How to Understand and Heal the Mind from Intrusive Thoughts

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. ~ Caroline Myss

Picture this: You are having a fabulous day, feeling all high. You decide to go home early and have a calm evening and get into bed for a good nights sleep. Just as you lay your head on the pillow, out of nowhere, your mind is suddenly full of disturbing and unwanted thoughts. You then spend the whole night following those disturbing thoughts into a dark abyss, till you can’t sleep at all. All that high from the whole day just went down, hard!

Does this scenario sound familiar to you, where an unwelcome thought justs pops in your head and refuses to leave? It just sticks there.

Continue reading “How to Understand and Heal the Mind from Intrusive Thoughts”

4 Ways of Calming Life’s Chaos

Photo by S Migaj on Pexels.com

“It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.” ~ Donna Karan

Life is So rich, so stimulating, so amazing! I love how life thrives in me and around me. There are opportunities and activities going on everywhere around me and I feel like a kid at a carnival, wondering which game to play first. Its an amazing feeling to be immersed in the wide tapestry of life and enjoy its colors fully. There is wonder and awe everywhere if we choose to see it that way.

But, while life can be full of all things amazing, it can also be full of unmanageable tension when our mind is going so many places at once. That’s inner chaos for you. On the outside, it all feels doable, approachable, delicious even…but on the inside there is indecisiveness, stress, anxiety and tension.

Sounds familiar?

Continue reading “4 Ways of Calming Life’s Chaos”

How to Be the Master of Yourself

One who understands others has knowledge; One who understands himself has wisdom. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self requires strength. ~ Tao Te Ching

I believe that most of us have far more control over our lives than we realize, because we will always have control over our reaction to any given situation. There is great power in that realization.

We need to keep our focus on understanding ourselves as opposed to trying to control and understand the actions of others. Using force to try to change the behavior of another is never the best way. So what are we to do when another person acts in a way that distresses us? The answer is always the same: be the master of yourself.

Continue reading “How to Be the Master of Yourself”