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One Way to Free Your Mind

December 17, 2013

One way to free your mind is to learn how to think. To learn how to think requires the active use of your attention. You will need to see how much of what you call thinking is just the habitual, associative movement of words and concepts through your mind.

As an experiment, try counting slowly and silently in the following way and in an even rhythm: 1, 100; 2, 99; 3, 98; 4, 97; and so on until you reach 100, 1. Doing so as you walk can be a big help, counting one number with each step.

As you count, notice all the the so-called thoughts that come uninvited and automatically into your mind. Can you keep the count going? If you lose track of where you are, start over. In addition to helping you see yourself more clearly, this simple exercise will help strengthen your attention.

Copyright 2013 by Dennis Lewis

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2013 1:02 am

    Dennis, its encouraging to find your blog. Thanks for being there : )

  2. December 18, 2013 1:04 am

    Dennis, it is encouraging to find your blog. Thanks for being there : )

  3. Joan permalink
    December 18, 2013 2:33 pm

    Dennis, Your sharings are invaluable and spot on. Thank you.

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