30 Day Fast. (Be Content)
A exploration of spiritual stillness, 30 day fast of reading, studying and practicing the 26th verse of Tao Te Ching. (Living Calmly) The month long spiritual exercise in accepting and being gracious for what lies ahead. Being a avid hack writer, I’ll post 30 days consecutively, thoughts on “Being Content.” Poems, exercises, take-home assignments, etc.
A Busy Mind
A uncontentious mind speaks often, and has opinions on many subjects. In Day 2, we focus on a chatte’ mind. The mind can be trained, it will become repetitious, with whatever you feed it.
Talking frequently or having a opinion on many subjects, you keep the spirit uprooted. A lower state of consciousness develop also, the mind becomes addicted to conversation.
The mind then will create the illusion, if alone without speech, you’re boring or lonely. “Running your mouth, or busy,” in my culture this is a person that can’t keep quiet, or “they always have something to say.”
Creating a almost cult like following. To sound more important, they’ll embellish on stories. (Lying) On auto-pilot when people are around, crying the tears of a clown, when alone.
Do you know someone with a busy mind? Is it you?
Free your Mind
Gain spiritual stability by practicing the art of restraint. Sit patiently and eerily silent while others talk, listen to contrary opinions and don’t reply. Make it a habit, think slowly, speak slower.
You don’t have to be right all the time. What’s more important, being right or peace of mind? Kindly say in your next argument, hey you know, you may be right, and stop talking. This release mind from the habit of repetitive talk.
“Being still,” does not come natural for all. We are obsessed with information and the sharing of that information. To sit quietly, seems foreign, see how long you can sit quietly. You may be surprise how much the mind race.
Slow it down, silence the little voice and find your roots in spirit. God communicates this way, listen for the divine messenger, and peace will be your master.
The Invisible Dragon