In the matter of two days I heard this term used about five times, from five different sources. It made me think, is something trying to tell me something?
Oh, what was it that I kept on hearing – the term ‘monkey mind’.
Monkey mind is a Buddhist, term meaning unsettled, restless, inconstant, confused, indecisive and my favorite uncontrollable. It is those thoughts that run around in your head like an ADHD child on a sugar high.
Boy, and has my old mind been a monkey lately, jumping around, with hardly a single still thought in sight. I have practiced meditation in the past, I’ve watched my thoughts without having an attachment to them, but somehow life has just got too busy and all that peace has evaporated. I do hope that I can calm the monkey inside my head; it seems to be less of a nuisance when I can put a paint brush in my hand. Oh dear, there it goes again – excuse me I need to see if I can catch it..........