In a previous post, I mentioned the Law of Attraction, explaining briefly that it is “like energy seeking like energy.” Of course, it is much more than that, but I oversimplified it for the purpose of not being too verbose. Since this blog is about topics I’m passionate about, it would be easy for me to make my blog posts too long, but I am trying to be mindful of everyone’s time.
But, let’s delve into The Law of Attraction a bit more in this post. One of the reasons I express gratitude daily (see my last post) is because of The Law of Attraction. The more I am grateful for, the more I have to be grateful for… At the end of January, I discovered that I am part of an organizational restructuring (layoff) from my job where I have remained for almost 5 years. I have been positive 95% of the time (no, it can’t be 100%; I am still human. LOL) I have been grateful for things like the beautiful reference letter I received from my supervisor, the fact that I was given time before I would no longer be receiving a paycheck, etc. If I allowed myself to dwell on the negative, it could be a very scary time right now. Sometime before I land that amazing job that is waiting for me, it is possible that there will be some discomfort. But, I have meditation and my writing to get me through it.
This photo below is a perfect simile: The incorrect wiring, missing or rusting switches represents an untrained brain.
In another previous post, I touched on the subject of an untrained brain. If my brain were chaotic, I might have been angry, panicked, crying or any array of emotions as I went through the past month. I can’t tell you that I didn’t shed a tear because I did today; my supervisor has been so sweet through all of this and this organization has been like a family to me for years. I will definitely miss them, but I am open to and even excited about my future!
What does it take to train your brain and why is this important?
For me, it started with the book, “ The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. You don’t have to read that book to gain control of your brain, but it did help me. I had been listening to Tony Robbins for years and I found his books/ CDs to be unbelievably inspirational, but I still couldn’t sleep a full night. I had a brain that would just reel when I tried to sleep; that was the #1, greatest lesson I learned from The Power of Now. Now, when I lie down to go to sleep, it is mere seconds or minutes before I fall asleep. If you have been reading my blog, you know there have been some times here recently when I haven’t slept well. That is because I have had a lot of big things going on in my life simultaneously (such as issues with bogus bank charges, credit card charges and more); the paperwork has all involved deadlines within very close proximity of each other. For that reason, I have missed sleep by staying up too late and/ or because I needed to focus all my efforts on getting another job instead of spreading myself really thin, trying to deal with a lot at once.
I also use meditation to train my brain. When people think of health, they don’t typically think of brain health. I will be the first to admit that there are things I do that aren’t the healthiest… I ate 2 pieces of pizza and piece of pie today; yeah, I know, that was terrible and it isn’t a typical day of eating for me. This past month has been one of the worst for foods because I have had very little time to do much cooking. Don’t even ask me about exercise because I would get an “F” in that subject too. Well, I have exposed some of my very human flaws just to show that we can really have our acts together in some areas and not others. Most people don’t want to admit it, but I always say that I am a work in progress.
Do you have control of your brain or does it control you? If you can conquer your mind, you can conquer your life. Little by little, I’m doing it; so can you!
As always, thanks for taking the time to read!