9/22/2016 – 8 AM run, sunny & cool, 6 miles easy
Yes, A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste. But . . . It is also a terrible thing to fix.
I don’t know about yours, but my mind goes on extremes, at the worst possible times.
It is bright daylight, when I am most awake and alert, my mind gets bored. It does not have anything interesting to focus on. Nothing to challenge my little pea-brain, and nothing to hold my attention.
Then at night, at the end of the day, when I am ready to go to sleep, my mind goes stir-crazy and would not stop. It replays events from the day, rehearses things yet to come, or just being a busy-body second guessing the world events. Feels like a central train station between my two ears.
What do I do without going crazy, you ask?
Like any good student of meditation, I know that I am not my mind. Oh no. Far from it.
I would like to say that I stand apart from it and observe it from a distance. But that would be not true, at least not for me. The truth is that I try to coax my mind through relaxation, breathing, distraction, etc. etc. You name it. With a mixed success.
Definitely a work in progress.
How is your relationship with yourself? your mind? Where is the balance?