Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas Presence: Chatterbox, who that noisy voice in your brain is, and what to do with it. What noisy voice?
The one that is always going.
It’s there, even if you think it’s not.
You just haven’t learned to hear it yet, and if that’s the case, you probably believe it’s YOU.
But here is the reality.
It goes something like this in my head, “Man, I’m cold, I wonder what the thermostat is set at? I wonder if Mike turned it off. He’s usually pretty good about taking care of the house. Man, I love how much he takes care of the house. Jack’s room is probably a mess. It probably has clothes on the floor. Actually, I saw clothes on the floor this morning. My head is really hurting! What did I EAT last night? I wonder why I have a headache. I wonder if I’m stressed out? What could I be stressed out about?”
We all have one.
Let’s just take a moment to get rid of that noisy voice.
It’s pretty easy to to find, but pretty hard to get rid of.
But here is my favorite trick.
Go ahead and close your eyes and make your mind go blank.
Most people cannot do that.
They hear lots of chatter. Could even be, “What is Heather going to say next?”
But the point is to WATCH the voice, instead of BE the voice.
So, if you “hear” the voice come in, just simply watch it, from an observer position.
And then, focus on your breath.
Breathe in and out.
And focus your attention there. On the in and out.
And then, focus your attention on the sounds you hear.
The AC. The wind. The traffic. A low hum of the computer screen. Your stomach.
Whatever it is, just listen and hear it.
And what do you feel? The chair beneath you? Your clothes? Your cold fingers or sweaty palms.
And if the voice comes in, remind it we are just listening and feeling.
You will notice, when you put your attention on listening or feeling somewhere else, your mind follows you!
This is a wonderful first step into the world of meditation.
Where you lead your mind, instead of your mind leading you.
Your mind is a wonderful tool, but we don’t want it in charge.
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