“Our concern be peace of mind… Keep unlovely things afar.” ——Theocritus
I have never been able to receive inspiration or creative thoughts when I’ve got clutter in my mind. I cleanse my mind by walking fast and up hills. The harder the walk the better the cleanse. If I want to dissipate angry thoughts, I take a long walk.
It feels good to cleanse my mind of all the clutter, the anger, the bitterness, and the stuff that does not do me any good. I have a new mantra: “not helpful.” These words I repeat to myself when ‘those’ situations arise.
Sure– my schedule is no different than anyone else’s. The life I chose years ago has proven to become challenging. But what life isn’t?
How do you keep unlovely thoughts ‘afar,’ as Theocritus advised?