What you hope for in life, does it tend to happen?
Take a moment to think of your dreams. How much time do you allow for concrete and specific actions and act to make them happen?
Living life governed by habits creates comfort, ease and also an autopilot mode decisions. It is when we no longer stop to look at or question our day-to-day life, see weather we have ownership over our time and energy, if our actions and decisions serve us, if actions and decisions go towards what we dream of and envision for ourselves.
People are driven by various motives: career, wealth, stability, family, a partner we are committed to; all serving the greater purpose and search for happiness. Weather it comes from outside – the happiness we wish and feel – or from inside, it is entirely our making.
The brain is a record of the past.
The moment you start your day, the brain is a record, a collection of memories that can remain in the past or shape the present.
Each memory has an emotion associated with it. What do you feel if the memories are sad? Do you have the strength to deal with it and keep a joyful and hopeful mind?
The result of emotions leaves a print on the mind. Then how and what you think creates your state of being, your mood; it determines your lifestyle.
If you believe your thoughts, the past will determine your destiny.
If you can’t think greater than how you feel, you are thinking and living in the past. You are creating your past – all the past habits connected to what is known in life.
Each person has a set of routine behaviours: same things that are repeated through the day, same people, same emotional buttons. To a certain extent, the day is governed by the routine, it grows into a program. You lose your free will to a program.
Some studies show that by the time a person is 35 years old, there is a memorised set of behaviours, beliefs, attitudes that lead to functioning like a computer program.
There will be moments in life when you feel you need a change. But your life, your body, your emotions most of the time are on a different program. It is never easy to change and seems to get even more challenging as we grow older.
Meditation can play a crucial, transformative function. Its role is to teach people how to change the brain.
It gives us time to slow down, see the system, how it operates, as if seeing yourself from outside. From here you can take actions and make changes.
Often we wait for a time of crisis to make changes. But you can act in a time of pain, lack of direction or can do it in balance and when you feel joyful.
Don’t settle to live in stress or survival mode and always think of the worst possible outcome! Change is even harder to make from there. When everything is conditioned by past experiences and thoughts, the servant becomes the master.
The result is that you are in the known, you are living in the known and making the same mistakes – till you learn the lesson. Being in the known is familiar and leaves little room for growth.
In meditation mental barriers and beliefs in yourself and the world are left behind. It’s a process conditioned by the meditation experience itself. Time and inner space expand.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
There is a simple way to reprogram and renew the mind: close your eyes, rehearse an action, visualise it and manifest it.
When we feel better inside, we act and manifest on the outside differently. You become a creator of your world.
Same thoughts lead to same decisions, emotions and actions.
The more you become conscious, the less you drift away and get lost into your day.
In meditation you know yourself and renew yourself.
Dare to see your life in analogy with a garden: if you plant a garden, you tend the soil, you pluck the weeds from past and current year. You plant the seeds with hope and water them with care. If you are not moved and driven by an image of the future, you are left with the memories and habits from the old life.
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