My mind can be running analysis on my situation (i.e. “This is good, bad, boring, fun, a waste, meaningful, etc.”)…
Or it can be spacious and present.
I’ve come to think of this analysis as a tax on my ability to interact with reality.
This hyper-analysis is often involuntary, but noting it drains it of its power.
Giving up analysis (and so the tax) for a day or a week or longer has the potential to be a deeply freeing experiment.