Benefits of Controlling Thoughts
Controlling your thoughts, it means that you can control your life. Your thoughts scattered as horses running in wild prairies or focus of the laser, towards your goals. Which option do you choose? Sometimes we can feel tired after the long day. If you want to find the reason for it, you need to take a better look at your thoughts.
Thoughts are things. Thoughts without purpose are the waste of energy. We think about our problems over and over. Anyway, we do not move from the same place as we started to think about it. Controlling own thoughts helps to be in charge of your achievements and control your path to your desired goals.
Ways for Controlling Thoughts
It is an excellent book regarding techniques how to reach stillness inside yourself. Eknath Easwaram, writer, the lecturer, and professor of English Literature is from I to teach credit courses in meditation at the University of California. I like his comparison of human’s mind with the trunk of the elephant. On festival days, is a custom to carry on the back of elephant an image of Lord. Gorgeous animal, decorated beautifully in gold cloth, goes between stalls with fruits. His trunk swings to both sides and picks all fruits what he wants.
People, who own theses stalls are concerned with this feast. To protect from this indulgence, the mahout, asks the elephant to grasp a bamboo stick in his trunk. Now, without danger to fruits, elephant slowly passes through stalls, because he has something to hold on. It is the same with us. When we have something to stick with, we can be still and in charge of our thoughts.
Praxis of Mantra
One of the methods is a mantra. As the Eknath Easwaram put, a mantra is a spiritual formula of the mantra for the extended period, it will enable you to cross the sea of the mind. You can repeat mantra anywhere and anytime. You need to start doing it, and after some time, you will see effects as your thoughts will be not disturbing you anymore.
A Fist of Mantra
Mantras expressed in various forms. You can use holy names and always repeat them. I like one particular mantra, which is Om mani padme hum. It associated with Compassionate Buddha, who only says, regarding Eknath Easwaram, “Here is the boat; there lies the goal, the opposite shore. Don’t take my word for what you will find there; go and see for ourselves.” Eknath Easwaram firmly offers to use words for the mantra, which are blessed by extended usage through ages. Do not change your mantra, if it does not work after few days. As everything, what is good, takes to show up after the longer period.
A Fist of Meditation
Meditation is the ancient technique, which lets us control own thoughts. It does not let for mind wander where he wants, without our permission. Sitting still in a quiet room or nature at least for five minutes every day, it will let you calm down, will help gather your thoughts after practicing this technique.
More Styles to Concentrate
Walking in the maze, spiraling towards the center contributes to concentrate and rid of unwanted noise in our heads. Contemplation on some wise words, being in quiet places as the park, beach or your room early, really early in the morning, will contribute to us bringing peace, concentration, and power over our minds.