I get the idea of recognizing mind states .Knowing their existence separates them from self but sometimes .I get this addictive Music like a recording in my mind that constantly restarts diverting my concretion from work .I recognize that it may come from states but dealing with it isn't as easy .
- Knowing that its just music
knowing the reason why it came (maybe when I was listening I wasn't mindful.
diverting my attention ardently away from it
All this didn't work maybe helps in understanding but it still doesn't stop it sometimes it gets even more energy.