Very few people can live in isolation. We generally do better when we have people around to talk to, share stories with, and support us. I feel this is especially true when it comes to faith and religion. Here, I will attempt to share my thoughts and reflect on my spiritual journey -- I know this will further strengthen my faith, and I hope this will positively influence yours as well.  - CradleCatholic2.0

​​Clearing the Mind

 

by CradleCatholic2.0, for April 2018 Newsletter

 

I recently caught up with a friend that I hadn't seen in a long time. I knew immediately there was something different about him, but couldn't really pin point exactly what it was. He looked really relaxed, refreshed and carefree. When I asked him what's different, he went on to tell me he's practicing meditation.

 

He said: pretend like you have a glass of water with dirt in it. If you stir it, and keep stirring it, it gets muddy and you cannot see though it. But if you let the dirt settle to the bottom, you can see clearly again through the glass.

 

The dirt in this example refers to our worries, fears, insecurities that cloud up our mind and judgement. Meditation is a way for us to silence these voices and put them in the back burner so they do not negatively interfere with our lives.

 

In my busy day where I rush from one thing to the next, I feel I would highly benefit from some quiet time- time away from work, phone, TV, computer- to allow myself to refocus and de-stress. Do you regularly set aside time for yourself and how has that changed your life?


 



Comments

03-31-2018
Grace Tom
I do it everyday. Give myself a few minutes each day to connect with God disregard how busy I am. And this helps to destress myself, just like taking a few deep breaths and getting more blood to my brain to recharge myself. Look ,listen and think of both sides of the story or incident, the good and the bad, and evaluate why and how things happened the way it happened, and look at the more positive side of things and I will become more clearer why, and reassure myself, and I will be more relax and accept the way it is or move forward to a better way of dealing with things and people around me.
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