To live a successful and productive life, it is essential to have mastery over oneself. This means having control over your thoughts, emotions, and impulses. Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do. For many people, the monkey mind takes over, causing the person to lose sight of their goals and intentions. Reacting when emotions such as anger, jealousy or envy rear their ugly heads. This blog post will discuss how to lose your monkey mind and establish self-control. We will also explore the benefits of meditation and how it can help you achieve your goals!
Where to start:
The first step is to become aware of your thoughts.
Observe your thoughts in meditation, feel the emotion, find the root impulse, and then simply let it go. If you do this once, without reacting to what you are feeling and perceiving, you have observed your monkey mind and risen to a higher level of self-awareness.
With practice, you can control your impulses and emotions in the everyday hustle and bustle of life and become a master of self-control. Knowing when to speak and when to act from a center of consciousness that is free from the interference of the ego and the monkey mind.
When you have self-control, you are no longer a victim of your circumstances or emotions. You are the captain of your ship, and you can steer it in any direction you choose.
Meditation for self-control:
There are many benefits to meditation, but we will focus on three main ones that are particularly relevant to gaining self-control.
Firstly, meditation helps to develop concentration and focus. When you can focus your attention on one thing, it becomes easier to ignore distractions and impulses. This is essential for anyone who wants to achieve anything in life!
Secondly, meditation increases your awareness of yourself and your surroundings. The more aware you are, the easier it is to control your thoughts and emotions. You will also better deal with difficult situations calmly and collected.
Lastly, meditation teaches you how to let go. This is perhaps the most important lesson of all. When you learn to let go of your thoughts and emotions, you are no longer a slave to them. You can choose how to react to any situation and are no longer at the mercy of your monkey mind!
The key is to be patient with yourself and to keep at it! Meditation will soon become what it was intended to be, its is not an activity, its a way of life.