The aim of counselling is to stop the mind, not stimulate it. Can we think our way out of a problem that thought has created? No chance. Lao Tzu: “More words count less.”
A well-trained mind is like a well-trained dog: it’s unobtrusive, doesn’t deviate, looks straight ahead, has one master.
When we’re moving, time exists. When stopped and still, there is no time.
When we look at something without the filter of mental commentary, we see.
If I do not desire anything and I am not afraid of anything, then the mind is quiet. Not asleep or chewing its cud, but alert, watchful and ready. Like a top-of-class majordomo.