As you can imagine I had a ton of fun dreaming up stories and acting them out in the woods. I knew I was alone and had no fears of anyone seeing me, so I let it all out. I really loved that spot and went there a number of times just to explore and create an adventure. When I got home my mother would often ask me what have you been doing all day. I would laugh and tell her about my adventure, she would just laugh and say oh you have been reading another book. I told nobody of my secret location and truly enjoyed that summer and a few times over the next few years.
As an adult I often think about those times in the woods. I have meditated on those times a number of times and really had so much fun. One day after exploring in my mind it hit me, I was truly clearing my mind and allowing new concepts in. As a child it was easy for me to let it all go and explore, what else does a kid do. Now as an adult my mind was full of actions, requirements, needs, desires, etc. but when I let it go and explore the woods in my mind I was free from everything.
As much as we say we can do multiple tasks at the same time, the mind does not work that way. I could think about all those things, but when I focused on the woods I was totally there. I did not think of one thing I needed or needed to do. I just relaxed and explored, I cleared my mind and allowed new thoughts to flow to me. In those moments I was free and new dreams came to me freely. I love those times, and seek to visit them often.
Clearing your mind is not just about letting thoughts go, you can clear your mind by exploring a time in your mind you felt totally free. You can pick a dream location and visit it in your mind. Clearing your mind is doing what you may have never done. Give it a try and enjoy the moments of pure amazing joy and love.
Much joy and love to you and yours