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Quiet My Mind - Part 2

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My previous blog entry which simply stated "Focused on quieting my mind" received some feedback from SparkFriends who were interested in hearing more. Here goes...

First, let me take a step back and explain where I'm at. Perhaps somebody out there can relate. :)

Back in January I made the decision to take a few classes to become a certified Life Coach. I finished my classes in May and am now a Certified Transformational Life Coach. I'm still working on getting my life in order and building my own business while holding down my Corporate America job. Taking this step has changed my life forever, in ways that I cannot even begin to explain in this blog. For now, I'll just say that the class did transform my life and I'm leaning, growing, and taking steps every day to move me ahead. Much of my journey so far has been deep within myself, on a very spiritual level. This is where the "quiet my mind" comes in so I will jump back to that topic. emoticon

If I have learned anything, it is the importance of taking time to breathe, clear my mind, and live in the NOW. I have always had so many things in my head, 5 million thoughts going every direction at once. This means that quieting my mind was a major challenge for me. What I found worked for me the most is simply breathing. Take a few deep breaths while getting in a comfortable position so I can close my eyes and relax. As I take a deep breath, I visualize a bright white/golden light coming into my body with my breath. I see it fill my body from my nose and spreading until I can picture my body glowing with light. Then, I exhale slowly through my mouth while picturing all the negative thoughts, aches, pains, doubts, etc. as blackness leaving my body. I repeat this until I feel I have nothing left to get rid of. Any thoughts that enter my mind I just let happen and then return to the routine. If I focus on NOT thinking then I struggle.

I have learned that simply being aware of your present state, be it driving, working, eating, talking, etc. truly gives you a new perspective. When I take the time to be present in my life and quiet all of the chatter, I feel as though I am looking through new eyes. Everything is brighter, more beautiful, more peaceful!

I'm making great progress on my spiritual journey, now I'm ready to make that progress once again on my journey to a healthier me.

Who is with me?? :)

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  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I do deep breathing exercises and meditation but have not tried your method. I love it and will give it a try.
    2277 days ago
  • IMJUSTFLUFFY
    Wow....here is someone that has a cluttered mind & needs to learn to quiet it! Utter chaos in there!
    R
    2278 days ago
  • PATRICIAAK
    You are so right. The mind cannot picture negative. If I tell you 'Don't think of a pink elephant, you picture a pink elephant.
    Congrats on your achievements!
    2278 days ago
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