More important than learning how to recall things is finding ways to forget things that are cluttering the mind. Before going to sleep at night, empty your consciousness of unwanted things, even as you empty your pockets. –Eric Butterworth
By: Hazelden Meditation Series
Many of us may make lists of things we need to do. We may refer to a calendar for our scribbled notations of places to go and people to see. We may look over our course syllabus for chapters to read or papers to write. Or we may keep it all in our heads, mentally checking off each item as it’s done.
But tonight we can put away the lists, close the calendar book, put away the course syllabus, and empty our minds of obligations, tasks, and duties. Unless we want to keep our heads spinning during a sleepless night, we must learn to turn off the achieving and doing sides of our minds and give room to the relaxing and spiritual sides. We can take away the items cluttering our minds, one at a time. Tomorrow will arrive in its own time; tonight is the time for us to relax.
Tonight I can close my eyes and visualize putting aside each item. I will achieve total relaxation and peace.
- June 29, 2012 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden (cmmacneil.wordpress.com)
- De-Cluttering my Basement and Mind (capeadhd.wordpress.com)