Pondering is a method you can use when you are concerned or have feelings you wish to clarify, but it is not possible to do a full meditation. Pondering is a process where you simply relax and allow the mind to analyze what you are concerned about. In other words, you ponder the subject similar to a daydream. The mind will surprise you with what it will come up with; new ideas and new ways of looking at things, but one must keep control, for the mind will tend to wander onto different tangents. But by keeping the focus in a gentle manner, then you will be able to gain some benefits. This is a technique that may be used when one cannot spare the amount of time required for a full meditation or if it would not be socially accepted to do so. So the concept is to allow the mind to have its freedom within limits. Pondering can provide benefits to help you clarify your thoughts and gain understanding.
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