How do I relax my mind? Any tips?
I really have a bussy mind. A friend adviced me to take 5 minutes twice every day, in which I focus on breathing. So that my mind has a moment to calm down.
Are there any other tips and ways? I tried to use sound, I have a shaman drum and made my mind focus on that instead of breathing. It helped I think.. but there must be better ways. Its really hard for me (ADD mind)
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Peace of mind is a happy state which requires patient learning and practicing:
Accepting the world as it is.
Modifying the world by modifying oneself.
Turning one’s mind upwards to reflect heavenly realities.
Acquainting friends with optimistic views.
Realizing that we are definitely master of our mind.
A mind in peace is not fully empty or being full of lofty thoughts. It is the one realizing that the light of guidance is shining. Buddha has placed strong emphasis on the wrong “attachment to voidness”(vô ký không) or on “thoughts of detachment” (chấp lìa, chấp lìa lìa).
We may feel peaceful, when we understand that we are thinking right and doing right. The saints may attain peace, but peace in each mind is not the same. Each saint understands and attains peace in her/his own way.
We waste our time in imitating or learning the ways of other human beings. Each individual has her own potentialities to achieve a unique and important mission. The sooner s/he turns to the Teachings of the Messengers of God, the luckier for her/him to obtain the appropriate lessons. Learning, loving, creating incessantly in one’s own way is the path to peace of mind.
A successful president, a bankrupt businessperson, a starving janitor…can attain peace of mind by reading, praying, meditating, and doing one’s best in the present jobs, under the present circumstances, with the light of one’s own mind. Nobody is more or less peaceful than the other. Peace is not a dead destination, it is a living process.
The world has attained the Lesser Peace in the 20th century, in the process of overcoming the World War I and World War II by the establishment of the League of Nations, then the United Nations. Now we are in the process of building the Most Great Peace.
Yes, our individual goal now is the peace of mind, and collective goal is the Most Great Peace.