Posts Tagged With: Illusions

Freedom is in our mind

Did you just say you have no choices? No options? Are you feeling caged?

Freedom is in our mind, my friend. Think about it. What is that you are clinging to? That is making you feel trapped. Attitude? Belief? Perception?

People want to be their nicest thriving self. Life doesn’t work that way. Our old behaviours and thinking itself creates obstacles. This plays out over and over. Limiting the range of thought may seem normal,  but such beliefs perpetuate the pattern of settling for our a little lesser, and then some more. Ultimately, we are moving the other way. We desperately need to break away from the past. Move forward and achieve what we are capable of.

Teach your brain that you own it. It must not command you.

Can you not set your mind free? Spread your wings and fly.  Out of the cage. Into the open sky.

You will probably find that the door is always open, and you were never caged. The traps were illusions created by your mind. It was your choice. It is your choice. It will always be your choice. Doubt it and you could still be in the cage. Believe it and you should soar free. It’s in your mind, it’s your choice.

“We are not animals. We have the power of choice.”Stephen Covey

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Staying Young

“So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect of staying young or youthful.” – Goldie Hawn

We aspire much, yet achieve little. Why? Our mind is rational and illogical, progressive and regressive, optimistic and pessimistic. Therefore and by nature it is incapable of a unified response. We need to deal with negativity and infuse positivity.

The first negative force is the tendency to create illusions and chase them. Understand the difference between goals and illusions. Goals are anchored in reality, while illusions derive from ego and wishful fantasies. Set up realistic goals, thereby multiplying the likelihood of their achievement. Aspire to be physically fit, emotionally vivacious, forever learning and evolving with age.

A second negative force is the pre-disposition to function in a conditioned manner. By the time we reach young adulthood, certain habits and personality traits have manifested themselves and they stick with us for the rest of our lives. Such habits restrict the range of what we can do and the variety of ways in which we can do them. This creates a comfort zone and defining it is our greatest blunder. It stops the natural ability of rejuvenation and healing which can be brought about by introducing new physical and mental activity. Your youth can be re-inforced by continuous interest in listening to, trying and practising anything different or new.

The third negative force is the tendency to think pessimistically. Life will throw painful experiences. You can decide to respond actively to take up the challenge. Your every thought and emotion sends a message to your immune system and this message can enhance or impair it. Positive emotions will boost the system whereas negativity will harm it. Happy and optimistic people live younger, longer.

Changing your mental attitude is the strongest step to staying young.

Curiosity Goldie Hawn

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