You can’t think your way to a quiet mind

Image: Jenn Richardson

Answers, solutions, insights, and creative solutions emerge from a quiet mind.

When our heads are full of rabid monkey thoughts, it’s hard to see the forest for the trees.

But here’s the thing… When we try to quiet the mind — when we use thought to quiet thought — it’s like fighting fire with fire. All we do is add more thinking to our thinking.

We get into a quiet, creative, potentialized mind by turning our attention from our thoughts to the physical and psychological beingness of the present moment.

Be here. Right now. Get in your body. Get in your blood. Get in your breath and your ever-present heartbeat. This is you. Right here.

This is where insight comes from. From the quiet.

Get in that for a while. Be in that space. You’ll see what I mean.

I’m Jonas Ellison — a motivational messenger and transformative guide who writes daily here on Medium. To get my short vignettes in your inbox daily, click here.

If you enjoyed this piece, proclaim your love to the world by recommending it below. Thanks!