Letting Your Mind Wander Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

Susan Brumbaugh
5 min readApr 22, 2021

Practice observing your thoughts instead of getting caught up in them

Photo by Tachina Lee on Unsplash

There’s a myth (or misunderstanding) about mindfulness meditation that you’re supposed to empty the mind of thoughts — that if thoughts come up during meditation, you’re not doing it right. Not so! The purpose of mindfulness meditation is to practice the art of intentional focus. And that focus can be…

Susan Brumbaugh

Susan Brumbaugh is a criminal justice researcher who telecommutes, a licensed counselor, a mindfulness meditation practitioner, and a perpetual learner.