We all experience some psychological "discomfort". How we cope with it determines whether it controls us, is accentuated, or is minimized. We can distract ourselves with helpful or harmful things, deny what is occurring, numb ourselves to it, or we can
"cultivate", manage, and virtually solve.
It is our choice. And, I can tell you, purposely and systematically managing the mind saves a lot of time, eliminates a lot of angst and/or stress, and creates alot more self esteem, confidence, and peace of mind.
Managing the mind is THE most productive skill and practice that you can develop and engage in!
Recall, also, that the lizard brain and the monkey mind (the two first brains to develop) are only there to warn us and be on guard so that we survive. Overactivating it creates undue worry, stress, distraction, lower productivity, and cuts off the higher brain's clarity and functioning.
Calming it, using our higher brain and purposely managing it, helps assure it of safety, cuts down the danger signals, and re-does the neuronal circuits in the brain so that they function in a way that fits the fact that we have almost no physical or life threats to react to or be concerned about.
Most people do not realize the brain's plasticity (see the write-up on how the brain actually works) and that it can be changed, though it does take some practice to overcome the existing programming that has occurred over many prior years - but it is immensely worth it - just don't stop way short of finishing it, as that is the major mistake made by many people who embark on the path but don't get all the results.
I suggest that you embark on this path and complete the journey, for the destination of being capable of managing the mind is well worth it - as it will determine the quality of the rest of your life!!!
PART I. INCREASING THE HELPFUL (Affirmations, focusing on what feels good, etc.)
PART II. REDUCING THE HARMFUL (Erroneous thinking, hypervigilant danger reactions..)
PART III. DIRECTING IT for maximum happiness. (Apply the Happiness practices.)
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