Whenever I meditate and cannot help my monkey brain, I repeat two words:
It’s a signal to my brain – you will be heard but later.
It’s a reminder of my intention – to choose now over any other moment.
I find it much gentler than the commanding, irritated “not now” which I learnt to associate with busy parents.
“Now not” sounds like a conscious choice. A polite refusal. A lesson in patience. Something I find pretty damn necessary on a journey towards financial independence.