Yoga Meditation Skills IV, V & VI
SKILL 4: WITNESSING AND LETTING GO
One misconception when in meditation is that one should eliminate the stream of thoughts in one’s mind. The truth is that one should actually allow the train of thought arising without interruption and be able to let go of it. It usually takes a lot of effort to develop this new skill.
It is one skill to witness and let go but it is another skill to be able to discern which one is helpful to you. When one is able to decide which one thought is best then he/she can promote these helpful thoughts translate into positive energies, words, and actions.
Finally, the last skill is how to maintain the Equanimity. This simply means that one should not let themselves be able to disturbed by any situation whether in meditation or in life. It is a gradual development and it takes time to build and improve this skill. It does not really equal to being emotionless but rather keeping the emotional response for an extended period of time compared to having it quickly change or fade as a new situation or incident arises.
All these 6 skills should work hand-in-hand to attain the best level of meditation.