"Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart."
When you spend your time and energy on things that do not have real meaning, you are swept into clutter and "noise." When your focus is on such things, there may not be room to focus on the things that are really important. Our lives have much that can occupy our time and energy, but things that have meaning may be less obvious. Looking for the meaning in your activities is worth the effort. It gives you a richness in your life that bring not only peace of mind and heart, but which can be shared with others for the betterment of the planet.
This week: Just for this week, take ONE DAY to focus your attention away from the noise of meaningless things, and focus you attention on something that is truly meaningful to you. Notice how you feel at the end of the day. Do you feel inspired? At peace? Energized? Go back to your usual approach and notice how you feel at the end of that day. Do you feel tired? Depleted? Bored? Disconnected? What one thing would you like to add to your daily life that would bring you more meaning?
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert in personal and professional growth at the Inner Resource Center, LLC. She specializes in helping people let go of "mental clutter" in their lives--those negative emotions and limiting beliefs that block their success and happiness, and helps them create lives of greater meaning. For more information, including some free resources, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/