A coffee break for your mind
Keep your best wishes close to your heart, and watch what happens
Throughout my writing career, I have often written about the enormous power of our mind and changing our thoughts from what we do not want to what we want our lives to become. So, now I will give you a simple way of achieving the life of your dreams. This is what I do; this is how I have kept myself alive for much longer than the medical profession says is possible. It is how I change everything from what I don't like to what I love. I try to do it every day at least once, and it will change your life forever if you do, too.
I'm not a great supporter of the word meditation; it puts some people off. In the frantic world, we live in today, it can smack of some discipline our mind immediately complains it hasn't time for! I prefer to think of it as a bit of time out, like a coffee break for the mind: a little time each day to give it a rest, with no hard and fast rules for what we must or must not do. I'm sure there will be those who practice meditation that'll baulk at my description and my approach. But I'm sure they will agree that spending even a modest amount of time relaxing our minds will be life-changing.
So, with your permission, I will ask you to give yourself five minutes to sit in a chair. Deciding how you'll experience those five minutes is entirely up to you. Will you spend it with a mind full of worry, thinking of all you could or should be doing, or will you spend it with a mind full of peace? Will you marvel at how the weight of your body feels pressed against the seat as you relax, or will you spend this time with your mind creating tension and feeling the way that taut energy flows through your body? I want you to become relaxed and at ease, thinking of nothing but sitting in your chair. You might like to practice this; how about five minutes sitting in your chair, playing with the idea that you are the creator of your world. What would that be like? I will let you decide how you will experience it, but that is all it will take: just five minutes every day, flooding your mind with quality thoughts that serve your desires. To completely change your life, you must do this without fail... daily!
You see, the YOU that sat down in your chair with whatever is going on in your mind: with whatever feelings you are having, whatever might be happening in your relationships, or how your breakfast is digesting in your system, all of your experiences right now as you sit in your chair, as you have sat a thousand times to be with yourself in a hundred different chairs... you are the only one who creates your world. Perhaps you won't entirely believe that right now, but stay with me for a moment because it is what I do to stay healthy and alive, and now I will show you how it is done. Really, it is so simple.
I don't know about you, but sometimes my mind has a rush on, and it's at this time I most need to do my five minutes and allow my mind its coffee break. But I don't think of relaxing; I think only of whatever I'm allowing to stress my mind. So, to jog my memory, I use sitting down in a chair as a hint or a reminder to prepare my mind for its coffee break. Think of it as dropping a beautifully rounded pebble into your mug. The ripples and the vibrations will reverberate and surround you. They will ultimately become you and become your future life. Your mind constantly sends out these ripples of thought energy; science will prove that. So it is much nicer to surround yourself with feelings of happiness, laughter and play. Thoughts of you being unlimited and abundant, rather than those you want to run from, hide from, those that create fear and worry. It all begins with five minutes a day sitting in your chair. Five minutes acknowledging you can recreate who you are, create anything in your life, and eradicate any problem you currently see and feel.
Now, sit in your chair and wake up to who you are. Do you know who you really are? You are the only one who creates your life. Can you take the responsibility of knowing that? Of course, you can. Can you accept that you have been responsible for everything that has happened to you from the moment you were born right up to now? You will have to. Your mind may deny that, blaming who you've become on circumstances beyond your control. But STOP right NOW; change your perception of who you really are. YOU ARE THE CREATOR OF YOUR LIFE!! You always have been!
You have manifested your life right up to this moment from the persistent thoughts you have. Now, sitting in this chair, in this tiny corner of this dimension of creation, think how amazing this exact moment is! Because now you can begin to recreate who you are, how about thinking this. I will sit here and feel my heart beating, the breath flowing in and out of my nostrils, the sound of that bird. I'm glad I've stopped long enough to quiet my mind, listen to that beautiful sound, and hear the rustle of wind in the trees outside my window. What beautiful thoughts can I think of right now, and who can I send love to without uttering a word or lifting a finger. I AM unlimited… forever, and I AM FREE. Would you like to have an experience like that for five minutes? Well, you can. Start today, start NOW!! It will change your life!
So many of us are looking for a miracle that will come along and change our lives, some magic that will instantly transform us from who we have been to who we would so dearly love to become. But you can't go out and find someone to give you that; if you do, it will only be temporary. You can only become aware of how you are using your own thought energy and how you are using those ripples you send out from yourself. Once you take responsibility and control of these, only then will you start to create your own miracles, your own magic. And the changes will be ongoing, permanent and forever.
Do you know that saying, 'Wherever you go, you are?' You are your own creation. You can be in that place you choose to be in, the one you think is only a dream right now, your own heaven. Heaven is not a place; it is a state of mind. And so is hell. How often have you created that? What has your balance been? Has it been more heavenly or more of that hellish place in your mind? You see, again, I bet you are thinking you may well have been to that awful place far more often, and that's simply what your life is. The hell that surrounds you makes you feel miserable. That is why you feel so bad most of the time, and that is why you distract yourself with a glass of wine or even a whole bottle, switch the telly on far too often, or go out to buy things that will make you feel better. But has that ever worked for you? Perhaps for a moment, then you slip quickly back into your hell.
You created all of that - all the good and the bad through your persistent thoughts, those ripples of energy you sent out. Do you know what? You will easily uncreate them, too, by changing those thoughts. Then, you can recreate whatever you choose to become your heaven. So, now you know you have been responsible for your life and where you are, experiencing what you are experiencing. You have drawn everything to yourself by the thoughts you have had. Every single thing. And you know that five minutes a day sitting in your chair, deciding which thoughts serve you, and eradicating those that don't will transform your life. Everything in it. You can and will eventually change everything. EVERY THING!!
So why not be someone who practices being in the presence of your own heaven! And if that thought is too awesome for you in the beginning, too far beyond your comprehension, then begin to play with it for five minutes a day. I promise you will become a better thinking you pretty quickly. Trust me. You will. However, if you want to spend the rest of the twenty-three hours and fifty-five minutes, you have each day thinking you are unloved, unlovable, feeling that everything is against you, that you are a victim of your circumstances, then go right ahead. That is your free choice. But please begin with those five minutes a day thinking of your own heaven, and I promise soon you will be very pleased you did.
So, let's recap. For five minutes today and every day, I want you to experience yourself as your own creation, like a masterpiece that's uniquely you. Plop yourself into your chair in this totally neutral corner of creation that is yours, and have the experience of sitting blissfully at peace in the perfection of who you are now. And you know what? You might even find yourself daring to have thoughts like this. 'Well, since I am the infinite creator of my life, what do I choose for all of my tomorrows?' And if during those five minutes sitting in your chair, there is a knock at the door or the telephone rings, or you hear voices outside, remember this is your time, all for you, just for you. Turn your mind back to the beauty of the world you are creating for yourself because it is the path that leads to the future you.
It is not enough to embrace your five minutes as an idea or merely a concept that you are the creator of your life; you must do it. YOU must put it into practice, and it takes just five minutes, that's all. And when you feel you can easily fulfil your five minutes, you'll probably want to make it ten, fifteen, and then twenty minutes. It will be like a drug being your own creator, knowing you are in total union with who you really are. Free to begin creating different ripples you've never experienced before, knowing they will bounce back to you and become the world you see forming around you. There is no doubt about it. You just have to be persistent with the thoughts you choose to experience - the future you.
This is you now coming off autopilot. There is no more flying blindly. You are becoming confident you can take the controls and have a clean and level flight wherever you choose to go.
Inspired by the way to mastery.
Never stop learning because
Life never stops teaching.
(C) Copyright Simon Lawrence