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Quite Your Mind

For millennia, people have searched for methods to quiet their minds. Long before modern technology introduced new distractions into our lives, humans have pursued inner peace. If you’re seeking a method to quiet your mind and achieve inner peace, these few ancient techniques have proven effective even by today’s standards.

  • Accept Everything – When you get frustrates by not being able to switch off, you create a vicious cycle which makes things worse. Practice things you are grateful for, do affirmations, listen to your favorite music, instead of getting to a downward spiral.
  • Let It Go – Focusing on time sustains the vicious cycle of worry that keep us awake longer, so practice letting go of all time related thoughts. Also, work on resisting the urge to check the time if you wake up!
  • Is this helping me? – Acceptance and commitment therapy approaches train us to focus on whether or not our thoughts are helpful. Ask yourself : Does paying attention to this thought help you or hinder you? Is paying attention to the thought doesn’t help you create the life you want, focus on distancing yourself from the thought.
  • Grounding Techniques – Grounding techniques help bring you back into the present moment, enabling you to escape from cycles of mental anxiety. Grounding techniques are simple but powerful. We urge you to experiment with them and discover what works best for you (or make up your own).

n truth, each one of us is a vast energy source, connected to unlimited knowledge, creativity, peace and wellbeing. But we define who we are based on narrower habits of mind in part dictated by our society. We develop our minds to focus and organize our creative, vast selves into the productive activity of our daily life. We experience life through the dualities of Mind and Heart.

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    • You are most welcome. we have collectively created the mass disorder and confusion we observe around us on a daily basis with our thoughts. We have all allowed negative thinking to prevail for many millennia, so the physical world is merely a product of our thoughts. By simply shifting your focus to what makes you happy, or what you’re thankful for, you can start to retrain your mind to think more positively. Consequently, you will start to feel more peaceful since you no longer put so much emphasis on the negativity you perceive within yourself and elsewhere. Remember, energy flows where attention goes – you can achieve peace by creating awareness behind your thoughts.

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    • Thank you. I am glad you liked it. You may have tried to control your thoughts at one time or another. With the aid of self-help books, perhaps you really tried to “Be Positive” and “Show Negativity the Door.” And this may have even worked for a while. But sooner or later, you probably found yourself back at the starting point. I’m here to tell you that there is another way. And that is to become the CEO of your own mind – skillfully directing it to live in harmony with the other players of self – body and spirit.

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    • I agree. When a negative thought arises in your mind, it creates a bad feeling in your body, and the immediate reaction is to push the thought away. But in truth you are always “shackled” to the anything you try to resist or push away. The more you try to push the thought away, the more it seems to haunt your mind. The secret is to “allow” and not resist the negative thought. For a moment it may look very counter-intuitive to allow a negative thought instead of running away from it, but this allowing is the path to freedom.

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  1. Here’s somethingI find interesting:
    On a Globe or map, draw a vertical line, say, thru Pakistan going north & south. Now lets take a quick look at meditation and religion. From the vertical line, if we go further East into China or especially India, we find that a lot of people meditate, in Tibet, too. But if we go West from Pakistan, you probably don’t think near as many people practice meditation in say Finland, Italy, or France.
    Why the difference? Something to ponder.

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    • Yes everything is about mindset. Peace and quiet is a precious commodity these days, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemies. How many times have you gone to bed only to relive your day in your head or make a mental to-do list for tomorrow? Or maybe you’ve carved out a few minutes to relax and been hijacked by a barrage of thoughts or worries? Finding calm in a world of chaos can be a tall order.

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