The peaceful mind

The peaceful mind

by Hippydippy66

Hi All

This is my first of many blogs I hope.  I wanted to kick off with looking at the nature of our mind, on quite a simplistic level.

As I am sure we can all relate, when we have been drinking in the past, our mind has been anything but peaceful. Indeed, alcohol makes our mind depressed, anxious, fearful and we can be filled with lots of self loathing.

In comparison, when we have a sober mind, our depression, anxiety, fear and self loathing is lessened, I would suggest, quite considerably. This is not to say that when we become sober, all our problems magically disappear (I wish), but that problems are easier to deal with with a clearer mind lessened by the effects of alcohol.

Buddha teaches that the mind creates our reality.

From my own experience, I know that when I had been drinking I was highly critical of everything and everyone around me at the time, until the alcohol wore off. The same situation and people when sober would appear to be normal to me. This is I feel a clear example that our faults do not lie in anything external to us, it is our own mind that is projecting the good, the bad ad the ugly onto people and external situations.

I love the idea that whatever I feel and create is down to me and my own mind not the result of anything external. This feels really empowering.

I know that I therefore have a responsibiity to keep my mind as peaceful as possible which I will blog about later.

Thanks for reading

Love me x

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Binki

SWAN is a new friendship and support network for people who choose to live without alcohol. Everyone is welcome.

3 thoughts on “The peaceful mind”

  1. This is me down to a tee!!!!
    I hated people so much when drinking and found nothing but faults!!!!
    Now I love everything its SO much better and life is sweet xx
    Great blog thanks

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  2. Being sober has definitely helped me to cope with life’s ups and downs in a more measured way and yes, I am a lot less critical of everything and less angry at everything than I was when drinking. I feel much more in charge of my thoughts and actions and as a result life is much more peaceful for me. Your blog is a great reminder of how different my life is now I am sober,,,,,thank you. Lots of love, Janey

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