“I would say that what you are feeling is present,“Allen told me.” You get rid of the distractions and mental fragmentation that comes from living in the modern world. “
“When you turn on the TV while surfing the phone while trying to eat dinner, that’s it let the mind be fragmented and inattention, and ultimately, it keeps you awake from your conscious experience, “says Allen. Your perception starts to fade because of this pull in many different directions. One of the great benefits of meditation is the creation and nourishment of an amount of space within. It gives you a feeling be aware of thoughts that arise and feelings are coming into your mind and body. “
“And so in the process of writing those thanks,” he continued, “you’re touching a positive emotion and you’re narrowing your focus. over and over again, and it’s like a spell. “
“In meditation, an idea is a mantra – repeating a phrase or even a sound – acting like a windshield wiper,” explains Allen. Think, story and story “. “It almost self-hypnosis. By writing the same cards over and over again, it acts like a physical mantra – very common in Buddhism. One example is when monks get together and make giant mandalas out of colored straws. “
“Like a rosary,” I point out, thinking of my great-grandmother (aptly named) Rosie, who carried the necklace wherever she went. Allen agrees.
By writing thank you notes to make it easier to write them, I accidentally created a spell. This month, every visit to my dad’s healers begins with the sentence: It’s been nearly 10 years since … According to Allen, such a simple wiper phrase will help clear my mind and allow more meaningful memories and messages to flow.