overcomeHER Power Booster of the month
“Thoughts have a tremendous impact on our everyday lives; there is an exceptionally close connection between behavior and thinking”- Jade Rucker
It’s that’s time of the year again; the month of perspective, a time where I often find myself looking through the eyes of my ego and dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. On one hand my mind is constantly toggling between a place of helplessness and contempt as I settle in things I cannot change, and on the other hand my preoccupied cerebrum begins to see dangers that are not there, and creates anxiety about events that may never happen.
Thoughts have a tremendous impact on our everyday lives; there is an exceptionally close connection between behavior and thinking. We have feelings, and sometimes they are strong thus we confuse feeling with fact, but we cannot let our emotions defeat us. A war is raging and the mind truly is a battlefield. I have experienced firsthand the attacks in the mind. I have found myself hanging on to the one negative voice so tightly that I am essentially mystified by all of the voices that recognize my capacity and articulate their confidence in me.
Subsequently, I have struggled with overwhelming feelings of doubt and discouragement and I have even lost all motivation in the past because our performance is a product of our thoughts. However, I recently had a conversation with a dear friend of mine that forced me to take ownership of where I am right now and submerse myself in the present. In order to do the work and gain depth in the present it is necessary to understand the intrinsic nature of the mind.
Our mind performs this dance between the polarities, constantly trying to find a natural resting place. How do we solve this dilemma of the ever-frenzied mind? The answer is simple, though not always so easy to put into practice: learn to be present. We as humans have the exceptional capacity to watch our minds as an outsider. Most people don’t learn to be present because they don’t practice, not because it’s so hard to do. Practice, practice, and being present will become natural.
Monthly Boost Yourself Challenge
I am becoming aware of self-defeating thought patterns now more than ever, and I am beginning to gaze through the eyes of my soul and see the hope of the future – regardless of the past. I am slowing down and letting go of things that have bugged and bothered me for YEARS. I am slowly, daily, reminding myself to enjoy where I am on the way to where I’m going DESPITE where I have been.
Step outside of your mind and watch it like a witness, gain understanding at a higher perspective. You will see all the mischief by your mind and be able to once and for all, be truly present in the moment. Practice, repeatedly, in small easy beautiful steps. Each step is a wonder in itself, and each practice helps you to find that calm in the middle of the commotion of life.
overcomeHER’s Favorite Things:
- “Controlling the Tongue: Mastering the What, When, and Why of the Words You Speak”- R.T. Kendall
- “How to Control Your Anxiety Before It Controls You “- Albert Ellis
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This Month’s overcomeHER HERNews Author : Jade Rucker
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