If you are into meditation like me; I’m sure you’ve had those days where you are having trouble focusing on your topic of choice. Even if you are trying to simply just relax; sometimes thoughts and ideas just seem to come out of nowhere. Then these thoughts go right out of your head just as rapidly as they arrived. But isn’t it really annoying when a good idea comes to mind and you can’t seem to recall it later on; when you are truly ready to revisit it for further contemplation?
Fortunately, in my particular case, “God gave us the digital recorder!” So, when the above described happens to me, “This is what I do and it works really well!” So well in fact, “I’ve pretty much become a master of content creation overnight,” using the following technique during meditations.
Now, during my meditations, when a random thought comes to mind; I give it the time of day for a second or two. If I find it has value regarding writing a book, blog post, content for a web page and so on; I record it. Then, after I’ve done that, I turn my attention back to the subject of my meditation.
When I do this it seems to put the idea or thought to bed and it doesn’t usually reoccur. I don’t put a lot of effort into recording what the thought or idea is; two or three sentences worth at max this way I’m not taken totally off track from the meditation at hand. I record just enough about the thought so that when I’m finished with what I’m really working on I will be able to listen to it at my leisure later on; having just enough information to remember what it was all about.
Everybody has a different system for processing their notes and things. But the main point in all of this is that you…
- Get the idea or thought out of your head so you can continue your meditation without being molested by it. I use a recorder because it involves the least amount of effort in the note taking universe. Besides; who do you know who can be totally relaxed while balancing a pen and note pad when they are in the zone?
- After you’ve completed your meditation you will not be stressed out trying to remember what that cool thought or idea was that you’ve more than likely forgotten by now. It’s there on your recorder for you to write down and perhaps meditate on “deliberately” at a future date.
For me; I’ve discovered that by doing the above really helps me to be more productive with my blog and the rest of my Self-Publishing business, as well. Of course, I’m not just keeping my recorder with me during meditations anymore, either. It accompanies me where ever I go throughout my apartment, even in the shower!
Some would say that my inability to shut down on the random thoughts in my head is a sign that I lack discipline, or else proves that I have a deep seated psychological problem. However, since these random thoughts seem to be here to stay, “Why not get as much out of them as I can,” so long as I don’t electrocute myself in the process?