The monkey mind, always chattering. Ceaselessly it goes on, day and night. Invading our every moment; Every moment! Can we not have one second of peace? No, we have to steal it. We have to focus on the silent mind in order for it to work. Otherwise, the monkey jumps right in and keeps chattering away. Talking and more talking.
To ourselves… does that even make sense? Why would I need to talk to myself if I already know what I’m thinking? Don’t mentally insane people talk to themselves? Here’s the difference: insane people talk to themselves out loud, while the rest of us do it in silence.
Why not quiet your mind every day? Why not quiet your mind every chance you can get, even if just for a few seconds? “But I can’t quiet my mind. I have tried and it doesn’t work.” – they say. If you say that, then this method has a high success rate of quieting the mind. This is a famous tip, most people know it, but it really does work. Try this for just a few seconds. Try breathing on purpose and pay attention to the breath. Pay attention to how it feels, how it sounds, smells, etc. Give the monkey something else to focus on. Breathe on purpose and let that voice in your head go on and talk if it wants to. Meanwhile, continue to concentrate on the breath. Always come back to the breath, no matter what distractions the monkey wants to chatter about.
Once a person learns to silence the monkey mind, it no longer butts in on your experience of what’s happening now. The moment becomes much more enjoyable. Since only a small portion of our brain is responsible for creating words, this could be the key to being able to tap into otherwise unused portions of the brain and find deep wisdom, inner genius and endless creativity.
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2 thoughts on “Silence The Monkey Mind”
The subtitle of this article is genius!
“Insane people talk to themselves out loud, the rest of us do it in silence.”
(Although, apparently, there is a small percentage of the population who have no internal dialogue. Tie that back to Castaneda for an interesting avenue of thought.)
no internal dialogue? NPC’s? lol