Our brains and bodies become acclimated to certain ways of doing things. We become mentally, emotionally, and physically connected to what we have experienced.
And this is never simple to change. Old patterns are like old friends.
So it is important for us to honor those old friends as we move on in our endeavors.
Letting go of old ways does not mean severing our ties to where we came from. It means living more in the moment.
Doing things a new way is just being yourself but better.
Many of us feel as if we have more than one person inside of our heads, and that these characters compete for attention and control.
This makes perfect sense, because we all have been raised in a world of numerous people. And those closest to us have had the greatest influence.
We absorb the opinions and moods of others when we are vulnerable to their influences.
However, when we take control of our own minds, and decide on our own opinions and moods, we become more integrated.
Any kind of change in life involves some kind of a risk. You have no proof that the risk you take will turn out for the better.
So you have to trust that it will, knowing that taking a chance on improvement is better than staying where you are now.
The best way to handle the change is to manage the risks. This can be done by going through the process in increments.
Since too much change at once can be overwhelming, know how much you can do at a time.
This will help you to manage the risks.
When making any kind of change or major investment, it is valuable to assess all the factors involved. This includes how you feel about the situation, what you have to lose, and what you have to gain.
What emotions does it stir up for you? What would happen if things did not work out the way you planned? And what would happen if things worked out well?
Everything in life is only a possibility until it actually happens. How can you make the best of what happens?
Procrastination is a favorite way for many people to pass the time. Why should you do something now when you can do it in the future?
There is no need to hurry; there are plenty of days ahead. Someday, the time will be just right. Someday everything will fall right into place.
It will get done; it will happen. So in the meantime, simply keep putting things off.
But someday never happens unless you make it happen.
Your greatest investments are the ones you make in your personal development. And these investments you make in yourself will certainly bring you the most peace of mind.
Indeed, all investments come with some kind of risk. But risk is not really a bad thing.
Often it means just making a shift that takes you out of your comfort zone. So achieving peace of mind can first involve some discomfort.
Real investments are not quick and easy. They are time consuming and challenging. But they take you much further than quick and easy ever will.
The images and messages you are exposed to all have an influence on your psyche. They impact the modulations of your mind.
What you see and hear through computers, videos, television, and movies effect your thoughts and behavior patterns.
These transmitted communications become encoded in your brain and nervous system. And their influence is most obvious in the expressions of your dreams.
The control of your mind can be the domain of outside forces or the dominion of your own power. What influences your mind?