Monkey Minds

Good Morning!
I’d like to start with a little Buddha talk…Buddha described the human mind as being filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, carrying on endlessly.

We all have monkey minds, Buddha said, with dozens of monkeys all clamoring for attention. Fear is an especially loud monkey, sounding the alarm incessantly, pointing out all the things we should be wary of and everything that could go wrong.

Buddha showed his students how to meditate in order to tame the drunken monkeys in their minds. It’s useless to fight with the monkeys or to try to banish them from your mind because, as we all know, that which you resist persists. Instead, Buddha said, if you will spend some time each day in quiet meditation — simply calm your mind by focusing on your breathing or a simple mantra — you can, over time, tame the monkeys.

I’ve realized very much lately how I overthink situations in my life & assume certain outcomes that usually aren’t true. It’s important not to fear certain situations & just have trust in the outcome. If you can change your thoughts & feelings within yourself to positive ones, you will always have positive outcomes. Everyone has their own “monkeys” to deal with in their minds but if you can take the time to quiet your mind, know your own mind & tame your own mind, you will slowly be at peace with yourself ~:-)

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