Every Damn Day in June 2019

When My Mind Quiets Down

feeling peaceful and zen-like when my mind goes quiet

I used to get nervous when my head was quiet. I wondered what it meant, why I wasn’t thinking about something, and if there was something wrong with me.

Now? I accept it, enjoy it, and move on.

What do I mean? When the thoughts shut down for a while, and I simply exist. No thinking, no planning. Just…silence.

It doesn’t happen often, but I’m not scared of it. In fact, I associate it with peace and contentment.

If I can sit still for any amount of time and allow my brain to fall silent, I feel like I’m in a good place. In the moment and in life.

Today was one of those days.

Yes, I stayed busy. And yes, the to-do list never ends. But in the quiet in-between moments and in the bustling of getting things done, my brain became still. I’m not actively meditating, but I guess it’s some level of mindfulness.

None of the, “What do I need to do next?” or the “What’s going to happen tomorrow?” or “Why did I say that yesterday?” When none of my thoughts turn to the future or the past, everything is quiet.

The few thoughts I have flutter in and out. Maybe I say something or make a note, maybe I don’t.

I find that I make the best decisions (though not always the easiest ones) during these times. The typical clutter of my mind doesn’t crowd the single thought. There’s room for it to stretch out, take hold, and exist — without judgement or worry.

Today, I’m very zen-like. Tomorrow? Well, that’s an entirely new day, and there’s a good chance I’ll be right back at my frantic pace. Since I can’t seem to predict when my mind will calm down, I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

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Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, an opinionated marketer, and speaker. You can find me online sharing my innermost sexual thoughts and experiences, teaching other bloggers how to make money writing about sex, and helping kinksters have healthy BDSM relationships. I'm also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom and business partner, John Brownstone. Welcome to my kinky corner of the internet!

6 Comments

  • 🙂 one day I hope to have that quiet mind moment! I was just diagnosed with PTSD, GAD, depression and body dysmorphia. The anxiety is killer! I’m doing cognitive behavior therapy and EMDR next. 🙂 I know I probably can’t beat it all, I’m just ready to come to peace with it all. I swear I’m the only one who gets anxious at the thought of meditating or yoga lol.

    • Before my own few years with therapy, I couldn’t have imagined it either. And when my anxiety or bipolar disorder kick in, all bets are off. But in those calm in between times, it’s much easier to have a quiet mind. I hope that therapy helps you as much as it helped me. ((HUGS))

  • When your mind is peaceful and in a place to make the right decisions make the most of it. It’s can’t always be like that, there’s too much life stuff going on, but that makes those moments more precious.

    • At this point, I’m not actively doing it (it’s not a skill I possess either — meditation is VERY difficult for me, lol) but sometimes it quiets down on its own, which is a relief.

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