Is your mind racing, planning, worrying, relentlessly reviewing the past or agitating over the future? This is a useless waste of energy and a misuse of the mind. (see my blog post of July 25/10, How To Take Control of Your Mind).
It’s important to ask yourself why your mind is racing. Why does your frantically busy mind think it’s important to keep you in an agitated state? What’s it keeping your from paying attention to? What would you be thinking about if your mind weren’t racing? What’s the real problem here?
Ask yourself: If I weren’t worrying about all that, what would I be thinking about?
Often the racing mind is just a cover up for the real problem. To get at the real stuff, we have to quiet the buzz and the static of the racing mind. We need to get quiet and ask ourselves what we’re really upset about.
Most often it isn’t about the seemingly endless list of chores to be done. Rather it’s about the relationship we’re in or the disappointment we’re experiencing in our own lives. Sometimes memories are trying to surface in our consciousness: memories that the mind doesn’t want us to know about.
All the worrying in the world about the past, the future or the jobs to be done, won’t address the real problem, whatever it is.
Recognize the racing mind for what it is. A distraction. A red herring meant to keep us from dealing with what really matters.
Do you have experience with a racing mind? Perhaps you’d leave a comment below to help others. I promise to reply to your comment.