And now to breaking free… I’ve learned that instead of constantly banging on the bars of the mind prison for us to be set free, all we need to do is to reach in and R. E.L.E.A.S.E ourselves from these bars. We each possess the key to releasing ourselves from these mental boundaries. I’ll share some of these keys below.
E- Explore freedom
The first step to breaking free from the mental boundaries which may currently seem to prevent you from reaching your goals is to first decide that you want to Release your mind from such boundaries. Decide that you want to be free from fear, from negativity, from worry over things you cannot control, from anxiety and any form of fear. Each morning, awake with a mindset of releasing your mind from these boundaries. In your quiet times (and if you do not have anywhere you can be by yourself and just allow your thoughts to bounce around and take control of them, I encourage that you do) practice releasing your mind from any form of negativity and utter words of affirmation to reinforce this. Release your mind from those seemingly overpowering thoughts that seem to have so much control over you. Remember, they can only have control if you allow them.
Ensure your mind is being fed the right food to enable it get stronger and more confident. Remember, garbage in, garbage out. What we feed our minds with affect us a whole lot. Be careful not to be constantly surrounded with negativity. Even “joking negativity” I have found, does not really help. Feed your mind on things that would help you become better, stronger, more active and that will enable you break these boundaries. Watch positive video clips, watch movies that teach life changing lessons, have meaningful conversations and so on.
Learn to let go of certain things. Of hurt, of pain, of some things that are and things that may never be. Of the past, of mistakes, of missed opportunities and other things we desperately cling on to that prevent us from moving forward. Sometimes we dwell so much on the past and purposely refuse to let go of certain thoughts, bitterness or even pain from our past. Sometimes, we refuse to let go until because we feel we need some form of closure forgetting that closure does not always happen in every situation. In fact, in most situations, closure may not necessarily go the way you envisioned in your mind which leaves you more clingy to what you were trying to let go of in the first place.
So, let go. You will actually feel lighter.
Encouraging others and being kind to others is another key to help us break free from mental boundaries. By doing this, you come out of your mind and are more outward focused than inward focused. You’re not consumed with your own thoughts which could be overwhelming and negative if you allow them. Instead, in encouraging others, you subconsciously find yourself being positive about things, because well, how can you encourage another with negativity or worry or fear or doubt. It also builds up your confidence in believing that you can actually make another human being feel better. Try it this week.
Remember that you are human and mistakes are bound to happen. You are not defined by your mistakes or opportunities lost. In my last post, while sharing on some of the lessons I learned this year, I discussed a little on expecting to fail. You can read that here. Allow for those mistakes while learning from them.. Refuse to be held back by a mistake. Sometimes we subconsciously allow mistakes made to determine our abilities. Sometimes, we feel that once we have failed at something, we can not do it again. Believe in you.
STAY POSITIVE!! Feed your mind with positive things, surround yourself with positive people, enjoy positive vibes only.
Most importantly, explore mental freedom. Allow your mind to be set free from these mental boundaries. Allow yourself to experience that mental freedom for a change.
Thank you for reading! I would love to hear any comments, feedback or questions you may have.
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