The weather seems to finally be taking a slow turn towards spring. More grass is able to peek through the melting snow than before and remnants of last year's leaves and bits of garbage have been showing themselves, reminding me it's almost time to do a spring cleaning of he yard. But what about our minds? It also seems to be the right time to do a spring cleaning of our minds, as well. Letting fresh breezes move in to push clouds of stagnant and unused thoughts out.
If you have a mind that seems to fuel itself on more thoughts per minute, try to slow down by focusing on something in your present moment. For example, shift your attention to your breath; shift your attention to your right shoulder blade. Anything, that forces you to release the mundane ego-driven to-do list types of thoughts and bring awareness back to now.
I choose to believe it is almost spring; that thirty degree weather is far behind. I feel ready to open the windows of my mind and release the thoughts I have been dragging around all bundled up all winter long. I release them from their binding to find that, underneath they are not thoughts I seem to need any more. They are free to leave because, I myself, chose freedom. How about you?