The monkey mind will continue to carry on without intervention. Don't resist the barrage of endless and meaningless thoughts - but utilize the mind in your favor. First practice acceptance then offer direction.
I recently went into a stressed mental head space-but with no resistance. I just felt what stress was like from the most objective place I could. My rational mind told me---it was so quick to get into this place of stress, anxiety, aggravation. It should also be that easy to get out.
I found that taking a long walk in nature and not letting my mind run away with my emotions was key. The mind will take you on a ride if you let it. Don't believe your mind! It usually has nothing good to say and more often then not we allow ourselves to be so close to the mind that we cannot differentiate between our true SELF and the mental chatter.
Every human being is such a force of magnificent energy and potential that must be directed. Or we could end up going in circles. Without intention, visualization and goals to continually move towards, it's easy to get confused, lost, and even depressed.
For someone like me who has many many interests and passions but not one that I feel specifically guided to focus on, I have found that it is easy for me to feel lost, asking myself -Who is Sophia??
Human beings are so complex, I often feel I am a mystery to myself.
Yet I have a deep knowing that the time I have spent on my spiritual path has all been groundwork. I have been a sponge soaking up everything I can about all the different paths I find intriguing. I am always learning, always reading and always practicing some type of healing modality. And also always deepening my connection to spirit and God or All That Is.
I have been that way for as long as I can remember. Lately, I have been having many visions of past memories that I haven't seen in a long time. I remembered being very young, taking bubble baths, lighting candles and listening to Enya, maybe with a book. I was like 8 or 9 years old....WHO DOES THAT??? Yes, I definitely have an old soul. And sometimes I feel just plain old. Because I get so serious about my mission here on earth.
I have learned that the greatest medicine on the planet is laughter, I am already enlightened (Dr.Hawkins says so!) and that the path of acceptance/non-resistance to what is- is one of the most powerful ones. So I will continue on with this journey of always trying to be the most awesome Sophia possible and learn as much about her as I can. She is a good person and doing her best.
Taking this life too seriously is probably my biggest downfall.
Love, forgiveness and laughter is key.