Do You Fill Your Days with Noise?

There is no doubt that we live in a fast-paced loud world. Radio, television, computer and cell phone generated videos, music services streamed right to our smartphones, crowds, kids playing, dogs barking, horns honking – do you ever just sit in silence?

If the answer is “no”, you may need to rethink your routine.

Noise is on a basic level – distraction.

The question becomes, what are we all distracting ourselves from?

Why do we feel the need to fill our days with all of this programming and entertainment? Can we no longer just simply “be”?

The act of deliberately sitting in silence and allowing yourself to simply be allows your mind and body to relax and more importantly actually tune in and hear your own inner thoughts. When this becomes a super relaxed state it can delve into meditation.

Meditation and even simply sitting in silence allows you to connect with your higher self. It allows the body, mind, and spirit to refocus. We all need this on a daily basis as it boosts not only your mood but your health and the overall state of being.

Use today as your test day. Just make note of how much noise you are really around, including random chatter. Tomorrow, now that you are aware, take some time to yourself and just allow yourself to sit, breathe and be if only for a few moments. Then compare the two days – at the end of each day checking in with yourself asking “How do I feel?”

Technology is wonderful, friends, family, life in general, but it also can wear down your internal battery. Taking time to yourself is not only important, it’s vital and many of us get so wrapped up in daily living that we sometimes overlook the most important person in our lives – ourselves.

Directions for a Happy Easy Flowing Life

As humans, I think we have a tendency to over think things.

We are so smart, we seem to outsmart ourselves.

We spend endless amounts of time pondering rather than feeling our way through things and actually acting on those feelings.

Why?
I have no idea.
Do you?

I think it may very well be a trained behavior
. As kids the advice most of us received was “Now (fill in your name), you want to think about this before you decide….” Our parents and advisers most certainly meant well. But decisions based on logical thought vs. gut intuition aren’t always in our best interest. We really can talk ourselves into pretty much anything, given enough time.

By adulthood most of us realize that in our lives, the times we have ignored “that little inner voice” (call it your higher self, inner self, God, The Universe, intuition – choose your label), things go terribly wrong.

Yet, even in consciously realizing this, we still question it.
We choose often “rational” thought over gut feeling.

It takes time and practice to be guided by intuition. Feelings are a gift. They are intended to be our GPS in life. Stop over complicating things.

Directions for a happy easy flowing life:

1. If it makes you happy or feel positive about yourself and the situation around you?
KEEP DOING IT!

2. If it makes you unhappy or feel badly about yourself or the situation around you?
STOP DOING IT.

Can’t believe it’s that easy?
Try it and see what results you get.