don’t get involved in the individual thoughts, what you are thinking, but just realise that there is thinking. So you note it and then come back to the breath. When you hear a sound, you don’t say it is an aeroplane or it is someone speaking but you just say “sounds”. And whatever you experience in the body, you just see it as a sensation. So you note it, label it as just “sensation” or “feeling” and come back to the breath.

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