Playing the Mind Game & Winning

Playing the Mind Game & Winning

Playing the Mind Game & Winning

Bob Proctor Quote

When the mind is at the wheel, life is an out of control roller coaster ride.  The mind ain’t the bad guy, it’s just not licensed to drive.  Claiming the wheel, taking back control and having the mind in the back seat helping out when needed, is true liberation.

Despite having learnt this a while back, this idea remained as just a concept until a few years ago when it dawned on me that I was living a strange half life.

A lot of the knowledge, insights and wisdom that I’d been gathering had created massive changes in my life.  But I could still get dragged down into the edges of depression. To make everything ok, I seemed to be waiting for some fantastical future event that was never going to happen.

I was stuck in a habitual thought pattern.  I was distracted.  I was missing out on what was happening right in front of me.  My marriage was suffering. I often felt isolated and lonely.  I was overweight.  I can’t say that life was hideous, it wasn’t that bad.  But I knew in my heart that it wasn’t quite right…. I knew something was missing.

And then I woke up.

When I did, I stretched, scratched and yawned… took a look around and saw that I had been driving the bus but I’d been semi-conscious at the wheel.  It was time to take control.

I decided to get really present and to stop giving any power to the thoughts that weren’t helpful and that were feeding my semi comatose state.

I needed to make a change so I pulled out every tool that I’d gathered over the years.  I knew that positive thinking wasn’t going to cut it –  I pulled out the big guns…

  • present moment practices
  • disciplined twice daily meditation
  • chi kung practice daily
  • embodiment practices
  • and much, much more.

I applied the theories and philosophies of big time self-helpers like Bob Proctor and Deepak Chopra.  Things started to change, and change quickly.

I can honestly say that life is now full of excitement, wonder and deep connections.  Mostly I’ve stopped looking at the light at the end of the tunnel or getting sucked into the darkness behind me.  Sometimes I do get taken back there, but it’s not for long and I learn something valuable when I do.

I guess it’s still a work in progress, but it’s a job that is easy to love.  Often instead of feeling like it’s a struggle, it feels more like a game.  Now that I’m clear about the rules and who is in charge, I feel like I’m winning.

 

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