Interesting lesson today. Not exactly sure how one recognizes a gap without thinking but I assume the thinking comes after. Sweat and trembling without a muscle burn.
Kathleen, the theory must be that gaps are time that passes without conscious awareness in the conventional sense. If a gap gets long, it could be that a lot of time could pass without thinking in the most literal sense.
You can be aware of a gap without thoughts rushing to fill it in! It's not easy though.
I think it is something you recognize more after the fact, thinking back on the meditation.
There's a fine line between thinking about stopping thinking and actually stopping thinking. I find that after cutting off a thought chain by focusing on breath and posture, there is a bit of time when I am not thinking about much of anything. That's the gap. During that time my gaze is soft and out of focus. But then the thoughts start coming back.
I think that is why they are gaps - to me implying something short. They are not chasms or gorges or ravines that have long periods of no thought.
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