“Monkey Mind”

Here is a great reference to start your search for a cure (lol).

10 Ways to Tame Your Monkey Mind and Stop Mental Chatter

The ‘hurry and worry’ we all feel can be quieted down a lot by spending some time in silence and being more 2) mindful and perhaps 3) meditating more each day.

  1. The first approach is to spend 10 minutes a day being silent.

To become aware is the goal in using any of the mental tools mentioned above.

At some point, the question will be, ‘am I aware of the mess my mind is from moment to moment?’ And, is there anyway to treat myself better?

It would be fair to say my mind is out of control when I ‘hurry and worry’ too much.

In western culture we have religion and mental attitudes that help us, “Keep calm and carry on.”

Consider starting with silence, becoming aware of your “monkey mind” and learning to do a combination of the three suggestions above.

The proper way to deal with harmful stress is to learn to be with yourself. The best way to do this is to become aware of the need for a little silence each day. This will lead to making a decision to stop doing harm to yourself and mind by practicing being more mindful and learning to meditate.

Good luck.

Too Many Bumps Or Mood Swings

I’d call any kind of emotional outburst (negative emotions) a mood swing or a bump.

With Corona, I generally get more bumps than usual.

I have made it a practice to take a mood swing or pump moment to calm down and take stalk of my state of mind.

Mental health is just as important as physical health.

Having faith in myself and others is part of my day to day well being.

When I take responsibility for an emotional or mental health problem, I am taking care of myself to do no harm.

I call it buckling in to corona. And I need help and give help to my friends, family and co-workers.

See you in the new normal!

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The Challenge

Any one can react with fear, and no harm done,

It is survival mode, fight or flight, right?

What about people’s fear over getting enough?

Some of us go without, we are upset, but we wait, see the positive, accept the short term pain and practice the 3 R’s: respect ourselves, respect others and be responsible….

The challenge is to live with the disruption and admit our lack of control while looking, listening and learning.

The challenge is to tune out some of the hyper chatter and help out, be supportive and take care of ourselves.

The challenge is to lighten up and keep a since of humour about this important world.

How do you be funny about serious health stuff?

For sure, it is difficult to keep our sense of humour while all hell breaks loose.

We can only lighten up ourselves and try to keep our sense of humour the way we always do…

Take care, we can get through this with support and understanding…

Keep Your Head Down

When someone is trying to knock it off,

Trust yourself and others, but do no harm,

Be patient, don’t lie, don’t give in to hating,

Don’t look too cool or act like a wise ass,

Dream lucid, think straight, but slow it down when you obsess, try to possess or go mental with unrest,

If you can handle fools and accept yourself when you act foolish,

If you can met with success and failure like the same god damn thing…

Risk your money, risk your life,

Keep away from other people’s things.

Push that body,

Push that soul,

Make amends to the brave and old,

Build a willpower with good habits,

Never give into the crowd,

Talk with your betters but don’t forget people you care about,

When you can handle family, friends and people,

When your life follows up on stuff that works for you,

You’ll make a fool of me and be in on the gift to humanity…

“It’s A Wonderful Life”

A Christmas Classic, A holiday favourite for the whole family.

Sometimes you have to see the best people broken to see the best in others help broken people and all people can become broken and all people can act their best.

It’s just a reminder to be our best for others : to help others like ourselves, siblings, friends and community.

Life is certainly ‘not wonderful’, but we can certainly help others…

Solitude

The quiet thickens like the stillness stands tall and the calmness fills the air.

A fortress will only hold a lightness of being.

A mindfulness that permeates all my feelings, thoughts, actions and beliefs.

An awareness of unity and peace.

Inside of me, I pause to drink good spirits that quench my discontent, and arouse inner peace.

If, So and Maybe (a tribute to “If” by Rudyard Kipling): Part 6 of 7

If, famous friends come around, don’t drop other family and friends to be in the lime light.

So, people will be people:  loving, hateful, spontaneous and compulsive, compassionate and indifferent

Maybe, love the community but not every person you meet.

If, So and Maybe (a tribute to “If” by Rudyard Kipling): Part 4 Of 7

If, the truth is being sold to the highest bidder, let it go till you are ready to use it in a decent manner.

So, debt consolidation is tempting, try a term loan when you are ready to use credit in a functional way.

Maybe, risk when it is a way to thrive, rather than survive.