Truth be told, I am a total book nerd. I love to curl up in bed or on the couch in front of the fire place with my favorite big grey mug filled with tea and a good book. I realize most people, now a days, don't read as much or don't have the time to. I still want to encourage you to read...even if it is for 10 minutes a day because just like our bodies, if we aren't growing, we're dying and the same goes for our brain.
When it comes to our mind, our brain is programmed to keep us safe. Have you ever noticed that if you are about to do something new or someone mentions an opportunity to you that you are unfamiliar with, our automatic response is to either say no, or if we consider it, we tend to talk ourselves out of it? This internal monologue is normal and it develops over time through programming of what we see and experience in the world around us. Did you know that our view of the world and what is available to us is subconsciously programmed into us by the time we are 5 years old? Think about it...if the world is a "scary place" to some, it's probably because their parent's told them to "be careful!" all the time when they were younger. If we aren't that great with dealing with rejection (like I used to not be), the word "no" has a whole new deeper meaning...if we heard the word "no" a lot when we were younger and it was because we were doing something wrong, as an adult, when we hear the word "no," we can associate it with doing something wrong or someone rejecting us.
Have you ever noticed those "voices in your head?" I sure have. They used to tell me I was ugly, not good enough, I was a failure, I would never amount to anything, I shouldn't do that or say hi to her or blah blah blah... you know, those voices. Well guess what, those are all programmed too and the great news is we can reprogram our brain! We just have to learn to tell ourselves a different story. Have you ever called someone and didn't hear back from them and all of a sudden your brain made up a story about them not liking you anymore and deleting you off of Facebook and you're annoying and they probably wont ever speak to you again? Yeah, me too. That's just our brain telling us a story about a situation that probably isn't even real. So telling ourselves a different story like they are busy, they forgot, their phone broke, or whatever else is a great start!
The first step is being conscious and aware of those thoughts. The second step is to believe a different story. What helped me a ton was meditations, affirmations, reading personal development books, and practice practice practice when it came to telling myself a different story.
Below are some resources and books that have helped me retrain my brain and gain a stronger mindset. I hope you find them valuable and want to share them with others! And if there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask! by contacting me HERE!
Congratulations and Thank you for taking a step towards choosing health in your mind, body and spirit. I look forward to guiding you on this meditation. Please do not share this link with others. If you would like them to experience this meditation, feel free to send them to my website. Namaste.