The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still, when silence speaks loudest.

 

Spiritual Truths

 

Image from:

Venerable Mettananda

Buddhist monk meditation on WaterMeditation.
Sleeping.
Dreaming.
The time JUST before fully waking.
 

These are all times when your mind is the clearest. There are no scattered thoughts racing around.  Your mind is settled, calm, serene.

How many times have you awakened in the in the middle of the night and discovered the solution to a challenge you’ve faced?

 

 Do you ever wonder why that is?  It is because of what I said above:
This is the time when your mind is settled.
It’s why I spend so much time meditating.
It’s why I practice yoga.

 

These two practices help me return to that serene state.  When I’m facing a challenge calming my soul, calming my mind, calming my body does wonders to discover that solution I’ve know is locked in my mind.  It’s why when I was writing fiction, I’d always keep a 3×5 notebook on my nightstand with a pen right beside the notebook.

 

So often I’d go to bed with a question in my mind about the direction I was headed with a particular storyline.  On many occasions, I’d wake and the resolution would surface.  All it took was to STOP thinking, to STOP dwelling, to let the solution work its way into my uncluttered mind.  The same can be said if you’re facing an emotional challenge.

 

So easy it is to say simply stop thinking.

 

When the answers flow once you are in that serene place, you MAY realize that’s where you must be to find the challenging solutions.

Stop pressing!
Stop rowing AGAINST the stream.

 

It is only when you are calm,
It is only when you are serene,
that you will discover the answers.

 

 If you are not practicing meditative states and you are faced with stressful situations,

if you cannot find solutions to challenges you are facing,
If you are easily agitated,

Perhaps you should find time to practice silence.
Perhaps you should find time to practice yoga.
Perhaps you should find time to meditate.

 

You may be surprised to discover you find those solutions more quickly.
You may be surprised to discover that stress vanishes.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

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