Ever noticed how your mind broadcasts contradictory demands? For example, your mind might tell you to lose five pounds but also urge you to eat a bag of cookies. Or it might rant about how it wants you to sell your house immediately while at the same time warning you not to lower your asking price. Maybe it tells you how much you have to do while also berating you for not taking more down time. “Wrong” choices surround you when you try to appease your mind!
The mind craves more superficial, small-minded, short-term satisfactions over deeper soul level ones. It wants to feel smart, attractive, thin, and gifted, just to name a few. Often it aims to feel superior to other people, set apart and isolated in a supposedly good way.
As humans we crave connection, not isolation. When conflicting thoughts arise, reconnect to your true self, other people, and the planet. Your true self doesn’t care how much you weigh, what you eat, whether your house sells, or how much work you complete. It craves peace, ease, contentment, connection, and joy. When you focus on what matters to your deeper self, the mind concerns slide to the back of your awareness.
If you’d like to apply Jin Shin Jyutsu® (Japanese acupressure) self-helps to support this shift, the Stomach, Diaphragm, and Umbilicus Organ Function self-helps address connectedness. Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 9 helps with transformation, discernment, and wisdom whereas SEL 15 connects you to the earth and also invites joy and laughter. SEL 13 connects you to your deepest knowing and spirituality.
What deeper desires could transcend your contradictory thoughts? What tools do you use to connect to what deeply matters to you?