“Monkey Mind” – that skittering, wandering, jumping, chaotic jumble of thoughts that constantly arises as we live our lives. Is it possible to stop Monkey Mind? Can we do anything to quieten and calm our restless, ever-changing thoughts?
Take four minutes and hear what Dr. Tara Brach teaches on this topic.
At times, we can feel too much, think too much – our brains are whirling around with chattering thoughts, and negative emotions can feel like they are taking over our peace of mind. This is natural – it is part of life. But remember:
There are a number of resources that have been very helpful to Dr. John and myself over the years. At our session on November 13, 2013 we were asked if we could list some of them.
When I have the opportunity to create a page listing all of them, I’ll do that but for now, here is a short list of the ones we mentioned at our first and second sessions:
- Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth; also The Power of Now
- Rick Hanson: Buddha’s Brain
- Deepak Chopra: Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
- Jon Kabat-Zinn: Full Catastrophe Living
- The Four Agreements: Don Miguel Ruiz
You can also Google any one of the authors listed above to watch numerous YouTube videos offering free meditation and lectures. They are definitely worth watching and the guided meditations can support your practice beautifully.
Stressed? Depressed? Chronic pain and inflammation?
Researchers have found that meditation not only reduces your stress levels and calms you, it can also reduce inflammation in your body and boost your immune system.
The result? A decrease in depression; less inflammation; less pain; fewer infections; better physical health.
Sound waaaaaay out there? Click on this link to check out what WebMD says!