Mind wandering is good??! You must have read on various news sites http://discovermagazine.com/2009/ju...ing-attention-zoning-out-crucial-mental-state http://nervoussystem.suite101.com/article.cfm/is_a_wandering_mind_a_bad_thing and blogs recently that mind wandering is a good thing. The article from 'discover mag' clearly states that mind wandering breaks the 'chain' and distracts concentration. But the title states that 'zoning out is important'. I myself feel that it is clearly media hype and absolutely waste information. Because if you finally decide that mind wandering is good and decide to practice it, To do it best you will have to concentrate on 'mind wandering' without letting your mind wander from the task of 'mind wandering'. How can you do that!? What confuses me is that people that comment on these sites claim that they find solutions in mind wandering, etc. So should you not concentrate on what you are doing and let your mind wander away so that something else might be great solution comes to your mind? Isnt it true that 'he who comes to the sound of the flute, goes to the sound of the drum'? Should nt you have control over your mind like many great people have. And also would like to mention, when you are free like sitting in a car and you think about something consciously, like what you want to achieve practically in the future, I think it is called controlled thinking and not mind wandering. Mind wandering is simply when you decide to do something(concentrate) and your mind refuses to do it and wanders to other things. Am I right?