I love a guided meditation where a mellifluous voice tells me to take a deep breath in… tense the muscles…. and relax…. acknowledge the grey chatter of the mind and let it float on by.
And in my mind chatter phase I remember I need to take the fish from the freezer for dinner and that the kitchen floor needs a good scrub. These willow wisp thoughts float by before my mind tries once more to establish its dominion before succumbing to the joys of surfing the deep. Why grey it asks surely beige would be better. Grey is associated with external aging but beige as in cardigan says more about the mindset, don’t you think? I wiggle in my chair but Deepak Chopra’s voice is willing me back ‘focus on the breath, focus on the breath.’
Mind chatter is not simply isolated to a meditation practice. My mind is in a constant state of mental chatter and I have found my internal chat show like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat comes in many colours. Let me share.
Hot Pink chatter is reserved for those concepts that have a bit of verve, a peeve or a particular hobby-horse, anything where you feel a lick of righteous passion. My hot pink state is so seductive it makes me feel I’m intelligent and I have something valuable to contribute. My mind immediately has free rein to happily strap me in for a ride through the shiny worn pathways of righteous concerns about anything and nothing. It is simply a diversion, a strategy for escaping doing what I love.
White – ah ‘white chatter‘ is barely a breeze of a blissful whisper when I see a newborn baby, see an expression of love or allow myself to be vulnerable and innocent. Instantly it grounds me in the moment.No wonder white light is used for healing and supposedly that dying walk through the tunnel to the light.
My creative thinking colour I decide is green, flowing from the calming, nourishing green of my heart chakra. Red chatter is for that moment when the anger will no longer be suppressed and needs oxygen. But ‘purple‘ that is a different story entirely.
The bruising purple will light up my neural pathways. Its chatter masquerades behind a sense of dignity and honour. It is about being right and it is the most insidious of mind games that an ego employs. So subtle, the repetitive thoughts seemingly well-intentioned and thoroughly considered, so relentless till you take action. Resolving ‘purple chatter’ tension always brings regrets.
What about yellow? Surely sunshine all the way……..
Relax, deep breath in let the grey chatter of your mind float on by.