People who want to stop the world (and their constantly chattering mind) for a well-deserved time-out have been using this simple clearing technique for thousands of years. It is a great way to stop your multi-tasking mind and give yourself a rest, and open up to Mind, or the universe. Turn off your cell phone and give yourself a break!
Find an isolated, quiet place to stay. You should be completely alone and not disturbed.
1. When you arrive, meditate as you wish on your objective: to shut off the mind, to become silent and clear.
2. Live there as you like, in complete silence. Do not utter one word for three days. Let your mind become quiet.
3. Meditate at least four times a day.
4. At the end of three days, write something significant and say it out loud to break your silence.
Adapted from Clean Sweep by Denny Sargent (WeiserBooks, 2007).Copyright (c) 2007 by Denny Sargent. Reprinted by permission of the Weiser Books.
Adapted from Clean Sweep by Denny Sargent (WeiserBooks, 2007).