THE MIND IS THE SOURCE OF ALL SUFFERING AND THE SOURCE OF ALL HAPPINESS
“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.”
If we can meditate and take the inner journey to truly look at ourselves, we will be able to change our reactivity and habitual conditioning. We can dissolve much of our conditioning at its root.
We can look at our negative reactions to life as a type of “programme” that the mind runs, which is triggered by an outer event of some kind. Just like we double-click on an app on our computer to run it, we double-click on the apps stored in the subconscious mind all the time.
The subconscious is a database of every thought, feelings, and emotions we’ve ever had… so it’s incredibly huge, and we access this data in nanoseconds!
We run simple programmes like ‘tie shoelaces’ or ‘board the train’. We don’t think about them, they just execute themselves by default. We may also run programmes like‘speak to my mother’, which is a different programme than ‘speak to my father’.
All is well and good if the programme is healthy – but what if you have an infected programme?
If you’ve always had a bad relationship with your mother, we could say that you have a virus that runs every time you speak to her. If you’ve always felt undermined by your father, then you might ‘run’ a programme of ‘feeling diminished and upset’ each time you speak to him.
How many times have you reacted badly to a loved one, or even a complete stranger, only to realise it was ‘your stuff’, not theirs? They just gave you permission to ‘see’your own conditioned habits! Someone might remind you of your mother or father and you react accordingly!
Additionally, how many times do you hold onto negative energy (thoughts and feelings) long after an argument has finished?
If you have an argument with someone else, and then walk away without healing it, the energy may become dormant within you if you don’t make peace with that person and the situation itself. It could be days, months or even weeks later, but if you come into contact with that person the chances are the negative energy of that last situation will be triggered, and you will feel all of the same negative energy you felt before. Even if you supposedly forgot about it!
The negative programmes and energies that we run can make one’s life very challenging!
However, we can access and change the programmes stored in our subconscious mind with two powerful keys: attention and intention.
Programmes can be memories, tendencies, attitudes or anything else. The negative ones tend to limit us, so we need to take responsibility for them and clean them up when we notice them. The positive ones help us – they are gifts from the Universe. So, we don’t typically need to do anything with them, except be grateful.
The most disempowering thought we have individually and collectively accepted is that we are victims of our own programming. We have been taught that we can’t change, that ‘it’s in our genes’ and that we have a certain personality type.
This simply isn’t true!
We can heal the root cause of suffering by accessing and reprogramming our minds! We just have to be willing to take that all important journey through inner space!
As you learn to go inwards through meditation, you will explore uncharted territory… and you will access your higher mind, or superconscious mind, which sees and knows all. From this broader awareness, you can start to clean unwanted programs stored in the database of the subconscious mind that are limiting your life.
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NOTE: If you liked this article, maybe you also like the first part -REPROGRAMING OUR BRAIN - HEALING OURSELVES FROM THE INSIDE OUT
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Emília M. Ludovino, is an international Social & Emotional Intelligence Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher a lifetime practitioner of Mindfulness & Meditation. Founder of the Ki Flow - Emotional Intelligence Training. She has been working as an Emotional Intelligence Trainer and Coach, at UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) and as an independent Trainer & Coach, worldwide, for Law Firms, Law Enforcement, Private Banking, NGOs, Hospitals, Schools, Entrepreneurs, etc.