Love the Life You Live

Now take these rules of the mind and make them personal.

Instead of “the” mind say “my” mind.

Here is an example: My Mind learns by repetition-

Give examples of things you had to learn by repetition: brushing teeth, eating, walking, wiping your own ass, driving a car, how to read/write.

Example 2: My mind responds to 2 things- The pictures I create in my head and the words I say to myself.

Example 3: My mind loves what is familiar and rejects what is unfamiliar.

Prime examples of things we are familiar with: food we grew up eating, getting on social media when you have a free moment, certain type of exercise/activity, places we are use to going (bar, fast food restaurants, movie/mall)

Now lets switch those example to unfamiliar change you are trying to make: Eating in a new healthier way, when you have a moment do some type of breathe work, do a new workout/activity, go to someplace new that aligns with what your desired outcome is(church, healthy restaurants, beach/park)

Easy way to start training your mind for familiar unfamiliar is to brush your teeth for the next month with the opposite hand every time you brush. Now ask yourself how hard is that? If you find this easy you will be able to make changes easier because you have an open conscious mind to change. Most will find it difficult to remember every time.

The reason why it is so hard to change is because when your mind accepts something into your subconscious mind it will stay there until you replaced with a new thought/belief/habit.

How do you replace the old limiting thoughts/beliefs/habits?

First you have to recognize them. This is where meditation or hypnosis will come into play.

Why? because I said subconscious mind.

We try to make changes with our conscious mind and when dealing with the subconscious mind, the greater the conscious effort, the less the subconscious responds.

Next one: My mind does not care if what I tell it is good, bad, true, false, healthy unhealthy, or right or wrong, it accepts and acts on my words regardless.

Your mind will create your reality with the words you speak and the mental images you put in your mind

Here is another example: Every thought I think causes a physical reaction and an emotional response within me.

When you feel an emotion rising up in you, is it coming from an outside source or from your own thoughts?

One thing I tell myself and those I counsel is truly feel the feeling that you are feeling, for only 90 seconds.

Truly feel joy, happiness, anger, sadness, whatever emotion shows up “FEEL IT”. After the 90 seconds you are no longer feeling the feeling because of an emotional response, you are now creating that feeling from your thoughts and beliefs.

Stop!!!

Don’t stay caught up in the emotional loop.

That is how you find yourself living in the known past or the predictable future.

Live in the now.

Feel the emotion of “NOW”!

Not what has happened or what could happen.

The only true reality is the present moment.

“When a person has a reaction to something in their environment,” she says, “there’s a 90-second chemical process that happens in the body; after that, any remaining emotional response is just the person choosing to stay in that emotional loop.”
“Something happens in the external world, and chemicals are flushed through your body which puts it on full alert. For those chemicals to totally flush out of the body, it takes less than 90 seconds. This means that for 90 seconds you can watch the process happening, you can feel it happening, and then you can watch it go away.”
“After that, if you continue to feel fear, anger, and so on, you need to look at the thoughts that you’re thinking that are re-stimulating the circuitry that is resulting in you having this physiological reaction, over and over again.”-Harvard brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

The present moment is the reality that we need to base our emotional wellbeing on.

Love the life you Live

Donel Rourke, C. HYP.

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