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Let's consider what is the vicious circle of the mind? It's the phenomenon of worry, of course. Since worrying takes away so much of your life after engaging in news and events and the condition for worry, you get worry because you are worried about what will happen next. Isn't it difficult to stop and tell your brain to shut up, like a deranged animal? You are mad and sad because it's a vicious circle. Enormous people in life keep their minds busy with social media, work, relationships, and we come up with excuses to keep our minds busy, such as running away from what we really want or need to think of. We run to the movies, to bars, to restaurants, to our phones, our computers, to hook up with strangers for a one-night stand, and when you're completely alone with no one around, nobody says anything and the sound of the clock is the lonely sound to hear. You say to yourself, I want to get away. I feel weird and I need to get out of myself and put more stuff in my mind to occupy myself with. Why? Because we're addicted to thoughts: Compulsive thinking going on rapidly. As a writer, I think a lot and I only talk about my interests to myself and to others sometimes. You can laugh and say that I woke up this morning and had to jot this down because I had to talk about constant thinking and if I don't write this down, time will go by and I'll get back into the realm of worrisome and not let this get out and I'll go crazy. But there is a time to actually quit thinking. A way of getting away from anxiety and depression. You have to stop because you might go insane and not want to hear other people's thoughts but your own. The first step is to not think, because if you do while you're calming yourself, it'll stir up your madness. You have to leave your mind alone much like leaving friends and family alone. When left alone, you can think of the sounds and smells around you which will ultimately keep your mind from saying anything else. Then it will make itself quiet. That is the key to mindfulness.
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In Buddhism, mindfulness is a state where your mind is in clarity, you observe and aware of all things happening on you, including your thoughts, how it arise and come to pass. You can reach a constant state of mindfulness through meditation practise, I find it soothing and clears my head.