The mind is a magical instrument. It controls everything, It holds the image of who and what you are and has ultimate power over your body and your thoughts and actions. But your Mind is DEAD without YOU. It only has “value” when you “use it.”
Strengthening the mind is imperative so as to trust in your own potential and be your own person and not be swayed by outer circumstances and the influence of others.
How does one start to train your mind?
Through Autosuggestion, you basically suggest to yourself through “Affirmations the thoughts you want to plant in your Subconscious mind and then keep repeating these affirmations daily for 90 days engaging all your senses as if it “has already materialized.”
Here is an example. If I want to have more self confidence I would frame an Affirmation like “I am so happy and appreciative now that I believe in myself and I am sure of myself and handle myself with confidence and love.”
FEEL IT as you say it.
Imagine scenarios where you were NOT confident of yourself and RE FRAME THE SAME SCENARIO in your mind imagining it the way you WANT IT TO BE.
Close your eyes and imagine it VIVIDLY in your mind.
Another great way to detox your mind is watching comedy.
Watch 5 minutes of comedy everyday in the morning to set your mind on positive, feel good vibrations. D. Bernie Siegel used comedy as Therapy and I have tried it too and since I write my own standup comedy scripts, I find the whole process of laughing and making people laugh very therapeutic.
Coming soon on Avrils’ Qs’ is a “Laughter Therapy section”.
This need not be boring and daunting. Just sit with yourself and your thoughts for 2 to 5 minutes a day every morning. Don’t fight any thoughts or feelings that come up. Just let them flow in and out of your mind. All negative thoughts that arise, laugh at them in your mind and thank your mind for sharing and let them go.
Positive thoughts that come up must be “validated and thank yourself for generation positive thoughts”.
Quieten your mind which means “not shutting it down” because you cannot really do that unless you have years and years of training in “Mindfulness”.
All you want to do is to just BE WITH YOURSELF, NAKED AND PURE. LIKE AN EXTENSION OF YOUR PURE POTENTIAL.
Meditation will teach you to enjoy your own company and to value and validate yourself more. YOU NEED NO OUTSIDE VALIDATION.