Updated: Oct 8
Ever notice that in its unagitated state, the lake becomes a mirror, reflecting the beauty around it back into the world? If the lake's surface were to be filled with waves, we wouldn't be able to get a clear perspective of the reflection. The image we would be seeing would be distorted and confusing.
The same thing happens to our mind. When we are calm, our thoughts are clear. On the flip-side, we know all too well that when we are upset, agitated or feeling unsettled, our thoughts range from bothersome to down-right disruptive. Inner turmoil can lead to stress and a weakened immune system. Being mindful of the state of our mind is important every day, and especially these days as we navigate life in the midst of a global pandemic.
The good news is that there are powerful and effective research-based approaches that we can use to help calm our stormy mind. Practicing mindfulness, paying attention to the present moment, and focusing on our own personal experiences are some helpful strategies to assist us maintain a state of inner calm. To learn additional ways to rebalance an overactive and anxious mind contact me.