Centered in 10 minutes

Do you keep yourself and your mind busy from your morning alarm to bedtime daily?  Do you ever feel the need to slow down your mind?  Can you spare 5 or 10 minutes to slow down your mind and bring yourself back to your center?  If so, read on…

Even now, my brain is working overtime reflecting on a hectic week… and I’m on a sabbatical from work.  Inspired by some fantastic Podcasts that I’ve been listening to by Tara Brach, I decided to create an assignment that would help me calm my mind down on any given day.

Assignment:

Write a list of 100 words that remind you of your happiest and most fulfilling life chapters.  List words that fill your tanks, make you feel calm or make you smile.  My version is below in case you need to reference it to get the creative juices flowin’. 

Now find a calm place to sit down and relax with your list.  Breathe in for three counts and whisper each word as you exhale for three counts.  Repeat this pattern for each word.  6 seconds per words times 100 words= calm and centered in 10 minutes.  If you only have 5 minutes to spare, do 50 words.  Vary this as you see fit.

For me,  this assignment resembles the PSA from the 80’s or 90’s in which a stressed out young mother learns to count to 10 instead of doing something drastic.  Like the lady in the PSA avoids hitting her child (or worse), you’ll get out of “monkey mind” and back into your version of BEing (Belief Energy) in a flash.

Love

Belief

Energy

Soul

Awake

Authenticity

Compassion

Tribe

Support

Home

Love

Health

Curiosity

Surge

Rest

Action

Mission

Goal

Role

Motivated

Able

Luminosity

Aliveness

Purpose

Journey

Truth Reach

Expand

Growth

Achieve

Strengths

Journey

Contribute

Cooperate

Strength

Patience

Karaoke

Change

Coaching

Full

Present

Accountable

Inspired

Passionate

Spirit

Family

Forgiveness

Letting

Knowing

Gentle

Practice

Receive

Attitude

Exploration

Adventure

Laughter

Conscious

Positivity

Tenacity

Humanity

Humility

Give

Welcome

Breathe

Teaching

Connection

Generosity

Sunsets

Integrity

Path

Special

Balance

Interdependence

Agreement

Child mind

Willing

Respect

Transformation

Growth

Waking Up

Fulfillment

Happiness

Success

Patience

Kindness

Beauty

Calm

Vacation

Wholeness

Organic

Gratitude

Peace

Togetherness

Freedom

Security

Intensity

Expansion

Communication

Togetherness

Love

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Bryan Breckenridge