June 28, 2017

A small tip for a Busy Mind.

mindMy mind is busy. This has been a big problem for me. It seems to churn and churn incessantly. Right now as I write this I can tell you that I am thinking of what to write. A million ideas run through my mind and yet I can’t make a decision. I’m having trouble making a decision because I am not present.

Many years ago when I read the Power of Now by Eckart Tolle. I had an ah ha moment when I realized what I was doing…. My mind in the future, My mind in the past. Like a ping pong. I wasn’t even aware that there was a present moment. I’m totally serious! It was an absolutely new concept for me.

I came to understand that becoming aware is just the beginning. Just knowing that I am up in my head doesn’t stop it from being so.

I had to practice being present. I have to practice because it is not my natural state. I did not learn how to be in the moment. Most likely neither did you.

It seems simple enough, doesn’t it? Being present. I mean, we are living in the present. It’s right now. And now, and now, and now….. You get the point. However, most of the time we are up in our head. Not only are we up in our head we are in a trance. For me, in this state of trance, all I can feel is “I can’t” From this space nothing I feel good about is going to come because there is to much judgment.

So what do I do? I SNAPÓ (more on that to come) I use my feelings to recognize my trance and bring me into awareness. From awareness I can choose. So I take a breath drop down into my heart and become present. Sometimes, I need to take some extra steps. I may need to change my state or even do a quick release. It is from this place of presence that I can become clear and decide what to write about.

How’s that for writing about not being able to write! Ha! I’m so clever.

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