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12 Ways to Calm the Overactive Mind

Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

Hijacking the introverted mind

We have been indoctrinated into a society that places ego and materialism above everything else, so many people will end up thinking about these things and how they are being perceived by others. Our self perception has been hijacked by the mainstream media, who portrays fictitious characters leading the make-believe lives which many people feel they should be living.

It is estimated that approximately 75% of the population are extroverts and virtually all television programming is geared to reinforce the “all-about-me” persona while deterring people to look within for answers, which is they key trait of an introvert.

Carl Jung defined extraversion as “an attitude type characterized by concentration of interest on the external object”, (the outside world). and introversion as an “attitude-type characterized by orientation in life through subjective psychic contents” (focus on one’s inner psychic activity).

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LittleWing's picture

Thank you, Freedom Ninja!

I didn't even realize there is a 'Hidden Knowledge' Topic Category!

I have this bookmarked to read it all after dinner but meanwhile here are two quick quotes I love to share:

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to.” Sogyal Rinpoche

“Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature. Think of your ordinary emotional, thought-ridden self as a block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun. If you are feeling hard and cold, let this aggression melt away in the sunlight of your meditation. Let peace work on you and enable you to gather your scattered mind into the mindfulness of Calm Abiding, and awaken in you the awareness and insight of Clear Seeing. And you will find all your negativity disarmed, your aggression dissolved, and your confusion evaporating slowly like mist into the vast and stainless sky of your absolute nature.” Sogyal Rinpoche

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Thank YOU for those beautiful quotes!

I resonate with them fully :)

Very synchronistic to a video I watched just last night of a lecture by Jack Kornfield. I posted it for anyone interested in it here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/308463/jack-kornfield-the-ancient-h...

Very practical knowledge with a wonderful meditation at the end.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

deacon's picture

thanks man

:)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

My pleasure D :)

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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin