Continuing with Louise Hay’s podcast highlights on The Power of Self Love. I’m doing a great job, pretty proud of myself, I’m accomplishing my goal. If you are reading this and thinking “Wow! When did she become so prideful?” That’s not pride, that’s number 4 on The Power of Self Love list, Be Kind to Our Mind.
If we only spoke to ourselves as we spoke to others, we would game-change mental health. Learning to be kind to your mind is so important. I’m learning to just not think of anything. We have enough going through our heads that we cannot shut off permanently but we can temporarily. How often does our mind jump from work to our children, our grandchildren, our friends? We are thinking of things we did at work or forgot to do, then we think of other people’s problems, we ruminate until we fall asleep, and then wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it again.
You have permission to be selfish right now. Make the time, find the time, to do you. Take it to sit in silence and think about nothing. Dr. Wayne Dyer suggests that we meditate by looking at or imaging a countdown clock, similar to an NBA clock that starts at 24 and counts down to zero. If we think of anything during the countdown then we start over at 24. I’m not there yet but I’m trying.
My way is a little different, remember what works for one doesn’t work for all. During my media detox, I took a lot of baths. Up to 3 a week. I found that getting in the tub without a phone grounds me from doing anything. I can’t jump up and do laundry, clean the kitchen, answer a call or text, or read. I’m sitting in silence, sometimes some music in the background with no lyrics, and I’m practicing not to think about anything. When I do this, I find I’m being kind to my mind by giving it a break. It’s not stressing, worrying, thinking, or problem-solving.
I hope you understand the importance of being kind to your mind. Hopefully, you will find your way to shut out everything and think of nothing. Allow your inner wisdom from your soul and spirit to speak to you. Pray to God and wait for answers. Tell yourself affirmations and hug yourself. I cannot say it enough love yourself!