In this meditation, we empty our minds so we can return to our original mind.
So, we throw away our attachments about money, love, family, pride and inferiority etc. Now this might get some people worried.
Often people say “I want money, love, family in my life. What do you mean by throwing it away? How can you live a normal life when you throw away money, love and family?”
A very good question! Now let me clarify this matter so people won’t be misled!
This meditation is about throwing away your FALSE MIND which is the cause of stress, anxiety and frustration. By discarding unnecessary thoughts, your mind becomes calmer that you are able to think clearer. Naturally this will help you focus on whatever you are doing and you will be left more able to enjoy and complete whatever tasks are at hand.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say you are a student who is very stressed about the exam next week. The thought of the exam makes you feel anxious and worried, so you don’t want to think about it.
You end up spending a lot of time on youtube or on games which kind of helps you stop thinking about the exam. However, you know deep down that you have an exam and you shouldn’t be spending too much time like this, so you actually cannot fully enjoy what you are doing.
So, with all the stress and anxiety, you can’t focus to study but you can’t rest or enjoy other things either.
So, what does it mean to throw away my mind about exams and how will it actually help?
It literally means to discard your MIND you have about the exam, that creates your stress and worries. All the thoughts that you have about the exam; what if I don’t do well and do not get a good grade? I didn’t do well in the last exam either. What if I fail again and what would others think of me? I am just not good enough to do anything…etc. Just like all the other ‘worries’ that we have, they are either about something that has already happened that you can’t really do anything about, or something that hasn’t happened yet.
Some might wonder, so if you are throwing away thoughts about the exam, then you will just forget about the exam and not study? Absolutely not. It’s completely the opposite.
By discarding all those negative minds that you have about the exam, your mind becomes free of anxiety and worries.
Your mind becomes clearer and calmer. Now you can think clearer and see the logic of the cause and effect.
You understand that if you want to get a good grade, then you simply need to make an effort. Also you are able to accept the results after doing your best.
This is just a simple example but it shows how throwing away your unnecessary mind can actually help you move forward in a positive way.
When you discard your mind about money, love, family, you will be able to work harder for better money, improve your relationships and be harmonious, and happier with your family.
As you live your life, the world might give you something that you are totally unprepared for, not necessarily in a positive way. However, when you keep your mind clear and calm, you can always think wisely, make a better decision and have confidence to take action to move forward. This is one of the greatest benefits of meditation.
So, throw away your mind about money, love, family and pride, and start living truly with your true wealth, love and family.
Enjoy your life to the fullest!