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40 Quotes that Will Quiet Your Mind

40 Quotes that Will Quiet Your Mind
post written by: Angel Chernoff Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. You know how you always turn down the volume on the radio when you need to think clearly about something complicated or confusing? The same is true for your life in general. The noise you need to cut out to concentrate? Turning down the radio refocuses your mind and offers you clarity when you need it most. Now it’s time to apply this same strategy to all the other noise in your life, starting with the noise in your head. Here are 40 quotes gathered from our blog archive that can be used as reminders to help tweak your thoughts and quiet your anxious mind: Reminder: Have you checked out our book? Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. Your turn… If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book.

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12 Indispensable Mindful Living Tools By Leo Babauta The focus of my life in recent months has been living mindfully, and while I don’t always remember to do that, I have learned a few things worth sharing. The first is a mindful life is worth the effort. It’s a life where we awaken from the dream state we’re most often submerged in — the state of having your mind anywhere but the present moment, locked in thoughts about what you’re going to do later, about something someone else said, about something you’re stressing about or angry about. 5 Ways to Boost Mindfulness Even on Busy Days In our over-stimulated, technology-driven, instant-gratification filled lives, the age-old practice of mindfulness is more crucial than ever. The American Mindfulness Research Association defines mindfulness as the “state, process and practice of remembering to observe moment-to-moment experience with openness and without automatic patterns of previously conditioned thoughts, emotions or behaviors.” The practice, which often involves meditation, has been shown to have a range of health benefits from improved sleep to decreased anxiety in multiple studies. Related: 4 Tips to Wire Your Brain for Entrepreneurial Wisdom

Forgiveness is healthy, but why is it so hard? – Amy Westervelt In the cleanest college library I’ve ever seen, women of various ages and ethnicities were seated around a long wooden table. A few were chatting, but most were nervously shuffling notebooks and pens or staring at the floor. The men – there were five, ranging in age from early 20s to mid-50s – showed up just before class began. I tried to divine, one by one, what horrible tragedy had brought them all there. This was the Tuesday night forgiveness course at Stanford University. I was there strictly to observe. How to Make Mindfulness a Habit With Only a Tiny Commitment When you sit back and reminisce about your life, it’s almost a given that the most enjoyable and memorable moments are the ones in which you were completely present. Do you look back with fondness all the times you spent thinking about work while you drove home, or pondered dinner while you wheeled down the frozen aisle? Unfortunately most of life passes that way for most of us. We’re in one place doing one thing, thinking of things we aren’t doing and places we aren’t at.

9-powerful-habits-for-getting-important-things-done-and-building-your-willpower- We all know that sinking feeling. A deadline is drawing closer and you haven't even started yet. You begin to panic and a dull nausea sets in. There is nothing worse than having two hours remaining to complete a project that you know will take more like five. You sit there saying to yourself, "Why didn't I get this started yesterday?" 10-Minute Meditation Breaks When kids get too rowdy, they’re given time-outs. Regardless of why parents and teachers administer a time-out, it’s ultimately meant to help children slow down, reconnect with the present moment, and begin again. It’s a reset that helps kids re-enter the playground of life a little more slowly and with increased awareness of their actions. Adults too, can benefit from a periodic reset. Although most people move so quickly through fast-paced, deadline-driven days that they often neglect their own health and well-being.

Channeling Neuroscience & Movement: 3 ways to Access your Intuition Via Jiro Tayloron May 3, 2015 As I slipped deeper and deeper into my body’s intuitive intelligence, I experienced existence in a dimension of consciousness devoid of time and self. My arms moved fluidly, hands pushing a ball of invisible energy across my body, hips rotating and feet gently touching the floor. We moved effortlessly, like kelp swaying with the ebb and flow of ocean currents. I was moving in patterns inspired by thousands of years of Chinese tradition, but in a rhythm that was entirely mine. I find these moments of flow to be profound: Fleeting glimpses of my full human potential.

12 Things You Need to Remind Yourself of When You Wake Up Each morning is a brand new opportunity. What you do today is what matters most. Today is another chance to get it right. We may not always love everything about our lives, but deep down we do love and appreciate the magic of life itself. Some part of us believes that everything and anything is possible. Using Transcendental Meditation To Strengthen The Nervous... [This writing is not in promotion of the services one must pay for to attain meditative guidance. We only hope to provided awareness for those curious about the practice of Transcendental Meditation and its potential benefits.] The practice of Transcendental Meditation offers a natural method for taking our attention deep within our conscious mind, far from the outside physical realm, with the intention of tapping into the source of thought. By focusing our attention on our awareness, we open the door to an altered state of consciousness.

» 9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta. Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living? I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. I always felt like I was preparing for something later.