Guest Author - Sharon Michaels
There are old programs playing in your mind that are so much a part of who you are and how you’re living life, you probably don’t even realize it. These programs are so familiar that even if they’re keeping you off balance, you’ve unconsciously accepted and embraced them as a way of living life.
Think of these old programs as you would old songs – you’re so familiar with them that it takes only a few notes or bars of melody to get you humming and singing along. It’s become such an unconscious response that you don’t even have to think about.
Recognizing the unconscious old programs that may be keeping you “off balance” is the first step to gaining balance. And guess who controls these old programs? You do! You control the thoughts, words and images that are playing constantly in your mind.
Here’s the challenge – taking control of the old programs. That means keeping the ones that are positively working for you and changing the ones that may be destroying harmony and balance. It’s time to figure out some of the values and beliefs that formed these programs in the first place.
Let’s start in childhood where these learned “truths” unconsciously became your adult “truths.”
Here are two suggestions for recognizing old programs:
1. Write down some of the remarks you heard while growing up about -
wasting time; having fun; working hard; being smart; doing things perfectly; appreciating a job well done; taking vacations and doing things you enjoy. Make some quiet time to write as many thoughts, phrases and family truths as you can remember.
Believe it or not, these thoughts, phrases and family truths are an unconscious part of how you’re living life today.
2. Make time to sit quietly and listen to the silence -
Living a life in tune and in balance begins with developing a sense of harmony and balance within youself. This inner peace is about having a self-satisfying mission in life.
~ Take a few quiet moments to write your personal mission statement. What motivates you to get up in the morning and excitedly look forward to a new day? Now, take a few quiet moments to write out your professional mission statement. Professionally, what motivates you to get up in the morning? How do you want to be remembered professionally?
~ When you were a child, what did you want to be and how did you see yourself living life as an adult? Are those childhood expectations close to the mission statement you’ve just written? If not, why not? If you haven’t found balance in your life, could this be part of the reason?
Balancing time, energy and happiness is about listening to those old unconscious mental programs. Everyday they are playing over and over reminding you of how you “should-be” or “could-be” living life. Are those old programs bringing you inner and outer harmony and balance, or is time to exchange some of them for newer ones?
**If you believe you may have an emotional or physical condition, you should consult a health care professional for diagnosis, help and treatment. This article is not intended to give medical or emotional advice. It is for entertainment purposes only.**
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