Stop Thinking: Take Time to Be Quiet Today

Take a break from thinking for a little bit today.

We are taught that thinking is good and that we can solve all of our problems by thinking about them. To be thoughtless is considered to be an insult.

Yet, we can get lost in our thoughts. Often, the same thoughts go around and around, and make us crazy. Sometimes we think we know everything.

For today, lets try something different. Instead of trying to bend the world to fit our thoughts, let try to just be. Empty yourself of thoughts through simple meditation.

Take some time to sit down and be quiet. Just be. You don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to be anywhere. Simply sit quietly with your eyes closed and observe your breathing.

Your thoughts will still arise. Let them go past. Your feelings will still arise. Let them go past.

The world simply exists. You simply exist. It is neither good nor bad. It simply is.

Your mind is not you. You are much more.

When you gently move your mind off to the side, you will find that something else that is you. Something deeper. Something difficult to describe. You don’t have to describe it. Just observe.

This takes practice, because your mind wants to run the show. But with practice you can connect with this deeper part of you. Think of it as plugging in.

So, sit down and be quiet for a bit. Don’t make a big deal out of it. You don't have to do it for a long time. Just do it.

Clear out your mind. Get centered. Things will become clearer and you will know what you need to do -- or not do.

Knowing is not thinking. It comes from a different place.

I hope this helps.


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