The mind can be brilliant - inventing, designing, creating, integrating, synthesizing, memorizing - all of this and more as it deals with the details of modern life. The paradox is that the mind can also be 'crazy'. It feeds us stories and beliefs orginating from old conditioning and habits that are limiting and based on untruths. The mind can stop us from feeling joy - that inner state that is free from external circumstances and is always present when we touch deeply within.
Take a moment to listen to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe500eIK1oA called "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley. Part of the lyrics are: "I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind. There was something so pleasant about that place. Even your emotions had an echo In so much space. And when you're out there without care, ..."
Letting go of identifying with the mind and shifting our attention to our true nature brings us to another level of calmness, well-being, and inner peace.
I open to the peace within me and spend time relishing in it on this lovely summer day.
© 2009 Jeannie Campanelli, Inner Confidence Coaching. All Rights Reserved.
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