by Evita Ochel
The greatest asset in this reality is to have a stable mind. No money, possessions, titles or acquisitions are more important. The more you master your own mind, the more you master your own life, health and happiness, no matter what the circumstances.
Whether you want to turn your life around, or make some simple changes, or overcome the suffering, stress and challenges that are commonly associated with this life experience, the gateway is your own mind.
How to Create a Stable Mind
The general foundation on which to focus to create a stable mind is based on five areas. Upon applying these in our life, we are then further guided, step by step, to know what requires our attention to specifically meet and overcome our own unique limiting beliefs, wounds and challenges that continually de-stabilize our mind.
Nutrition is an absolute must here, as the food we eat either supports our entire system or hinders and disrupts its normal and optimal functions. While important to consider too, it goes way beyond any nutrients or chemicals found in foods, right down to the energetic frequency of every single substance and how it influences our / our mind’s energy field and potential. There is a reason why ancient (and modern) yogis, monks and anyone serious about harnessing their mental power typically focus on eating small amounts of food, light foods (from plants), high energy foods (more raw foods) and do regular fasting.
Doing any meditation is a good step in the right direction and a great place to start. However, the more we go down this path, to train, understand and master our mind, the more we benefit from something more structured like Vipassana meditation or the yoga path of mediation, which both outline how to access the deepest parts of ourselves.
Living with and in a state of general mindfulness is important here too, as we need to be aware of how we think and why we think, what we do and why, what we feel and why, etc. The more space there is between thoughts, the less reactivity, and the more we are empowered to make effective choices and responses in any given moment, which ultimately makes all the difference to our life, as it changes the outcomes accordingly.
4. External Guidance
While we can discover everything we need from within, for most people in our world today, it will be very helpful to be nudged into our inherent knowing about the illusive and impermanent nature of this reality and our consciousness’ timelessness by immersing ourselves into content that focuses on the grounded wisdom and philosophies of our spiritual existence. This does not refer to most of the modern new age and spirituality distractions that are abundant today. We are talking here about spiritual integrity and timeless wisdom, like Lao Tzu, the Vedas, Patanjali, and many other ancient and modern teachers. The key thing to look for in quality guidance is content that touches on Universal Truths, which have simplicity that applies to everyone at their core, as opposed to temporary, subjective, convenient or trendy “truths” that try to differentiate themselves. The more complications, rules, rituals and regimens, the less likely it is to have any substantial value for us.
Finally, nature, and immersing oneself into the natural world deeply is an essential part of creating a stable mind. This alone can help us learn about ourselves, learn about the nature of reality and stabilize our mind.
Ultimately we need to understand that creating a strong, balanced, grounded and stable mind is a life long process and requires our daily focus, effort and commitment.
Evita Ochel is a consciousness expansion teacher, whose passions and expertise span all areas of the mind, body, and spirit. She is a writer, speaker, holistic nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, video producer, and author of Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition. Evita is the creator of several online publications that feature hundreds of articles and videos, as well as classes and courses to empower individuals to consciously create their life and be the change they wish to see. For more information about her work, visit: www.evitaochel.com