“Start witnessing your thoughts — sitting silently, just watching the rush of thoughts, not interfering, not saying, “This is good. This is bad.” Not justifying, not appreciating, no judgment… non-judgmental witnessing, just like the mirror. Anybody or anything that passes by, the mirror reflects it; that’s all, it makes no comment.”
I like Osho’s description of watching the thoughts pass in our mind and not making any comment on whether they are good or bad because it is a very peaceful form of meditation that allows us to remain detached from the world events even as we reflect on them so that we are not tossed to and fro or caught up in the public fervour regarding who’s right or wrong (such as social issues, political issues etc) but we simply see things for what they are, much like watching clouds floating in the sky or leaves falling from the trees.
Many a times, the mass media tends to dramatise things and the audience can become caught up in debates and so on, and become susceptible to being manipulated by the people running the show behind the scenes, so practising this form of meditation enables us to stay detached and calm, refusing to allow ourselves to be swayed or manipulated by the propaganda. We will remain in a state of bliss and silent awareness in Rumi’s field, which is beyond the fields of right doings and wrong doings, proverbially speaking. Some may say this is a passive approach, but I would say it is actually an empowering approach because only when we are peaceful on the inside will we be able to impact the world outside with our peace.