Stop “Flittering”

Want real peace… the kind that all the yogis talk about? Stop “Flittering.” Flittering as in going back and forth. Have you observed how if your attention doesn’t like what’s happening “out there” in the world, it goes “inside” to have a conversation about it? What Eckhart Tolle calls, “The voice in the head.”

Have you also noticed that when your attention doesn’t like what’s going on internally, it seeks refuge outside in the “world” in the form of drugs (alcohol is a drug), money, fame, sex, exercise, eating, relationships, prestige, etc (basically, MORE).

So, inside looks to outside to “fix it” or make it “feel better,” and outside looks to inside to makes sense of what it is experiencing and assure it everything is going to be okay!

What the yogi knows is that game of mental ping-pong comes at too high a price: your inner peace. Be as you already are by relaxing exactly as you are. You come home when you rest at center.

-Michael Jeffreys

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5 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on What is depression?.

  2. Wonderful, Michael! Thank you! 🙂

  3. Good advice, but sometimes easier said than done!

  4. Brilliant! Instead of going from one side of midn to another, go beyond mind (some people call it middle path,but i think it’s above mind) and see wider picture -as i would call it.

  5. 🙂

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