Question: “How does one break the addictive bond to the thinking mind that runs on constantly?”

It is not about changing the mind to look a certain way, rather it is a surrender so deep and profound that you allow it to exist in its own right along its own line and space.

Like living with a TV on that blares incessantly, plays provocative programming, and cannot be shut off. The only way is to completely abandon your obsession with changing it, listening to it, watching, fighting, and hating it.

Then you will see that the noise drops to the background and your primary experience becomes the vastness that contains thinking and all other phenomenon.