by Friends of Godwin
It is not possible to stop thinking. The more we try to stop thinking the more thoughts we have. That is why I said: it is natural that thoughts will arise. So what we are trying to do is to be aware, to be mindful of the thoughts themselves. Thoughts, sounds, sensations, whatever there is in the mind and the body. So in that sort of meditation if you have thoughts there is no need to have a conflict.