Thursday, September 15, 2011

Staying in the moment

Everyone has experienced a power outage at some time or another.  It can be quite eerie, especially at night or in the early morning hours.  Not only are you surrounded by darkness but you are faced with an indescribable silence.  All the sounds that you have become accustomed to have been muted; except those in your mind.  Funny how they take center stage and reek havoc on your state of mind.  Thoughts that normally race by with little notice suddenly become loud and demanding.  Each one relishing your attention. The buddhists call it 'monkey mind' because most people have little control of those thoughts.  To achieve the ultimate silence and control requires a lot of time and discipline. Sure you can take up meditation at that point, but since the power outage may last only a few minutes or hours, why not just take the time and listen.  It doesn't take long to figure out what you are listening to is just a lot of meaningless chatter; but in that sea of noise are hidden gems.  Gems lost in a crowd of competing thoughts.  Enough thoughts to drown what could be an answer, solution or incredible idea.  Clearly the power outage (unless it goes on for days) doesn't afford you the time you need to uncover those gems; but don't fret, contrary to popular belief, you do have the power to take control.  Make your mind your friend and ally.  Start to walk around as though you are in a power outage.  Pay attention to your thoughts. Ask your mind to dig deep, past the countless pieces of information and open the gold mine of possibilities.  Think positive, creative, loving, peaceful thoughts and the universe will align itself with you; and before you know it, you will be crafting something amazing and meaningful.  So pick up your chosen tool of creation and wow the world.

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