My mind wanders to strange places.
Getting a massage today and my masseuse and I begin talking about stress, which lead to Buddhists and the term monkey mind.
That makes me laugh and comment about the fact that most people I know that practice Buddhism do so because they have monkey minds and this is why I find them so aggravating. Not that I don’t often have a monkey mind, the difference is I’m not usually trying to rein it in. I actually enjoy my minds wanderings.
Example: Buddhist, monkey mind, orangutan, Clint Eastwood, spaghetti westerns, that movie he was in with an orangutan. See this is fun! I went from religion to old movies with hot old dude in less than two seconds.
Monkey mind can be helpful, what is more stress relieving than laughing while getting a massage?