Changing the "I" to "You"
Here's a tip for getting back to being the observer of the mind and choosing your emotional state.
As I've travelled my own journey to mastering the mind, I've listened to numerous hours of spiritual teaching on the subject. Every now and then, I will come up with a tool or technique that helps me when I get stuck in the mind and am no longer connected to peace or feeling peace in my body. Here is one of my favorite techniques, changing the word "I" to "You".
Here's how to use it.
The next time you feel that bothered, confused, discontent feeling in your body, stop what you are doing for a second and ask yourself, "what have I been listening too inside my head?" "What has my mind been saying to me about me, about others, or about certain situations. Accepting that thought as truth is creating an emotional state in your body. If it's anything lower than peace, time to listen to what that loud speaker in the head is saying to you.
If you have a second, then take it one step further. Write down the statements. Most of the time it's about 4 or 5 sentences the mind is repeating over and over about a topic. Now notice you probably wrote, "I feel.... or I think... this or that.. Or they did this to "me".. Now change all the "I" and "me" words to the word "you". Re read them. Now you can hear a voice that is not you, speaking to you, telling you how you feel and think.
At this point you are the observer and have a choice to decide if this is true or not, or if you want to think this or agree with this. If it's a negative statement, just know if you choose to allow it to cross your borders, it will create an emotion in you. If that thought is negative, that created emotion will also be a negative one. Take charge of your emotions. You do have a choice! A.J
4/14/2015 12:01:54 am
This is a wonderful way to think of keeping the "Itty Bitty Shitty Committee" from controlling your life!! I have already been doing this and it is working quite well.
4/14/2015 03:04:04 am
Absolutely! I'm glad it's working well for you.. I have to have my tools and techniques or it's just too easy to jump back in the car with the mind and go for another crazy ride.
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Angie Johnsey is a speaker, author and world-renowned Mind expert. A hypnotherapist and psychiatric nurse by trade, Angie assists clients all over the world to become aware of their mental and emotional patterns, bring clarity and peace to lives that were once full of stress and suffering, and choose the feelings they would like to have to transform their lives.