Clear Your Mind – Positive Reflection Of The Week
Clearing Your Mind For Clarity & Inspiration – Article by Shahwana
The more we practice settling our minds, the easier it will become over time.
After a full day out in the world, stories, words, images, and songs from any number of sources continue to play in our heads, hours after we encounter them. Even as we lie in bed, in the quiet dark, our minds continue noisily processing all the input from our day. This can leave us feeling unsettled and harassed. It also makes it difficult to take in any new information or inspiration.
Like a cluttered house that needs to be cleared if it is to have room for movement and new life, our minds need clearing if they are to be open to new information, ideas, and inspiration. Too often, the activities we choose to help us relax only add to the clutter. Watching television, seeing a movie, reading a book, or talking to a friend all involve taking in more information. In order to really clear our minds, we need a break from mental stimulation. Activities like yoga, dancing, or taking a long walk help to draw our attention to our bodies, slowing our mental activity enough that our minds begin to settle.
Deep breathing is an even simpler way to draw attention away from our mental activities. Once we are mentally relaxed, we can begin the process of clearing our minds. Meditation is an entryway to infinite possibilities.
‘‘Be still and know that I am God’’ – Psalm 46:10, this captions alone speaks volumes, it is moments of peace that the mind creates clarity thoughts. Get into the habits of mindful awareness. Give yourself ten minutes of happiness and be aware of the breath.
“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash.’’ – Bruce Lee
Shahwana Khanam – Pranic Healer