Is Your Mind Muddy?
Do you ever feel as though your mind is all over the place, and that you are challenged to get anything done because you just cannot focus?
Our minds are just like a cup of muddy water. The longer you keep a cup of muddy water still, the more the mud settles down and the water will be seen clearly. Similarly, if you stop and let your body be still, your mind settles down.
It really does not take that long to settle your mind. Give yourself 10 minutes and you will see that you will suddenly have calm and focus. Start by sitting motionlessly. Close your eyes, and don't move around, otherwise "the mud" will keep on swirling. Focus on your breath flowing in and out through your nostrils. At first, both the inhalations and exhalations are short because the body and mind are not calm and relaxed, but soon the breath becomes subtle, and the mind and body become calmer than before. As your mind settles down, you experience a sort of bliss that you will come to want to enjoy more and more.
This Week's Focus:
This week, when you face one of those times when you are not productive because you are wound up, take 10 minutes and settle "the mud" in your mind.
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!