What would happen if you placed water in a bottle and added dirt with rocks and other earthly objects? This is not a trick question, I promise. Yes! You would get dirty, filthy water.
But, what happens if the bottle is left sitting for several days? The water would eventually settle from the dirt which will go to its natural form settled below.
Consider this exercise in relation to our minds. Sometimes we need to sit still and allow the mind to be without disturbance, without influence, and without judgment (the dirty stuff). Allow the mind to rise like the water amidst dirt and grime and move with the waves of life as it was designed to do.
Women and men alike enjoy the benefits of this busy world filled with pains and pressures coming from all directions. Women, in particular, take pleasure in unbelievably negative mental games that leave us beat down and unable to focus on what matters.
Mental overload is not good. It can be overwhelming and can prevent us from being present in our own lives.
If we are to free ourselves from the dirty spaces of blame, doubt and self-sabotage, we must not fear the peaceful quiet of a clear mind. Sitting still for a moment and allowing the dirt in your mind to settle into its natural form can help you see clearer and think clearer.
The following are 3 steps to freeing yourself and clearing your mind:
Step 1: Create A Space for Quiet.
Choose a place in your home, a nearby park or anywhere you can be free of distractions including people, pets and social media. Whether it’s under a tree outside, next to a body of water or in an oversized closet like my quiet place, use this space to connect with you and disconnect from all else.
Step2: Relax Your Body. When the body is relaxed it aids a relaxed mind and helps to calm racing thoughts. From yoga to deep breathing, there are several different ways to relax your body. Whatever you try from drinking your favorite herbal tea to taking a nap or going out for a run/walk, take at least 15 minutes each day to rid yourself of all negativity and invite in peace and calm to your body.
Step 3: Be Still. Sit still in silence for 20 minutes. Yeah, I know you could be doing tons else with those 20 minutes but you deserve some time too! Focus on your breathing and only your breathing, not your thoughts. The act of counting will help you achieve this: Every time you breathe out, count it as one. If a thought comes into your head, acknowledge it and let it pass. You will soon realize that every time that you count, you’re getting closer to entering a state of complete calm. When you arrive at that place, simply listen to what your spirit is saying to you.
If you follow these simple steps you can easily clear your mind from negativity but you have to do it with an open heart and a spirit filled with hope for something better.
Have you tried these 3 steps to a clear mind? Let us know the results. Post your comments in the box below.