We all have the mind of a monkey. You might imagine that each thought is a branch, and you, or at least the attention of your conscious mind, is indeed a monkey, swinging from thought-branch to thought-branch all day long.
Buddha described the human mind as being filled with dozens of drunken monkeys, jumping around, chattering, all endlessly searching for our attention. Fear for example is a loud monkey, keeping us focused on all the things we should be worry or concerned about or anything that could go wrong !
“The majority of people will resent the statement that fear is a habit, but close observation proves to anyone that his fears are governed by repeated thoughts, words, and experiences. All fears rest upon thoughts, and if the thought foundation can be broken up the fear will vanish.”
It is useless to fight with the monkeys or to try to banish them from your mind because, as we all know, that which you resist persists, but you can learn how to tame your monkeys !
Don’t feed the animals ! Don’t feed your fears or anger ! Think about how you are “feeding” your negative thoughts by allowing them to rule your mind, giving your monkeys the energy to keep swinging from branch to branch, allowing them to cause havoc in your mind !
Give them another job to do and deliberately focus your attention elsewhere ! Get out of your head and focus on your heart. Choose feelings of gratitude, compassion, forgiveness and love. As you know the heart is the most powerful organ due to its amazing electro-magnetic power. Read more here : We are electromagnetic beings
Be aware of psychic transference ! Every time you feel yourself getting pulled in other people’s nonsense and negativity, repeat these words :
A very helpful guided meditation and one of my favorites (Jafree’s voice is very suiting) is this one : https://www.enlightenedbeings.com/shop/the-quiet-mind-meditation-free/
Breathing techniques, reciting mantra’s, mindfulness and meditation techniques are all helpful tools in achieving a peaceful mind and to become quiet in the NOW.
Phuro! Be inspired!