As a voice actor myself who meditates (almost) daily and holds mindfulness in high regard, it was great to see this article in TRICYCLE – The Buddhist Review with one of my voiceover heroes who also just happens to be a practicing Buddhist and Zen priest Peter Coyote. The stars don’t necessarily align, but they do make themselves available to awareness if you remain vigilant and , dare I say it, “mindful”.
“Keep An Eye On Your Mind” has become a bit of a mantra for me. For a while I said “try to look at life with your good eye” at the end of Good Eye Podcast episodes. The thinking was that by specifying “good eye”, the potential existed for us all to have a “bad eye”; meaning the mischievous part of our mood>thought>personality that loves to pull us down into bad habits, negative thoughts, resentment… unproductive but completely natural and all-too-common stuff like that. Mindfulness, awareness and meditation are crucial to keeping a level head these days. Always have been really. If we don’t observe our thoughts and our experience within the context of consciousness and even influence those thoughts intentionally, they’ll wreck the place. An unobserved mind is like a house full of little kids. “I’ll just be gone for a second, they’ll be fine” turns into “Oh my God! Turn my back for a second and the couch is on fire and the dog is wearing a dress and painted green!” This video makes some great points about keeping an eye on your mind. I’m currently reading Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself”. It’s fascinating, but I’ve always loved the whole quantum field/parallel universe/probability thing. Take it as you will. Hopefully you’ll find some value in it.