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Four methods

 

1 Siddhartha’s 🪷

Watch the breath. Feel the physical sensation of the air on your nose. In/out.

 

2 Gurdjieff’s

The STOP 🛑 ✋ exercise. Whenever you become aware of the fact your mind is racing mechanically, utter a loud internal “STOP!” Even if you forget to do it for eight or 18 hours, keep doing it.

 

3 The Jesus Prayer 🙏 

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Repeat this line internally. There is something unique about the complexity of it that gives it the power to discipline the mind. A prayer of the hesychasts.

 

4 “Aum Namah Shivaya” 🕉️

The sacred syllable Aum (which represents the Absolute), followed by “obeisance (deferential respect) to Shiva.” Shiva is the Destroyer. He will destroy the conventional mind for you.