Spending time in focused silence helps immensely. If you can quiet your mind, you will discover a deeper level of your real self that is Universally connected and eternally wise.
Meditation also helps with time. You will quickly notice that when you are not in a state of meditation you won’t feel as hectic and rushed because your mind will be more disciplined and there will be less mental chatter. The silent energy you cultivate during meditation carries into daily activities.
Breathing exercises are very similar to meditation, but it is a more busy body friendly approach. ( I have a friend who always tells me that she doesn’t enjoy meditation because its one more thing for her to do. )
If you are like my friend, simple, short, breathing techniques can help quiet your mind.
Breathe in. Count 1, 2. Breathe out. Count 3, 4.
Breather in. Count 5, 6. Breathe out . Count 5, 6.
And so on
For longer breaths increase the number of counts.
Breathe in 1, 2, 3 ,4 breathe out 5, 6, 7, 8
These exercises are great when you are feeling frustrated and annoyed or easy to anger. If your mind is focused on counting, it will not have time to feed you negative thoughts.
Yoga requires focused breathing and concentration to hold poses. Your mind will not have energy to think of “to do lists” and errands you need to run. Enjoy and relax into each pose.
Any physical activity gets you out of your head. When you become engaged in activity you are doing, you mental chatter decreases or ceases all together.
Jump on a trampoline.
Anything that gets you moving and engaged will give you a mental break and promote inner silence.
Hang out in Nature
If you feel overwhelmed with too many thoughts take a break and focus on something in nature. Even if you live in a big city, you can find a park. Sit on a bench and focus on an aspect of nature.
Nature helps us connect quickly to our inner silence because it’s so naturally intoned with the Universe’s flow. Nature knows how to follow a natural order, without any thought. It’s a great reminder to just be and allow God to do his thing.
When you are fully engaged in what’s going on RIGHT NOW, all mental noise stops completely. I’ve heard Deepak Chopra call this, living in a meditative state. You are always present and alert. Your mind is not preoccupied with thoughts about the past or worries about the future. Whatever is going on in your immediate present is perfect and just as it should be. Everything also feels better when you are present. Even though something perceived as “negative” may be occurring it will easily disintegrate because the present has no room for lingering.
Feeling, thoughts, situation and people are allowed to come in and depart when necessary when you are present and aware.
Your mind is quiet and unable to hold on to any noise that doesn’t serve you.
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