Cymbal Monkey Image from JJ Macfield Wiki
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Ignore all the noise
Start listening for what's real
Find Your Middle Ground
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We are bombarded with noise these days. In Social Media; declarations, fueling greed, gossip, judging others and clamoring for attention. On television; diverting us with violence, selling happiness, fanning greed, divisiveness and lies. The Cymbal Monkey seems a perfect image for this endless cacophony. It feels like a band of them appears on occasion!

“Monkey Mind” is a Buddhist term for an overactive, restless and anxious mind that jumps from one thought to another, like a chattering monkey swinging from branch to branch.

When we pause and take time to bring our awareness inwards, we begin to hear the quiet whispering of our authentic voice. Its deep inside and lives in a peaceful loving part of us. This is what is real and is within us all.

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Find Your Middle Ground
Listen for the deep whisper
Monkey disappears
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29 comments on “Haiku – noise

  1. So well said, dear Val. Naming the noise seems to make it easier to turn away from. A wonderful way to begin a peaceful and sacred Sunday. Thank you.

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  2. I think I may have “monkey mind” πŸ˜…. Also, that monkey in the picture is super creepy

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  3. I know the monkey mind quite well…

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  4. yes, this is so important

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  5. Excellent messag, Val!

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  6. This message is spot on !!!

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  7. Thanks for the deep whisper of your blog, my friend.

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  8. A timely reminder, Val.

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  9. “Monkey Mind.” I love that, Val. What a great description of a frenetic mindset. I’m going to remember that. ❀

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  10. Love your haikus, Val! So perfect ❀

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  11. Yes perfect and so important!!

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  12. Good haiku – and I like your photo, too

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  13. Watch that monkey mind
    Racing, racing, all the time
    Sit still and just be

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  14. Beautiful. So trueπŸ₯°

    Can you please visit my blog littlejinglejangle.wordpress.com 😊

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