We began a series yesterday on the benefits of a good-old-fashioned soul and mind cleansing. Let’s see if we can wrap it up today as we review 10 Powerful Scrubs.
Seems cleansing is so often associated with the physical – hands, colons (again,” e-yuck!”), etc. We thoroughly discussed that in yesterday’s piece. Oh, here’s a link.
But you know what? If the work ends with just the physical, it’s kind of like tidying-up the interior and exterior of your car and never changing the oil. Nice effort, but trouble’s coming soon.
Before we discuss our scrubs, I want to make sure we’re all connecting with the reasoning behind our mission. As I asked in yesterday’s article – What’s the present condition of your soul and mind? For those of you “old” enough to remember, the question is akin to a lyric from a 1968 psychedelic song by The First Edition (Kenny Rogers, lead vocals). “I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.”
So back to your condition. Anything resembling a quality feeling or thought tough to come by these days? Perhaps you’re experiencing sluggishness, or maybe there’s just this huge void within. It may be a matter of great emotional and mental exhaustion, as you’re simply overwhelmingly tired.
Not surprising, given the caked-on gunk left by years of depression, anxiety, stress, mood cycling – you name it. Don’t you think?
Well, enough jib-jib – let’s get to work.
10 Powerful Soul and Mind Scrubs
- A true buy-in to the need for emotional and mental cleansing (and maintenance).
- The work has to be ongoing at predetermined intervals based upon your emotional and mental tolerances.
- Always keep in mind the interaction of the soul, mind, and body. Last time I checked, my head was still attached to my torso. I mean, what are necks for?
- An accurate assessment of self and circumstances is crucial. No chickens coming home to roost allowed.
- Learn and practice expression. Be it journaling, opening-up to others, assertiveness, learning to say, “No!” – it’s time to get busy.
- Come to grips with your anger, and learn to monitor and manage it.
- Remain emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically active.
- Learn how and when to rest.
- Engage with others, knowing when it’s time to pull-back and regroup.
- Learn and practice positive self-regard.
Our souls and minds work so hard for us day-in-and-day-out. You know as well as I how we put both of them to the test. Don’t you think they deserve a gentle cleansing?
Visualize, if you will, warm and fresh water slowly flowing over every surface of your soul and mind. What a wonderfully cleansing and soothing rinse! And when you’re all cleaned up, pause long enough to really feel the weightlessness after years of caked-on grime has been broken loose and flushed away.
Cleanse – to rid of impurities by or as if by washing. Catharsis – purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension.
Isn’t it time? I think so.
What would you add to our list? What feelings and thoughts do you have? Please share with us in a comment (or two).