You’ve probably heard of the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet, the raw diet, the juice diet, the low carb diet and hundreds of other diets.
Then there’s the juice detox, the cabbage soup detox, the raw detox, the 3 day detox the 15 day detox and hundred of other detoxes.
These days there is a big shift towards dieting and detoxing our bodies, and rightfully so, as they hoard toxins and pollutants which need to be eliminated.
But what about the mind?
Have you noticed that the mind also is a storage house for unwanted material? Do we ever consider doing a detox of the mind and clearing out the clutter and junk?
Think of it like going through your in box and removing all the spam, junk and unwanted emails.
We have between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts a day and 85% of them are recurring thoughts from the day before. We are constantly regurgitating the same thoughts over and over again. A lot of those thoughts are negative , self doubting and limiting thoughts that create tight restrictions around the life we are able to create.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do a daily detox to purify the mind and create some space to allow more creative positive thoughts to come through?
I do a detox of the mind twice a day. Once in the morning for 20 minutes and once in the afternoon for 20 minutes. During this detox I sit comfortably, in a quiet place where I won’t be disturbed, close my eyes, and for 20 minutes I repeat a very subtle primordial sound quietly inside my head.
The repetition of this sound quietens the mind and removes the clutter and chatter that clogs up the mind.
In that stillness of the mind, my consciousness connects with a deeper more profound level of awareness, one would say, the Source of thought… Pure Consciousness.
That subtle connection with that field is like dipping a cloth in some dye, and the mind returns to the surface levels of active thought etched in the colour of that unlimited creative potential.
After this detox I feel refreshed, my mind is clear and I feel more aware and conscious. Its like I’ve deleted all the unwanted emails in my inbox.
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