Monkey Mind is my Super Power


What if our most despised attribute can serve us?

I suppose it started with a seed, planted by the world renowned functional doctor, Dr. Tent. Before him, I wasn’t aware of any ‘problem’.

When trying to figure out why my body was attacking itself, I admitted that I was an alcoholic.

Dr. Tent then went on a rant. What I got out of it was this: I have something called monkey mind, you can see it in my eyes, just like Catherine Zeta Jones. People in his family have it, and they have to run 10 miles a day to quiet it- or else they’ll turn to drinking.

Okay, lots of generalizations there, but what he said stuck with me.

I looked up ‘Monkey Mind’.

I tried meditation to quiet it.

I tried exercise.

I silently and innocently cursed my father, for giving me this trait I share with him.

I took the supplements that doctor sold me to quiet my mind, food grade lithium, I believe he said it was.

It made sense to me that I enjoyed quieting it with stiff drinks for so many years. I didn’t know what it was, I just knew it made me terribly uncomfortable.

I didn’t know what to do with it.

What if I don’t shush it?

What if I use it?

What if it’s a super strength?

Day #564

Published by Organic Revival

I am a mom of boys, wife, furmom, gardner, walker, runner, teacher, reader, writer and cook. I am 42 years old and live in the beautiful state of Michigan. I love my job as an elementary special education teacher. The most remarkable quality of mine is that I'm a recovering alcoholic.

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