Peace of Mind by Design

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For me, having peace of mind feels like a kind of calm, quiet, presence. When you observe a stream, for example, you can see how easily, and naturally water flows perfectly around the rocks and other obstacles embedded in that stream. I don’t know of anyone that has not had that experience and doesn’t want more of it. In fact, if you look at what drives much of our behaviors, you find a desire for this kind of transcendent feeling; a longing and seeking to be like the stream, moving in perfect harmony with whatever life deals us.

For many of us this is an experience sought after but seldom felt. We may occasionally ‘bump’ into it because we’re having a really great day, one in which everything goes our way. Even then, the voice in our head will very often say, “don’t kid yourself, it won’t last”. For most people, having peace of mind and being in the flow of life is either accidental or circumstantially derived. It is NOT predictable. We find ourselves powerless to generate a sense of calm, quiet, presence in the face of the inevitable ‘storms life deals us’.

One aspect of being in the flow and having peace of mind is developing an awareness of  the quality of your thinking. I mean thinking to include our internal monologue and our external dialogues- the conversations we have with ourselves and others, and all other input from media sources such as television, internet, and radio. Most of us are familiar with the expression ‘you are what you eat’. With everything we now know about food and nutrition it’s easy to argue the strong correlation between our physical well being and what we put into our bodies.

This holds true in the metaphysical realm as well. If you pay attention to your thinking and manage the quality of your conversations, you will experience a much greater sense of calm, clarity, and focus. What does this mean? I have a cousin that can talk your ear off.  you probably know someone like this so you know what Ii’m talking about. I’ve been in conversations with her and I swear I could feel the life being sucked right out of me; brutally painful, depressing, endless, circular diatribes. Imagine an audio book for every medical problem a person could possibly have…. “did you know I have two uterus’s? I am in the medical encyclopedias’…you could look it up? Oh and let me tell you about the medications I’m on now…”

I’m a nice guy and I like to give people the space and freedom to express themselves. In fact, I’ve spent 30 years working on myself, training and developing my communication skills and my capacity for dealing effectively with whom or what I’m facing. Sometimes you just need to bow out, gracefully or not so gracefully. Get yourself out of the conversation. Don’t put up with the negativity, manage the ‘conversational input’.

You also need to manage the amount of time you spend with plasma screens. Your brain can only handle so much electronic input. Scientific studies show a direct impact on brain function, neural development and the ability to think clearly after long periods of time working on the computer or watching television. How much time should you spend or not spend engaged with the plasma screen? That’s for you to determine. The more conscious and aware you are of the impact-the feeling of being overloaded or overwhelmed- the more you will naturally manage your face time with technology and other media.  After all, it’s your brain. Feed it well. No one else can do this for you!

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