Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Everything accelerates, busy becomes crazed. Our minds jump from one thing to another, seeking distraction or avoiding difficulty. We can’t focus, we can’t be present in the moment and we feel there’s something to fix.
Our mental processes don’t have to cause anxiety. They’re not only common, It’s the normal human condition. If this is how our minds are most of the time, then feeling afflicted by this condition is probably going to cause us constant anxiety.
We need a moment of stillness.
We perform better when we get caught up in the experience, rather than when we make the experience about us. When we act from clarity, it is impossible to get weighed down by judgmental outcomes.
Every failure, every mistake, every loss—occurs to clarify our path, not to obscure it. You will never wrestle with a choice when your level of consciousness is high.
Take a minute out of your busy day and try to do the following:
Sit still and look away from all devices and other activities. Just sit there, maybe with your eyes closes, maybe looking at nature or a wall.
Take a moment to assess your condition. How do you feel? Are you tired, anxious, frustrated, calm, happy? What state is your mind in?
Take a few deep breaths, then give yourself permission to return to work or whatever activity you’re doing.
As you can see, it just takes a minute of stillness to work with your spinning stories and other mental patterns. We can use this minute of stillness to bring less busyness and anxiety and more calmness, mindfulness and gratitude to our lives. It just takes a bit of cultivation.
Finding stillness inside, we create success outside.
Summing-up: When you notice your mind racing, when you notice distractions and procrastination, when you notice anxiety or resentment … take a stillness break.