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July 13, 2011

Noisy World – Quiet Corner

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 11:15 pm

There’s an old tongue twister that popped in as I was contemplating this blog post – “A noisy noise annoys an oyster most.”

It’s a noisy world and it’s getting noisier. Our media reflects this increasing noise that we human beings are generating. We have nonstop news 24/7, and the organizations delivering it have to shout louder to get above the competing din in order to get our attention. No wonder oysters bury themselves in the sand.

Our minds are more active because we have more stimuli bombarding us and vying for our attention. Our additional mental activity causes tensions like frazzled nerves, road rage, sleeplessness and attention deficits.

It doesn’t look like the noise is going to quiet down anytime soon.

There seems to be two courses of action to change things.

  1. Change the world’s noise.
  2. Change the noise in your corner of the world – your mind.

Choice one will be an uphill battle with little chance of success, but changing your little corner pays quiet dividends to you.

It always seems as though our problem is out there in the big, bad world. That’s only a situation. Our problem is in our noisy little corner of the world.

We have the ability to generate internal quiet, but it takes recognition and repetition.

We have to recognize that our thoughts are running rampant in our mind and the best way to stop them in their tracks is to interrupt them repeatedly.

Interruption is not beating yourself up for having them, or stopping to debate with them. Just notice that your thoughts have a mind of their own and will pop in without invitation often. “Observing” may be a better term. When you observe something, you don’t participate. It’s like watching a movie.

Observing is the interruption that’s necessary. Watch your mind work. It can be very entertaining. We normally don’t observe; we participate. Participating in a back and forth conversation in your mind makes as much sense as debating with a mannequin. Your wisdom falls on deaf ears.

Observation is the noise dial. Each time you observe your thoughts, you get to turn the volume down on them another notch. Practice makes problems disappear by making room for solutions to pop in.

You can make the world less noisy by taking care of your little corner of it. Observation is a start and repetition takes you to the finish line.

As always, you have choices. You can remain an annoyed oyster OR you can take action on this pearl of wisdom: A quiet mind is an observed mind.

 

All the best,

John

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