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It is fairly early for me on a Sunday morning, but it has been productive as mornings no matter how late I begin them are productive times for me. Earlier in the morning during my meditation time, I am even productive then. But as the day wears on, my mind loses focus and begins to wander. I think that is how I have ended up with three entrepreneurial ventures plus two books in progress. So a wandering mind for me is also the sign of a very creative mind. And I never thought of myself as creative. I am an oldest child who was taught to be responsible above all through my education in a Catholic school for many years. Laziness and dawdling were thought to be the tools of the devil. Now, through finding my own spiritual, rather than religious, path, I do not believe in the devil or in hell. I totally believe in creating heaven on earth not only for me but also for all people as we are all connected. Wow, that was a mindful I just just dumped on you. As I said, my mind does wander!
So, what if your mind wanders. So what if your mind wanders is another way to think of it, Contrary to articles on staying productive all of the time, I do not believe that we should be “plugged in” all of the time. I think we truly miss too much of what the world offers when our ears are “plugged”. Go where your mind wanders. You never know what new idea or thought will wander in.
I do believe in focus while working out especially with yoga. Knowing why we are doing what we are doing and mentally focusing can bring greater benefit not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well.
Now, my favorite spot to let my mind wander is the shower. I have been a firm believer of the power of water falling all over my head and body. It is the purification of the soul as well as the body, and feeling the sensation of the water brings great moments of inspiration, clarification, and sensation as well as mentally and physically preparing the mind and body for sleep. On the other hand, since sleep is a powerful tool in my life where I dream, awake to meditate, and take sleep seriously as a part of self care, I am ready for a quick morning shower to energize. If my mind wanders, it is usually mindful meandering in the morning!
Welcome a wandering mind between engagements at work. Take that moment to breathe, capture your focus and your mindfulness. Breathing is a great tool to use while wandering and meandering–it reduces stress, energizes you, and puts you on to your next focal point. Productivity will benefit by these short interludes.
A wandering mind is also welcome in my life as I have opportunities for “waiting”…for appointments, for checking out of a store or the library, or simply being caught in traffic. Be mindful of what is happening around you…allow enough time in your daily schedule for “delays” for they are blessings in your hectic schedules. I now allow more than enough time to allow for delays and feel oh so proud when I still am on time for the commitments I have made. This is mindful wandering.
Yes, my mind wanders, and I am thankful for it. It probably was daydreaming that led me to leave the political world in the 90’s and to leave the financial industry world about 8 years ago. The thought of what could I be if not what I was at the time. And then it was a a wandering mind that lead to Empower Excellence, Professional Women’s Connection as well as Ageless Women of Wisdom. I always dreamt that I could give something back, and I have, and today, my wandering mind at meditation time for that is what silence does–it lets the mind and the soul wander into areas that we do not give time to during our waking hours—has opened up my soul to finally accept that I AM AN EMPOWERING WOMAN, I AM A CONNECTED WOMAN, and I AM A WOMAN OF WISDOM1 I am wise! And I share that wisdom with other minds, wandering and focused.