Ever wonder how much the long flowing robes of ancient Rome or Indian emperors have hindered their strenuous actions ? They must have felt uncomfortable or messy in such ‘costume’ when they were on the pitch fighting wars. The grace and royalty would have vanished in no time. Out of my weird imagination the broad belt they wore around their waist for when they wanted to move into action they shortened their robes by pulling them up inside their belts. Something similar to the phrase – ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES.
This phrase serves as a serious call of action – a reminder that when we lose our focus , it’s time to do some serious thinking.
Staying too busy can result in an abnormal mind as opposed to a normal mind. Another way the devil attacks your normal mind is by causing your thoughts to wander. It’s a mental attack. If you do not discipline your mind to remain focused on what is important, the devil will cause it to wander aimlessly to other things.
When this inability to concentrate goes on for a while, you may begin to wander if there is something wrong with your mind. What you often fail to realize is that hen you allow your mind to wander too long it becomes a deeply rooted bad habit. You may not be eating properly. Or you may become excessively fatigued. Learn that when you are excessively tired, negative thoughts try to attack your mind because they know it’s more difficult to resist them during those times.
Sometimes a lack of concentration creates a lack of comprehension. Perhaps you are reading a book, you find yourself hurrying to get through so you can do something else. Out of sense of duty/responsibility you are determined to finish reading a chapter – and you do. But when you are finished, you can’t recall anything you read. Your eyes scanned the pages, but your mind was engaged somewhere else.
Perhaps you even experienced this battle for your mind in a meeting/lecture/conference. You attend them regularly , you fully engross yourself in listening to what’s being shared , then you suddenly.
If negative thoughts can rob you the benefits of reading hearing , they will win the fight !! That’s why the phrase is ‘roll up your sleeves’ . Gather all your thoughts, focus and take action.
Confront your wandering mind and disciplining it to focus on what is important.
In conversations we all at times fake when we realize our mind has wandered. Deal with them honestly , when appropriate ask ” would you please back up and repeat that ?” Your one honest question will not only interrupts the plan of negative thoughts in your mind but also bring victory over this recurrent problem.
It’s not easy to discipline your mind when it has been allowed to wander aimlessly, but you can do it. When you discover your thoughts have gone out of track, you must make necessary corrections. The negative thoughts will try to convince you that you can’t help yourself, but when you consistently come against their bid for your mind, they are defeated and you have won another battle.