Mindfulness: Monkey Mind

Be still and know that I am God. These words come from the book of Psalms. This book is attributed to several authors, the most famous being King David. Depending upon your point of view, who “I” truly is in this verse can differ. For me, this evasive and most sought after “I” is our higher self, that part of us that is inseparably connected to our source, the creator. Our purest essence.

Sadly, the rigors of life frequently create a disconnect with our higher self. We allow the noise of everyday activities to take control, not pausing frequently enough to sync up with calming and clearing energies available to all who bother to stop and listen.

Make no mistake, unless you have a practice to counter this assault, your mind will have the upper hand and the play that takes center stage may not be a show you prefer. This state is often referred to as “monkey mind”; unsettled, restless, capricious, whimsical, fanciful, inconstant, confused, indecisive and uncontrollable thoughts. We have all been there or could be in this very moment.

Enter the ancient practice of meditation. In 2011, I began meditating regularly. At first it was a struggle, like anything new and out of one’s current comfort zone. In time though, remarkable benefits quickly emerged and I was a “believer”. Truthfully, it was miraculous.

If you woke up tomorrow and the headlines read “Pharmaceutical Company Discovers New Miracle Drug” and the article then enumerated a long and amazing list of benefits that basically would bring peace, calmness, and clarity to your life like never before, would you be interested? I suspect it would sell like no other drug ever has.

That is available right now, free of charge to whoever wishes to partake. It’s called meditation. No cost, and you don’t have to leave your house to go get it. Try it and call me in the morning….

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