When your mind is too busy for comfort, an irresistible urge to clear it comes knocking at the door.
When that happens, some seek solace in instant gratification. Though they’re sure to find a dealer, good luck with that. The more mindful seek solace in relaxation, meditation, yoga, and closed eyes, to name a few. Either way, the list of available options is too long for a LinkedIn post.
However, a clear mind cannot be achieved by pretending it isn’t there. After all, everything your mind can think of is a word. The way to go is by reconnecting with the wordless, also known as nature. It is not known to ever have failed yet. First things first, you must get away from the wordy and break down old habits of seeing. Look at the wordless as though for the first time, if it helps, imagine being an alien on a strange planet.
The options are endless. You might decide to watch a river flow. If so, the water in you — 70% of you, give or take — will signal it’s safe to clear your mind now. If you’d rather listen to the wind or meet a tree growing toward the sun, the 100% of you doing the same will remind you that you’re part of nature, not separate. Everything is heightened. Taste is heightened. Smell is heightened. Sound is heightened. Trust in yourself is heightened, too, and when you return to the wordy world, you’ll likely look at old words with fresh eyes, too.
With eyes made to clear your mind and keep it so.
“To see, we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.” – Claude Monet
“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?” – Marcel Marceau
“You don’t know nothing, but you don’t need to know. The wisdom’s in the trees not the glass windows.” – Jack Johnson