Our mind can be tricky and we often have no way to control it. We don’t have, or were not equipped with, the tools to reign in our often-faulty thinking.
Many of us get up and get on with our day before we’ve even become present to the day, the light coming in through the chink in the curtain, the feel of the bed soft and warm beneath our body. We rush to do this thing then that thing and oh there is that other thing later too and away our mind goes into a frenzy of thoughts.
What if like a conductor conducts their orchestra, we could conduct our minds? What if we could make it dance to the symphony of life? What if we could pull back on our pack of hungry wolves? Because like it or not, we all do it. We all feed off our thoughts even when they serve to have us crying into our coffee each morning and die inside a little bit more every single day.
We let them rule and rule they do. The thought becomes another thought and then that thought over time becomes a belief. We then begin to act on these beliefs without realising that it was once just a bunch of thoughts.
That can get us into a lot of trouble…
Mindfulness is such a simple yet effective tool to conduct your mind. It doesn’t have to take long to get into a practice and before long it is something you will do quite naturally.
Over the next few months I will be bringing you some simple mindfulness meditations on this blog, which you can download onto your smartphone or computer.
They will allow you to tune into your mind so you can begin bringing in the beautiful music to your life and keeping the wolves at bay.
The first will be next Monday and it will focus on mindfulness for Anger.
Anger is not a helpful emotion when we wish to be less stressed. It has its place but in everyday situations (particularly at work) it can be damaging to yourself and those around you.
Stop by next week to download your meditation.