Tue, May 12, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement: Hummingbird Thinking & Monkey Mind

It’s estimated that we have between 50,000-80,000 thoughts a day. For better or worse, most of us get tangled up in our thinking. We tend to believe what comes across our minds and get pushed and pulled by a lot of it.

Hummingbird Thoughts are the darting, zipping, flitting mind flight that scatter my attention. Buddhists often call distracted thinking Monkey Mind but my favorite description of distraction is the mind behaving like a Drunken Monkey Being Stung by a Scorpion. Often, distracted thinking is a way for the mind to allow us to avoid something uncomfortable: a task or something I don’t want to do or something I don’t want to feel…or both.

The more we drop deep into physical sensation, the more our flying, screaming hummingbird monkey thoughts quiet so we can focus on what needs attention. Find the video here.

~~~ Music Credits ~~~
Title song for Dancing Water Daily:

Kate’s Waltz 3:44 Bad Snacks, YouTube Audio Library

Playlist for Tue, May 12, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement: Hummingbird Thinking & Monkey Mind
Trips 5:26 Topher Mohr and Alex Elena YouTube Audio Library
Easy Jam 4:56 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Light_Expanse 8:42 Unicorn Heads YouTube Audio Library
Stalling 3:31 Topher Mohr and Alex Elena YouTube Audio Library
Slow Times Over Here 4:49 Midnight North YouTube Audio Library
Smooth Sailing (with Guitar) 5:36 Audionautix YouTube Audio Library
Longer_Distance 3:53 TrackTribe YouTube Audio Library
Wandering 3:37 Gunnar Olsen YouTube Audio Library
Meditation Impromptu 02 4:09 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
+ 2 towels or pillows

THIS WEEK’S DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES ~ Thought Monsters & Other Dance Partners
Monday, May 11 ~ Nourishing Movement at Dancing Water: Thought Monsters & Other Dance Partners ~ find it here
Tuesday, May 12 ~ Nourishing Movement at Dancing Water: Monkey Mind & Hummingbird Thinking ~ find it here
Wednesday, May 13 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Noticing Thoughts
Thursday, May 14 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water: Nancy & The Shitty Committee Take a Break
Friday, May 15 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party from Dancing Water: You Are Not Your Thoughts
Saturday, May 16 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice: Tracking Thoughts with Curiosity
Sunday, May 17 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: The Space Between Thoughts

LAST WEEK’S DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES ~ Skillfully Navigating Overwhelm
Monday, May 4 ~ Nourishing Movement: Overwhelm Pause & Keep Going ~ find it here
Tuesday, May 5 ~ Nourishing Movement: Simply Navigating Overwhelm ~ find it here
Wednesday, May 6 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Space to Respond to Overwhelm ~ find it here
Thursday, May 7 ~ Dharma Dance: Overwhelm is a Habit ~ find it here
Friday, May 8 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party: Overwhelm…Be a Big Boat ~ find it here
Saturday, May 9 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice: Overwhelm Inquiry ~ find it here
Sunday, May 10 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga ~ find it here

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