What does an empowered mind have to do with thinking?
Well let’s see, it’s our thinking which determines how we live our life. 24/7 we are always thinking about our day, life, family or whatever else is important to us. The list is endless and exhaustible.
Because our mind is fashioned to receive, store as well process different kinds of information daily. Such information comes from our life experiences of fear, anxiety, anger, joy, happiness.
Our thinking affects many different areas in our lives.
- Moral standard
- Success or failure
- Our impact on others
Now the question is what kind of a mind do you want to live with?
If you want an empowered mind, then implement the strategies below.
Discipline Your Thoughts
Thoughts are where our world begins, as we all know we are shaped by our thoughts.
But thoughts can run awry. Especially if we have a wild imagination which inspires thoughts upon thoughts of how things could go wrong.
How can you discipline your thoughts?
One of the most effective ways I found how to discipline my thoughts is by having conscious thinking. We all have a beautiful subconscious mind which loves to send us what it’s thinking.
But sometimes it’s important that we rein in our thinking consciously, rather than let the subconscious take over.
By thinking consciously we can discipline our thoughts in the way we want them to flow. In order to think consciously, we need to focus on how our thoughts take shape in the words which come out of our mouth.
Every single word we say is charged up with energy. You are the one who has to make the decision will these words be charged with positivity or negativity.
By learning to discipline your thoughts you will not be paralyzed by any unforeseen circumstances. The way you think does not mean that you will avoid your emotions. Rather you will learn to control your emotions.
One second of sanity during insanity can save your life.
Meditation can empower your mind by learning to tune in to sense an experience to be present with yourself.
It can also help to evolve your mind while helping you stay calm during stressful situations. Meditating is a form of mental exercise where you are focused on the object of your meditation. This could be a word or an image, maybe even a sound.
Most of us meditate for different reasons. Some meditate due to their health, others meditate for self-awareness, and there are those who meditate for inner peace.
Make sure that if you start this, you have to follow through with it every day. Even if it’s only for five minutes, just make sure you do it. It doesn’t matter if you’re tired, bored, busy, confused, depressed, or angry.
You are solely responsible for keeping enthusiasm alive for when you are going into a meditative state. There are times where you will want to get up and leave. Those are the times where you will have to bring in some conscious disciplined thinking.
Reframe Old Beliefs
Limiting beliefs keep us stuck.
- The person who says, I just can’t do it loses the opportunity of being able to do it
- The person who says, I’m not good with my follow-through stops reaching for their goals
- The person who says, I don’t know who I am stops looking for a purpose
Belief in our head will either limit or expand what is possible.
- If you don’t believe your worth it, you will never discover your self-worth
- If you believe yourself to be a procrastinator, you will never get there
- If you believe you’re not capable, you will never start
The really scary thing about limiting beliefs is that they tend to end up as self-fulfilling prophecies. This doesn’t happen because they are true, it happens because you believe them to be true.
By believing in them to be true, you allow your actions or inactions to follow the belief in fulfilling the prophecy.
To reframe old beliefs, you will need to embrace that your thoughts are not facts. Remember your thoughts are just thoughts. It’s how you act upon those thoughts that matters.
Get clear on how your limiting beliefs are holding you back. What is the consequence of these limiting beliefs? How are you affected by them? What would be an empowering belief which would bring more value into your life?
It takes time as well as repetition to replace an old limiting belief. You will have to practice your new way of reframing negative beliefs.
Another way to reframe beliefs is by following the behavior appreciation pattern.
Recognize That You Are Not Others Opinion
Don’t ever let others opinion form or shape you in any way. Take note that their opinions are just opinions. Not a true description of who you really are or know yourself to be.
Easier said than done!
As we all know people will have opinions on our way of living as well how we do things. I have my opinions about people in my life. Hopefully, they don’t let my opinion affect their way of living.
Everyone has an opinion about whether we like to believe it or not!
It’s all a matter of perspective as well as how we let others thoughts reflect on us. Sadly, there are many out there who are letting other people determine their way of living.
Some people who let others opinion affect them to walk around as if they have a constant finger pointing at them. These people value themselves less because they’re letting others into space which is their own.
Two people cannot stand in a single space. The one who wins the space is the one who’s going to be handing out judgments. If we let someone hold our space, we are giving them free rein to hand down whatever words they want.
Now think about it do you want to share your space or own your own space?
Creating an empowered mind begins with due diligence. With conscious focus empowering of the mind can be attained.
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