“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

When it rains, it pours. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, then life picks on you. Those days when I feel like nothing right was happening anymore. They were the worst. It’s draining all my energy, all my motivation, all my hopes. It’s inviting a negative energy and I refused living that way. I have to do something.

“The mind is everything. What you think you become,” said this Buddha quote that I came across with on my Facebook newsfeed. For some reason, I felt like that random post was meant for me. It reminded me about how thoughts can greatly affect our being.

I used to attend yoga classes years back and that really helped me focus on the goods than the bad. But because of schedule conflicts, I stopped. It wasn’t until today that I realized how important it is to clear your head, to seek for peaceful mind. So I started meditating. I take the last 10 minutes of my workout and listen to a meditation playlist. Just laying on my back and focusing on hearing myself breath. At first I struggle to just get through a couple seconds before my mind would drift off, but now I’m up to almost a minute. LOL. I have to constantly remind myself to just listen to my breath. But by the end of it, it gives me kind of a peacefulness, I have to remind myself that it’s ok to let my mind wonder off, then gently guide myself back to my breath. It makes sense why it helps, we are always thinking. There would never be a point in any part of my day to just stop and listen to the sounds of my breath and give my mind a rest. This is part of that 5%er. How much people do you think stop their day and just listen to the sound of their breath? Just about 5%…  Some of my best ideas come out right after my meditation.  Sometimes all we need to do is just stop and listen.

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