First, assume a position in which your spine is straight, and your body is relaxed. Once your body is positioned comfortably, allow your mind to simply rest for 3 minutes or so. Just let your mind go, as though you’ve just finished a long and difficult task.
Whatever happens, whether thoughts or emotions occur, whether you notice some physical discomfort, whether you’re aware of sounds or smells around you, or your mind is a total blank, don’t worry. Anything that happens – or doesn’t happen – is simply part of the experience of allowing your mind to rest.
So now, just rest in the awareness of whatever is passing through your mind…
When the 3 minutes are up, ask yourself, How was that experience?
Don’t judge it; don’t try to explain it.
Just review what happened and how you felt.
You might have experienced a brief taste of peace or openness. That’s good.
Or you might have been aware of a million different thoughts, feelings and sensations.
That’s also good.
Because either way, as long as you’ve maintained at least a bare awareness of what you were thinking or feeling, you’ve had a direct glimpse of your own mind just performing its natural functions.
Courtesy: The Joy of Living (Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche)