Have you ever found your mind to get away from you? One moment, you're quite calm, next time, you feel so distracted that you can hardly follow it. Racing in millions of directions, your mind plays out countless possibilities, and while your love to be quiet escapes away. Sometimes like these, our mind might seem like a wild elephant, raceless. How can we empty this wild elephant so it works for us instead of us?
If you attach an elephant, then it clicks your ears and hits the tail and tries to run away. And that's what the mind does when we try to tie it up. The more strict we try to take our thoughts, the stronger they pull from us. Here's a great example – think about something, anything at all – just do not think of a pink elephant. When you read it, what were you thinking about? You are probably thought of a pink elephant. So trying to stop us from thinking about something might not be the best approach.
Scary elephant when it flows away will not do much good either. Could you imagine trying to scold an elephant? Scare us like this too – when our mind is wild, it will not produce positive results. We may disappear until we get out of power … we could be angry until we are blue in the face, but our mind is still thinking about what it wants. So I hope you take my word for it – it's a better approach than to explain ourselves.
The judge of elephants is not productive – it will not help the elephants and it will not make our job easier. So, if we condemn ourselves or our thoughts, what have we achieved? We might be bad about ourselves, we might find worthless, but we will certainly not experience the greatness within us. So judging ourselves or our thoughts is not the approach we are looking for either.
What is the best approach? If a wild elf tries to run away, you could pull it back a lot, rather than tie it up or explain it or judge it. Again and again, each time it's gone, gently pull it back. It might help to offer a nut or something good to convince it to come back willingly too. Over time, with ongoing training, the elephant will be tame when he knows you are the master. So too, your mind will be tame when you practice pulling it back.
Every time you experience a thought that you do not want, either in meditation or in your daily life, carefully withdraw your mind. Your first motivation is likely to be judging yourself or forcing the thought from your mind. But we both know this will not work. It's the best way to draw your mind carefully and like the elephant, it's easier if you have something good to pull your mind back. Focus on finding the breath in and out of the body and pulling your mind back into mantra or positive confirmation. For example, if you keep thinking of yourself, "I'm so ugly," could you choose to say, "I'm beautiful." The more you practice confirming this to you, the more powerful it will be. Think about it … it worked in the opposite direction, right? Do not your negative thoughts buy you? Has not created any kind of destruction in your life? Why not make a positive confirmation for a while, and see what happens?
Positive confirmation can take many forms. To create yours, use the present, be positive, and do not avoid being. & # 39; For example, your confirmation can be: "I love myself for who I am" instead of saying, "I do not hate me anymore." Then try to repeat it yourself with conviction throughout the day. When things are easy this is the exercise movie. Then, when attempted, when our mind wants to go wild, positive confirmation of our thoughts will be fairly stable to continue.
Like an elephant, the mind is powerful. And once tame, both elephants and the mind will work for you. So when you find yourself in the middle of negative thinking, when you feel the mind running away, gently pull it back. Keeping your mind back in positive thoughts will help you to increase your self-esteem and improve your prospects of life. Until next, everything could be good.