Stress Reduction: The Empty Mind

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Everything we do in life is an entrainment. Either we’re acting upon something or it is acting upon us. To clear your mind so you can discover which thoughts and ideas are yours, and which belong to someone else, try this Empty Mind exercise:

Sitting in a quiet place with your eyes closed, take a slow, deep breath as you say to yourself: “I don‚t know”. This is a statement of surrender to the unknown. I don’t know what will happen next. Then release your breath.

Now on another inhale, say to yourself: “I am open and curious.” This leaves you open to change. Then release your breath. Now say to yourself on an in-breath: “I am OK with whatever happens.” This opens you to acceptance.