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Get out of your mind

I asked a student in yoga class today “why are you here” and she replied “to lose my mind!” It sounds funny but it’s right on.

Losing your mind is great thing. When you are thinking you aren’t noticing what is really going on, and there is always much going on that is worth noticing.

Yogis practice for years to perfect this skill. Zen monks do austere meditation and rituals to cultivate present moment awareness and lose their minds.

The cool thing is it doesn’t need to take a long time and tons of effort to do this. Every day you spontaneously lose your mind. It happens when you get out in nature. It happens during bouts of intense physical activity. It happens when you express your creative potential.

Discover the ways of being where you can lose your mind. Bring more of that into your life. See all the cool stuff that is really happening when you are not caught in a web of thought.

(Below: losing my mind on the beach in Santa Barbara, CA)

2 comments

  1. Ryann says:

    I have to say that “losing my mind” is actually a great gift! I work in NYC and in the midst of project deadlines, emails, and conference calls, I usually fail to take a lunch throughout the week. However since today was 75 and sunny, I forced myself to get out of the office and had a chance walk 25 mins at Central Park since my office is so close to it. What some might think as a “wasted time” was resourceful, peaceful, and time well spent. I was losing my mind. 🙂 Thanks for this!!

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