One of our biggest goals at Mind Peace Mastery is to change the way you think about so-called mistakes. Lets make one thing clear from the start:
A mistake is only a mistake if you do not learn from it. If you learn from it, it is an experience.
We need to take an honest evaluation of ourselves, which is almost a misnomer—honest evaluation. Very few people will be able to do this as we have built up ideas of who we actually think we are. Take, for example, the owner of a small company who believes himself to be a great communicator. When we perform a survey with his employees, there seems most of the time to be a big difference between what one thinks and the other believes. And this simple exercise applies to all parts of our lives. We fool ourselves into believing one thing based on our own perception of who we are. Let’s be honest. Working on the things we are not good at is not fun and requires a lot of effort. Take, for example, the guy at the gym who can bench press 300 pounds but has relatively skinny legs. He is out of balance. His ego will not allow him to focus on his legs because he perceives his legs to be a weakness. And in building up his legs, he will look weak compared to his bench-pressing prowess.
This is where our Mind Peace Mastery techniques come into play. Through a series of exercises, we create a plan to bring balance to your life. Through this holistic approach, we introduce you to the person you want to be, rather than the person you let other influences dictate who you would become.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate (Carl Jung). One of the easiest ways to gain a better understanding of ourselves is to ask ourselves better questions. “Why did that comment hurt me?” “Why did I react that way?” “Why did I have to argue that point?” One thing always to keep in mind is that most of our thinking is done on a subconscious level. Our brains use 20 percent of all our energy. For a part of your body that weighs between two to three pounds, that is a lot of your total energy. So to run efficiently as possible, the brain generalizes and assumes a lot of things. These assumptions are based on our past experiences. So until you can ask yourself consciously if what you are thinking is true, you will assume your brain is telling you the truth, which, in fact, may not be true at all. Relax. Do not beat yourself up. Everybody does it. Not everybody wants to change. They are stuck in a rut, which for all intents and purposes is a grave with two open ends. But you are on your way to a new life, free from the chains of past circumstances.
Here are some things to work on to create a better understanding of your subconscious thinking and how it affects your life.
1. Stop assuming. Make a list of things throughout the day you assumed would happen.
2. Treat everyone the same (be polite). Act the same way to the waiter or waitress as you would to the person you love the most in this world.
3. Stop to smell the roses. Start seeing the beauty in life and all its surroundings. Even if you are in the middle of the city, take time to see the bird or the hawk or the tree on the sidewalk or even just some of the beauty of the displays. Take the time to call a friend. And don’t just think about how much they mean to you. Take an action. Make the call.
4. What am I doing this for? If contentment were currency, what would make me rich?
5. Who is pulling the strings? Are you making decisions for yourself, or is someone else making them for you?
When you start to ask yourself better questions, you get better answers. And asking yourself questions on a regular basis becomes a habit. And as we all know, you do not dictate your future. You dictate your habits, and your habits dictate your future.