decisions

The cure for a busy mind

Everyone has about the same amount of thoughts in a day; somewhere around 65 000 of them. Yet, some people feel constantly overwhelmed by their monkey mind and a sense of no control over what's going on in there. What if the difference is only the quality of thought, not the amount? 

If your thoughts are mostly positive, constructive and light you probably don't experience the same overwhelm as if they're negative, destructive and dark, right? If this is the case, how could we lean more towards the lighter thoughts? 

I think meditation is one of the best tools there is for this kind of work. By regular meditation you train your mind to observe what's going on instead of getting kidnapped by them constantly. When you first observe you can also train to make conscious decisions on what kinds of thoughts to follow and which ones to let go of. 

What do you think? Does this reasoning make sense to you? 

With all my love,

Helena 

Tough decisions

I'm all about effortless living, or at least flow living. I think we often make things much more complicated than they need to be. But at the same time, sometimes we need to make some tough decisions. 

"Either you make difficult decisions and have an easy life or you make easy decisions and have a difficult life."

I don't remember where I heard it first and I'm probably paraphrasing, but, still, there's something to it. Sometimes we need to make the difficult decisions to simplify our lives. We might need to end that relationship. Take the leap. Say no so we can say yes fully. 

I've been around people afraid of putting the foot down and making tough decisions and have witnessed first hand how messy it all can get. Decisions are not always easy, but they can lead to ease. 

With all my love,

Helena