Do you keep yourself and your mind busy from your morning alarm to bedtime daily? Do you ever feel the need to slow down your mind? Can you spare 5 or 10 minutes to slow down your mind and bring yourself back to your center? If so, read on…
As you can tell from reading Belief Energy, my mind stays busy. Even now, my brain is working overtime reflecting on a long hectic week…and I’m looking at the ocean on vacation in Maui! Inspired by some fantastic Podcasts that I’ve been listening to lately by Tara Brach, I decided to create an assignment that would help me calm down my mind on my plane ride from San Francisco
Assignment (my version is below in case you need to reference it to get the creative juices flowin’): Write a list of 100 words that remind you of your happy and successful life chapters. List words that fill your tanks, make you feel calm or make you smile.
Now find a calm place to sit down and relax with your list. Breathe in for three counts and whisper each word as you exhale for three counts. Repeat this pattern for each word. 6 seconds per words times 100 words= calm and centered in 10 minutes. If you only have 5 minutes to spare, do 50 words. Vary this as you see fit.
For me, this assignment resembles the PSA from the 80’s or 90’s in which a stressed out young mother learns to count to 10 instead of do something drastic. Like the lady in the PSA avoids hitting her child (or worse), you’ll get out of “monkey mind” and back into your version of Belief Energy in a flash.