We are all emotional beings, with minds that just don't want to stop. You'll really know what I mean if you've ever sat and tried to meditate. I say "tried" because, well, meditating is hard to do. It's really tough for most people. And that's no coincidence. We live in the mind, consiously and unconsiously. It's like a tap that doesn't stop dripping, a wheel that runs by that hardworking hamster going and going and going.
And we can't seem to make it stop. We think, we worry, we plan, we dissect, we pragmatically work through things, and we are forever caught in a cycle of think, act, sleep, wake, think, act and sleep and so on and so on.
But, there is light at the end of the tunnel with this. I promise! And it starts with simply becoming aware of the breath. Bringing awareness to the breath begins the beautiful process of unfolding our true beings and being able to step into the "witness" part of our beings. When we simply become aware of our own breathing, we open the sacred and special place where we can become the "witness" of our thoughts and actions. We get to step out of ourselves and take a break. We get to actively see ourselves from a different place and are no longer in reaction.
Take a moment now to check in with your own breathing. Thoughts will arise, but just simply let yourself become aware of them. Feel the sensations, breathe, and watch the thoughts float on through. Need more structure and help? Try this: Still need more, step-by-step? Here's some tips
We can't stop our thinking minds from being what they are, but we can change our relationships to them.
See your light,
Leanna Jane Lewis ditched the paint and playdough centre in her kindergarten classroom for some more adventures as a school teacher turned yogi mentor and coach. Just like kids, adults need quiet time too. We all need to feel playful and peaceful in our lives.