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The Busy Body – A Sibling Of Eckhart Tolle’s Pain Body

Have you ever noticed that your mind is chattering constantly? Have you ever been able to stop this chatter? Almost everyone answers, “Yes” to the first question and “No” to the second one.

I call this part of ourselves the busy body. It is like a restless, frisky kitten, pouncing on anything that draws its attention and batting it about with no particular purpose other than to keep itself constantly busy. In most of us, the Busy Body is utterly unrelenting in its pursuit of items with which it can play around. Any stimulation of our senses may set it off on a series of mental associations, one leading endlessly to another until a new focus catches its attention and then off it goes in another series of directions.

I woke up one morning to the sound of a construction crew hammering on the roof of a home across the street. I was tired and annoyed to have my sleep interrupted, feeling I was being treated inconsiderately by the universe.

My mind pulled on this thread of feeling inconsiderately treated, finding that it was also attached to the neighbors who had been partying the previous night, keeping me awake late; to blaming myself for not getting to bed earlier so that I wouldn’t be so tired; to blaming myself for blaming myself rather than being kind and compassionate with myself.

This started a new series of thoughts about my practice of meditation, disciplining my mind so that it would not constantly chase bits of chaff blown in the breezes, winds and storms of my thoughts and imagination; and then turning a corner to chase memories and speculations about my uses of WHEE (a self-healing method) with myself to release bunches of my self-criticisms; and then off to threads of WHEE that tangled into untidy webs of memories about clients I was helping with WHEE and some of the lessons I was learning along with them about my own issues that needed clearing…

In classical Freudian psychoanalysis this process would be called “free association,” which is presumed to be a completely normal activity of the mind. In fact, free association can reveal much about ourselves when we observe the threads of associations that we weave.

The patterns in the weaving help to uncover ways that we defend ourselves from anxieties, fears and hurts that were long ago buried and forgotten by our consciousness – but remain alive and very active in the depths of our unconscious mind. By practicing observing these patterns we learn to disengage from them to the extent that we can catch ourselves chasing about and bring ourselves back on tracks of our conscious choosing.

I find it more helpful to identify this part of ourselves as this restless, mischievous kitten I call the busy body. This is similar to Eckhart Tolle’s identification of the pain body, an inner aspect of ourselves that thrives on pain and seeks frequently to cause and experience pain.

Tolle notes that when we become aware of the pain body, it is possible gradually to reduce its intensity by disengaging our energies from it. Tolle’s approach is to constantly bring our awareness back to the Now, the present moment, the only moment that actually exists. This, like psychoanalysis, is usually a process that takes a very long time to learn and master.

Anxieties, worries, fears and pains increase the activity of the busy body. They also make it more difficult to control the pain body and to stay in the Now.

Calming the busy body is also very helpful in developing a practice of meditation. By quieting the mind, we are able to stay centered and move more deeply into the meditative states we are pursuing.

WHEE (Whole Health – Easily and Effectively) is a powerful method for decreasing anxieties and other stress reactions, which then slows down the busy body. For instance, sorting myself out at the end of my meanders described above:

I realized my most intense annoyance was with myself. I used WHEE, tapping on either side of my body while reciting an affirmation, until I released this irritation. This helped me settle my mind down to where I could concentrate on what I needed to do that day.

Working as a wholistic psychotherapist, many of my clients have reported they also find WHEE helpful with their busy body, their pain body, and with the stresses that often made it difficult to deal with these challenging parts of themselves.

Proper Marketing Strategy Is Crucial to Build the Brand Name for the Business

Gone are those days when there were not enough promotional products available online to promote your business. But now with improvement of technology and the power of social media marketing, we have copious numbers of options to promote the name of the business firms. The social networking websites like that of the Facebook and Orkut are of immense help to the people as they help to promote the name apart from the basic function of creating contacts and keeping in touch with friends. In contemporary times we get to see that the need for promotion of the business enterprise is very essential in order to make sure that the business is carried on properly.

The need of the hour is that a proper and strategic plan is essential in order to promote the business venture. One of the ways to do it is by creating a social media marketing policy. This will help to make sure that the name and the principal of the business enterprise will get promoted through the social networks like the Facebook, Twitter etc. But it must be remembered that each business needs to be handled differently as not all business bodies are identical. Each demands different treatment. A positive coordination and strategy is required in order to make sure that the business functions properly. So there are many options in the cyber space that can actually help in this regard. There are many aspects that can actually help you in the purpose of the social media marketing. To ensure the maximum traffic and more demand for your website you need to be smart and strategize well and make sure that the website of your company is top ranked in the search engine. And in the process of enhancing the traffic proper social media marketing is required, followed by the process of optimization which is very essential in creating the brand name and the much needed popularity of the company in the cyber space.

One of the ways to do it is by using the social networks like the Facebook and the Twitter. It is always advisable that you open a personal page for this respect as it helps to make sure that the business gets the ultimate promotion. But do keep in mind that you need to fill up all the necessary info and data in the form that can be highly useful for the purpose of social media marketing. So get smart and create a Facebook page by the name of your business and gather much needed traffic for your website.