I often hear about this as a means of de-stressing and improving the quality of one's life, but I often find it hard to do. My OCD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder don't help either. If you are able to, what's your secret?
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I'm not good at visualization either. I know there are different types of meditation, but it's hard for me to slow down my thoughts and especially hard to try and visualize. I'll try thinking of black like you suggest. Thanks!
Thank you SidKemp. I'll be sure to check out your hubs! I think gratitude is one major key!
Wow! I thought it was only 10,000/day. Do you have a source on the higher figure? I'm down to about 300/day, and reducing. You write like you've read Thich Nhat Hanh. Have you? Wonderful friend and teacher.
Sidkemp, I follow Thich Nhat Hanh extensively. I truly love his writings and philosophy. Our # of thoughts are astronomical. We do not consciously or on our own think these thoughts. We simply observe them. http://www.loni.ucla.edu/About_Loni/ed
Thank you, ladydeonne. Excellent answer. I do like your suggestions :)
Thank you, We Solved It. Awesome answer!! Have you ever heard Bill Hicks' comparison of life to a ride? This reminded me of that.
Ah, can't say that sounds familiar. This analogy actually comes from having worked at a local theme park, thus drawing from experience witnessing people embracing the present moment. ;) LOL Enjoy the ride, SoundNFury - you are not alone!
Thanks again, and same to you! :)
Thank you, Good Guy. I'll definitely have a look at your page. Indeed, my mind is a constant stream of thoughts and I find it hard to train my brain. Mindfulness is something I would like to get more in touch with.
Thank you, krillco. I have no idea what you're talking about, but thank you.
Thank you, liesl5858.
Thank you, Lor's Stories. I know it on paper, but in practice I find it difficult to always stay in the current moment.