How to reprogram your mind

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The mind reminds me of an extremely powerful, complicated machine, without an instruction manual.  There are so many things I am learning about the brain, and I am just starting to understand how to control it.

 

For years, I had thoughts that would run through my mind, wild. Sometimes mundane thoughts, of what I need to buy at the grocery store, to terrible thoughts, about how my life “sucks.”  All in all, in the past, I did not enjoy the incredible instrument that was between my ears.  I would marvel at its capacity to do so many things, a modern phenomenon of evolution, and at the same time, tell myself, sometimes I wish I was just a squirrel, because then that way I wouldn’t know so much.  Higher intelligence can be a pain.  For example, I believe we are the only animal that knows one day we are going to get old, and die.  Our intelligence developed everything from nuclear weapons, to aerosol cans.  At the same time, we created music and a way of eating without having to hunt every time we got hungry.  We learned how to manipulate our own species through propaganda, and rhetoric.  I sometimes feel like people are all just trying to get one up over the other, like a bad game of chess.

 

Our mind is designed to be programmed.  It has to, for survival.  When we grow up, we observe those around us, and we take on their habits (program).  It is much like a duckling observing its mother, so it can learn how to be successful in the nature.  The problem is, if you do not consciously guard what goes into your mind, things will be encoded without your consent.

 

It is the reason why I let depression control the better part of my life.  Somewhere along the line, I let depression and anxiety become automatic.  It felt like a dark hypnotic spell.  I believed at the time, I did not have a choice in the matter.  How could I?  I fought so hard to get rid of the depression, and yet nothing seemed to change.

 

It was not until much later; did I learn how to properly change my mental software design.

 

I learned to guard things that entered my mind.  I stopped watching the news, because in our Country, the news advocates fear.  I stopped watching shows and movies that sponsored violence.  I stopped listening to radio shows that were heavily opinionated, and talked negatively about others.  I stopped gossiping and started avoiding adverse people.  I started listening to motivational speakers.  I decided to become my own best friend, and love myself.  I decided to hope that everyone have a happy life, and find satisfaction.

 

It takes time to change the programming of your mind.  But you can do it.  We are what we consume, it really is that simple.  Just flick the switch, start seeing the good in life, in yourself, in others, instead of the bad.  You begin doing that, you open up the spiritual channels within you, you open the roads of possibilities and miracles.

 

You become the vision that you always needed.

 

I hope you have a wonderful day, write back and tell me your thoughts!

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Fear

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“The fears we don’t face become our limits” –Robin Sharma

 

This is a post written by a guest writer who chooses to be anonymous, please enjoy!

Have you ever been afraid of anything?

We all have experienced fear at some point in our life. With legitimate threats, fear plays an important role in protecting us from potentially dangerous situations.

Sometimes though, we create our own fears out of anxiety about a situation, from a bad experience we had, or even the unknown. This type of fear can become very limiting as it takes control of you, consumes your mind, makes you believe your fear is truth, and begins to influence your decisions.

Why is this anxiety driven fear so bad?

Because fear distorts reality. Fear makes things seem worse than they really are. You begin to doubt your ability to cope, so instead you avoid. It’s easier to run from fears than take them on, to purposely place yourself eye to eye with your perceived demons. In reality though, by avoiding your fears, you actually feed them.

Think about what fears have consumed you, and then sit back and imagine what you could do without that fear. What opportunities would become limitless? What could take it’s place?… Travel?? Job?? Love?? An exciting new adventure??

It’s only impossible if you believe it is. To move past your fears you have to make the decision to grow, to overcome, to change your life. You have to start focusing on dreams, possibilities, and opportunities, instead of doubts, uncertainties, and anxieties.

So the next time something comes up that makes you feel anxious or fearful, make the effort to drift out of your comfort zone. Take charge of your life. Ignite the dream instead of fueling the fear. You’ll be so glad you did!!!

 

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