Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Thought Management - Thought For The Day
One of the simplest definitions of meditation is 'the correct use of the mind'. The initial aim of meditation is not to prevent thoughts from arising, but to become aware of our mind, gain mastery over our mental activity and generate the highest quality of thoughts. In time, with practice, we will be able to slow down our thoughts and enter the inner space within our own mind, where there is no conscious thought, only silence. Initially, however, this need not be our aim. We are used to thinking fast and often are thoughts are scattered. Trying to stop thinking would be like slamming on the brakes of a car while traveling at 100 km/hour. We need to be patient with ourselves and give ourselves the time and space to slow down and find our natural inner rhythm.