Quieting The Mind

Submitted by Anonymous on August 25, 2003 - 9:17am


August 25, 2003 - 9:44am

The mind is like a monster that cannot exist unless we give it energy. The more energy we give it, the stronger it gets.

The key is not to fight it, but to relax. We are the ones that make ourselves think, so if we want to quiet our minds we should just stop thinking.

I know I know... It sounds absurd. It is very simple but not so easy. I suggest beginning with meditation.

Often the first excuse for not meditating is the lack of time. No doubt you have heard the phrase "As above, so below".

Perfection lies within us and the creation is external, so you might think of 'above' as within you and 'below' as external. So as you dive more deeply within, your understanding grows and changes the way you perceive the external world.

If you take the time to meditate things will happen to make your life work. Your priorities will change and you will begin to see the true meaning or reasons for why things happen. Your life will gradually become simpler and you will have more time to focus on things of importance.

But where to start? - You might try finding a quiet place with a comfortable chair. Just remember, you mind will try to put you to sleep and the more comfortable and relaxed you get, the easier it will be to lose that battle. It is a battle of will.

Once you find a satisfactory place and position where you will not be bothered and can remain comfortable for an extended time, you are ready to attempt meditation.

"Experience The Magic"
Jerry L. Pianka
Mountain View, CA - USA


August 25, 2003 - 10:10am

Begin by closing your eyes and letting you body relax. But in order for your body to truly relax you must first relax your mind.

Turn your attention to your breath. Allow you attention to follow your breath as it travels in and out of the body. Your mind will be like a pesky fly that will constantly try to distract you. That's allright. Don't fight it [remember it's that monster that feeds off your energy]

Just keep bringing your attention back to your breath and don't give a thought to your inability to do so. Just relax and try not to be attatched to the outcome of your effort.

Eventually, you will touch a part of yourself [not physical] that you may have never seen before or that you may have experienced momentarily in a profound moment of clarity.

With this information you can become aware of you soul's journey through life in a way you might never have imagined. Its an opportunity for us to wake up and take control of our lives.

For me, there are many clues to my purpose in the external world, but now that I have meditation, I consider my inner connection to be the highest and final authority.

Glory to the Truth that is the consciousness of bliss.

"Experience The Magic"
Jerry L. Pianka
Mountain View, CA - USA

I took Transcendental Meditaion in the '70s. I still wonder if anyone else has my same mantra! (They give you your special one). I think it's a great method. They have a variation of it for children. I don't know how expensive the course is now, but you used to be able to go to any TM Center to get your meditation checked.


March 5, 2007 - 4:52pm

In reply to by Anonymous

I relate very strongly to Ralph Waldo Emerson. I would like to learn more about Transendental Meditation....I will be starting yoga at church next saturday. Isn't TM clearing the mind and letting revelations flow through the mind?

I understand that in order to be centered I need to quiet my mind. How do I do this? During the day I have so much to do and my mind races out of control. It seems I am totally at its mercy and there is no way to stop it. The more I fight it, the crazier it gets.

What can I do?