11 hours ago
The human mind is a busy place. Every day we are bombarded by messages delivered by our subconscious. The more stress we feel, the more messages our mind wants to send us. Sometimes it can be overwhelming sometimes it can be exhausting. Fortunately, there is a way we can regain some mastery and control and it’s called mindfulness. You may have heard this term or another very similar concept called, living in the moment. Basically, it refers to quieting that busy part of your mind and focusing more on the exact moment and time we are living in but how we make that happen is often misunderstood.
When we are stressed or agitated our mind tries to find ways to protect itself. Being mindful means quieting the stories we tell ourselves by observing, not what happened in the past or trying to predict what will happen in the future, but by observing what is happening right now at this very moment. The busy mind will, of course, wants to remain busy but by observing what is happening in the moment we can begin to quiet those messages and find peace. This process does not happen overnight and does not mean there won’t still be chatter in your head. It means recognizing when the chatter becomes too much and finding a way to become grounded again. #tilt365 #thetiltededge