Tomorrow is a blank page, just waiting to be filled with your dreams… All you have to do is be yourself and live the story of your own unique life. Be proud. Be confident. And most of all be happy.Unknown
This week has been hard, not physically but mentally. When writing this week’s blog post, my mind has been a blank page. Then I start writing. It isn’t easy, but ideas start appearing on that blank page. The ideas aren’t always clear, they don’t always make sense, and they often don’t stay around long. I like to call this my “monkey mind“ always jumping around and completely scattered. But, sitting quietly for 15 minutes per day helps calm the monkey. It allows the monkey to focus on the blank page. It allows the monkey to put the ideas to paper in some semblance of order.
It takes persistence and consistent effort to calm the raging monkey. Just like finding the ideas and words for this blog, finding my definite major purpose and defining clear goals requires that same effort.
“The breath is the rein for the mind.” Breath in, Breath out. Calm down my mind. Let the thoughts flow without hindering them or acknowledging them. Recognize the thoughts are there and then let them go.
Every day I work on myself. I strive to be the best version of me I can be and I am continuing to write my story. A story I can be proud of. A story my family will be proud to tell when the last chapter is written.
To write a great story and live a great story the monkey must be tamed.
Today my life begins anew and a new chapter is being written.
I promise to live a great story and I always keep my promises, Scott S.
Great blog post and great job with insights and taming that monkey!
Thanks for your beautiful insights, Scott. Keep rewriting that story and taming that monkey.
Congratulations, Scott, on taming your “monkey mind” through the Sit. I have found peace in jotting down my thoughts as they appear on a handy notebook lest I forget. It creates focus and calm as well as efficiency.
What a POWERFUL way to end, Scott. It sends chills. “I promise to live a great story and I always keep my promises.” I’m guessing you’ve gone a long way this week toward taming the monkey you describe! Cheering you on!
We all start with a blank page, glad you took hold and did “Do It Now”.