A Mental Foundation for Change

In the process of “creating a new you” a foundation needs to be in place if you’re really serious about this, and if you want the results to be astounding and last for a lifetime. I believe the mind and body are one and we cannot treat the body without treating the mind. So you have to prepare your mind for these changes, as well.

I love rituals and consistency. They give me comfort and help me maintain a regular schedule that works well for me. One of the absolute best ways I’ve found to keep my  mind and body resolution intact is through a book called “REINVENTING THE BODY, RESURRECTING THE SOUL” by Deepak Chopra. It’s one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. It lifts my spirits, and I feel wonderful after reading it.

Some of my favorite passages in the book talk about how, “change is a choice. Your body is alive with unknown abilities, but it looks to you for direction. When you introduce new intention your body finds a way, on it’s own to adapt to anything you want. For every step you take your body follows.”

It shows you, “how to subtly direct your mind to access the quality of kindness, or how to recapture a sense of innocence, perhaps by walking in the woods or gazing at the sea. Return to these thoughts every day and build an inner connection. Quietly, but steadily, you will find that the higher qualities of life and love will start to enter your life.”

It teaches you that, “the negative imprints of your past are not the real you. They are scars of experience. Real change requires a relaxed, natural attitude. Your cells constantly move back and forth lighting an inner fire. How DNA learned that is a mystery. Consider the most basic function of energy, which is to keep your body alive. Your body is in a healthy state when it’s energy is in a healthy state. The body is nothing but energy patterns and whether you are aware of it or not, you are manipulating them.”

Another of my favorite passages states that, “You can bring healing to any aspect of your life by shifting an unhealthy energy state into a healthy one. Studies in longevity, for example, examine why some people live to a healthy age. The highest correlation for reaching ninety or a hundred in good shape is emotional resilience, the ability to bounce back from life’s setbacks. Their secret fits neatly with one of the qualities of healthy energy: flexibility.”

This book will help you understand what happens when you feel a craving. You are torn in two directions: the impulse to resist fights, and, the urge to give in. It will show you three ways to end conditioning. Reversing our habits will be uncomfortable—-that’s only natural.

Other ideas I found powerful included a description of some of the things that can get in our way on our road to a new and improved self:

• Fear is physically debilitating and when it turns to terror it’s paralyzing.
• Humiliation is like fear in that it makes your body weak.
• Embarrassment is mild humiliation.
• Frustration is mild humiliation, but more bottled up.
• Guilt creates a restless feeling.
• Shame is a numbness inside that can feel cold and empty.
• Grief is like depression but even more cold and numbing.
• Hostility is like anger, but needs a trigger to set it off.
• Arrogance is disguised anger, like hostility, and it is also chronic.
• Dependency is the ego’s way of pretending to be helpless because it doesn’t want to face it’s fear.
• Competitiveness, overachieving, and acting overbearing are very general ego strategies that externalize fulfillment and make it dependent on winning.

This book will help you in so many ways and is a great way to jump start “CREATING THAT NEW YOU.” Click here for a preview of the book; you must have a PDF reader to view this page.

Until next time,

Susan

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