Clear Your Mind
3 years ago
Clearing and Keeping
One of the hardest things is to keep silence. Clearing my mind is easy. I simply focus my attention on an object nearby or a cloud, or even a shadow. This is clearing your mind. It is difficult to keep it clean. That is, keeping your attention away from thoughts for some longer period of time. And yet, that is exactly why it is valuable.
My mind is wandering even now, since I did not prepare this post. I will keep this post short. Let me just say that the eyes are very useful in starting silence and keeping silence. Keep your eyes and your attention on something outside yourself, and you can maintain silence. You can also do it by turning your attention inward, but I find there are more distractions inside, and so it is more difficult to keep silence this way.