If You correct your mind the rest will fall into place - Lao Tzu Quote

If You Correct Your Mind, The Rest of Your Life Will Fall Into Place

“If you correct your mind the rest of your life will fall into place” is one of my favorite Lao Tzu quotes. It brings to mind a habit I am often guilty of getting caught up in. My husband is a very private person, and tends to keep his thoughts to himself unless invited to share. I’m the polar opposite. I am very open with my feelings and experiences because talking about them is a big part of my process. So when he and I are having a disagreement, or there is something brewing under the surface that hasn’t been identified, and he isn’t sharing, I tend to fill in those blanks with monkey mind filler. I come up with possible feelings, thoughts, and motives for his side of the equation, that may or may not be based in actual fact.

When we do finally get around to talking about it, I typically discover that at least half of my monkey mind tangent about where he is on the issue is so far off the mark. I’ve put words in his mouth that were never there, or worse, villainized him for no good reason. The reality is so much less intense and more loving than my mind made things out to be.

What is my mind’s purpose?

My mind creates chaos where there isn’t. My mind is doing more work that it’s designed to. It thinks it needs to micro-manage my heart and soul. Its’ real purpose is to support the heart and soul, the place where my true self, the essence that is Stacey resides.

So every day this week, I will send my mind on vacation! It needs a break. And with my mind out of the picture, I’m excited to see what magic unfolds for me! Care to join me?

If you need help calming your mind – I have a free guided meditation titled “Instant Vacation: Creating Your Happy Place”, please feel free to download it & I hope it helps to send your mind on the vacation it so dearly needs!

With love & gratitude,

Stacey, The Black Feather Intuitive

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  1. Petra

    How do you send your mind on a vacation? My mind is constantly in the picture.

    1. Hi Petra,
      Did you try the meditation I provided? The key for me is meditating, you need to regain control of your mind or it will run you constantly, whether you want it to or not. A good test I’ve found is to clear your mind completely and don’t think of anything – just remain aware, and watch to see how long it takes for a thought to creep in. When I started doing this I could only go 10-15 seconds, but when you implement meditation into a regular practice you can regain that control and go for minutes without losing control! Let me know how that works for you
      -Stacey, The Black Feather Intuitive

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