Mind wandering is considered the opposite of mindfulness. But lately there has been a critique from scientists who find that some types of mind wandering our useful. We're going to test this by setting aside some time to do "intentional daydreaming."
We'll start out with a short, 10 minute breath meditation to settle ourselves. Then, we will allow the mind to wander gently and see what comes up. Feel free to bring a pen and paper to write things down.
If you have time, take a look at this scientific paper by the distinguished psychologist, Jerome L. Singer.
"Ode to positive constructive daydreaming"
You should be able to access the full text at
After the meditation, we'll have a discussion. Then, if there is interest, we'll go out for a bite to eat in Harvard Square.
Hat tip to Forrest for pointing out this daydreaming literature.