Welcome to Week 2 of Make Peace With Your Mind. In today’s vlog, I am sharing a simple yet very effective breathing meditation which will reduce stress and bring you into the present moment.
Have you ever experienced times where something has totally pushed your buttons, causing frustration or anger, which then of course sends your mind into overdrive thinking about the problem to eventually come up with a solution? Well this meditation is designed to reduce stress, bring you into the present moment and get you out of the overthinking mind.
This breathing meditation practice can be done absolutely anywhere, you could do it in the morning when you wake-up or in the middle of the day.
Feel free to share your experience in the comments below or on the Facebook page.
Do you constantly go into your head to think of answers?
What would your life be like if you weren’t thinking so much?
How would it feel to go to bed each night without thinking about what happened during your day?
I have a confession to make I was an excessive overthinker. I would always go into my head looking for answers, or I would just be continually thinking about the same thing every time, it was like a movie playing over and over again. It was the same types of ego-based thoughts around not feeling good enough, not believing in myself, giving up when it gets hard. During all of this overthinking based on the ego’s projections, I was not tapping into my intuition. Instead, of trusting my heart for answers, I was listening to my head which was always wrong. It resulted into anxiety, stress and lack of sleep from overthinking to the point of waking up in the morning and feeling hungover because I went to bed thinking about something that happened during the day or worrying about something that hadn’t even happened. I was a constant worrier but now I pick myself up on it. I used to always worry about things that hadn’t even happened to the point of getting anxious and stressed over it and losing sleep.
One day I just woke-up and realised, I was worrying about nothing and overthinking was just making my life feel like a mess. So, I started a regular daily meditation practice and writing in my journal to calm down the mind and clear the clutter so I could finally make peace with my mind.
This 4 week blog series is designed to help you clear the clutter in your mind so you can create stillness, just imagine how amazing your life would be if you just could calm down your mind and get yourself into the present moment (here and now) with no thoughts happening, no judgments or resistance, no attachments to things to change or focusing on the past or future.
To be part of this weekly blog series, you need to be on the mailing list, just click on the pop-up box to put your name and email address. Starting from Friday, 5 December, you will receive your first blog post which will contain a meditation and/or breathing practice to do for the week ahead, plus a worksheet on some journalling exercises.
This is completely FREE. Just sign-up on the mailing list and you will be able to finally clear the clutter in your mind, feel calmer and feel more free, peaceful, expansive and connected to your body.
If you have any questions, post them in the comments below.
“The practice of patience guards us against losing our presence of mind. It enables us to remain undisturbed, even when the situation is really difficult. It gives us a certain amount of inner peace, which allows us some self-control, so that we can choose to respond to situations in an appropriate and compassionate manner, rather than being driven by our disturbing emotions.” Dali Lama
This quote from the Dali Lama resonated with me on so many levels because it got me thinking about how my son has taught me one of my greatest lessons – to be more patient and present. Parenting has been the biggest spiritual awakening for me. I have learned so much about myself looking through his eyes.
When I became pregnant with my son, I was so overjoyed and I couldn’t wait to have him in my life. Throughout my pregnancy I would wish for the next trimester, and wish for him to come out. Then when he was born I couldn’t wait for the next milestone, and the one after that. Now, looking back, five years later I rushed through my journey into motherhood. I was always thinking about what I had to do next, crossing things off the to do list. What matters most was spending quality time with him and really being there. Being fully present and patient and just enjoying the moments is what I should have practiced as entered my journey into motherhood. Instead I was driven by disturbing emotions that came up for me, I lost my patience and I felt vulnerable and uncomfortable.
My son DJ who I love to bits
I have also learned that I need to learn to connect with DJ’s divine essence. He is such a beautiful boy. I need to open my eyes more, stop thinking so much about the future and the past. Stay present. Enjoy the moments. He won’t be a child forever.
Children grow up quickly and they won’t be children forever, so we really need to enjoy the time we have with them and make sure we teach them lessons to help them grow into amazing beings that will make a difference in the world. I am so grateful for having my son, he is happy and healthy and makes me smile everyday. Here are some tips that I have implemented in my own life to become more patient.
Tips To Help You Become More Patient and Present
1. Accept yourself as you are in this moment
2. Don’t rush, slow down
3. Practice gratitude. Write down a list of things you are grateful for at the end of each day.
4. Practice love and kindness
6. Remember to breathe
7. Allow stillness – start a meditation practice
8. Practice yoga
Post a comment below on your biggest lesson in becoming a mum or what you will takeaway after reading this blog post to implement in your own life as a mum.