Quietness of the mind

By Julia Fernandes

October 10, 2012


There are times in life when you want to just shut yourself from the big, bad world and withdraw in your own shell. It is one of those times (and it happens very often with me) that you just don’t want to deal with the world. You just want the world to pass by you. 


On such occasions I often steal time to sit all by myself and think about nothing in particular. I know it sounds weird, but I don’t really think about anything. I just curl up on my sofa, rest my chin on my folded legs, and gaze deeply at the blue sky as far as my eyes can go, and simply be aware and enjoy God’s presence. 


I unburden my mind completely by just soaking in the present moment thinking about ‘nothing’. I don’t even contemplate on any issue that concerns or bothers me. That I reserve for some other time.


My mind is completely blank – no thoughts or questions. Just as the body needs rest, so also the mind needs its quota of rest. Often the mind is constantly in overdrive; millions things are zipping across our minds, from the mundane to the serious. We are constantly thinking, observing, planning, analyzing, etc.


Once in a while it is good to just shut it down for maintenance. We put so much of stress on our minds daily. While we know how to give our bodies rest, where our mind is concerned we really don’t stop thinking. 


When my energies are depleted, I just stop thinking even if it is just for 5 minutes and reach back to my source. God is the source from where we have all come. It is a blissful moment to simply connect back to your source for it is in the quietness of your mind that you will find God’s peace.



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