A website visitor has recently asked the following question:
“So you are saying once our mind is cleared, we start experiencing inner peace, but what is the most important thing to do to clear your mind? I have read a lot at many websites, but still can’t understand the subject.”
Inner peace is something you experience when your mind is quiet. You make your mind quiet not by wishing it becomes quiet, but with some inner work.
There is no instant inner peace. To attain and enjoy inner peace, inner work and effort are required, but not everyone is willing to invest the necessary time and energy in this project.
There are various techniques to clear the mind from thoughts, some do so only temporarily, and others, develop a real ability to empty the mind of thoughts.
In this article, I would like to point to methods that lead to developing a real and stable ability to empty the mind from thoughts. You will also find here links leading to more detailed information.
Ways to Clear the Mind from Thoughts
The mind tend to think nonstop. We got used to this habit of the mind, so that we hardly pay attention to it. However, it is always here, wasting mental energy, disturbing focus, and making us keep thinking even if there is nothing to think about.
You can break free from this habit and learn to master your mind. This increase your attention span, and bring inner peace and joy into your life.
Hers are a few ways to clear the mind from thoughts, worries, anxieties and unnecessary thoughts.
The practice of concentration exercises improve the ability to focus the mind on one single thought or subject, reject unrelated thoughts, and keep the mind focused and undistributed.
This ability, will help you gain the skill of accepting into your mind only the thoughts you want, and reject the thoughts you do not want. Concentration will give you the ability to control your mind and your thoughts.
The power of concentration is the switch that controls thoughts and the attention. With this ability well-developed, you can switch your mind on and off, whenever you want. This would help you avoid worrying, thinking of the past, or engaging in negative thoughts.
Meditation calms down the mind and makes it tranquil. Better concentration makes meditation easier. That’s why it is recommended to develop concentration skill alongside meditation. Meditation teaches your mind to be calm and enable you to empty it from thoughts, while remaining fully conscious.
Meditation also helps yo calm down the constant chatter of the mind.
There are many forms of meditation, which all help clear the mind of thoughts, and which will ultimately lead to the ability to meditate without thoughts.
Meditation calms down your body, emotions and mind, brings you inner peace, and allows you to see life beyond limited thinking.
Mindfulness is the act of maintaining awareness of our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and the world around us. It is the process of paying attention to what is happening to us and around us in the present moment.
Mindfulness helps us pay attention to our daily experiences, learn from them, and often enjoy them.
The mental attitude of being mindful also helps us to carry out our tasks and chores in a more efficient way and with fewer mistakes.
Without some inner detachment there is no inner peace. Detachment means letting go of negative, disturbing and unnecessary thoughts, emotions and habits.
You need to learn not to be disturbed easily by what people say or do, and not to take things personally. I am not talking about being indifferent and uncaring. It might seem a paradox, but you can be compassionate, helpful and full of love, and at the same time display detachment.
Detachment a mental attitude which leads to common sense, better judgement, more understanding and more inner peace.
It also makes your life free from anger and resentment.
When you think too much, instead of acting and doing things, you are overthinking.
When you analyze, comment and repeat the same thoughts over and again, instead of acting, you are overthinking.
This habit makes you passive instead of active, and weaken your ability to make up your mind.
You need to let go of this habit. Learning to focus your mind, meditation, mindfulness and detachment can help you reduce overthinking and even eliminate it.
Quotes on the Importance of a Calm Mind
“The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.”
“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”
“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.”
“Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.”
“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.”
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”
“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”
“Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still.”
“You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.”
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