Monkey Mind

I was advised once to write what I need to know. Today I need to know how to deal with my monkey mind. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, it’s a Buddhist one meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable.” That describes my mind this morning and I even meditated twice already. My mind calmed down for a few minutes after each sitting but now it’s all over the place again…

Honestly, I feel a little calmer and focused already, just acknowledging my feelings and putting them out there. It may be one of those mornings where I periodically invite the little monkey to rest on one branch for a moment and I just breathe. It may also be a morning where I check-in with myself frequently and ask what it is that I need in that moment. Self-care will rule this rainy morning.

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