Allowing Spirit InClearing Your Mind

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by JLH, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    After a full day out in the world, stories, words, images, and songs from any number of sources continue to play in our heads hours after we encounter them. Even as we lie in bed, in the quiet dark, our minds continue noisily processing all the input from our day. This can leave us feeling unsettled and harassed. It also makes it difficult to take in any new information or inspiration. Like a cluttered house that needs to be cleared if it is to have room for movement and new life, our minds need clearing if they are to be open to new information, ideas, and inspiration.

    Too often, the activities we choose to help us relax only add to the clutter. Watching television, seeing a movie, reading a book, or talking to a friend all involve taking in more information. In order to really clear our minds, we need a break from mental stimulation. Activities like yoga, dancing, or taking a long walk help to draw our attention to our bodies, slowing our mental activity enough that our minds begin to settle. Deep breathing is an even simpler way to draw attention away from our mental activities. Once we are mentally relaxed, we can begin the process of clearing our minds. Most of us instinctively know what allows our minds to relax and release any unnecessary clutter. It may be meditation or time spent staring at the stars. Whatever it is, these exercises feel like a cool, cleansing bath for the brain and leave our minds feeling clear and open.

    Setting aside time to clear our minds once a day creates a ritual that becomes second nature over time. Our minds will begin to settle with less effort the more we practice. Ultimately, the practice of clearing our minds allows us to be increasingly more open so that we can perceive the world as the fresh offering it is, free of yesterday's mental clutter.

    Daily OM
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    For posting this. I just replied to the post about Rosie's leaving "The View." We are bombarded daily with mean spirited and ugly messages and they enter our psyches. Getting rid of this mental clutter is essential or it will infect us.

    Meditating, praying and quieting the mind is essential for us to get in touch with our higher spirits. It is also essential for healing.

    Thanks again for a very positive message to help us remember to take the time to cleanse our spirits.

    Love, Mikie