controls your mind is possibly one of the most important questions around.
And what is
your mind? What is brain and what is
mind and who are you are well worth thinking about.
that the best way to understand this is to think of your brain as a super
powerful computer. Like every computer it
uses programs to run and they are put into our brains gradually as we grow up. We
can choose to change them.
important to realise is that 90% of your mind is unconscious and it is the
boss. If you want to change a habit you have to convince your unconscious mind
first otherwise it will keep throwing tantrums or even making you ill when you consciously
try to change.
One of the
very first things you learn after you are born is that good things that make
you feel happy and safe go into your mouth.
Do you think this has implications for obesity, smoking and drinking? So many people put extra food into their
mouths after they quit smoking cold turkey.
your computer programs. It is helpful to
think back to the main things you learned as a child, then work out whether
these have been helpful or not.
Like the computer
programs on your desktop these can be updated or even deleted. My suggestion is to become aware of your programs
then make some lists, sorted into those that are helpful (to be kept), those
that need modifying and those to be deleted.
It is your
to your self-talk. Are you bullying
yourself? If you often tell yourself you are stupid when you make a mistake… STOP
IT! You are reinforcing a long-term programming habit. This is a huge area and
makes a dramatic positive difference.
Start to listen
critically to the conversations with your family and friends. What can you learn about your programs? Do
your family and friends help your peace of mind and if not, what would you like
to do about it.
choose to change.
allow people to treat you is your choice and you can change this and set new
boundaries. It may upset some people, so have a reason and be as tactful as you
have been close to you for a long time often do not want you to change and they
keep trying to pull you back. It is your life and you do have choice and the
right to live it how you want and hopefully without hurting those around you.
back to your brain and to your mind.
Your mind is actually not a physical structure in your brain. It cannot be separated from your body or your
brain. It is located throughout your body in every cell of your body. It uses
your brain as a great computer.