“There is a hell lot of a difference between a quiet mind and an empty mind.”
I have a somewhat quiet mind right now.
It’s Sunday, as I type. November 3rd.
The football game is on mute because our guys aren’t having a good start and I’m trying a little professional sports voodoo.
I’ll let you know in a minute if it worked.
Having a quiet mind is not easy to do. The thoughts. And the more thoughts. They keep coming and rolling and messing with sleep and concentration. Trying to quiet the mind, to let the network of brain waves be at peace, requires some work.
When I began a yoga practice 15+ years ago, laying in shavasana (corpse pose) was the weirdest and hardest thing to do. The babbling in my head would not shut up and all I could think of was, “How long am I going to lay here? I have things to do!” Corpse pose comes at the end of practice, when one is supposed to be present on the yoga mat and give rest to the mind and body. I had to practice this a lot to get to a point where I could let go, be still, be quiet, and not keep thinking about what I was going to eat for supper.
Update on the game…
I don’t know who this team is on the field, but it’s not the Packers. I had to turn the game off for a while because my mind was being all kinds of bitchy. Far from quiet or empty.
Speaking of empty…
It feels empty-minded sometimes. Like a coffee cup that has no joe and sits there, cold. No thoughts, no inspiration…nothing. And, for me, it’s brought on by the too-many-other-things in life and lack of time. It’s time, mostly. Sucks the words right out of me.
Almost didn’t write this post because of it.
I’ve been trying to crank something out in between watching a football game, turning off a football game, catching up with NCIS, turning the game back on, turning it off, on…
Last update: The Packers lost the game. Ugly. Very badly ugly.
I need different sports voodoo, but hopefully the team will quiet their minds from this loss and play better on Sunday.
And I’ll write from a functional mind.
With a full cup.
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