What if you could stop listening to all those repetitive thoughts in your head?
You know the ones I mean - the ones that play like tapes over and over. They may come in several forms such as: nonsensical or meaningless, negative or judgmental speak, or a never ending version of your to do list or a rendition of something on it.
The constant cycle of unwanted thoughts in our heads can:
We also lose our ability for clarity and productivity.
Our brains were made for thinking but its difficult to do that when its full of unwanted thoughts. It’s hard to hear your creative, insightful, meaningful thoughts above the incessant chatter of the cyclical, useless ones.
But what if you could interrupt them?
What if you could learn to ignore them and not pay them any attention?
What if you could learn to calm your mind?
Meditation can teach you how to do that.
Meditation increases your awareness and ability to pay attention. When you start paying attention you begin to notice all kinds of things in your life including those cyclical thoughts.
Which means you can begin to clear them out (before they take up space!) by using your awareness to help you identify those repetitive tapes. Once you recognize them for what they are you can learn to ignore them. And when you stop listening—they stop showing up.
They literally vanish - making room for actual important thoughts. And a calm and more quiet mind.
There is tremendous power in being able to turn off the pointless thoughts.
When you learn how to recognize and distinguish between types of thoughts - your life changes.
It’s then that you are able to create space in your head for real brainpower to take shape AND to be heard because those important thoughts won’t be fighting amongst thousands of other unwanted thoughts. So you can easily find it and hold on to it.
Meditation can teach you how to recognize cyclical thoughts and how to ignore them, which will give your mind a much needed change of pace and also space for your creative, insightful, and powerful thoughts to be heard. And this is where your life starts to expand.
So take your seat right now to begin finding your calm and quiet mind and see where it takes you! If you need a little meditation assistance download these short mini meditations or set up a session.
For more blogs on meditation and breaking or changing patterns check out:
Out Of Control Mind
A Pattern In The Breaking
Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable
Jenn White, Yoga Educator, Meditation Teacher, and Owner of Embodied Bliss, began her journey of yoga and meditation in 2004 while recovering from a back injury. Feeling lost, restless and seeking something more from life, she found her path through meditation.
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