Treat the Mind Gently....
Treat the mind gently, patiently, and compassionately. Since it has been allowed free license for so many years, it is not fair to expect it to come round in a day or two. -Eknath Easwaran
Do you ever try to sit still and do nothing? Do you find it hard to do? Do you get all antsy and weird and find yourself jumping up and doing something....anything?
One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to rest periodically throughout the day, but when we are not used to it, there seems to be some freaking out when we try. The reason I know this, is because I experience this, too.
I sit and meditate, or try to meditate, and I remember every single thing I have to do. I gently bring myself back to my breathing, and the next thing I know, I am planning the next trip I am taking or going over some tasks I want to get done. But, you know what? It's ok, because I keep trying and I do benefit from the effort. I have slowed my breathing, I have rested my body, and I have restored some peace in my world.
I would like to share some suggestions that you may be able to use to find a little peace in your day and in your life. Take some breaks. Each minute, once it is spent, is gone. Time is precious and it is not renewable. Make sure you are stopping to look around and smell the roses.
Oh, and Happy Spring by the way! :)