I recently just made my blog a twitter page (link below), and this quote came up on my feed and it really stuck with me. “A calm mind has great energy”. There is just so much truth behind it, a calm mind has great energy.
In other words, a mind that processes before responding, a mind that listens to understand and not to just respond. A mind that tries to understand the other’s perspective and how the other person may be feeling, that mind, has great energy.
So many people in today’s society are so quick to judge, to assume, to prioritize their own thoughts as superior to any other. It’s rare to meet a person who has mastered the practice of calming a mind. I have been attempting to master this since my teen years. I used to be very hot headed, easily angered, always feeling as if the world was on the verge of ending at the slightest inconvenience.
I would definitely say that I have mentally upgraded since then, as any person would with age. I am nowhere near mastering but calming my mind before responding is something I do on the daily and take very seriously. Now when I am faced with anything undesirable or not in my favor, I take time to comprehend the actions that have been done. I take some time away from the problem to see how it could be made into something positive or something that’s for the better. I separate myself from the issue so I can recenter my thoughts and ensure my actions are not being fueled by remiss. A calm mind has great energy, because it is a well thought out mind, it is a well justified mind, a mind that has gathered research, data, advice, contemplation and so much more and has now come to a final decision.
The true moral of the quote: Think before you respond. Live your life the way you would want to be treated, do things you think are right because you can fully respect the decision being made.