I was looking out the window at the rain pouring down and immediately grabbed a sweater, pulled on my Uggs and turned up the heater. I didn’t have time to think about it. It was the obvious choice in the situation. I knew it and I took immediate appropriate action, a no-brainer on my part. Now when a bigger play in life’s decisions happen, like between do I stay with my current job or take a risk and move on, that decision gets seriously stressful and time consuming. As I ponder the situation and view all the alternative scenarios in my mind, I suddenly get confused, hit stalemate, procrastinate and do nothing. I stay in the same job until this scenario of, “Do I stay with my current job that I do not like or take a risk and move on?” plays on into infinity and beyond. It is a given that this life decision is much more complicated than just keeping myself warm, but wouldn’t it be nice if I had a tool to help me have clarity of mind?
How do I find that clarity of mind to make the right decision? I find that this simple clarity of mind meditation is very helpful. First of all, I remember that I am not alone in this situation and that there have been many people before me who have made it thru to the other side and chose wisely. This gives me confidence that I am actually capable of making a right decision.
I become aware of fear, procrastination, and all negative thinking in general and stop what I am doing.
I take a few deep breaths in thru my nose for the count of three and let out thru my mouth for the count of four, I close my eyes, and I center myself while focusing on the breath. I let go with each breath.
I then focus on the question and actually ask it either in my mind or say it out loud. “Should I stay with my current job or take a risk and move on?”
I then proceed to listen. The meditation is simple. I don’t ask anymore questions and I let all the thoughts and pictures of my mind float by like an observer to it all. I listen again and become more quiet, like a still pond of water.
During the process of meditation, I turn off my thinking like turning off a light switch and immediately switch on the receiving clarity of mind switch.
I assume that I will receive the right answer to my question. I always do.
I know when I have found my clarity of mind to make the right decision because it feels good, it feels right deep in my gut, like a sense of knowing.
I give thanks for clarity of mind.
I open my eyes.
This is like exercising a clarity of mind muscle and it just takes practice for the process to quicken.