Move your finger and hand really fast in front of you. This is what a cluttered mind feels like energetically. Slow down the finger-hand motion and your mind-body and emotion-body begin to feel more calm. If your finger traces a wave pattern, your emotions and mind settle. Simple.
We can feel this rajasic motion when we have an addiction, or jealousy, or several other reactive feelings. Our physical body gives similar fast-paced signals when we are going to eat something unhealthy or walk in an environment of potential harm. Honoring these sensations acknowledges the space of awareness. Honoring awareness-mindfulness cultivates a less cluttered and reactive mind.
Podcast: Waves of Mind: 4