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Find Your Zen


Time to stop and smell the hyacinths

Foreword

This unsettling time, that we are all living in, made me realize that a lot of people I personally know (including myself) just do not know how and when to pause. We are driving fast, working fast, dating fast, eating fast and constantly complaining that we have "no time". Yet, now that we have plenty of it, some of us oddly feel like that hamster with a broken wheel: you know it is not moving, but your little paws are still running.

In today's [rather atypical for me] post I want to share a few things that helped me find that inner peace again. If you feel like you need a bit of help in that department, I hope you find this article helpful.

Just pause, sit back, relax and enjoy the read.

Monkey Mind

aka "restless, unsettled, confused"

It is believed that Buddha once described a human's mind as being invaded with a bunch of drunken monkeys, wreaking havoc and making a lot of noise with Fear Monkey being the loudest. Now, good luck trying to focus on family, loved ones, health, work when this little beast is acting out inside of your head 24/7. Raise your paw if you've been there (mine is up).

Thankfully, there is a way to tame your monkey mind and tha