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After a short period of practicing meditation, I noticed that in some point in time I tend to lose my attention or awareness at the present moment. The mind sometimes just keep looking at the past - dealing with the future, maybe fantasizing thoughts occurs in a regular basis. Not just able to see what is here and now and allowing pattern of minds to take over, a sort of automatic reactivity of the mind. Does the mind really wanted to go in that direction? or just playing the "monkey mind" thing. If we lose mindfulness, I wonder what we are thoughts we are feeding?
The Buddha said - What the mind frequently ponder becomes the direction and inclination of the mind. I was able to identify with my own experience in my meditation few. One is when we are in pain. It seems very obvious that the focus was directed to the part or parts of the body experiencing pain. Another is when we tend to let our mind flows in day dreaming. I guess there is fine line in those areas that causes us to lose mindfulness. Anybody experience the same or similar experience? Any tips on how to proceed in this inquiry? Thanks.