Thursday, May 7, 2009
step n. 5, consciousness is the key
The only way to master your mind, your thoughts and your feelings is to become conscious of them, otherwise it is like you live on automatic pilot, and they will run by themselves, on the basis of your conditionings.
All the things we've been told ( or we've seen ) from our childhood, have been imprinted in our unconscious mind, but it isn't sure they are true or they're beneficial to us (eg. bad habits ).
When we are unconscious, and believe me often we are, it is like our computer is running by somebody else's program, furthermore a program laid out from a plurality of people.
That's why often we have a conflict inside, that's why sometimes a part of us wants something, and yet another part wants the opposite; that's because different voices are recorded in our mind, our father's, our mother's, grand-parents', relatives, teachers, friends.....and they are all different.
If you analyze your thoughts and beliefs, you'll find they've been told to you, by someone, during your life.
A trivial example:
I always believed that richness is bad, is evil, is unholy, that to become rich you have to exploit, you have to cheat, and so on ( I imagine this belief comes from religion, family, society ) ...not surprising that I always had difficulties coping with money, bills, business, etc... because the unconscious obeys to beliefs.
But let us see, if you make money honestly, doing good things, helping people when you can, what's wrong in it?
So, if you want to live as is good for you ( and in harmony with the whole, other people, the universe ), it's important to recognize your thoughts and beliefs for what they really are.