Mar 23, 2009

You are the master of your mind

You are the master of your mind

There is a mystery in us called emotional freedom.

Most experiences leave a “mark” on our mind.

This mark can be deep and visible or invisible.

Your present limits are simply a series of mind frames that you accept as your present limits.

Now, to breakthrough your present limits, you need a force strong enough to break the existing patterns and open new doors.

This is what a meeting with someone special sometimes does for you. A simple conversation about your goals with someone who is open minded can have an amazing impact on your life.

It is like opening a new door in your mind landscape.

A mind frame can be a limitation or a protection depending on the moment or how you look at it. Mind frames are structures which support your mind.

A mind frame is like a roof above your head. It protects you from the rain but stops you as well from seeing the stars at night.

The ideal: have flexible mind frames. When the sun shines, you simply open the doors of your mind and take in the warmth and the light.

When destructive winds are blowing, you are able to shut down those doors and simply feel 100% safe.


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It’s all about mastering your mind

This type of intelligence is priceless. Instead of riding a vehicle you can’t control, decide to actually own all your tools.

This ability to play with limits and boundaries, to be flexible and aware, has a lot to do with emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence could be described as the ability to shift mind patterns at will and recreate new ones when needed.

A new mind pattern can be an open channel of creativity. It can be this flow of inspiration which takes over your life and floods you with bliss.

When you build a new house, you can see the scaffolds. You can see the walls rising, the windows being set up, etc. It is visible.

With your mind, it’s another story. Mind frames are invisible. A positive emotion is not visible for the external eye. You might feel someone else’s joy because of its external expression in the form of speech and body language. You’ll see a smile on the face. You’ll hear it in the tone of voice.

These signs are the visible part of the iceberg. Behind the surface, there is a sea of emotions and thoughts.

If you could have a real blueprint of your mind frames, it would be easy to actually find where joy or pain is created.

You could simply go there and replace an old, undigested emotion by a new stream of life force.

So here is the challenge: awareness. To know where to start with mastering your mind, you must first have a picture of your mind. You need to wake up your awareness and explore the way you function and are built.

This first step will give you this blueprint of a region of your mind. You might be looking at your emotions, thoughts, feelings or desires.

You might be looking at the present, past or future.

The mind is multidimensional.

There is a dimension of time in it.

There is as well a dimension of space in it. It can be a certain region of your emotions for instance. The region associated with the way you handle your professional life or your spiritual connection for instance.

Then there is another dimension: the type of mind frame we look at. This could the materials. Is it an emotion or is it a thought? Is it a feeling? Is it a formless inspiration? Is it a desire?

All these mind frames are like different materials composing your mind.

You see, you miss something here: A map of your mind.

We have glimpses, perceptions, vague ideas or beliefs, but if right now, I say: ”Where is your soul located? Where are you past thoughts stored? What is the relationship between a thought and the emotion associated with that thought?” we probably have no clear answers to these questions, only glimpses and intuitive beliefs.

The mind might be such a complex vehicle that we still did not find a way of “mapping” it successfully using a truly suitable model.

The three dimensional design of a house is easy to comprehend. Same for a country’s road map.

If you take a time planner or agenda, what you see is a time frame with various activities. Again, this is easy to comprehend. Now, the mind might be so complex that at this stage, any attempt to comprehend it with our logical skills will be too simplistic and miss the point.

So, we use simple models. We write a diary of the day’s events and feelings, We might as well take it one step further and engage into a psychotherapy. A session with a hypnotherapist might unlock some keys in the past or open new doors into the future.

These are still simple glimpses.

Now, what would you do if you had more awareness and more power to actually change things in your mind? Imagine for a second that you can easily see where there is friction or energy wasted in your mind. Imagine that you can actually do something about it and remove a painful emotion or set up a new activity channel which will multiply your sense of joy and pleasure.

Would you take that chance? Would you go with it and attempt to understand your mind?