Do you ever feel like your mind is trapped on a treadmill? It keeps running and you can’t seem to stop it or even slow it down?
A large majority of my prospects and clients ranging from business leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes and performing artists, come to me with this problem: “if only I could slow down my mind I would get a good night’s sleep / I could think clearer / I could see the wood for the trees / I would know which direction to take / I’d be a lot less stressed / I’d be more productive, less confused, etc… but I can’t seem to do it!”
I hear it all too often.
Mozart once said: “the music is in the space between the notes”
A powerful martial arts master is capable of mustering huge speed and power because he has mastered his mind to stillness. He can take on several opponents at the same time, his mind and body free to respond accordingly. No mind entanglement.
Does a great artist not need a clear unspoilt canvas to work on?
Great activity and creation occur on the backdrop of silence. The “big bang” of creation happened in silent still space…
If we desire to achieve more, if we want to increase and speed up our productivity : we would do well to slow down, slow our mind down, and free it from attachments. Think about it: if your mind is too busy, too attached, how can it take on more? How can you carry more when your hands are already full? How can your mind process more when it’s already struggling? An overloaded computer slows down. (So we run an anti virus and clear it out). An overburdened donkey eventually collapses!
By slowing down our mind, we create space. We create room for more. Room for more quantity and more quality. And more importantly, we get PRESENT: less attachment to past events and all the emotion they carry. We come back to centre, back to the root of our awareness. Back to equipoise.
Less then allows for more. A new cycle can begin…