Slavery is one of the most harsh and cruel forms of human suffering on the planet.
Whips, chains, force and imprisonment! Heeeellllp!
Most forms of slavery have been abolished in the modern world however there is a form of slavery that is still epidemic... dun dun dun... insert dramatic music... the slavery of the mind!
The mind is a powerful tool, however many people are unable to separate themselves from their thoughts, including myself some days!
When we believe most of what our mind tells us we are thus a slave to it's powerful influence.
Imagine having a harsh critic constantly standing at your side. Imagine this critic telling you stories filled with misery, fear and doubt all day long.
Imagine the limitation, pressure and distress this would create... chained to insignificance and inadequacy! Blaahhhh!
This is how many people live their lives... a slave to the words and beliefs of the mind.
We can very easily point the finger at others and at life for creating our circumstances but when we take the time to observe our mental patterns we notice that... we are the creators of our own world.
Damn... no-one to blame!
Full responsibility required!
At the core of all of your problems... are limiting beliefs that you falsely identify with.
Do you make time to stop and watch your thoughts?
Are you aware of what thoughts are moving through your head?
How harsh is your mind?
How much do you believe the critical and limiting thoughts that run through your head?
Be honest... these are important questions to ponder and your happiness depends on it.
If you notice that you can be harsh... it is time to put the hammer away!
You have permission to STOP being so hard on yourself! Yes I need to hear this one too!
You have permission to release yourself from your self imposed pressure!
It is time to break free from the mental chains?
It is time to master the mental storms!
I used to be under constant pressure from my mind. It was exhausting! The talk in my head was very critical and harsh. It still can be, but after years of meditating and observing the patterns within my mind I have learnt to turn my focus deeper than the mind.
It can be all blah blah blah on the surface yet the silence that underlies the madness in my mind is dominant. The busy mind, that used to be the noisy foreground, is now mostly in the background like a radio station that I can choose to listen to or filter out.
Instinct, heart and soul lead the way. Phew!
It is natural that when we step into uncharted territories and break out of our comfort zone, the mind gets loud and noisy again and can try to control the situation. O oh here comes a storm! The mind goes nuts aaahhhhh! Ouch these moments can be very unsettling!
We can often feel wind blown, drenched and battered. However these storms are simply opportunities to deepen our surrender to instincts lead and to dive deeper than the chaos on the surface to the peace and trust beneath.
The mental storms are not to be avoided... they are to be mastered!
5 tips to master mental storms
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