Here I am, kind of undecided. There are some instructions that I want to give about how to generate different states of mind. Specifically, how to take states of mind and build a pattern of them, which can lead you to a better more functional state.
State of mind is really everything that it comes down to. I’ve been examining my own state of mind in a considerable amount. I’ve been debating well.
Do I just want to talk about the process that I want to teach, the process that I want to share or do I want to talk about the way I’ve been indulging in less than productive states of mind?
I don’t think I’m going to talk about that right now. I want to talk about how to build a good state of mind.
One of the things that seem to be apparent is that thoughts and different feelings and different states come about due to fairly complex organization that happens in the mind and in the brain. Essentially, the thoughts, the memories, and the way we view reality are a sequence of electrical impulses that take place in the neurons, which are the small nerve centers.
They have this connector branches sticking out of them all over the place. They call them dendrites. These neurons are capable of sending and receiving these electrical signals into a variety of different sources or destinations. One neuron may serve many, many functions.
Okay, science doesn’t know exactly how all of these things happen particularly, memory, which is full of sensation. If you delve into it, it has got pictures, words, probably feelings, and certainly there is a mood or state of mind at all times.
One of the effects that are happening in our electrical circuitry all the time is these different states of mind – that we can occupy and the ones that we are familiar with. Since these different things are constructed of multiple types of input, thoughts and things tend to proceed directionally.
In other words, electrical impulse will travel along a particular path and light up certain neurons along the way. Given that that is the case, then it is reasonable to assume that there is a direction to these things. There is an order like a beginning and end process to the whole thing. It just happens in a variety of ways.
I don’t know everything about everything but what we do here is we build a pathway intentionally. We build this pathway through these different states of mind. What we’re learning to do is to shift from unproductive states of mind to more productive states of mind or from misdirected to more appropriately directed states of mind.
Let’s say if you are to take a train and go from LA to New York, this seems to be the case in the mind the way it works. This electrical impulse just falls to these patterns.
So you take a train from LA to New York, but you would have layovers. It might be Vegas and Denver and Sioux City. I don’t know where it would be, but there would be these places along the way where you would go. You have to figure if someone is in a particular place and they want to get to the opposite place.
In other words, to get from my side of town to another side of town, my directions are probably to go from where I am outside and then get into a car. Then, drive to that part of town, which will involve several steps and things along the way. Then, park the car, get out, and however many steps we need.
From most things, we need about five steps. Let’s just say to get from one state of mind to another. What you can do then is just program yourself to go from one state of mind that you’re not at your best into a state of mind where you are at your best, and how do we set up a pattern to get from here to there. This is the way it works. If we use five steps, it gets easy.
Some examples of the five-step process are the following: The one that we focus on is hesitation to go for it. Obviously, someone that hesitates has that hesitation. Probably to move away from that, we could get impatient. Something has got to change. It may be frustrating. You get frustrated first. The first thing I noticed I’m not impatient, but I mean, I hesitate. The first thing I notice is I’m frustrated. I would just go from that into impatience and then into desire. Because when you’re impatient, what you need to have is a focus, a desire, a direction to move – something that you want at least, right? You just go for it.
It only makes sense, right? If you have a desire, you just go for it! You see, you move from hesitation through frustration and then impatience and then desire, and then go for it.
These five steps are a pattern that you can install. It’s not too hard to get from hesitation to go for that way because you take these steps. You can overlay one way with the other. It’s easy to get from hesitation to impatience.
I mean, you know the frustration, right? If there wasn’t something to focus on, something of desire that you thought you needed to change, you wouldn’t be hesitating about anything. Obviously, something needs to change. Hesitation, potentially, could come up. Then when it does, that’s very frustrating. That brings the impatience and then, of course, desire. Then go for it, or it’s just almost like a whole motivation pattern right there. So, go for it!
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