Good meditators, or even mindful people, transcend their thoughts by simply watching them. most thoughts are random and fickle, they are not worth pursuing. Upon close examination, you will discover that thoughts are highly ephemeral and if you don’t hold on to them, they disappear exactly like bubbles in water. Whenever you are bothered by any lingering thought, simply ask yourself the following three questions and watch it become feeble in no time :
- From where has this thought originated?
- Where is it travelling?
- Where has it disappeared?
As you ponder on these, you begin to understand the anatomy of a thought, basically, it’s emptiness. They are empty. Thoughts have no definitive point of origin, no set course of travel, and no specific site of disappearance. When you see an object in a mirror, you can classify the sight as beautiful or ugly, desirable or otherwise but what happens when the mirror faces another mirror, when it looks at its own reflection, what will it see? The reflection will keep bouncing off each other infinitely. Similarly, when the mind examines itself, it starts to disappear in its own vast existence.
Reference : A Million thoughts. Om Swami.