"During Meditation various thoughts and feelings arise. If you don't practice mindfulness of breath, these thoughts and feelings will soon lure you away from mindfulness. But the breath isn't simply a means to chase away such thoughts and feelings. Breath remains a vehicle to unite the body and the mind and to open the gate to wisdom. When a feeling or thought arises, your intention should not be to chase it away, even if by continuing to concentrate on the breath the feeling or thought passes naturally from the mind. The intention isn't to chase it away, hate it, worry about it, or be frightened by it. So what exactly should we be doing concerning such thoughts and feelings? Simply acknowledge their presence."