So much of our internal processing is happening at warp speed, and happens beneath our conscious awareness. So once again I say it's going to take practice, and persistence, to become a skilled observer. I know that you can do this, you can achieve mastery. And, as you begin to intentionally run your mind in this way, you'll begin to feel your efficacy, your personal power; and your self-esteem and self-confidence increases. You'll be in charge of your thinking, feeling, speaking and behavior. You'll be in charge of what you attract into your life, and what you're attracted to.

The most important time is the time in between each of these posts. That you make time to digest and experiment with the ideas and concepts that I'm sharing with you and make them yours. Observe how you process the information. Watch, is there resistance, disbelief, fear? Notice what resonate at the deepest part of you. What have you been denying and at what cost? What is it costing you in peace of mind? In happiness? In joy? In career advancement? In income. In spiritual growth and development? What is it costing you to maintain status quo.

As the saying goes, "You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain". And let me say, this is not about a quick fix. This is a process. This is about beginning a new way of life.

You will probably find yourself resisting as you begin this journey. So why would I resist? I really want this? And, I know my life could be better. Why would I resist?

Here's why, Your life script, Internal map of reality. The development of your life script and your internal map of reality began in your mother's womb. You began developing your internal processing systems and strategies that takes what you experience (input from the external world) and processes it internally. The outcome of this processing is our life, how we experience the world. Up to about the age of 8, it was organized in a way that created the greatest amount of safety for you, given your specific context (family, culture, etc.). Our internal map of reality is not static, thank God, it evolves, as you journey through your life. It can be reinforced, modified, it can be completely transformed.

You created your Internal Map of Reality; your way of thinking, feeling, speaking and behaving, the way you perceive yourself, others, the world. You learned this, and developed these processes in your childhood and it was all influenced by your unique circumstance. If you had loving parents, a safe and nurturing environment, your life is probably dramatically different from what it would be if you came from a family with severe and extreme dysfunction.

Every thing we do is about either experiencing pleasure or avoiding pain, yes? Think about that over the course of this week and begin to observe your internal processing. Notice how you do it. Are you seeking pleasure or avoiding pain?

Til next time, blessings,

Author's Bio: 

Charles Eduardos, "The Victory Mind Mapper" is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and an ordained minister with 35 years of experience in pastoral and evangelistic ministry. He is Pastor at Our Savior's Rocky River Lutheran Church, and also serves as Coaching Coordinator for the Northeastern Ohio Synod. He is an experienced Corporate Coach, trainer/facilitator Certified Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner who has worked with organizations (profit and non- profit) to support them in identifying and tackling their challenges. Charles is an attentive listener, who gives a different perspective to perceived barriers.