The mind is an incredibly powerful part of the human body! Not only does it run at full speed during the day, it takes full control and looks after you while you sleep.
In fact, it is the control centre for all the body’s functions, such as walking, talking, breathing, taste, smell, heart pumping and more. Plus it controls all our thinking functions, our emotions, how we behave, how we perceive and understand our world and its physical surroundings, how we learn and remember etc.
We tend to associate our mind and thoughts as a separate entity to ourselves. We have conversations with it, argue with it and even tell it to stop telling us what to do. But if your mind is a separate entity to you then who are you?
Your mind is you. You are your mind…
Those thoughts arguments and conversations, you are having them with yourself. For some of us those conversations may be reassuring and positive dialogues but for many, this is a place of turmoil, anxiety, and negativity. The more that you are disjointed and unfulfilled in your life the louder and more frequent the voice becomes and this is because we are not focused on the present moment.
Have you ever noticed that your happiest memories and moments can come back to you with a simple smell or word? Or that you feel most at ease when you are focused on what is right in front of you, no distractions by thoughts about what is next or where you’ve been? This is because you are in the moment, absorbing the present situation and environment.
To be able to find inner peace we must learn to quiet the mind.
The first step in quietening the mind is learning to put its thoughts, comments, and emotions into context. We tend to hone in on one thought or emotion and create an entire situation and story around it that hasn’t even occurred yet. Before breakfast, we’ve already decided how our entire day is going to unfold, how you are going to feel about it and how you are going to deal with it.
Become aware of the thoughts, comments, and emotions that run through your mind throughout the day and take note. Consider if these thoughts are how you actually feel and are based on what is actually happening at that very moment, or if your mind is getting ahead of its self and creating a story that has yet been told.
I would love to hear if this resonates with you and what works for you in the comments below. Share open and freely, we’re all on a journey to finding our health, happiness and love. What works for you might just be the thing that clicks for someone else, so please share.
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Have fun on your journey!