First of all lets get a few things straight. Meditation is not a religion or Philosophy it’s a practice. So stop judging…lol! I believe a day will soon come when the hippy dippy stereotypes of meditation will be replaced by scientific evidence and the benefits of meditation.
Mindful Meditation is a meditation by which one learns to be mindful of the here and now. Remaining in the now with a non-judgmental observation of the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment.
The White Elephant is used as our symbol of mental strength. At the beginning of ones practice the untamed mind is symbolized by a gray elephant who can run wild at any moment and destroy everything in its way. After practicing meditation and taming ones mind, the mind which is now tamed is symbolized by a White Elephant strong and powerful, who can be directed where ever one wishes and destroy all obstacles on its way.