When we choose to watch the mind all the time, we need to find out if we’re aware or lost in thoughts.
When you’re watching the mind, you should recognize which reality you’re aware of – Is the mind aware of thinking, feeling, intention, or planning? What functions of the mind are you aware of? Do you recognize that there are different functions working in the mind?
The mind is a collection of many different functions; each function has its own characteristics and work – like the functions of perception, feeling, consciousness, and volitional activity (greed, knowing, happiness, or aversion). All of them (the 4 mental aggregates) have different functions. We should recognize when and how they’re working.
It is fine if the mind feels properly grounded when you watch the mind; otherwise, come back to being aware of the body.