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One of my fav posts ??@worldoffreedompd @worldoffreedompd - Gratitude is the highest frequency You can tune in to if you want to attract wonderful things in to your life. Start by taking stock of everything you have now and appreciating it deeply, remember to give more of yourself, whether it be time, advice, love and support to those around you. When you dream, look past that dream to something even better for yourself and even for others. Don't forget to take better care of your body, mind and soul, get enough rest, eat a bit better than you have been, do things that are exciting and fuel your passions. The only person in this life you need to impress is yourself, self love follows through to every aspect of your life. Be Kind, Compassionate and practice empathy - when you learn to appreciate differences in opinion/perspectives you grow even larger and brighter. Forget about making comparisons, you are as unique as your thumbprint and so is the other person, you can only have your version of bliss so learn to be satisfied with that and let go of past traumas and by all means don't even bother with current fears as those are only illusions of perceived harm that your brain projects in order to keep you one step ahead of the game. Forgive yourself during this time, as well as any others who you perceive have wronged you. Life is only happening through your decisions and actions. Stay committed to your goals and believe that everything is always working out for the highest good of all. No excuses - the story you tell yourself about anything is the key. As Mohamed Ali once proclaimed "I hated every minute of training, but I said - Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." Love yourself more each day by being grateful for your life and your relationships, everyone is operating at their own level awareness and may not necessarily be on yours, give love when in doubt, as the love you receive is in direct proportion to the love you give. - #regrann - #regrann

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The Monkey Mind And Meditation

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 02:52 PM
Category: General


         The Monkey Mind And Meditation

 



 

Some may find the term, “monkey mind”, upsetting, derogatory, and insulting. That is a shame, as the point is completely lost, the ego is involved, and a natural human defense goes up. After all, we are supposed to be the “king of the primates,” aren’t we?

 

The first time I heard the expression, “monkey mind” being used in regard to meditation, I thought of Swayambhunath Stupa, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sometimes, this is called, the
monkey temple,” and it made me laugh to myself, as monkeys need supervision in human settings. The picture of unsupervised monkeys running amuck got into my head, and I was suppressing laughter during a serious lecture.

 

Monkeys can be nuisances when allowed to roam without some guidance. It is the same with the untrained mind that jumps from topic to topic, without getting much of anything accomplished. So please do not waste your time with being offended by the term, and try to allow yourself to see the comical side.

 

When you really allow yourself to enjoy life, and do not take anything too seriously, you can see that monkeys do not have it so bad after all. Far too often, the human mind spends too much time defending, worrying, posturing, influencing, fearing, and feeling embarrassed, to enjoy life to its fullest potential.

 

In fact, you are not your mind. You are responsible for your actions of course however, many things happen in the thought process before you do take action. For example: when you think a thought, images and options are created in the mind. As a result of those images, you get a physical feeling somewhere around your heart.

 

Whether the feeling is perceived as being good or bad, you either take action on it or you treat it as a fleeting thought that passes and may be forgotten. So if you have a fleeting evil thought and it passes - should you waste time feeling guilty about it? The natural safeguard for ethical behavior is your heart or “gut feeling.” This is the best indicator of what feels wrong or right.

 

Mankind is the only species that has the ability to influence the Universe, and create different realities. However, separating what is sacred from what is evil has been a dilemma for thousands of years. The disconnection from your inner self, nature, and Universal Energy, has led to excessive confusion in the human race.

 

I have much gratitude for meditation; it allows us to harness the power of the mind, calm down, get quiet and focus on one subject at a time. If you take the time for a daily meditation practice, your decision-making process will be much more controlled, focused and clear. The end result will be to look at the monkey with much more respect, appreciation, and a bit of humor.



To Your Freedom From The Monkey Mind!
Bryan Shumway

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