Blog Post # 210 – Mind Spinning

Be still my beating …. mind.

Sometimes, as soon as I awaken, my mind is off to the races.

Tasks for the day, the Presidential race, mistakes I made yesterday, what am I going to have for breakfast, blah, blah, blah.

Checking the smartphone takes it to the next level.

Mind spinning. Can’t catch up.

My morning meditation thwarted by the things that must be done and the things I forgot to do.

But it is okay to own that.

There is value in simply being aware that the mind is racing.

To at least be aware of it.

Plenty of times that I lack the awareness of the racing mind.

It just runs on autopilot.

Deep breaths help.

Focusing on a particular thought and trying to clear my mind helps too.

Might not be able to outrun the cavalcade of pinging thoughts.

But I can try to ease into a place of acceptance.

Of gratitude.

A return to clarity.

If even for a few seconds.

Can carry me through the day in a more introspective, deliberate manner.

And help me be the best person that I can be today.