Maybe your house doesn´t look like this:
From the moment we wake up our minds go off like rockets. From “what am I wearing today?” to “I don´t wanna go to school/work” to “I feel like crap”.
Human culture worships the mind. Don´t get me wrong, it´s a very beautiful and powerful tool we have, but the moment you start thinking without even knowing it, your mind has taken over you. The worst part is that our uncontrolled thoughts are usually negative thoughts, driven by fear and fear can only manifest through pain, suffering, anger, anxiety, depression.
In order to overcome that pain, humanity should understand something first: THINKING A LOT DOESN´T MEAN YOU´RE SMART. Thinking a lot doesn´t make you better. Quality over quantity, people.
Clutter sucks. Doesn´t give you time or space to do your stuff. It´s the same with the mind, when you´re incessantly thinking there´s no room to BE, to LIVE.
Yes, living in the present moment. Taking back control of your mind. Knowing that you are not your mind. You are not your thoughts. You are not the content of your life. YOU OWN your life, not the way around.
Meditation is one tool I´ve used over than 6 months now and it´s working for me. It helped me quit smoking after 11 years of being a very loyal smoker and it´s helping me overcoming my eating disorders. It takes time, patience, responsibility, but it works.
It´s all about training your ATTENTION. Focusing on the present moment. You don´t need to think or feel or even achieve anything to do that. And when you´re not using your mind and you are still then you´ll discover what´s within you. Then you´ll see what life is really about. You´ll see the world as it is.
You can try it now. Just for a few seconds of absolute attention towards the present moment. BE. No need to think but if you do let it be and re-focus again, here and now.
Hopefully, with a little bit of time living in the present moment, your mind will start looking like this: