A new study at the University of Washington suggests mindfulness meditation thickens the brain’s hippocampus and improves memory.
This involves becoming more aware of your surroundings and mind. Some people live and die spending their entire lives identifying themselves with thought and have never found a way to stand back and just become aware of the distraction machine which is a feature of consciousness. can be stilled and detached from by followers of this path. See below.
When thoughts arise, whatever they are, just let them by as casually as you might see something pass in the distance. This can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it.
Sometimes you may drift away, when you realise or you become ‘mindful’ bring your focus back to your breathing.