Nancy: Five Minutes That Can Change Your Story

The art of clearing the mind

The art of clearing the mind

 

Several weeks ago, I was taking a yoga class with a wonderful teacher. During the practice, he said something that, at the time, I thought was a bit hyperbolic but might have some merit. He encouraged everyone in the class to find 5-10 minutes a day to find a peaceful, calming place and sit quietly. The idea is to clear your mind, to think everything and nothing at the same time, which is a very common part of yoga practice. About those 5-10 minutes the teacher recommended, he said, “It will change your life.”

I love the idea of these moments of peace each day, but to be honest, I haven’t made time for them yet. However, about a week after hearing that advice, I did start applying an adaptation of it to my writing. Continue reading