At any given time, we’re thinking a myriad of thoughts, perhaps about what happened before, what’s going to happen later, that awful thing so-and-so said about us. The Buddhists call this kind of thinking the jumping monkey. Thoughts race at one hundred miles an hour, but just because a thought enters your awareness doesn’t mean you have to nourish it with your attention. To create space for a miracle, tame that jumping monkey. Spend a few minutes in stillness. If your mind jumps, sit still anyway. Practice stillness so you begin to establish a center, a point from which you can perceive and move and recognize that empty place – Mary Manin Morrissey