I consider my mind to be a tangled mess of chaotic Indian traffic during peak hours. That’s me; the cars, the pedestrians, the bikes, the mopeds, the trucks and the buses. All of the chaos and the noise. I swear my mind goes a mile a minute, 24 hours a day. It is really just becoming too much as I also literally have a lot going on. I mean, I keep a note pad beside my bed because I come up with ideas for things while I’m sleeping. Seriously, who does that? But I think an idle mind can be a happy mind and I plan to find this happy place that has eluded me for so long.
I think that meditation is by far my best bet but can you believe that I have tried mediation before and all I could see when I closed my eyes were images and thoughts of what I need to do later or what I was going to make for dinner. I really can not shut my mind down, not even for a second. I’ve tried imagining a black board, an ocean and even a desert but then it just turns into a memory of some sort from a past vacation. lol! I really am terrible at this.
I read a great funny post yesterday by Your Invisible Touch about her “trashy mind” and her efforts to try to clear her mind through meditation. Reading it made me realize just how busy and cluttered my mind is and inspired me to give meditation another try. *Holds breath* but in the meantime until I can actually find a way to stop thinking so much I have found that simply being quiet has helped me a lot. I’m the type of person that listens to music while in the shower and driving or walking to work so there is never a quiet moment. One day my connection went out and you wouldn’t believe just how much better I felt. It was amazing to hear nothing at all. With two children, I don’t have a lot of time to myself but even 10 minutes of pure quiet was so beautiful.
Now if I can only learn to be still in that quietness. That’s my next plan in what seems to be a five (5) step program to meditation for people with peak Indian traffic minds.
- Shut down all sounds around you.
- Sit still
- Close eyes
- Meditate into blissful emptiness
I tell you, I see this as something I could possibly market to the busy brains of the world. You work on one step a month. lol! But in all honesty, I have to start at some point and I think I will make a solid attempt at step two – sitting still. We all should try it sometime. Wish me luck!!
Live and love in positivity,