When you master your mind, you learn to master your life
Mastering the mind, requires self-discipline.
Your mind is a chemical computer, which from the time of birth has been downloaded with the belief systems passed on from the collective down to the immediate family.
Many of these beliefs are distorted truths, which act like a virus, corrupting your natural power. The process of cleaning and removing these belief systems happens in stages, and requires a willingness to first become aware of your thoughts.
Once you recognize these thoughts, you can begin removing those that do not align with the life you are wanting to create.
The goal is making peace with the mind so you can use it for the creative tool it is meant to be.
This process can feel overwhelming at first.
Instead of trying to monitor every thought which is impossible to do, just stay aware of how you feel. Emotion is generated by something you are thinking – so the moment you begin feeling bad, ask yourself what was I just thinking about to cause this reaction.
Once you become alert, you can begin challenging your thoughts, and rewrite a new script. It takes diligence and practice, but it becomes easier and more fluid with time.
Mastering your mind is the first key to navigating your path in the most efficient and effective way.
In order to master the mind, not only do we have to conquer the never-ending stream of thoughts running on loop every day – but we must defeat the Big Bad Enemy on the block.
P R O C R A S T I N A T I O N.
You know, the nasty bully who comes along during one of your newest, most brilliant projects and decides it just isn’t worth putting your attention on. It lures you with all kind of things that are suddenly more important.
The dishes need to be done. The emails checked. The mound of laundry that’s cleaned (but not hung up or folded) getting more wrinkled by the day. That next show to binge on Netflix.
So how do we defeat procrastination?
Like everything else, it begins with a commitment to yourself. Most of us are rigid on keeping our commitments to others, but when it comes to putting ourselves on the list we usually fall short.
Stop doing that.
No matter what your project is make a clear decision you are going to follow through. Pick a specific time of day to complete it. A small amount of time over the long haul goes a very long way. Set smll steps for yourself and then reward yourself when you reach them.
When you honor your interests, and map out the trail that is going to get you successfully to your destination point, you will be surprised and delighted at how quickly you can reach those mile markers.
Books I highly recommend:
The Four Agreements by Don Miquel Ruiz
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle