Change the Factory Setting of your Mind
Thoughts are a very subtle energy and our mind is the antenna constantly receiving and broadcasting this subtle energy. But what are we broadcasting? When our lives and behaviour become automatic, instinctual without conscious awareness, we are broadcasting our factory setting, default mode, etc. The factory setting of our mind is largely determined by genes and the environment we grew up in. For example what did your carers say about money, security, success, relationships? Do any of these statements sound familiar?
- Life is hard/ Life is a Burden/ Life is Suffering
- Money does Not grow on trees
- People eventually disappoint you.
- You cannot trust anyone.
- Better to expect the worse than hope for the best.
- Money is easy to spend difficult to make.
The predisposition of our mind can show us our automatic programming. This programming is generated from the sub conscious mind, therefore we are not always aware of it. Once we can become aware of this programming we can develop mental flexibility or neuroplasticity, to change that programming through the process of meditation and consciousness. In a meditative state ( if you are confused read last week’s blog) the observer observes the mind and its thought patterns, the observer then elevates the mind to the vastness of the universal Shuniya (stillness).
During your meditation notice what is the factory setting of your mind regarding the fundamental issues in your life. It could be, why I am not successful, why I am not prosperous, why I am not trusting, etc. Use acceptance of what is and gratitude to reprogram the default mode, i.e. feeling grateful for the 1 student who attended your class instead of being disappointed. This moves us away from broadcasting a constant message of need, fear and want, to feeling blessed, fulfilled and taken care of. My personal experience of this is that it can really start changing the reality of your life. It is not a miracle and may take time to work but with patience, trust and practice when you see a mental pattern that is not serving you and you want to break the cycle, a gratitude practice will work. Sat nam x firstname.lastname@example.org 0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org
This week’s classes:
Mon 9 April 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 10 April 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Tues 10 April 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8
Wed 11 April 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 11 April 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5
Happy Sinhala and Tamil New YEAR!