Ways to Tame the Monkey Mind

Health and Wellness - Life Trials
By: Miri    
07-Jan-2011

Introduction:Our monkey minds are minds that run constantly and never have peace. We have trouble sleeping at night because we can't turn them off. Learn how to tame the monkey mind with these tips.

  • 01

    Keep a Tight Leash

    Keep a tight leash on your monkey mind. Don't let it stray too far. If you sit and day dream and encourage your mind to wander it will always run wild. Train your mind to stay in the present moment by catching random thoughts as they come and immediately bring your mind back to the present moment.

  • 02

    Stop Worrying

    Some people are worriers. They worry about the possibilities of the future going wrong. They worry about getting hurt and being in a bad situation. Look at the big picture. Live your life so that you don't have to worry about the basics. Don't overspend or have friends that aren't noble. Then let the small stuff go. Worrying about other people's issues isn't your problem. Don't steal other people's worries.

  • 03

    Become Comfortable With Silence

    Silence doesn't have to be frightening. We fill our lives with music, TV, and computers. We talk constantly and never want to be alone. Become comfortable with silence. Take some time to turn everything off and enjoy the silence. Don't let your mind run away during this time and tame the monkey mind by welcoming silence on a regular basis.

  • 04

    Check Your Ego

    Check your ego at the door. If your ego is inflated and everything is all about you then the monkey mind will control you forever. Recognize that doing more for others rather than being self serving will bring you happiness as well as clear your mind. It's exhausting keeping up an ego. Relax and enjoy some down time.

  • 05

    Feed Your Spirit

    Feed your spirit and your monkey mind will calm down. Some will call this prayer and some will call this meditation. Take a walk in the woods in silence and experience nature or pray with gratitude. Staying in touch with your spirit and that higher being within is the best way to tame your monkey mind and be free for eternity.







Comments

  • hummingbirdee 2/1/2013 Flag This Comment

    Interesting list.

  • ListMaker 2/4/2011 Flag This Comment

    The only way I can stop my mind from thinking is to turn on the TV - that's how mindless that box is.

  • workhomeunion 1/10/2011 Flag This Comment

    "Be still and know" is a favorite quote from Wayne Dyer and a few others. As mentioned in #3 "Be Comfortable with Silence" .. that's what I'm working on. Nice list, Hi5.

  • goodselfme 1/7/2011 Flag This Comment

    So many helpful tips in this well composed list about the monkey mind to keep in under control.Worry is a good friend's foe, but with help she is making stride in recovering.

  • bestmommy 1/7/2011 Flag This Comment

    This is a new term for me...Monkey Mind. You've described it perfectly though. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to stop mine from swinging on the dining room chandelier. : )

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