Solving the case of a mind running wild…

My mind is constantly running with thoughts, and I find myself growing weary. Is it a matter merely of personality/disposition, or must I add in too much Facebook, too many books, too many clashing ideas. A mind on high speed. I can’t seem to turn it off.

So this morning I tried this: get up early, meditate for at least 10 minutes, stretch, drink water, write for at least an hour. My teaching schedule this semester, which starts this Thursday, happens to fall on 4 long nights a week. That leaves me with the mornings to follow a routine like this. It was very difficult to stop the wild mind running rampant during meditation, and so I don’t think I got too far with it. But at least it put me in this frame of mind that led to my calming enough to write for an hour. And out came function: organizing, contemplating, revising, changing. A disciplined mind that did not drift on to thoughts of who’s doing what and why, or what will I do the rest of the day.

I don’t know that I can ever change that part of me that constantly thinks and ponders, worries and ruminates. I’d like to just vegetate for one day, but I know that’s not possible. But maybe in between I can steal a few moments each day to just chill, breathe and be.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

    Jan 11, 2011 @ 09:28:54

    i like that Tina! I’m like that too…you took the words out of my mind…drawing…drawing helps now.


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