Instead of asking ourselves, ‘How can I find security and happiness?’ we could ask ourselves, 'Can I touch the center of my pain? Can I sit with suffering, both yours and mine, without trying to make it go away? Can I stay present to the ache of loss or disgrace-disapp ointment in all its many forms-and let it open me?’ This is the trick.
Meditation is really supposed to be fun, and I have some difficulty in conveying this idea because everyone takes everything to do with religion seriously. And you must understand that I am not a serious person; I may be sincere but not serious, because I don’t think the universe is serious.
Mindfulness can help you cope with your over active mind, as its particularly helpful for people who suffer from frequent bothersome thoughts that seem to grab at your attention and intrude upon your ability to attend to the current moment.