The process of cultivating a quiet steady mind is basically an art of leaving your mind behind for a little while and then drawing back to reality with a rejuvenated, uncluttered mind, emptied of all its worries and fears. It is a craft you need to practice, mold and sculpt for yourself to truly possess and own a stronger, better, practiced mind – for the rest of your lives.
Every new day when you open your eyes, it is a start of a new journey and that is why it is called a practice. It needs to be repeated over and over again and slowly but surely and steadily, it grows to be more practiced, but nevertheless, you have to continue your daily routine to set aside quality time to go through this process again.
The upside of it is, you will grow to love it more and more as it becomes easier, as your mind becomes more practiced. An unpracticed mind is simply one that is thinking on default, careless, drifting, often weighed down with all sorts of struggles and pains, rushing you into feelings of fear, anger, unworthiness and loss. In other words, the opposite of mindful – mindless.
A mindless thought gives no meaning and purpose to life. You observe your surroundings, you react to it without thinking twice and it instantly triggers off negative emotions that manifests in ways you couldn’t even imagine in other aspects of your life, especially towards your health and the impact on the people around you day in and out.
Quieting the mind is a craft that requires consistent focus and attention to master. It is not simple at first, but when deconstructed, comes easily once your mind becomes more practiced. For the restless and distracted souls, it may be one of the biggest challenge for you to take the leap and make the decision to take control of your mind which in return allows you to have power over your life conditions. One that will serve you well and reward you back in ways you will come to fall in love. Creating your “personalized” quiet meditation.
What is the best feeling in the world other than having a mind that is clear and body that is pain-free? Mind & body connection is the key. When you learn to control your own mind, you get to fine tune your physical body conditions as well. It is ultimately connected hand in hand as all our sensations in our body is connected to the brain. The good and the bad. So you have to take your pick carefully and selectively.
Every pain, every memory of joy and exhilaration, not only does our mind remembers, our body does too. Each time you repeat something that gave you pain or pleasure, your body and mind reacts the same way it did the very first time over and over again. That is why it is so crucial to eliminate circumstances that caused you pain, because as long as you keep thinking the same thought over and over again, it will naturally tie in closely with your body to manifest in other form of physical pain in different areas of your body as a direct reflection of your negative thoughts.
Your body is such an intelligent machine and system that is constantly working so hard for you each and every minute of the day and we all take it for granted, starved it and left it depraved in every unimaginable ways. It was poorly mistreated with substances or poor lifestyle choices at some point in our lives when we were young and misguided.
At the end of the day, it is all about achieving balance and harmony between your mind and body. Most of us would think that this physical body was given a mind of its own. In fact, this very unique and one of a kind mind was attached and “assigned” a body to serve out its full purpose in our lifetime. A body is instrumentally the same, you and me both. But a mind, that magnificent mind, knows no boundaries and no limits if you were to treat it well and listen to it, you’ll be able to create worlds and stretch that to its fullest potential.
A mind that can create from scratch is one that is untouched with traditions and beliefs passed on by generations of laws and rules and even myths and old wives tales you so often hear. To break free from all of that, one must learn to press the reset button. That is the start of giving it a whole new life and opportunity to think for itself.
There is only one goal to achieve in here at the end of the day and that is to fully understand the importance of having a mind of your own. After which you will naturally have the desire to find ways to make sure of that. With a determined mind, set out to reboot your system from all your old habits and beliefs, you will gravitate toward the things you love most and use it to your fullest advantage and also as a useful tool to rewire your brain and mindset. You just got to know how and where to apply it.
Remember, you’re actively participating in your well-being and health and each time you choose to engage in mindfulness, it is with full intent to attempt to love yourself. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is to acknowledge yourself for making the effort to take time out of the daily hustle for your own health, self-development, growth and never-ending learning curve.
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