Clarity is the key to quiet the mind
White Elk Medicine Woman: “The mind is an interesting thing, we can choose to ignore it when it gets too busy. We have so many amazing tools here on the planet to assist each one of us. Clarity is the key to quieting the mind. The thoughts come from all those previous incarnations, the very things that sit in our cellular memories. We are learning to choose the best and forgive the rest. It takes practice to walk in truth and not be led by the ego, as the healing begins from within.”
Recent scientific research with brain studies and imaging has shown that we can’t actually multitask by using our mind. The mind is not organized that way. While using the mind, we can only focus on one thing at a time. I found this quote from the following article: The Myth of Multitasking
In one of the many letters he wrote to his son in the 1740s, Lord Chesterfield offered the following advice: “There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once, but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time.” To Chesterfield, singular focus was not merely a practical way to structure one’s time; it was a mark of intelligence. “This steady and undissipated attention to one object, is a sure mark of a superior genius; as hurry, bustle, and agitation, are the never-failing symptoms of a weak and frivolous mind.
When we are busy using our mind, all of our attention is focused on thinking. While using the mind, we cannot choose to ignore our mind, that is only an ‘idea’, another thought in the train of thoughts we are busy thinking about. “Clarity is the key to quiet the mind.” Lord Chesterfield expressed it well as ‘singular focus’. So what we focus on we do well. What we focus on grows. To quiet the mind, we must practice focusing on not using the mind. This is the practice of meditation, of which there are many types. We should try various tools until we find one that suits us. The most effective type of meditation is the simplest that requires no use of mind, such as observing your breathing which happens by itself. If visualization, contemplation or mantra repetition is used the entire time, the mind must necessarily be engaged. This will still give a result to reduce stress and raise our vibration for healing, but deep states of quiet mind of meditative state cannot be achieved as long as the mind is engaged. A deep state of fully quiet mind is needed to take further steps for self-realization.
Past life’s is something I never believed until I went back in my memory and remembered them. It is not something we can convince other people is truth. When we remember our past deaths and remember our past life’s, then there is no doubt that we are eternal and have been here in ‘Earth school’ before. We are learning about our true self through physical object experiences on earth for the reason to awaken us to our true nature, which is non-physical and unformed. Yes, thoughts are triggered as reactions to events, which come from our long history and most of our thoughts come from recent memories of our current lifetime. If we have not yet spiritually awakened and met ‘The Creator’, then ‘this life’ is all we know. When deeper states of quiet mind are achieved, then the memory banks to past lives open.
Single-pointed consistent practice is the key. What we focus on grows. If we focus on quiet mind activity by doing our meditation regularly, twice per day without fail, then we get good at quieting our mind. Clarity expands when the mind is quiet! Every second of quiet mind counts. When mind is quiet, higher-self IS which is clarity. When mind is active, ego IS, which is blindness. The two states are mutually exclusive and do not exist at the same time. It is one or the other. It comes down to a decision about what to focus on and what we want to be good at. Lord Chesterfield failed to mention that the best object to focus on is our SOURCE of intelligence and creativity, our higher-self itself. Our higher-self has access to the intelligence of the universal mind and is the source of everything. Focusing on that by excluding the mind-clutter by practicing meditation daily will truly develop our genius and clarity.
From *here*, everything is possible and many doors open.
April 14, 2012