Fohgettaboutit – Illusory Thoughts

Tony-Soprano-011Our thoughts are what I’m referring to.  Fohgettaboutthem. We should keep focused on the fact that thoughts are just that – thoughts. They aren’t the truth or even real, they are an illusion. Every thought pretends that it matters so much.

The human condition – lost in thought.

A rewarding spiritual practice would be to not take our thoughts too seriously. Thoughts are usually fantasy.  They come and go rather quickly, don’t they?

I’m currently re-reading a book entitled “Stillness Speaks” by Eckhart Tolle. His work has been inspiring to me and has led me down a path with a sense of elation and excitement.

Stillness is a practice we should use daily. It allows us to escape the world from the daily grind. It’s my daily gift to myself. Stillness is abundant – please help yourself.

When I find myself stuck for answers I use Stillness. True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. Try it for yourself. I’m on this journey just as you are. My experiences tell me that it works.  You can always stop doing them if they don’t work for you. However – they work.

These ideas that I share and use myself are not faith based, they are evidence based. Find your own evidence. Listen to your inside voice and explore.

De-Clutter your Workspace

clutter_cartoonAfter last weekends purging of non essential items at home I decided to tackle my desk at work. There were papers stacked up and filing that needed to be done. It looked and felt chaotic.

Slowly I was able to get rid of most of the outdated paperwork and moved all the unnecessary cables and such to higher ground.  Now my desk is clean and open for business. I have been able to concentrate more and feel great. I’ve also started to only have one project’s paperwork out on the desk at a time, seems to keep me focused.  Its not all cluttered and disorganized anymore.  I challenge you to do the same.

 It’s not what you do its how you do it. Do it while being present.

Engage Simplicity

What an amazing and freeing experience to delve deep into capturing the simplicity that life has to offer.  We get all caught up in the stuff that we have been taught is important.  Is it really important to attempt to devour all the material wealth you can digest?  I have been asking myself that exact question.  I have many material possessions that I felt would bring me happiness. They are no longer working and when they did it was extremely short lived.  Happiness comes from in not from the out.  If you truly are interested in making positive changes that will bring awareness……

Try a few of the following daily tips on how to Engage in Simplicity

  • Turn off your cell phone for 1 hour a day.  (Don’t worry the world won’t come to an end)
  • Be still for 10 minutes.  Sit in a quiet undisturbed place
  • Focus on your breath

See how you feel after one week.  What do you have to lose?