My mind is the sky and my thoughts, experiences and feelings are the clouds moving across my sky. This is the view I have taken concerning my own mind as I try to reach for clarity of thought and focus each day.
Just as I am responsible for my external intake of information I am equally responsible for what I allow or disallow internally. I need to monitor what I am paying attention to on a daily basis.
My desire is to harness my best energy and capture inspiration from the universe while I work through the day’s activities. There are the usual distractions of phone calls, emails, questions or technical difficulties, but there are also the interruptions of thoughts, feelings and triggered memories that cause a break in concentration.
Many thoughts come and go as I work. They surface out of seemingly nowhere and threaten to sabotage my single-minded focus. I have heard it explained that thought is but a memory from the past, which brings to mind a saying I once read on a wall plaque: “Never let yesterday use up too much of today”.
Monitoring both external and internal distractions and then dispelling or controlling them leads to a more productive day.