Watching thoughts and feelings like children on the playground of your imagination – Karah Pino, MAcOM

Becoming the observer of your mind.

Unwind your Mind

Meditation Instruction and CD

Round and round the merry-go-round:

The same old thoughts coming around again and again.  Revisiting our challenges, from the same point of view, again and again.

Up and down the See-saw:

Our emotions rising and falling.  No matter how hard we push, we inevitably fall back to earth, feeling disappointment and failure.

Swinging, swinging, forward and back:

Feeling the thrill of progress when moving forwards, then feeling dismay when going backwards.

Know as children know, that these thoughts and feelings are temporary. 

Children exemplify for us how the joy of life is in being present with our experiences no matter which way we are going.   When we live life with the knowledge that we are free to move from game to game, playing with others or alone, we are able to be at peace with the present moment.  And more importantly, we know we can  leave the playground games at any time.

With practice, this ability to observe our own thoughts and feelings without judgement or an urgency to change them.  In time, we can observe as the spinning wheels and grinding gears slow to a stop.  Feel the peaceful stillness of a mind unwound.

Karah Pino, MAcOM is the creator and instructor of Unwind your Mind, a meditation course and CD designed to help you discover for yourself the benefits of meditation and choose the style best suited to you. 

The Unwind your Mind Monthly Newsletter includes more musings, meditation research and guided meditation downloads.

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