Monkey-Mind vs. Monk-Mind
There are two methods to go about our life.
One is to look exterior and give attention to what we will’t management. This results in blaming, frustration, and typically a sense of disempowerment. We lose our middle and get agitated. We don’t actually know who we’re; we don’t know our energy.
That is what the meditation masters name the monkey thoughts.
The different approach is to look inside and give attention to the solely factor we will management: our thoughts, the approach we see issues, the tales we inform ourselves, and what we select to give attention to. This leads us to feeling extra in charge of our lives; extra centered, empowered, and content material.
I prefer to name this the monk thoughts.
The monkey thoughts is anxious, stressed, scattered. The monk thoughts is calm, centered and centered.
The monkey thoughts seeks happiness in exterior issues—cash, fame, magnificence and standing. The monk thoughts is aware of that happiness is one thing you domesticate inside your self—it seeks development, contribution, connection.
When the monkey thoughts will not be feeling effectively, it tries to repair the scenario by numbing itself by unhealthy habits, leaping from department to department, or engaged on the signs of the drawback, by issues like treatment.
The monk thoughts hardly ever feels unwell; but when it does, it is aware of it simply must let go of one thing, or change one thing inside itself. It really works at the root: the thoughts.
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We had been all born with a monkey thoughts—so that’s not your fault.
However you’ve got a singular alternative proper now: to learn to grasp your thoughts, and thus grasp your life. To rework your self. To go from monkey thoughts to monk thoughts. And for that, meditation is key.
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Don’t let the monkey thoughts distract you, make you postpone, or “give it some thought”. It could be telling you you could’t meditate, that this isn’t for you, that you’re not ok. Nonsense!
Meditation is for you! You are able to do this, and the sooner you begin, the higher.
Now it’s as much as you: will you reside with the monkey thoughts, or the monk thoughts?