First, before I answer your
question, know that it's okay. Thoughts come and go
during meditation, just as they do during other activities. No
problem. Don't listen to anyone telling you
that you're not doing it right. That's
Second, before I answer your question, it's important to notice what's happening in your mind. Where does the thought come from? Have you investigated that?
Where, really, does any thought come from?
How does it arise?
And where will it go?
Are you afraid that, if you don't get
up and write it down, it will be gone forever? Really, where will the thought go? Is it not you, talking to yourself, creating a thought, which your conscious mind can now hear because you are quiet enough to listen?
Third, before I answer your
question, let's examine the sensation that urges you to get up.
Isn't this urge do something very similar to any other internal
or external stimuli that you, ordinarily, compulsively,
reflexively, react to? Like an itch? Like a shift in your
position when you feel discomfort/tension in your knee/low
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I really enjoyed Yos's response, and it brings up something I,
too, have pondered. Often, in my meditative practice, my working
life creeps in and tries to distract me. The silence and posture of
meditation often bring me answers to things I don't even realize
I'm questioning.To me, that's a
To enable me to continue meditating, I trust that the essence of the idea will remain and reappear when needed...sometimes its not so much a "great idea" but often a revelation or a deep insight which would be hard to put into words...still, I just TRUST that the insight will remain in my subconscious and will influence my behaviour later...I trust there is only one direction in meditation and that is towards greater insight/awareness...you can never regress...stall maybe, but not regress--therefore all gains stay with you wether you are consciously aware of them or not.
I would say be calm even if you have brilliant idea while meditating as these is very obivious. Around 60000 thoughts crosses a human brain in 24 hours.
So be calm and continue your meditation. You can give it a thought later if it is really worth. Relax your brain first as you can think better with a calm and relaxed brain :)