Life…A Concept, Philosophy, Or Practice?

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[success]Reality: What a concept! ~ Robin Williams[/success]

We had a discussion last night, after some of us had a lot of booze,  well okay maybe some had a beer or two and others a bourbon, and there might have been someone drinking Baileys…no names, no pack drill.  What a weird expression that is…reminds me of horses or donkeys!

You could be forgiven for thinking our discussion was about our experience on Thursday with Bruuuuce the brilliant Springsteen.  Not on your Nellie, we can manage a philosophical discussion even when there are those among us who were clearly three sheets to the wind.  The consensus was that it was all to easy to fall into the trap of turning the Law of Consciousness into a concept or a philosophy,  which is why having a daily journal, or writing down how we have deliberately used the law each day is a great thing to do.

If we want it to work and work well, it must be a practice.  That’s sort of a good news/bad news kind of thing.  It’s bad, for some, because we have to be consistent and persistent.  It’s good because the practice truly does get the life laws we need, to experience a great life, deep into our psyche.

Writing down at the beginning of the week what affirmations we are doing for that week, keeping a note of the vizualisations we did, recording the experiences we had which let us see the reflection of who we are is a valuable way to keep the agreements we have made with ourselves completely honest.

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To be even remotely interested in this, is our promise to ourselves that not only can we, but we are choosing, to live our life to it’s fullest.

In effect we are keeping tabs on the inner journey to new states of consciousness and the written word helps us to avoid the trickery of our mind.  Which, given half a chance, will fool you every time, will persuade you, this stuff isn’t important, will even come up with a hundred reasons why doing something else…anything else…would make more sense.  NOT TRUE.

So in order to move forward and keep on moving, we have to avoid procrastination, and one of the strongest demotivators of all, inertia.  Trust me, inertia is out to get you.

Record everything that you can, the experiences you had that were great, the interactions you want to revise, the reactions that you recognize no longer serve you.  I will add really cool dreams too.

The mind is naturally lazy, and undisciplined and will resist all attempts to have new thoughts, create new beliefs and alter our reactions.  After all it’s always been allowed to take you willy nilly down any road it wanted.    But you are greater than your mind and only through thinking productive and positive thoughts can you have productive positive experiences.  So take the challenge and write……..

The mantra is:  trust your journal, not your mind – it’ll tell you fibs!

Thought for the day:   I have great thoughts today about me and others and have great experiences as a result. 

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.

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ElleSommer
Elle Sommer is the author and founder of Live Purposefully Now, a website focused on sharing the insights and ancient wisdom that have collectively changed her life, in the desire to make a meaningful impact on yours. Trained at Coach U and having completed a year long training with Bob Proctor, her mission is to encourage and inspire others to build the business, relationships and life they want. Get your free instant access to Success Simplified ebook and get the tips, techniques and secrets of successfully living the life you want.

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  • Hi Elle,

    Thank you for the reminder…this morning I was thinking I would begin a gratitude journal again to be a visual reminder of all that abundance in a day. I like your idea of recording visualizations and affirmations….thank you 🙂

  • “the written word helps us to avoid the trickery of our mind”
    Quite true – writing and journaling can give us strong clarity.

    I don’t agree that the mind is lazy – I feel it’s just active and it bounces thoughts around …until we discipline it. It’s kind of like a wild child – and it tends to play in patterns.

    Enjoyed your post 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by Aileen and I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. I was trying to make the point that our mind, of course it could just be my mind…will resist all attempts to have new thoughts. It doesn’t take too kindly to us taking control, much like an unbroken horse. 🙂 “After all it’s always been allowed to take you willy nilly down any road it wanted.”

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