A new series begins here. The title of the series is Mindfulness and Thoughts. We have been exploring the simple practice of resting in the pre-existing silence or stillness that is our natural state. For all of us, this is often interrupted by thoughts, in particular. How do we relate to the thought, emotions and other metal states that arise without our consent? What specific practices can help us relate to mental states and understand them? What is the nature of thought? These are a few of the questions we will explore in this series. This will be a very practice oriented series and is appropriate for those with an “advanced” practice or those newer to mindfulness. It will be suitable for those investigating the impersonal nature of thoughts, and those interested in understanding how mindfulness of thoughts can help with stress and anxiety.