Topic #204: Close your eyes and try thinking about nothing: what happens?
It’s counter-intuitive, but awake or asleep our brains are driven to be doing something. It’s a surprise to most people to realize how little control they have over their own minds, an observation which may explain why the behavior of people on this planet, and our own behavior, is so frustrating.
Meditation is one way to learn to control one’s own mind better, a skill that would seem to be more important than most people consider it. If you can’t control your own mind, you are lost. Or perhaps you disagree?
I have tried to think about nothing but it seems my mind has a mind of its own. The mind uses this time to sort through the days events and organize them into our memory, thus we begin to relive them in our dreams and thoughts. When the body is relaxing the mind seems to be at its busiest. We begin to think about the days events, tomorrows choices and problems that we have to shift through.
I do not truly think that we can clear our mind to think about nothing. We can learn to control and focus our mind through meditation.