Next time you are in a movie theatre,
Enjoy the movie for a while. Then…
Notice the thoughts and emotions that are arising in response to the movie.
Realise that the action in the movie is just an illusion.
Nobody is doing these things.
Nothing is actually happening except for some light falling on a screen.
Nevertheless, you are reacting with thoughts and emotions… to nothing.
Appreciate deeply that you are apparently capable of reacting strongly to what appears to be happening but is not actually happening.
Now you are awake, aware of the movie but as a movie only. Now…
Look at the screen, the frame round the screen, the projected light from the back of the cinema
Notice the people watching the movie.
All this is another movie, a dream created by your mind.
Watch your projecting mind.
Now you are fully awake, aware of the second (mental) movie also but as a movie only.
This is meditation.
Enjoy all your movies (but without believing them – that is going too far.