You are not your mind.
The typical citizen thinks of about 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day. These thoughts range from the worldly – I have to buy milk, to the meaningful – I love you, to the self-destructive – I am not good enough. Our reasoning, at the moment, seems rational.
But as we look at lengthy periods of brain activity, it becomes evident that ideas may be erratic and sometimes random, changing based on the context and contradicting our instincts. Even, human beings typically shape our identities through the stuff we care about. The effect is a fragmented sense of self that drifts as the wind winds.
Yet you’re not even your feelings. You are the consciousness (the ocean) from which your thoughts (the waves) emerge. The human capacity to reason (albeit excellent in contrast to other living creatures) is extremely vulnerable to mistake. Cognitive error, mistaken perceptions, misconceptions, vanity, and narrow convictions are only a few forms of unhealthful reasoning that conflict with our judgement.
“I guess so I am,” said René Descartes in the 17th century. But modern science and neuroscience have uncovered a profound reality regarding the way we act, “I am, so I believe.”
Controlling your emotions is the first step towards a happy, healthy mind. Below are five strategies to improve positive thought and alleviate mental chaos.
1) Don’t identify from your mind. Be the interpreter here.
Become an objective reader of your feelings instead of listening to what you hear. When negative thoughts emerge, suggest, “It’s odd that I think so.” When positive thoughts occur, reply, “Oddly, I think so.” As an objective reader of your thinking, you stay in charge yet unresponsive. Do not identify with the waves. Be the ocean: still, not moving.
Meditation is not just about monks or gurus. Business executives, entrepreneurs, and artists use thoughtless thinking to achieve higher levels of creativity and success. Twenty minutes of sleep each day aims to make certain facets of your life and company happen. Leaving the house without meditation is like leaving the house without your shoes or your iPhone, but worse.
3) Concentrate on the story that you want to deal with.
If we know it or not, every single individual has an essential task to carry out in life. Mental chaos is distracting us from our task. Since what you concentrate on over a prolonged period in your life, it is important to determine the goal you want to accomplish and guide your attention to this story.
4) Your mind is like a garden. Stop the animals out of yours.
Thoughts are a bug so several people are infected. It is necessary to protect your mind from negative opinions and misinformation, particularly in stressful offices and densely populated places. Your mind is like a garden. Without a good barrier, the animals will come in and kill the crops. Stop the harmful power of divisive views and misconceptions. Hold the animals out of here.
5) Recognize the difference between both the true self and the ego.
Your Ego is the lower animal nature of you. His mantra is fear and survival. The Ego is talking very loud and hard to ignore. Your Higher Self, on the other hand, is your wisdom, creativity, and intuition. It’s the Collective Human Consciousness channelled into you. The Higher Self talks very quietly, so it can be tough to understand. Listen near to the Higher Self (and to the tip of the Ego). It’s going to build a safer, happier head. Bottom line: listen more, respond less.
Learning how to live a good life with a happier mind can be difficult if the world is so full of complications and negative news. However, you should turn your attitude around and continue thinking in a more optimistic way every day.
Get going and make the most of what life has given you.