Once we awaken a bit and actually realize we are not consciously in control of our mind, we are then in a position make a decision to do some about it. We quickly realize that there is some resistance going on. The battle of the mind is a “daily challenge”. It does not have to be a struggle, if we are willing to dive in and get a bit down and dirty and do battle with some very persistent ingrained thoughts and emotions.
Actually, we can make it a fun game where we learn to experience each thought and emotion, no matter how uncomfortable we feel at the moment, and be willing to move through it. At that point we begin to realize that they are “mere thoughts and emotions” which do not have the power we may have previously thought they had.
Reclaiming Our Power
When we spend time observing thoughts and experiencing our emotions, we eventually come to realize that they do not control us unless we choose to let them. A feeling is just a feeling. What gives it apparent power over us is when we label that feeling good or bad. By itself, it is merely a sensation experienced as body consciousness.
We can choose to experience the feeling and let it go at that, without making up a big story around it. It is the same with thoughts. Over time we have experienced conditioned thoughts popping up during the day, but we do have the power to recognize them, and replace them with any other thought we choose. But first we must pause and reflect. We need a little breathing space to make this happen.
By this consistent observation and letting go of any undesirabler thoughts, and learning to just experience and not label our feelings, over time we break loose from our Imprisoned Mind. At this point we are free and happy for no particular reason at all. We experience the moment fully, similar to young children and nature. We have reclaimed our power.
But winning the battle of the mind does require lots of perseverance, determination, and a fair bit of courage. At times we need to look at stuff which comes up that we may not like or feel very proud about. Needless to say, getting brutally honest with ourselves may be uncomfortable at times, but the rewards greatly outweigh any temporary discomfort.
Fully Engaged In Life
When we let go of enough of the stuff that holds us back from fully expressing who we truly are, we find ourselves fully engaged in life and eager to experience new adventures and meet new people. Life becomes a game of filling our days with as many events as possible which contribute to the growth and betterment of others, as well as our own well-being.
We come to realize that each and every moment is precious and filled with many gifts and lessons. It’s all about being kind to ourselves and others by being sensitive to the challenges which we all experience. Gratitude kicks in as we appreciate what we have and recognize how we may benefit the plight of others in our own unique way, by expressing our very own special talents and abilities.
The mantra of the 1980’s was something like, “he who has the most toys when he or she dies wins the game”. A much better mantra would be, “he or she who has contributed the most by being their authentic selves and has had a lot of fun and joy in the process most definitely not only wins the game, but sets a brilliant example for many others to follow”.
That’s what I call being fully Engaged in Life!
A Few Strategies When Engaged in the Battle
In order to win the battle of the mind and break free from the restriction of false assumptions and beliefs, it helps to have a few strategies and safeguards in place, espcially when things get heated and we just want to surrender (give up and quit). These are very simple thought provokers that keep us focused on our overall objectives, and not stuck in the muck of past conditioning.
1) Wake Up Time — as soon as we awaken we want to be able to insert stuff in our head which takes us toward our objectives, rather than away from them, not to mention driving us crazy as well. Read something uplifting when you awaken, or memorize some cool inspiring statements which energize you as to what is possible. Make this a habit each morning.
2) During the Day — have objects around the house, and even at work, which “remind” you to think (applied thought is so much more powerful in assisting us to our goals than old rehashed thinking). No one has to know what these objects mean. They are just there to jolt you back to present time consciousness.
3) Evening — dependent on your schedule you can set aside time just before bedtime to pause and reflect on what transpired during the day. Reviewing our day before sleep makes us aware of our accomplishments, no matter the size, and also lets us review any mistakes and plan alternatives as we move forward.
There are also other things you can do to reprogram your mind to an state of peace, harmony, tranquility, health, and prosperity, but I will save that for another time. Just come to terms for the moment of where you presently are, your level of satisfcation, and implement a few strategies to turn around areas of your mindset of which you may not be totally satisfied.
Winning the Battle of the Mind
No matter what your present circumstances may be, things can improve and get better. There are too many success stories out there from people on the streets down and out who have turned things around, to people with so called un-curable diseases coming back to health. If one person can experience something, we All can.
The timetable will vary per individual as to how long this battle will continue before we break through enemy lines and establish a Peace Treaty. But this is a peace treaty which will not be broken, as once you obtain a certain level of conscipusness there’s no turning back. You would never want to.
Archaic thoughts and habit patterns simply dissolve away and you are left with a clean slate on which to create. At that point, you have to decide exactly how to steer your ship in a way which brings benefit to all whom you meet and are able to touch in some way. It is a glorious feeling, which also carries a lare amount of responsitility as well.
I stand here on the sidelines cheering you all on in your individual journeys and battle for Directorship of your Mind. It’s like jumping into the deep end of the swimming pool, as once you do, you’ll quickly figure some stuff out. Go forward “knowing” you have a very special mission to complete by designing your lives in a way which brings Peace, Health, and Abundance to All.
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Peace and Love,