Being In The Present

Last Update: July 12, 2016

How often do we go through our lives not being fully present? I know I do it myself......so many things to do and so little time. We are always in a rush, and can never seem to get everything done. Our minds continually race.....in my RYT (yoga teacher training) we always called that 'The Monkey Mind'.

The human mind is filled with crazy monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, carrying on endlessly. We all have monkey minds, with dozens of monkeys all clamoring for attention. Fear is an especially loud monkey, pointing out all the things we should be wary of and everything that could go wrong.

If you will spend some time each day in quiet meditation — simply calm your mind by focusing on your breathing or saying a simple mantra — you can, over time, tame those crazy monkeys. They will grow more peaceful if you lovingly bring them into submission with a consistent practice of meditation.

Remember to take some time for yourself today ~



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paulgoodwin Premium
the trick is to be able to take the time to do everything that you want to do in the day and still have time to enjoy your self and your family
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CarolEll Premium
How true! That's what I'm doing now... Relaxing and responding to WA blogs after a long day ...
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Lbath5 Premium
Love the visual of monkeys! Great article. Just breath.
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halinphilly Premium
Yep...
Breathe out. Breathe in. Move on.
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cosmicradio Premium
Thanks, Diane. Meditation does condition the mind to achieve a state of calm. :)
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swhittington Premium
thanks for the reminder..!
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MNorton Premium
Hi Diane,
You are so right, we all have those pesky little monkeys! They can make you so tired, by the end of the day, you wonder, what did I get done? The answer would be very little if anything. I do spend time in the morning and at night before bed quietly talking with God, it does help. I have a special room for quiet time. It's nice. By the way, I love the new picture, very pretty. Have a good evening.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Great stuff Diane. I think I have more than my share of those crazy monkeys.:)
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MyraBeth Premium
I practice Mindfulness Meditation. And it is indeed amazing how being in the moment can really calm and clarify your mind.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Thanks for the great advice, Diane. :)
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MPollock Premium
Great post, thanks dear
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JudeP Premium
Good advice Diane, thank you :)
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MisterWailor Premium
Nice post. I love meditation. It is true that we need to slow down and live in the present.
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Ultimateless Premium
I have been meditating for over 40 years and I can say with authority you are right......you get a much clearer perspective on life and handle it with more focus because those monkey's are eating bananas...they can't talk with their mouths full can they? Lol!
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DPolny Premium
Meditation is something I haven't tried yet...might be a good idea to give it a go :) Thanks for the thought :) Love your new profile pic!
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theresroth Premium
That is some sound advice, Diane.
Meditation, even a short one, every day, helps so much.....
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