Originally posted on 2HelpfulGuys:
Over the last couple of years I have become fascinated with the idea that everything in your life is a result of what goes on in your mind.
If there are two twins that are the exact same in every way, except that one is relentlessly positive and the other is endlessly negative, their lives would be completely different.
They could encounter the exact same scenarios and obstacles but they would perceive them in different ways. The positive person would see them as a chance to grow, and the negative person would see them as evidence that you can never succeed.
With this in mind I am convinced that learning to skew your mind towards the positive and the useful is the best way to completely transform your life.
Here are the three steps to learning to control your mind like a Jedi.
1) Observe your thoughts.
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I feel that I spend so much time looking at where I want to be that I don’t take the time to be thankful for where I am. I have a loving wife that puts her family first. 2 smart, vibrant, creative children. Parents, siblings, in-laws, extended families. Readers and supporters like you. A career (not a job) where I am paid well and challenged. A nice house, car, stuff…Freedom. Independence. Safety. Security. Love. Prosperity. Abundance.
I think that people see me a certain way. A view I have of myself that is limited and not worthy. I think that they think of me this way, when it is really myself that thinks this way. I am the one thinking those thoughts. Not them. My projections coming out and then being reflected back at me. They are there, but they are really there to give my thoughts perspective.
Everyone I meet gives my thoughts perspective based on what I think they think.
The truth is that I am actually awesome at what I do. I have a different way of doing things sometimes, but I do it!! I accomplish results slower or sometimes less that what I really want, but that is related to the effort that I put into it. If I apply right effort, things align.
This is a post in a continuing series on applying the law of attraction using principles from quantum physics. You should probably start here, but whatever floats your boat. :)
Chicago, It’s My Kind of Town
I arrived in Chicago on Friday morning. I had never been there before so I wanted to see the sights, and hopefully catch up with Greg after his meeting with Laura Berman. I landed and then took the blue line metro/L/train/whatever from O’Hare to downtown. I switched to the Orange line to get off at the Field museum. I decided to pack light and just carry my bag around with me and check it at the museum. I like riding the metro over the bus. I guess it feels more predictable to me. Google maps is also pretty nice now for transit travel. It shows you all of the stops up to the stop that you need to get off at. However, it doesn’t update automatically like when driving a car.
Law of Attraction
As part of researching pictures and links for my last post, I ran across a YouTube audio of Greg Kuhn reading part 5 of his book Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance. The audio was about using the law of attraction and quantum physics. I had watched The Secret on Netflix a couple of times and I am pretty interested in manifesting more abundance. As I said in the original post, I would like to be in a position where I can take care of my family, friends, and give back to the world. The Secret talked about these things being possible and creating a vision board to see your success, but it never really clicked with me. It felt more like positive thinking to bring you what you want, and I never really believed that.
Greg explains the law of attraction with principles from quantum physics. I had never really tied the two concepts together before, but it just made sense. Everything exists in the quantum field as potential. The quantum field delivers exactly what we expect, which may not be in alignment with what we desire. This is the rub. How do we get our expectations/beliefs to align with our desires? How do we change our beliefs?
Inspired by this post by Lorane Gordan, I want to stop and really list out what I am grateful for.
It’s not so much the expression you make 5% of the time that combusts into a manifestation. It’s the expression you make 95% of the time that is creative. – See more at: http://yourhappinessway.com/gratitude-fuels-the-law-of-attraction/#sthash.vuDJrP8w.dpuf
Where our mind is at the 95% of the time is what we attract into our lives. What an amazing insight! I can spend time when I meditate or am alone to think about the things that I want and where I want to be. But that makes me lose focus on where I am and the gratitude that I should show. At one time or another, I thought about what I wanted. The reality that I am living in now is pretty much based on that thought. My discomfort with the moment is where I am vs. where I think I should be.
I have been looking externally for a vision on what I should do at work. I have been waiting for something to just take away the responsibility and just tell me what I should do. I spoke with my manager today about how I don’t have a clear vision of my career path. He told me that instead of waiting or depending on others for a vision, I should create one for my department and grow it from the inside out. I had never really looked at it that way. I have been looking externally for direction, when the only place that I can really look is internally.
This post is part of a series of posts that was initiated by Barbara of Me My Magnificent Self. In this challenge each blogger writes of their own experience and then highlights the blogger that will be posting the next in the series. For all the original detail please see the January Challenge on Barabra’s own blog and for the next in this series please go to DottaRaphels. I am posting after the insightful, stupendous, marvelous, magnificent madam M. A very tough act to follow. For a full schedule of contributors scroll down to the bottom of this post.
So, what is awakening? I will skip looking up the Webster’s dictionary definition of the word and go to the heart of how I define awakening. To me, being awake is being aware and mindful that reality is deeper than what we perceive on the surface. I keep wanting to assign additional attributes to this that are more feelings than realization of the true nature of things.
“That which makes you think that you are a human is not human. It is but a dimensionless point of consciousness, a conscious nothing; all you can say about yourself is: ‘I am’. You are pure being-awareness-bliss. To realize that is the end of all seeking. You come to it when you see all you think yourself to be as a mere imagination and stand aloof in pure awareness of the transient as transient, imaginary as imaginary, unreal as unreal.”