How to put your mind to work

Challenges are inevitable. As we wake up, another round comes flowing in. There is a constant hope that tomorrow will be better but...

In the creation of beautiful things- diamond, butterflies, sculptures, paintings, a challenge is encountered and eventually surpassed, providing us with that incredible masterpiece.

So you wake in the morning and there it is...

Is it another day of toil or can it be seen as something else?

While you cannot do much about the circumstances you wake up to, you can do a lot about how you perceive and react to them.

There are a few steps and it begins by creating a state of inner calm

1. Tame your mind.

The mind is like a wild horse. It can toss you from pillar to post while untamed but when you gain control of your mind, it is a useful ally in navigating the terrain called life and surmounting great challenges. This can be achieved by mindfulness practice.

2. Write in a journal. 

The use of a journal is a useful tool in offloading thoughts,...

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Calming the clatter

calm mind Jun 08, 2020

As the waves of distress, sadness, fear, pain and overwhelm rage against our being, feelings of despair and sometimes apathy may ensue. We feel lost, deprived, robbed of something or someone precious. These have been described in the stages of grief. We sometimes wonder, “Why are our minds are so busy, dishing out varied thoughts?” The heart joins in with the feelings and emotions...not wanting to be left behind. This is the experience of so many.

Life, as we know it, has a way of hurling experiences our way. 2020 has been a year of varied experiences on a global scale. We can get overwhelmed as we do not know how long this will last. While the duration or intensity cannot be specified, the impact can be modified. 
The impact is determined by our perception and the interpretation we give to the sensations and thoughts.   We can see it as the beginning of the end, a hopeless mess. Or when we feel the impact as we being so connected in such a way that it...

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