November 20, 2014

How to Tame the Monkey Mind. {Funny Video}


Our world is overrun with monkeys.

Well, monkey minds, that is. If you haven’t heard the term, it’s an age-old reference to the unruly, mischievous aspect of our ordinary minds.

I don’t have to spell out the kinds of trouble a monkey mind roaming free can create—we’ve all been at its mercy before.

But have you ever stopped to wonder what life would be like if you weren’t under the control of a crazy monkey? Well, just ask your friendly neighborhood meditator, because that’s what their practice is for.

I’d love to see the world free from tyranny of the monkey kind, so I’ve created a quick two-minute guide to how it’s done. Starting with the present moment, we can all begin to loosen the grip our monkey minds have on our lives.

Freedom is ours to be had. Down with the monkeys!


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Narissa Doumani

Narissa Doumani is an author, and a student of Buddhism. She’s an avid practitioner of meditation and mindfulness within all aspects of her life, even when it looks like she’s doing something inane and worldly—such as baking cookies or working as a commercial model. Her book, A Spacious Life: Memoir of a Meditator, is scheduled for publication in 2015. Find out more and connect with her at her website, on Facebook or Google+.