• Faye Lyth

To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders….

My favourite saying…

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

What does this saying mean to you….

What are you thinking about right now? I bet at least 20 different things…your thinking about the question I’ve just asked you, what you need to do after you’ve read this blog, you don’t really have time to read this blog, you’ve got work to be doing, you’re worried about that meeting tomorrow, you need to get dinner on the go, you need to get the washing in, the pots need doing….the list goes on and on. Did you know we have between 90,000 and 120,000 thoughts a day!!  I’m getting a headache just thinking about it….argh thinking, another thought!! Oh and then there’s the lovely emotions that come with the thoughts, feeling anxious, stressed, worried. Don’t get me wrong, we know not all thoughts and emotions are bad, we all have lovely thoughts…the fabulous weekend we just had, the lovely phone call we had with a friend, the exciting news of something to come. Happiness, excitement, feeling good. Hopefully in your life you have more feel good emotions and thoughts than anything else.

But do you ever become tired of the constant chatter….good or bad. The constant questions and scenarios our mind make’s up. Have you ever noticed your either thinking of something that has happened or that is going to happen….we are constantly living in the past or the future. What happened this morning or yesterday or 6 months ago, 10 years ago. What’s happening at the weekend, our next holiday, the next big event. How many days, weeks maybe even years do we waste thinking ahead or behind instead of just being in the right now, this exact moment. This present moment. Right now, just close your eyes, take a deep breath and just be here for a moment…….feel a little calmer, more relaxed.

Can you ever truly just say you are in the present moment? Enjoying what is happening right now, without distractions or our mind chatter. It’s physically impossible to try and empty your mind of thoughts, you will never ever be able to clear your mind. But you can learn to watch your thoughts instead of being them. Take another deep breath close your eyes again, now watch…in there are your thousands of thoughts, there are some real juicy thoughts we’d love to get stuck in to, but instead of doing that just let the thought go. Let the thoughts float away.

Do not let the chatter of your mind take over…when you catch yourself deep in thoughts and your mind is going crazy, pretend that a thought is like a bird, let it fly away and try to go back to concentrate on the silent stillness. When another thought enters let it just fly away and go back to concentrating on the silent stillness or your breathing or even some relaxing music.

When you finally let your mind rest and heal your body will follow and your general health and wellbeing will start to restore.

Don’t over think everything, don’t worry about everything, STOP thinking about everything. Just try to be more present. Just try to be. Don’t force things. Just let things happen.

Because when a mind is completely still, the universe will surrender……

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