Goals for the Mind – What am I aiming for?
In order to balance the body, mind and soul, we need to focus on the mind and what it needs to have a positive influence on our state of being. Goals for the mind are:
- To develop your level of self-awareness of your personality
- To focus your mind on subjects that benefit you
- To learn to quieten the mind at will
Purifying the Mind – How do I balance my mind?
Universal Law of the Mind:
Use the mind as a filter for the body and soul.
The mind is an integral part of the body, mind and soul system. Messages are sent from the body and the soul and received and interpreted by the mind. Therefore, the mind is the filtering mechanism between the body and the soul. As we progress and release the illusions we live by, our mind becomes a clearer and more finely tuned filter, which brings us closer to becoming who we really are.
And so becomes the challenge of our life experience: to master the mind. This is precisely why it is a life-long process. It is both our challenge and our purpose to use the mind to find balance in our body, mind and soul. You can learn to refine your filter and make your mind work for you (rather than against you!) in each waking moment by increasing your self-awareness and learning when to listen…
The Quiet Mind – What is a quiet mind?
If the mind is the filtering mechanism between the body and soul, then the filter will only filter properly if it is pure and free of debris. A proper filter will allow only what is needed to enter the space. Many thoughts we have are unproductive, based on illusion, habitual, scattered and unnecessary. When the mind is quiet, it is able to detect the subtle communication of the body, mind and soul. This is why we aim to quieten the mind.
Meditation is the long-established practise of calming the mind and focusing in the present moment. Its aim is to help us to find our inner silence, peace and relaxation through focusing our thoughts. With practise, meditation helps to bring the body, mind and soul into alignment and allows us to live in flow with ourselves and with life.
A common misperception of meditation is that it aims to clear the mind of thought altogether. This is actually impossible as the mind must focus on something. So the substance of meditation is really focused thought.
For more information on meditation including tips and techniques and the different types of meditation, go to Meditation-Techniques-Guide.com.
Journal writing is another good way to clear the mind of unwanted thoughts. When we write our thoughts down on paper, they lose some power over us because they have been expressed. If you wish to truly let those thoughts go, you can symbolically burn your notes, even ceremoniously if you wish.
Self-Awareness – How often do you catch yourself being you?
Self-awareness can be described as self-surveillance of your personality, its traits, tendencies and tactics. It is the concept of emotional intelligence as it allows us to respond rather than react to life. Here’s how to use self-awareness to help balance your body, mind and soul…
The purpose of self-awareness is twofold: we need to know both our weaknesses and our strengths. Why? Because we can’t change what we don’t know. Once we know what we’re really like, good and bad, we can use our strengths to our advantage and use our weaknesses to our advantage.
So how do I use my weaknesses to my advantage?
A major benefit of self-awareness is the ability to catch yourself out when you are doing something that is not in your best interests. It’s so you can realise when you are getting yourself into trouble and do something about it. Awareness is the first step to changing your life.
How do I become more self-aware?
Your willingness to understand yourself can go a long way. And there are many ways in which you can discover what makes you tick such as:
- Learning about psychology in general and applying it to yourself.
- Finding out more about your personality type by doing different personality tests.
- Asking yourself poignant questions about your past, present and future.
- Exposing yourself to challenging situations that are out of your comfort zone.
- Sustaining meaningful, close relationships where both parties are honest with each other and dedicated to discovering themselves through each other.
Personality profiling is a great way to increase your self-awareness. You can do a personality test, do a self-evaluation questionnaire or even have your face read, whatever opens your eyes to your true self. Your personality profile will tell you all sorts of things in detail about your personality including:
- Your strengths and weaknesses;
- What is most important and drives you in life;
- Triggers and signs of bad behaviour;
- How you tend to relate to others;
- How other people tend to perceive you;
- And more.
If you choose a well-researched personality test, you can’t help but learn something about yourself when you do a personality profile. It’s a great start to opening your eyes to the hidden aspects of your personality. The more awareness we have of ourselves, the better equipped we are to balance our body, mind and soul.
For an introduction to the science of personality profiling, go to www.9types.com.
Focusing the Mind – What are you attracting into your life?
The Law of Attraction says ‘that which is likened unto itself is drawn’. In other words, it means that what we focus our time, thoughts and energy on we will receive in life, in one form or another.
The law of attraction is more than just ‘positive thinking’. It causes us to become conscious of the state of our body, mind and soul in each moment.
Each step you take in life can be conscious or unconscious. If you are unconscious, anything can happen and you will end up wondering ‘how did I get here?’
The law of attraction brings our attention to the power of our state of being and how it can influence the course of our lives. When we become conscious of our thoughts, we become conscious creators.
Affirmations are based on the law of attraction. They are designed to focus our attention on what we want, not what we don’t have. They are a true expression of what we already have within us that takes us in the direction we wish to go.
Affirmations are only one example of the tools based on the law of attraction. There are many more.
To remind yourself of the law of attraction in your daily life, go to www.abraham-hicks.com to receive free daily excerpts on the law of attraction.
To find out more about balancing the body, mind and soul, go to Soul Balance.
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