So you still have your old record player from high school and decide to put “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin on for the 10,000th time.
Ugh! I think I’m going to puke if I hear that song one more time.
Just like your overused and tired record collection, your feelings are rehearsed over and over again and anchor you to the past, according to Dr. Joe Dispenza. The memorized emotions of the past cannot change your future because they focus and play what is, and what has been, as opposed to your new personal reality.
According to Dr. Joe you have to change your personality in order to change your personal reality. The mood that you have held onto, has now turned into your temperament. The bitterness you rehearsed over and over again in your mind, like a bad country song, has now become your personality.
It’s time to throw those records out!
In order to create a new personal reality, spend 20-30 minutes everyday visualizing a greater version of you. Envision how you would think, feel, move, behave and choose if you were a greater version of you. The best time to do this is right before you get out of bed in the morning. Do a short mind movie of how your day would feel if you jumped out of bed as a greater version of you.
Here is a map of how to jump from the old self to the new self:
-Same thoughts to new greater thoughts
-Same feelings to new greater feelings
-Same actions to new greater actions
-Same results to new greater results
If it feels unfamiliar in your new personal reality then you are going in the right direction. Moving from the old self to the new self can feel uncomfortable, but is well worth it. Throwing out that record player and moving to a CD player and then to Pandora or Google Play felt awkward but wonderful, right? Well, it is time to upgrade the software in your mind and your future as well.
Upgrading your mental software through creative visualization for just 20-30 minutes everyday is the best way to throw out your tired songs. Get with the times and put on a fresher and friskier version of YOU, through rehearsing a new you NOW.
Thanks for reading and sharing if you like. Namaste.
You’re cranky, reactive, moody and a pain in the butt to be around. For heaven’s sake, take your darn meds ASAP.
Franky everyone in this day and age needs MED. We are all going 150 miles per hour and we need to take an equivalent of Lithium.
The acronym for MEDS according to my friend Noel is:
It is essential in this day and age that you take a minimum of 5 to 20 minutes a day to breathe and get quiet. If you are super busy make it an hour.
If you rest, you rust. You need to be in motion to dispel negative emotions. The frustration and anger can build if you don’t get moving. Two miles of walking a day with your favorite music is highly recommended (infused with yoga when possible).
Eating protein, fruits, vegetables and staying away from processed foods and sugar is more important today.
Our culture is more sleep deprived than ever before. To maintain equanimity and peace, seven hours is a minimum requirement for most individuals.
To live a life that is balanced mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally take your MEDS please.
THANKS FOR READING AND SHARING. NAMASTE.
Have you ever had a nasty boss, a mean relative or even a friend who diminished you in some way? Well, as one of the “Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz states,“Don’t take anything personally.” What anyone says or does is a reflection of them, not you.
When someone feels inadequate or inferior, they sometimes try to build themselves up by knocking others down. Don’t take the bait. It’s them, not you. Hurt people, hurt people.
No one can ever criticize you unless YOU allow them to. Here are 4 simple strategies you can use to navigate around difficult people and situations:
1. Simply respond with a polite, “Thanks for sharing”, then choose not to let it in and move on with your day.
2. Ask them to repeat what they said. Venom always sounds worse when repeated. They may then realize it and own it. They may also become aware you are onto their game.
3. Say “Ouch” or “Are you trying to hurt my feelings?” Most will apologize. The meanest will not. But at least they will be on notice.
4. Mention that people who condemn the most, are often most critical of themselves. Calmly tell them that instead of putting you down, perhaps they should look in the mirror. “Judge not lest you be judged.”
Hurtful people will hopefully leave you alone when you use these tactics. Remember, you NEVER have to accept the “gift” of nastiness from someone unless YOU accept it. Better to leave the gift wrapped and unopened, handing it right back to them untouched and unmoved. What anyone says or does is a reflection of them, not you. Sure, hurt people, hurt people, but you don’t have to let it be you.
My life-coaching clients know one of my favorite sayings is, “Always, always, always go where the love is.” Avoid toxic people. As Desiderata writes, “They are vexations on the soul.”
They sure are. Namaste.
Registered Yoga Instructor Certified Life Coach