“The greatest impact in this lifetime is to let go of the negative patterns and thinking by habit. It’s not so much what you will do that will have an impact in this world, but what you become.”
— Narain Ishaya
“When you dive into the Now, you get out of the content of your mind. The incessant stream of thought ceases.”
— Eckhart Tolle
When you Ascend, or meditate, you have to come to terms with the fact that sometimes you will have thoughts.
Sometimes you will have millions and billions of them, stomping, jumping, screaming all over the place. And like a bad mannered house guest, you can't wait to get rid of them - you grab a broom and attempt to smack them into oblivion. Boom, there goes your peace.
The quantity or quality of thoughts has nothing to do with the amount of peace you can experience.
Here's an easy way to experience peace WITH thoughts:
Assume that all your thoughts belong to someone else. Give them all away. Send them to Paris. Assume you’re helping humanity by having them go through your skull on the way. Whatever approach you like, do it.
Doing this makes thoughts less personal, and therefore less important, you don’t care if they are there or not. You’ll discover unconditional peace – peace regardless of the conditions you find in your mind or in your life, and that may be one of the greatest lessons anyone can ever learn.