Mental Activity and It’s Balance

The mind can often be a place of too much activity, so as part of a practice of listening to the body it is also very helpful to pay attention to the activity of the mind. Headaches, for example, may also not be helped by too much mental activity.

We have a great capacity for mental activity, with no limits, but it depends on the when and how and why as to whether we are too much ‘in our heads’.

Are we frowning habitually as a result of a conditioned tendency to worry? Even concern or worry does not need to be accompanied by a physical frown, and by gaining the habit of not doing so you may also even see how your belief systems can relax your forehead! You can see a person who frowns in later life as the ridges develop unneccessarily rapidly and noticeably.

But we may need to get out of our heads sometimes, if we are thinking and intellectualising things far too much, and we may wish to find ways of achieving that which don’t involve the need for other toxins or poisions. Much better to work with the beliefs and the little small voice of the nagging mind which are causing us to feel the need to over-intellectualise and overly worry too much.