We know there is a direct connection between mind and body. Therefore if we learn to quieten the mind, the body and soul will follow the lead.
How do we do this?
Meditation or mindfulness is a useful strategy. I’ve tried it you maybe saying to yourself and I found it difficult.
It could be that it was not for long enough or regular enough to train the mind to be”empty” and not busy jumping around all over the place, hence the reference to “monkey mind”. Mindfulness acknowledges our “monkey mind’s antics and allows us to let the thoughts come and go just as easily until it is relatively empty , calm and composed.
Try this just for a few minutes a day and then for longer periods of time.
As thoughts come into your mind, acknowledge them and then let then go again. It may be helpful to think of a word or try saying the “ohm” sound until things quieten down for you.
It really is a bit of trial and learning what works for you. Finding a quieter place free from distractions will help too.
Remember if your breathing is fast, slow it down till it’s 5 seconds in hold for 4, then breathe out for 5, repeat.
Our minds are a bit like our muscles and will respond to practice and repetition. It really does need exercise until it becomes a habit which helps us to cope with our busy and sometimes hectic activities.
The benefit of meditation is that we become quiet enough to hear and notice our own inner intuition telling us the way forward or the best choice to make. Trust it and have fun.
If you want to follow up on this strategy, start a gratitude journal and write 3 things a day that you are grateful for. Notice how your thinking changes over a period of several weeks, once you do this.
Enjoy regards Colin. 0419 568 043
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