The world comes alive the moment the voice in your head ceases. Can you remember any moments in your life when you weren’t thinking? They are usually very memorable, because your awareness of the situation increases astronomically.
What is life like when your attention is not dominated by your thoughts? While it is miraculous, the only way to truly know what will happen, is to try. This video provides the all important “how” for silencing your thoughts:
Thank you Eckhart and Oprah for that wonderful Super Soul Sunday discussion! This next video I’m including as an example of how the direction of your attention drastically changes any situation. In this simple video of a father asking his child questions when she is crying, the principle of anchoring your awareness can be easily identified.
Eckhart taught us ways to shift our awareness from the voice in the head to our inner body. For this child, when her attention shifts from crying to answering a question, she is no longer in the grip of reaction. An adult mind usually has too much momentum to cease when interrupted by a question, which is why anchoring your attention first within the body helps to slow thought.