Rainbow of Emotions 5: Confusion

Confusion comes from the state of being overwhelmed.  Too much information, too much stimulation, and too little processing time all create havoc in the mind.  It is like the perfect storm with all the predictable hazards only visible to the most alert observer: the mindful witness.

What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is more than just everyday awareness where your mind is focused on the task at hand and doing it well.  Mindfulness involves a deeper state of awareness that includes the subtleties in and around you.  Noticing that knot in your stomach, growing tension in your head and loss of focus are all a part of mindfulness within.  The changing scenery, events and conversations outside of you are also a part of mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the remedy for confusion.  When you are feeling confused, step back from where you are and take a deep breath.  Notice your feelings and do not judge or resist them but simply acknowledge them.  Then create space for positive change.  Change can only happen in the moment.  Relax your mind and make space for clarity.  Mindfulness is the key.  

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