Calming A Restless Mind

It has been a few weeks since I’ve not been sleeping well. I’m not sure if it started before the quake in Haiti, but it sure got worse since.

My mind has not been racing or pondering about anything in particular when I go to sleep, but it takes me a long time to fall asleep. It had started to bother me, until I realized one thing that I was not doing consistently…at least as consistently as I used to be. I’ll get back to what that is in a minute.

The mind if a funny thing. Consciously, everything could be fine. But, the subconscious could have all sorts of things that it’s dealing with that you’re not aware of…and most of the time, that’s a good thing. Take, for example, the beating of your heart. It is the subconscious that drives that function and all bodily functions that you’re not consciously in control of.

Imagine if you have to consciously regulate all the bodily functions and let alone add day-to-day tasks in order to live? I’m not sure any of us could handle such a responsibility. I’m very happy that I do not have to worry about that. There are enough things to deal with living as it is.

I saw this quote earlier today from someone on my twitter list and it read:

“All symptoms are important attempts by the body to communicate…They are signals to change.” ~Percival

I can tell you right now that there are probably a lot of things going subconsciously that I’m not yet consciously aware of. But I’m starting to see a glimmer of my mind and body telling that they’d like to communicate with me and that I better pay attention.

Are you experiencing some things in your life that you’re not quite sure about? Are you feeling any physical or emotional stresses that are causing you to worry?

I think these are important questions to consider if you are experiencing some issues that you don’t currently have answers for. By asking questions, the subconscious mind if forced to work on answers on our behalf, without delay. But the thing is, will we be ready to receive the answers to the questions that we receive.

By ready, I mean will we be consciously aware of the synchronicities or “coincidences” that surely will cross our paths.

Back to what I realized I was not doing consistently much of…meditating. Meditation allows you to drop the mind. It’s a concept that hard to explain, but it’s something that you’re never going to forget once you experience it.

So, if you’re dealing with issues in your life that have you unable to sleep like me, start asking questions. Your questions will eventually get answered through people, situations, and events that cross your path. Ensure that you’re conscious enough and “awake” for the answers. Also, incorporate meditation to your life.

Let me know if that approach does the trick for you.

Namaste!

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