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Can you tame the Monkey mind ?

Can you tame the Monkey Mind ?

Taming my monkey mind is a full – time job

What is Monkey Mind ?

Wikipedia says is a Buddhist term meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable

What is the cause of monkey mind ?

Can you tame the Monkey Mind ?

It is because our ability to think about many things at one time.In other words,it is the constant ,untamed,mind chatter that never stops even during sleep ( dreams ).

It is said that the human mind thinks anywhere between 60000 to 80000 thoughts a day!

And medical research says 80% are negative and 95% are exactly the same repetitive as the day before.Now you can realise how useless these thoughts are !

As Osho says we have two different minds,one that acts and the other that decides,and these two minds never communicate with each other resulting in hundreds and thousands of repetitive thoughts .

Why human mind is compared to Monkey ?

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If you notice the monkeys wherever they are always seen jumping from one tree branch to another,moving around as if they are drunk,making nonstop noise by chattering sometimes becoming unbearable.you can never notice monkeys being quite!And human mind is exactly the same jumping from one thought to another ….

What exactly happens in the human mind, worthy of being compared to a  monkey behaviour ?

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Our mind constantly swing between the past and the future.

Our mind giving you a big list of fears some may be true and some imaginary.

You are busy recollecting the past events both happy and not so happy .

Based on this your mind is busy judging the present and continues to be restless.Now your mind starts thinking of the imaginary catastrophic future !

In the process you forget enjoying the ‘ present ‘.

The negative feelings make you anxious,tensed,depressed,restless curtailing your ability to concentrate in a positive way.Now everyday becomes sleepless day !

Can you tame the monkey mind ?

My answer is…..a big NO.
It is impossible to suppress thinking,by thinking more !

Personally I tried all advises like meditation,breathing etc,given by Great Gurus but let me be frank here ,it was a total failure !

So I am totally lost.

I realised that ” Mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master “

Even as I am preparing this topic ,my mind is immersed in thoughts on my friends !

Even during prayers my monkey mind is not sparing me.

Does your mind wander during prayers ?

What are your thought on this topic my friends ?

Please enlighten me further.
Thanking you

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Does your mind wander during prayers ?

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Are you able to concentrate on God and Just God alone and pray without any thoughts interfering the prayers ?

1.Are you the one doing just lip movements while praying,but wander in a different world full of one thought jumping over to the next?

2.This split second intrusion of your thoughts (whether negative or positive) during prayers really haunting you ? Is this making you guilty ?
If it is so, believe me …..you are not alone.

Is it because our brains have multiple components,each doing different jobs in quick succession, thus making us, difficult to concentrate ?

Are these intrusive thoughts, a basic human nature ? ( since we can not stop thoughts from the brain)

Can you control your mind when you are already burdened with your ‘Life’ ? (burden of life is a reality for all of us).

Is it possible to override these thoughts ?

How to solve this problem ?

So many questions…..but I am finding very difficult to get one perfect answer (though plenty of answers are available on the net,which I am not convinced) which helps to really concentrate on God nothing but God .
I don’t have an answer.Do you have one ? Please guide me.

Some say Meditation helps

“The goal of meditation is not to control your thoughts,it is to stop letting them control you”

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Again I am not sure of Meditation and how it can help control ones’ mind,since mind sprouts the thoughts continuously.Mind won’t keep quite Even during the sleep, we are troubled by the thoughts in the form of Dreams!

My guess is just ignore them.And Pray God to put an end to these interfering thoughts.Or appeal to God for forgiveness and say “I trust you and I surrender”

Once we surrender with sincerity,God will appreciate.
Please share your thoughts and any solution ( I mean based on your experience), if at all available.Thank you in advance.

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Pareidolia

Any Idea what Pareidolia means ?

I did not know till I googled and found out the meaning ,when I started searching for how and why the Human beings are capable of weird imaginations of things that we see and ….I stumbled upon this terminology.

According to rationalwiki

Pareidolia is the phenomenon of recognizing patterns, shapes, and familiar objects in a vague and sometimes random stimulus.

It’s the result of your brain trying to “make sense” of input that really has no sense to find in it.

This is seen often in inkblot tests, where random splatters of ink suggest different images to different people (look, it’s a conspiracy: they’re all deliberately made to look like vaginas!) but also in cases of people seeing visions, ghosts, and other likenesses in what are actually just random patterns that happen to look like those things.

It’s part of the recurring discussion of representation in art ( The Treachery of Images) and is a fundamental component to understanding the philosophy behind modern art
It’s a psychological phenomenon that causes some people to see or hear a vague or random image or sound.

Seeing animals in clouds,or a face or rabbit in the moon are examples of Pareidolia.

Here I am posting 5 photos of clouds and let me know Which

animal/creature/soul you are imagining in this cloud formation.You

may differ the way I imagined.Feel free to tell what you imagined.

I am giving names based on my imagination.
Example 1.

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Can I say Bear & its Cub ?

Example 2.

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What about this one ?

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Pegasus

Example 3.

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And this one ?

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Pomeranian dog advising its puppy

Example 4.

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What do you imagine in this ?

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I imagine a Dragon,swallowing the Sun

Example 5.

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Now you can easily guess…

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Devil from the Hell threatening earthlings

What is your story ? What is your weird imagination of these 5 examples . Please share your thoughts.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pareidolia

http://earthsky.org/human-world/seeing-things-that-arent-there

Before you plug in a multiple socket, know how much power an outlet can pocket.!!!

Multitasking

Many people boast about their ability in Multitasking and even telling that, this is their single biggest achievement in their lives.

What is multitasking?

Well, initially it started as an ability of computer to do assigned jobs simultaneously,thus saving lot of time.

However the idea slowly creeped into the Human brains.

Also we are all aware that human brain thinks very high of itself all the time !!! Here is the example quoted humorously.

With age comes skills, it’s called multitasking. I can laugh,cough,sneeze & pee, all at the same time.

Joke apart,let me give you,  some day to day examples.

  • Talking over phone while cooking ( as Debra does in Everybody loves Raymond TV serials)
  • Driving the vehicle during a phone conversation.
  • Getting down the stairs,while talking over the phone.
  • Sending e-mails during a servious discussion.
  • Answering a phone call while attending a customer.I can go on and on.

“To do two things at a time is to do neither”  –  Pubillous Syrus in I st century BC

Multi tasking

Draining the brain reserves for nothing.

If you Carefully look In the above photo,you can notice the gentleman is doing multiple things at the same time.

1. Enjoying the songs through headphone.

2. Something kept in his mouth,I am not sure may be a red candy or a plastic card.

3. And he is also checking the currency notes in the purse.

“The irony of multitasking is that it’s exhausting: when you’re doing two or three things simultaneously, you use more energy than the sum of energy required to do each task independently. You’re also cheating yourself because your’re not doing anything excellently. You’re compromising your virtuosity. In the words of T. S. Elliot, you’re ‘distracted from distractions by distractions”.Twyla Tharp

The truth of multitasking well said by Heidi Klum

“I’m quite good at multitasking, but I have to do things immediately”

finally….. Remember  Multitasking is injurious to the brain-scientifically proved.

Thank you so much for your patience and taking your time to reach this point.

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