Yogi: The mind notices wrong attitude; that’s why there is anxiety. What to do?
Sayadaw: There’s nothing to do. It is already very good because if you know what is wrong, wisdom is already present. Don’t try to change to right attitude; it is more important to understand what is wrong because if you notice what is wrong, the mind will not want to be wrong again.
The yogi thinks that he can only meditate when the mind calms down, but he’s already meditating when the mind notices the wrong attitude and anxiety. That’s why he knows what the mind is doing.
The yogi needs to understand the nature of awareness. Sometimes trying to be aware is not necessary because awareness is already present. Don’t try to be aware too much – if awareness is present, meditation is already happening.
Simply recognize the wrong attitude and continue to be aware.