Our mind can be our most faithful ally or our most dangerous enemy.
It is one of the most powerful; if not the most powerful tools we have to shape and mold our life.
As life unravels, we choose how we will think of the elements that come together to form our experience.
One of the things I have been working into my morning and evening routine to work in partnership with my mind and keep me grounded in the moment is the practice of regular meditation.
Meditation is an overly decorated word that really just means, taking time to sit and be quiet.
I refer to it as the practice of regular mediation because it takes practice to consciously recognize and make a choice to bring your mind back to the moment every time it wanders off into one of the many rooms and stories your mind has created.
I am finding that like anything else, setting side time to meditate and the takes…
Practice being in the moment and really being there.
No to-do list.
Practice quieting the noise of the mind to allow space to connect.
Practice noticing the patterned places and stories your mind gravitates to in an effort to pull you away from the present moment – fear, memory, fantasy, planning, past, future.
Connect to the place of peace that exists within you.
Not outside of you.
The place we can so easily gravitate away from with the day-to-day noise and distractions that grab our attention and make us think we may find some form of fulfillment and peace in searching for confirmation, answers or resolution to the current situations distort our version of what or how life should be.
Just sit and be quiet.
Check-in with yourself.
Come back to the place of peace that exists within you.
Try it…you never know what you might hear.
To Growth and Purpose,