| The Mind needs to be quiet in order to be creative and innovative. But
the problem is that all efforts to silence the mind results in the mind becoming more
active and dominant.
The other term widely used is "Controlling the
mind" this is he western concept which is opposite to quieting the mind. Control
leads to strengthening of the negative aspect of ones personality while silence
helps one develop an objective perspective towards life and situations.
What ever we focus on determines what we create : our
reality, so if the mind is not silent but a whirlwind of anxiety and unrest, we create a
world of anxiety, unrest and discomfort. But as we learn to let go and watch out thoughts,
we notice how our anxieties and fears begin to slowly fade away and we become centered and
One easy way to experience this most profound state of
Silence is to take out time and with closed eyes observe our thoughts- One after another.
Their connection and how each though invokes certain sensations and feelings. How some
thoughts make us feel uncomfortable and some very placid and safe. One who is engaged in
this practice on a regular basis comes to realize that
"nothing is permanent except
Thoughts change and if we learn not to identify ourselves
with out thoughts we can learn to be free. When we have think anxious, the ability not to
feel anxious is within us. After all its a Thought. I am not the thought. I choose to
think what I want.