Our minds can be similar to a "runaway train" with so many thoughts being from our past experiences and we even create perceptions and ideas on what our "future" will look like. These thoughts are meaningless, unless we begin to believe that what we think is true and start resonating with our idea's and thoughts. From the moment we wake up, to the time we fall asleep, the conscious mind is continually working and thinking. We can generate anything up to or between 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day!!
80% of these thoughts are negative!!
Meditation dramatically slows our thoughts down and when the stream of thoughts slows down, you will be able to focus your mind on what you are doing, without being distracted, and your mind can work better at studying, solving problems, making plans, doing your work, etc.
Committing to a daily practice of Meditation can also greatly assist the mind to be calm, clearer and more centered on peace and love from the Divine. Leading busier and busier lives these days, with the influx of technology and attention seeking devices, we lose the connection to ourselves, our inner guidance and most importantly - God. From a place of stillness, peace and calmness we gain from our meditation practices, we begin to let go of itinerary based thinking (what should I be doing next?? where do I need to be tomorrow? etc) and sit in the powerful connection of the here and now.
To be fully in the present moment, we sit in our soul awareness and stop listening to the "chatter" in our heads. As our thought patterns begin to slow down, we then start to feel less busy and tense. When we begin to relax and experience peace, then clarity and awareness can be discovered from our inner self and soul.
The past is gone and the future hasn't even happened yet, the only real moment is the one right now. Everyone has the capability of slowing down their thoughts if they choose to and adopt a self care regime of meditation. The rewards for doing so are certainly well worth the effort. After all, life is too short and inside us don't we all desire a life that is calm, peaceful and less hectic????