“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.

The Surrealistic Blues

First appearing and then disappearing, like the invisible man.

Dali’s clock bleeding ‘out of time’.

A merchant’s item worth nothing and then a dime,

All these ‘isms’:  materialism, sincere-ism, post-Marxism,

Extraordinary blending into ordinary,

Does now you see it, now you don’t, smack of smoke and mirrors?

What is the answer or the crime?

Let people make these tunes, sing their blues, loose some time, spend a dime.

Be mindful of visions, beginnings and endings, feeling, being mindful and mindfulness,

To be courageous and mindful will help change the outcome to a spectrum of experience,

To experience surrealistic blues and surrealistic joys, to become mindful of each moment, each breath, each experience, to live willingly and lovingly through the good-the bad-the ugly.

Let go of mind, let the mind be, be mindful…

With Love, Christmas: Quiet Time Is Important: Inner Peace

The more I am still the more I listen,

The quiet is a blessing like the important inner peace.

My intention is to be quiet and listen for inner peace.

It sounds like Christmas, the sight and smells,

They start with cinnamon scented candles.

I hear a meditation but see one too,

Along with tasting and feeling, all my senses are focused on a special time of year.

When I am silent, my awareness of Christmas is revealed to me.

The memories, the vision, the imagination, the recordings are all part of a ‘work in progress’!

But my outcomes are traits that leave me rested, awake, aware, focused, re-energized and ready to engage my life and all the wonder it will bring.

I am fitter to do less harm (to myself and others).

More prepared to do good for myself, family and friends, and people in the community.

My countdown to Christmas starts today and will be maintained throughout the holiday and the time allotted in my life.

I believe my mindful practice will help us all and improve the holiday season this year.  I hope you will engage and enjoy this season and much, much, more!

Curiosity Is The Spice Of Life

To learn how to break or form a habit,

Learn how it works,

Learn how curiosity works,

Teach her how to fish and she will learn how to live.