Mind Chatter/ Thoughts
Most of us are used to having our minds producing thoughts like mad, and we simply tune it out, a bit like chatting with friends in a busy bar. However, in some cases this chatter can be very disturbing or emotionally devastating. For example, when there is a constant background of negative and critical thoughts.
Your therapist can quickly eliminate particular 'voices'. Alternatively, he can do the more time consuming but very complete 'Silent Mind Technique™', which completely eliminates these back ground thoughts.
This silent mind process is ideal for meditators who would like to have their minds silent all the time, on their cushions or not.
Incidentally, the silent mind technique does far more than just make one's mind silent. It also eliminates the unconscious, dysfunctional effects of our cultures, which can be a huge help when wanting to make change in our lives, or work with people from other cultures. (We call this cultural problem the 'tribal block'.) Additionally, the process also gets rid of what are often called 'cords', or in psychological terms, transference and counter-transference.
For a more complete description of the Silent Mind Technique, click here.
Feedback from a school teacher:
I wanted to send you an update on my experiences with silent mind state at school. It has been interesting! I have been much calmer when dealing with the teenagers I teach and it has been easier to get my work organized and presented. There isn't as much "going on" in my head when I present a lesson. There were many at the start of our year that stared at me and a handful of students from last year that made a point to come up at say hello to me - and I really didn't expect these ones to do that.
There is one girl in grade 7 who avoids me like the plague and cannot look at me at all. I have tried to talk to her and reassure her, but she gets a look of almost fear in her eye when I start walking towards her. My homeroom is a very talkative bunch and I have had about 8 teachers come up and ask how I can make it to work each day because they are such a challenge... They are not bothering me. Disappointing me, yes… but not wearing on me as they seem to be on the others that teach them. I have not experienced any headaches and don't feel totally "drained" at the end of the day. There are a few times when I've felt like the energy has been "sucked" out of me...but very rarely so far. There are so many students that could benefit from having a clear mind and so many teachers that could benefit from the perspective that this give you. I would love to have the kids "tap it out" to get rid of test anxiety... but they would look at me like I was from another planet. It has been great. Thank you.
Feedback from a meditator:
I did the silent mind process over two times. The first time was probably only 50% result, even so my head felt calm and quiet. My meditations improved 100%.
Then after completely entering the silent mind state, so many voices and thoughts have gone, and instead a wonderful peace have spread. I do not anymore have these unnecessary incomplete projects existing in my mind. Meditation still gets better.
1.1 Nov 23, 2013: Added two brief testimonials.
1.0, Sept 1, 2012: First draft of this webpage.