I see my thoughts as a herd of sheep. Since I have been practicing these wonderful techniques, the "sheep" are staying together in the flock much more frequently and going where I want them to go.
Every so often, one or more of those "sheep" like to stray. I find myself - dare I say it? - obsessing or worrying endlessly about something.
That's when the "dogs" have their work cut out for them! Their job is to herd those wandering "sheep" back to where they belong, so that my "sheep" are heading in the direction that is of my choosing. How? By regularly practicing heart-based techniques.