Until now I have been using Oak in guided mode but, with the same instructions every day, my mind was starting to anticipate the next part of the guide leading to internal chatter.
So today I thought I would try my first day of unguided meditation and it was certainly an experience.
The guided script was definitely serving as a distraction but in a good way as well as the bad. The subconscious focus on the script itself was likely preventing the mind from wandering, without it that inner voice was free to go where it pleased.
It's quite a transition that will take a bit of getting used to.