A Quiet Mind
Calming the Mind in Times of Trouble
I’ve been up and I’ve been down and I know that up feels infinitely better. Life can be unpredictable. When you least expect it, something catastrophic can throw you off the path, wreak havoc with your sense of well-being, and fill you with anxiety. It might be the loss of a job, divorce, illness, child custody battles, or the loss of a friend. Suddenly your faith goes poof, vanishing as if you had never learned a thing. Things happen whether you’re on the spiritual path or not. And these things hurt.
It is good to have some kind of reminder that these days will pass, a friend, an affirmation, a favorite inspirational passage. It is also very good to acknowledge what you’re feeling and then gently move your mind to higher ground. For a person on the spiritual path who wants to live right, think right, and feel whole again, it might be tempting to bypass the natural human feelings of disappointment, anxiety, and loss. But these feelings are important to acknowledge. Sometimes, life stinks. Life hurts. But just around the next corner, there is always higher ground.
When your mind is filled with anxiety and faith seems far away, when there is no evidence in sight that things will ever get better, where can you turn and how can you crawl back up out of the deep hole that life seems to be?A
Try reading a little Louise Hay. She offers many hopeful, loving words of comfort. During hard times it is especially important to balance your sense of loss with moments of hope and inspiration. There are many ways to quiet the mind and remember that hope exists and there will be days beyond this day. You deserve the benefits of clarity, wisdom, and higher vision that a quiet mind can bring.