are you anxious stressed mind racing. Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you looking for secrets to peace and a happier life joints be way jefferson certified mindfulness practitioner and lawyer dedicated to helping you learn to apply mindfulness meditation to the personal and professional challenges of everyday life harness the power of mindfulness meditation to live and work to your highest and best purpose. Starting with just five minutes a day. Yeah. Mhm. Well hi and welcome to Mindful in five where we learned how to apply mindfulness and meditation to the challenges of everyday life in bite sized episodes for people with no time. My name is Viola jefferson and today we are talking about a common myth of mindfulness meditation in our series of five myths, this is myth, number two meditation is about emptying your mind.
Yeah. Um no many thought leaders in meditation disagree with this statement, meditation is not about emptying your mind and trying to think about nothing which sounds really hard anyway. Uh it is about intentionally come in your mind and taming that crazy racing thought pattern so that you can focus and ideally so that you can sleep better at night to it also allows you to channel your attention towards the good and the positive and to the things you want to do and accomplish so to recap as we practice it in the mindful in five way meditation is not about clearing your mind and thinking about nothing. It's about taming your mind harnessing stillness so you can be intentional and focused.
So this week commit or recommit to sitting in stillness. Even if it's just for five minutes at the beginning of your day, to center yourself and set your intentions for your day and your life. No need to enter your mind just channel and focus on being in the moment then on what you want to accomplish for the day, no matter what challenges come your way, if you would like suggestions for what kinds of things you can think about over the course of your week, the companion email that is available for these podcasts, uh you can sign up for those on Mindful and five dot com and you have a choice of signing up for the Classic edition, which is the um I'll call it the secular edition or the God Lovers Edition uh which focuses your meditation time on uh ways to better connect to the Divine God.
Lovers start your five minute meditation with a prayer and invite God into your quiet space to sit with you and help you tame your racing mind. Um, if you are looking for the classic approach, you can just sit and start by giving thanks for we all have something to be thankful for. Uh even in the middle of a pandemic. So start by giving thanks. Uh you can just give thanks, you can give thanks to the universe. You can uh just say a note and just start there and then you can delve into your mindful and five topic for the day. It's not easy when you get started and that is why mindful in five advocates that you just start with five minutes, set your alarm clock. It's going to feel like a long time at the beginning, but stick to it every day, just five minutes and you will start to see results. Mhm. Thank you for listening to Mindful in five, join the Mindful in Five community at www dot Mindful in five dot com to sign up for the weekly companion emails to this podcast, which include a new guided meditation each month and five day, five minute meditations to supercharge your journey towards inner peace and success, visit the instagram page at Mindful in Five or the facebook page at Spey Way publications.
Until next time. Be mindful and be well.