When you meditate, do not try to have good thoughts, do not try to keep away bad thoughts, do not try to stop thoughts, and do not try to go after them. Rather, rest in a state of being aware of the thoughts as they arise.
from the book Gently Whispered: Oral Teachings by the Very Venerable Kalu Rinpoche
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