Taming-the-wandering-mind

Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass – to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.”
~Anthon St. Maarten

The mind is one of our greatest assets. It’s a wonderful thing and it’s also a wandering thing. Unchecked it can wander off into blissful oblivion for hours on end, it happens to the best of us. There’s nothing at all wrong with a wandering mind as long you learn to tame that wandering mind and able to make that U-turn back to reality. Just the other day I wandered off to my grandmother’s kitchen, the smell of fresh bread and caramelized sugar permeated the room so profusely I could taste those cinnamon buns.  Then I had to snap out of it. Reality was knowing at the door.

Not to confuse you with the two,  wandering and dreaming is not the same thing. You can create through dreaming. Wandering pulls you away from your dreams to a memory or a story created to comfort a restless soul. Have you ever notice that when your mind wanders off it’s usually during a time of some unrest in your life or uneasiness in your spirit? The mind is great at protecting us from discomfort while taking us further and further away from our goals because any goal equals work. Work means you have to put effort into something and most of the time we’re just not into working.

Last week’s blog expressed how you can create the life you want through your thoughts, words and actions. Knowing this you should not cower into your mind to avoid the tasks of building the life you want. Instead, you should use your mind to work towards building that life that you desire most. Stop making excuses and start creating.  You can do this! Stick to the positive changes, not for a day, a week. It has to be a life long process. No one is better than you at doing the things that are good for you. Don’t sit by waiting for someone else to fulfil your dreams, you have to put in the hard work for yourself.

The best part about having such a great asset is that you are in complete control of your life.  If you don’t team that wandering mind though, it can easily tame you. The mind can be a procrastination machine, it can create excuses and make them believable. It can also be a dreaming making, dream building machine. Be mindful that for each excuse created comes a missed opportunity, an opportunity to make meaningful changes, changes that can make you a better person. Changes that can lead to less procrastination by concentrating on the right things. Stop daydreaming and start planning!

 

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