The first key in the Mind Peace Mastery process is willingness!
Developing an attitude and mindset to change is crucial. Altering your mindset takes a conscious effort. The more you invest in this process, the greater your return will be.
One thing we impress on our clients at Mind Peace Mastery is that “a mistake is only a mistake if you do not learn from it. When you learn from it, it is an experience.”
Dispelling old belief systems that have been ingrained in your sub-conscious thinking, you will need to put away the band-aids you keep putting on the emotional scars that keep getting re-opened. Just because we do not see them manifest physically it does not mean that they do not exist. An honest evaluation of how you react to life issues should provide you with enough evidence that you need to do some surgery to fix the issue rather than covering it up with band-aids. Here are some thoughts provoking habits you can start installing on your sub-conscious.
When trying to climb Mount Everest it seems like a very daunting task, teams of mountaineers make a detailed plan with a number of base camps mapped out systematically at different elevations to make their journey to the summit successful.
So if you have some special goals make a list of the factors related to specific goal that are in your control. Note that the key word in that last sentence “your control” we are working on changing your perception, this is going to take some getting used to because change is not easy. Eliminating the variables (outside influences) and focusing on what you can do will be the key to your transformed way of thinking. So make a list of the things you can do e.g. the effort, preparation, planning and alternate approaches you can take. Review your game plan and step out in faith and start the process of change.
Turning perceived detrimental circumstances or events in your life into positive experiences will allow you to access a rich reserve of untapped character building opportunities. Life is always throwing curve balls it is how we deal with them that ultimately determines our destiny. I am reminded of a quote I once read “Fate is what happens to you, destiny is what you do with it.”
Stop playing the same old tapes over and over in your head. The past is the past you can not change it. There is only one way you can get out of this negative vortex. Stop feeding it! Take an action to disrupt this pathway you are reinforcing in your mind. Take a walk, read a book, watch an uplifting movie.
Creating new pathways in your mind is called neuroplasticity. This process requires new memories of dealing with a destructive attitude/habit to be formed so that your default memory is replaced with a new and improved way of dealing with circumstances that caused you distress. We shall look into this on a deeper level in our next blog.