Sanity is nothing more than our ability to keep attention and balance within ourselves. Without a developed skill of sanity, an endless stream of thoughts would pour through our minds every waking minute. They would rage like a mad flood, sweeping through us–never allowing a chance for our true state of cool and calm to ever surface.
But just as there are a diverse, countless array of scattered thoughts that flutter through the mind, there are an equal amount of ways for sanity to stay at bay within ourselves, and keep from the storm of choppy thoughts. Creative expression in music, painting, writing, culinary arts, and even the simple task of raking leaves can be a way to strengthen one’s sanity. Many turn to exercise or prayer. With full attention and mindfulness–every step, every breath, every movement–can be thought of as an act of meditation.
Be diverse in your ways of sanity, and sanity will serve you in diverse ways.