One of the main questions I get all the time is, "How do I turn off my mind?" This is interesting to me because, through my education and practice I know that this is an exercise in futility. Turning the mind off is impossible.
So as you can see, the first question we need to ask ourselves is not "How do I turn my mind off?" but rather "How can I access peace, quiet, clarity and focus?"
This process begins by first focusing on asking ourselves, "Where is my mind?" Many people will respond with, "It's in my brain" or "My mind is my thoughts or my consciousness." Take a moment right now to just focus on your breathing. Calm your breathing and think about that question, "Where is my mind?" What is your answer?