The obstacle to making your mind calm and serene to improve your concentration skills is not because of your environment but your mind itself. How to calm the mind when it is plagued by fear and the adversity of life?
People are very busy with all sorts of activities related to their daily lives. These activities can be more or less stressful, which is why many people are unable to reach serenity, relax, find or regain their reason to the joy of living. And without a calm mind, you cannot experience what you really are.
How to make your mind calm and serene?
We are constantly being challenged by our daily activities and it is quite normal that we can sometimes have emotions that generate fear, doubt, anxiety about the increasingly demanding world around us.
The mind is very powerful and is constantly in motion because it generates all kinds of negative and/or positive thoughts that make it difficult to gain inner calm and serenity.
When this happens and you suffer from not being able to find appeasement, calmness, and serenity in your thoughts then it is truly time to join a spiritual retreat.
When you will be able to calm this stormy mind and your relationship with the world around you, you will greatly appreciate your true nature.
You will be able to appreciate the things that are really important in your life and be happy at any time regardless of your lifestyle.
The spiritual retreat is not a physical place. The turbulence of your world lies in your mind and nowhere else. When you change places you carry your mind with you. The key to accessing spiritual retreat lies in your mind itself.
So how do we do that? Well, meditation is the only remedy to calm the mind.
If you’ve never meditated before, follow this guide.
Meditation does not depend on where you are. But at first, it is advisable to choose a quiet place or join a support group.
When you are in a quiet place, this can help you feel calm but once you leave the place, your mind becomes very restless again. Why ? Because it is not the place that is responsible for your serenity but yourself.
Were you a different person when you were at this quiet place compared to what you are now? No. What happened then?
You were in a state of meditation or contemplation. That is, instead of projecting your thoughts outward, you have turned them inward. When you turn the mind inward, all your fear and anxiety disappear.
Why do you want to have a calm and serene mind?
When you identify with your external environment, you are in a changing situation that can cause suffering, despair, fear and anxiety.
It is not the events or people that are your source of suffering and anxiety but your mind itself.
When your mind is calm and serene, you will be able to easily let go of things that have been disturbing in the past. You will be able to live in accordance with your environment.
You will see the goodness of all that surrounds you, for as Robert Adams so well said: “All is well, everything is unfolding as it should. There are no mistakes. What appears to be wrong is simply your own false imagination.”