Last month’s blog “Master your Mind and your Thoughts” explored the creative nature of thoughts and how you can turn your thoughts positive. This month, we take thoughts to another level of pure thought. How can we stop the stream of busy, restless and anxious thoughts and cultivate inner peace, a sense of well-being, joy, clarity and positive creativity?
Get off the Hamster Wheel
There is so much happening so fast. People feel overwhelmed by increased responsibilities and demands on their time and resources. Pressure can be felt at work, from family and from friends. So much is changing all the time. We have to keep up with technology and social media. The news media bring issues from all over the world into your living room, over-stimulating the mind, creating nervous energy, fear and anxiety. People tell me they feel out of control, asking ‘How do they stop the thoughts and still the mind? How do I stop worrying? How can I switch off to sleep better? It’s time to get out of the hamster wheel and take charge of your own life and restore your own well-being.
Does the Busy, Anxious, Analytical Mind Serve any Purpose?
Our minds really reflect the nature of our busy lives and our mental approach to it. If your life is hectic and stressful, your mind will race with random, worrying thoughts. If you still have doubts about yourself, your ability to deal with things and a concern what people may be thinking, then these worrying thoughts could develop into anxious thoughts. An untrained mind, runs a stream of senseless thoughts serving no particular purpose.
Look after your Nervous System
Give the nervous system a break from all the continuous stimulation. Spend time on your own, in nature and in stillness. Restore the balance by giving yourself time to rest and recuperate. Enjoy a creative activity such as gardening, cooking or music. Create calm by slowing your pace and be present in the moment. Calm doesn’t come from some change in the external world. It has to be cultivated from within. When you do, you can engage your nervous system for what it was intended – creativity. Your nervous system is designed to allow you to focus on whats important. Embrace your creative energy by channelling it constructively and positively into enjoyable projects. Align yourself with your destiny and set big intentions that drive and fulfil your vision.
What am I Reading?
I’m currently drawing such inspiration from the book “Power up your Brain, the Neuroscience of Enlightenment by D. Perlmutter and A. Villoldo“. The evolution of the human brain is described from the old reptilian brain (fight and flight) to the lambic brain (emotions), the neocortex (speech, writing and thinking) to the prefrontal cortex (the higher mind of creativity and initiative). Even though the old brain is still there in us, reacting with fear, greed, conflict and intolerance, human society is standing on the brink of an extraordinary leap in consciousness. We are evolving in wisdom and higher awareness of connectivity, community, well-being, love, joy and enlightenment.
Rewire Your Brain
Our past experiences create neural pathways of the same emotional reactions and limiting beliefs. In each new situation we have a choice whether to mull over anxious thoughts and reinforce the old reactive neural pathway or to open up to new opportunities and new approaches, developing new positive emotions and beliefs. It’s all about which thoughts we feed – fear or love.
There is a story of an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a fight between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego,” he continued “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Synergy of Minds
Every aspect of the brain and mind serves a purpose. It’s best that the brain works in synergy. Synergy means the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Synergy of whole brain function can be achieved through relaxation, creativity, imagination and meditation. A calm mind enables clear perception. We have a choice, to feed the wolf of chaos, confusion, negativity, doubts and conflict, or the wolf of inner peace, love, joy, creativity and the gifts of your higher mind.
Cultivate the New Mindset
The path of evolution is one of healing. We have to first heal the emotional mind, make peace with the past, release doubts and limiting beliefs and create a state of brain synergy. Then the gifts of the prefrontal cortex will be activated naturally – the gifts of your true state of joy, good health, youthfulness, love, creativity, wisdom, intuition, inspiration, insight and clear perception.
How do I Heal Emotions?
Time Line Therapy™ is the most powerful way to heal and release all negative emotions and baggage from the past – anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt. Mentally, we can let go of limiting beliefs that keep you from feeling confident and reaching your highest potential, and develop empowering beliefs and natural confidence instead. Time Line Therapy™ is unique in its approach and resolves issues remarkably quickly without having to go into a lot of details. For more information click on this link: Time Line Therapy™.
How do I still the Mind?
Practice mindfulness of your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, beliefs and their creative power. Practice mindfulness of your true nature and inner guidance. Follow this Mindfulness Meditation.