The mind is not familiar with the unknown. Everything unknown is unpredictable and therefore, a threat from the mind‘s perspective. Our minds try to make us believe that to create inner peace, we need to anticipate and be prepared for anything. This approach creates tremendous anxiety. Our minds are made of patterns and do not see what is real; they create stories that reveal what needs to be healed within us.
We need to train the mind to relax into the unknown so that it can change its primary function; instead of controlling and leading, the mind can become sensitive and connected. One way to relax the mind is to open the heart wider. Daily practice is just that: heart training. When we choose to spend time with ourselves, journaling, breathing, meditating, walking, or dancing; when we listen to our inner state of being and pay attention to our sensations and emotions, we open our hearts. It is not always comfortable, but it will bring us deeper peace, stability, simplicity, and clarity.
Let’s keep being present to ourselves, shall we?