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Wolfish Delight

~ A peek into my mind ~

To think about nothing

Now you may be thinking what is this kid going on about, but just bear with me.

Recently I’ve come to realise that it’s rare for people in this day and age to just sit still and think about nothing, in other words meditation. While I don’t meditate everyday, I do sit with myself from time to time and just empty my mind.

And when I’m done, it truly feels like I’m waking up from a good nap. Not the kind that leaves you groggy and unaware of which decade you’re in.

You may think it’s useless to meditate because, who has the time? And there, in that question, is the reason why you should. You’ll make time to go to an event you don’t care about and to talk to that person that you really don’t like and yet, you can’t take 10 minutes out of your day to just… be?

We’ve all formed a dangerous habit of not allowing ourselves time to be with ourselves and now it’s become normal to be unable to be alone with your thoughts. It’s normal to scroll mindlessly through Instagram for hours and you feel as though your life just might implode if you can’t go on your phone.

But it’s not normal, your brain needs switch off time that isn’t just you falling asleep with stinging eyes after scrolling (again, aimlessly) through Instagram. You need to be actively allowing your mind to settle and to be able to gently pull it back on course when you start thinking about the homework you need to do or that form you need to fill out.

Social media, while useful at times, has made it far too easy to constantly be wasting time doing nothing productive while you tell me you cant spare 10 minutes to meditate and reflect on how you’re really feeling. During meditation you can allow yourself to become really aware of how you’re feeling and to check in on your body too. You’d be surprised how much you don’t notice in the hustle and bustle of life.

Maybe give it a try, and I mean an actual try not a half assed attempt at sitting still for two minutes then going on your phone. Put your phone on silent, get into a comfortable sitting position and let yourself be.

If you do try it, be sure to let me know how it goes!

Until next time 🙂

Comments

Cordelia Lee says:

Totally agree. It saddens me to see people constantly buried in their phones even during social interactions. Its odd to me that a person’s mind has to constantly be engaged in meaningless social media. Its like we have become mindless zombies. I wonder though, if the idea of meditation would scare them. Simply because they require that constant distraction, that constant sedation from technology, games, tv shows and etc.

Honestly, I’ve been playing with the idea that people have become so dependent on those distractions that they feel that they can’t go without them. I do like your way of putting it, the constant sedation, it’s quite fitting.

Anika says:

Whenever I meditate I, like you, always feel incredibly relaxed afterwards and I get a couple of minutes where my mind is completely blank. Those moments are the best. I love to use the Headspace app to guide me through a session 🙂

Yes they really are!! I need to get back into a bit more. Yeah I used to use head space for a little bit but now I just like to sit in silence

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