Although some have called it quieting the mind, there is no such thing as a silent mind. One can go beyond the mind, however.
This simple technique can be used anywhere.
Sometimes, you are trying to remind yourself to stay in the present moment. Sometimes you are trying to practice witnessing "yourself," what some have called the false personality or false person; being aware of the thoughts and emotions that slide across the screen of the mind.
This simple technique can allow you to STOP and refocus.
Wherever you are, when you remember this technique, do this: consciously STOP breathing. Hold the breath and stop...When you hold the breath, if you are able, see if you can stop all other actions: stop chewing the food in the mouth, stop typing on the keyboard, stop fidgeting the leg, stop scrolling down on your phone....
Holding the breath, one refocuses on the essence: the prana or qi that imbibes all and rides within the breath.
Holding the breath, a moment of stillness can be created. One remembers that one is Here Now, centered within one's being.
That is the all.
That is all.
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