“Oh think of all the people that would be there…” “You’re not ready for this exam, you still don’t know X, Y and Z…” “This drawing isn’t up to par…and there’s no time to fix it…” We all have that voice in our heads, that obnoxious commentator who is a constant critic of our every actions. If I had a big day ahead, the ideal situation would be that I’m 100% prepared for the day, I’ve mentally fortified myself and have accepted my emotions.
This just isn’t enough at times though, so what else would I do?
Physical exercises is a great way of being present and processing emotions. A late run at night, just out on the courts shooting buckets, skateboarding; these are all activities that clears my head very well. The combination of concentrating on physical movements and having to be in control of my muscles put my mind at rest, allowing me to process my thoughts more clearly. It is a form of meditation, and it works wonders.
In moments where I want some peace and quiet, I turn to Classical music. Beethoven is a favorite, and Bach’s Air ‘On The G String’ is also a go-to. For a more contemporary approach, Jason Mraz’s new album, Yes! is also a great album to listen: it is mellow, whimsical and a great way to sit back and relax.
To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better?
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“I am who I am; no more, no less.” – Terry Goodkind, Wizard’s First Rule
“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Overload Alert: “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein
Too Much Info
Information comes to us in different ways: in the form of noise like the music we hear, the hustle and bustle of city streets, or the chirping of birds in the morning; in the things we see such as the shape of clouds, the green of a forest or the blue of the sky; as a smell or taste, and even the soft touch of a summer breeze. This is how we connect with the physical world around us, and it is an ever-present provider of sensory information. Continue reading Daily Prompt: Overload Alert