Closing the Doors and Windows of the Mind
By Remez Sasson
The mind is like a house with wide open windows and doors, with nothing to stop or filter out what comes in.
All thoughts, worries and fears are free to enter, dwell there, occupy the attention and disturb the mind. In this situation, there is no control of the mental house and of what goes inside it.
Under these conditions, the mind allows free access to all thoughts, ideas, words and suggestions coming from the outside, from people, the media and from other sources.
For most people, this is the natural state of affairs. However, some seek a way to close the doors and windows of their mind and prevent unnecessary, useless or negative thoughts from occupying it and robbing their time and energy.
A person who has the key to the doors and windows of his mind, can prevent unnecessary thoughts and worries from occupying his mind. Such a person can choose when to think and when not to think. He or she enjoys inner peace and is free from worries and anxieties.
Closing the Doors and Windows to the Mind
Being able to close the windows and doors of the mind might seem as an impossible to achieve goal, but with persistence and the right training, this can be achieved, at least partially. Even a partial ability is a great attainment and is highly rewarding.
My book, Calm Down the Nonstop Chatter of Your Mind deals exactly with this topic, and provides ways to close the doors of the mind, so as to make it calm, poised, and under your control.
Most people are never even aware of the possibility of calming the mind and closing its doors and windows, and even if they knew about it, most would probably not do much about it, since this requires inner work.
The ability to close the doors and windows of the mind at will, brings many rewards, such inner peace, better focus, and a sharper mind.
Do not be afraid, you will not turn into a zombie and you would not lose your ability to think. On the contrary, your will be able to think more deeply and with more focus.
Being able to close the doors of the mind means mental control and mental mastery. Your focus and inner strength will grow, and so would your ability to choose your thoughts and avoid the thoughts you do not want
When this ability is well-developed, people, events and circumstances will not be able to affect your moods and state of mind, and you would stay calm and undisturbed in the various circumstances and situations of your life.
The Tools for Closing the Doors and Windows the Mind
The most important tools for closing the doors and windows of the mind and avoiding negative, unhappy and unnecessary thoughts are concentration, meditation and inner peace.
How to Close the Windows and Doors of the Mind?
There are various ways to this:
- Concentration exercises
All of them sharpen the concentration, increase inner peace, and improve the ability to control the thinking process.
The guidance and advice for using the above mentioned methods have already been explained in other articles, and therefore, their is no need to repeat them here.
Here are a few articles about these topics:
Books about these topics: