Mindfulness - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The stress you get from the media, from anything, is a bit like running too many files on a computer. It slows things down, stops you from being able to do what you need to do. When you learn how to empty your mind it's like going back up to full processing speed. So, though we call it mindfulness, it's really mind-emptiness, or mind-calmness. That's when you get to be in control and reach your full potential. Those things that make you afraid and distracted, those people who push racism, sexism or hate/fear in any other form, that's the virus. Mindfulness is the cure.
Imagine each worrisome idea as a bird singing upon a nearby branch. It came of its own accord and it will leave of its own accord. You hear its song, yet just as a song passing on the radio, there is nothing for you to do. Relax and it will pass. The more you do this, the quieter those ideas will become and the less often they visit. Then one day you remember them and realise they've been gone for some time.
All we ever have is this moment and all we can control is ourselves. The past is the stories we tell, the future a series of moments each called "now" in turn. In this is the power to change ourselves. What stories do we choose to recall? The best ones, the ones that give you strength and hope? Or do we tell the ones that bring pain and misery? In each moment there are choices for both positive and negative thoughts and deeds. The good news is that the more we make the harder yet better choice, the better we get at making good choices. It's similar to getting fit, the more we practice, the fitter we get and the easier it becomes. And in this personal transformation the best version of you will be born, the person you were always destined to be.
Self honesty is the key to learning how to become a better human, a better student of the universe and creator. Only when you can see yourself as you truly are can the lessons begin, can karma become a fast and effective method of instruction. All the mindfulness in the world won't help you unless you are willing to see your own flaws... so have the courage to see them... because awaiting you at the other end of your journey is the best possible version of yourself... and that's someone this universe needs so much.