There is a lot of fatigue in the world right now. Many people are being over-saturated by information and external stimulation. The human mind was not designed to take in the amount of information that it currently does each day. It was designed for a much more simple life. That’s why so many currently struggle with not only fatigue, but anxiety and even depression. It’s also why suddenly the world has become more forgetfu on a wholel. There is simply too much “stuff” to be remembered and filed away in the mind. And unfortunately in this information age, this issue will continue to get worse unless people become more mindful and purposefully simplify their life.
The Call to Simplify
There is a calling that many are experiencing to do just that. To move to a more simple way of living and being in the world. To pair down their belongings and begin saying no to things that aren’t aligned with who they are. But more people need to get off of the hamster wheel of business and information and listen to what their heart and soul are guiding them to do and be in the world.
Do you feel that calling? If so, you may be wondering where to start. Turn off the television, the computer, phone and any other electronic device and just sit in the stillness for 15 minutes a day. There is a deficiency of silence in the world these days. Take a moment and pay attention to the sounds you hear around you. Even if you aren’t listening to digital devices, you may still hear the hum of a furnace, the buzz of a refrigerator running, even the sound of cars passing outside.
We have become used to continuous noise. And we are also in a time when people are overwhelmed with business. Being still isn’t common for most. And for many, the silence will be uncomfortable when they begin. They are used to endless amounts of noise in their world. But as you sit there, allow the discomfort and allow yourself to become re-acquainted with silence and stillness. It will pass.
Notice how it makes you feel. Notice your breathing pattern. And notice what thoughts enter your mind. Let go of judgment and just allow yourself to be with you for a few moments.
The noise, the business can become addictive. But it is vital for your body, mind and spirit to release that addiction, because it is unhealthy. The more you take time daily to sit in stillness and silence, the more you will connect with your soul’s need for it. In those moments you reconnect with who you truly are. You connect with your soul and can begin hearing the quiet voice of your authentic self showing you the way forward. You begin connecting with your heart-space and allow yourself to have the time to really hear yourself. This can not only improve your relationship with yourself, but with others as well. It also helps to improve your health and wellbeing.
Make this a daily practice and you will begin feeling better, body, mind and spirit.