An Empty Mind is Something Good, Week 2 (w2b1)

You know that Expression

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste” can actually be something good.  Let me explain what I’ve found.  It’s not what you think.

No, I didn’t waste it on chemicals or trauma.  I emptied the hard drive that kept whirring in the background while I was trying to be still this morning. So I kind of “wasted” all thoughts and I found that being still was easier than I had ever noticed last week.  Sitting quietly for 15 minutes has really been hard for me.  It’s been my routine to come out to the family room and then kitchen.  Put on the coffee, check the email, and so on.  You probably have had a routine too.

I have never done meditation, but I imagine it might be similar.

Empty Mind
Empty Mind

I felt peace and inner harmony and I’m looking forward to doing it again tomorrow morning.  No chanting allowed or any movement.  Not that I would want to because I actually felt a kind of detachment from my arms and legs.  I could feel my heart beating and tried to slow it down just by my thought process.  Didn’t quite get that result but my breathing slowed and became very rhythmic, very regular.

I’m looking forward to the experience again tomorrow.



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I was born in the same hospital I trained in almost 65 years ago. Family came from good old Germanic stock matched with my Irish mother's value added good cooking and discipline. I had four brothers and I was the oldest. Education was with the Notre Dame nuns, the Jesuit priests, and then the Holy Cross fathers at Notre Dame. I completed my medical school back in Milwaukee and actually trained in the same hospital I was born in. My best thing that ever happened to me was meeting and then marrying my Kathy, a patient and loving gal who has given me three great sons and a lot of her patience. The story is longer, but for now check out for more specifics. We spend our days building a Lyoness shopping network and living in the mountains of North Carolina in the summer and Estero, Florida over the winter. Life is good.

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