No matter what season, when I look through my window tranquility never leaves my side. A sense of a belonging. This being the longest place I’ve stayed. It’s not permanent like everything else in life but it’s .. Home sweet home! ❤️
mangzsaycheese asked: Namaste yogi, i am easily distracted, how can i truly focus , when there are so many thoughts buzzing around ?is there a way to shut the mind and to have complete silience
The thoughts aren’t the actual problem. It’s your attention. If you still your attention, the thoughts will depart more readily and eventually cease to arise.
Stilling your attention is the practice of meditation and mindfulness. Mantra meditation is a good start for beginners. By keeping your attention on a mentally repeated mantra, you learn how to allow your attention to become single-pointed. Every time it wanders to a thought, you bring it back to the mantra.
I practiced mantra meditation for about six months before I took up silent sitting meditation. Silent sitting meditation is the same thing, except instead of resting your attention on a mantra, you rest it silently gazing forward on the space between your eyebrows.
Eventually you let go of the thought about what that space is and simply witness your consciousness.
When your attention is single-pointed, no thoughts can arise. It’s like if you’re in a field and someone fires a gun nearby, you hide and become very still and try to sense where the gunshot came from. You are intense and observant and incredibly present. There isn’t a reason or a space for thoughts to arise,
There is a correlation between aware alertness and mental silence. Again, if thoughts come that’s no big deal. It’s only when you take interest in them by trying to push them away or trying to analyze them that they stick around and confuse you. But if you just witness them from still and alert attention, they will leave in the same way that they came.
Remember that alertness and attention just mean being where you are without wandering off mentally elsewhere via imagination. It can take some effort in the beginning before it becomes natural for you to rest effortlessly as alertness. Imagination is like caffeine for the attention. But with practice, you can certainly do it.
Daily meditation and mindfulness will help. I would also recommend the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
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