In my previous post I spoke about Internet business and being in the moment…or not, as the case may be. Let’s go on……
I have noticed this in my children (and dealt with it), but now, I am experiencing it myself! I am talking about what I call 40 mg paxil ACCELERATED MIND SCATTER -- caused by our great friend… the Internet. So many of us already live our everyday lives with a mind all over the place, jumping around like a flea from one thought to another. Depending on what is going on in our lives at any given moment and how much time we are putting into taming our minds, we can quickly move along that MIND SCATTER scale, from one end to the other.
Internet Puts us Out There
One thing that is GUARANTEED to accelerate the mind into an even greater state of fragmentation, is time spent on the INTERNET. In particular, Internet marketing, with its strong social networking aspect is something that, by definition, requires us to be even more “OUT THERE” than usual. Now whilst there are many, many positives that come from our Internet activities, the problem is that a scattered mind is not only detrimental to our ability to work effectively, but it is the cause of our problems in ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES.
Meditation Can Bring Us Back
Through my own experience, I believe that with the Internet rapidly becoming a more integral part of all our lives, the need for us to regularly and frequently bring our minds HOME is greater than EVER BEFORE. Personally, my commitment is to always punctuate my Internet sessions with short meditation sessions, as well as my longer, daily practice -- at the very least this helps to slow the acceleration of MIND SCATTERING, but meditation does much, much more than that.
What Actually Is Meditation?
Listen to this video by the world-renowned Tibetan Lama, Sogyal Rinpoche. Those who prefer fast-paced action videos might find this a bit ‘slow’, but I INVITE YOU to use this as your little bit of PEACE FOR YOUR MIND, before you shoot back into cyberspace. I urge you to watch it right through and sit with it mindfully…it’s only 10 minutes. I hope you will find it valuable in many ways -- it is worth listening to again as there is so much more to it than would appear at first glance.