Do you have a monkey mind?
Is your mind is full of constant chatter and often unsettled or overwhelmed?
The buddha called this the monkey mind.It’s like having a troupe of clamouring monkeys (thoughts and emotions), all demanding attention at once.
The buddha suggested using meditation to quiet our monkey mind.
How I tame those monkeys.
I’m quite a thinker myself and my mind gets really busy, sometimes in fun ways, sometimes in stressful ways.
Over the years I’ve tried many things to calm it when it’s over busy and my favourite technique for this is Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as EFT tapping (it’s one of my treasured mindset &energy tools).
The round of tapping that I share in today’s video is slightly different from the usual tapping that I do.
There is more of a focus on deep and calm breathing and I use Silvia Hartmann’s heart and soul protocol, which adds in the heart dimension, so it’s really like a meditation with the bonus of tapping.
If you’d like to quiet your monkey mind, which I highly recommend, watch the video and tap along with me.
What are the benefits of having a quiet mind?
In case you need any convincing of the advantages of having a quiet and peaceful mind, here are some of my favourite reasons to calm those monkeys.
It takes a lot of energy to listen to that noise.
I don’t know many people who enjoy being in the middle of the mayhem of their monkey minds.
It’s hard work being constantly bombarded with a multitude of thoughts all clamouring for attention.
You can’t think clearly with that racket going on.
Can you gather your thoughts when your mind is busy?
It’s not easy. It’s also very hard to take in new information if your mind is chattering.
Think of it as clearing your mental palette.
I don’t know about you, but I like to have a clear head before switching from one part of my day to another, or one project to another.
Lingering thoughts or emotions can taint the new energy of the next phase of your day.
A busy mind has no room for inspiration.
A quiet mind has space, space with invites inspiration to bubble forth and insights to arise to your conscious mind.
Then, all you have to do is listen (and then act … but that’s another story for another day).
Over to you.
If you tried the tapping, let me know how you got on.
Did it help quiet your mind?
What other tricks do you use to stay calm and clear headed?
Let me know in the comments below.
All the best,