As with any journey, there must be a starting point and a place to begin even if it is a spiritual or mental journey. In previous posts, we have discussed the difference between the conscious and unconscious mind and how they influence our self-image. It may be a challenge to fully accept this, but we are all creators and all of our experiences originated in our own minds fueled by our own thoughts.
“It’s all mental management. Whether you can do something or not is in your head” -Kris Carr-
Therefore, if we are to make any lasting changes in our lives we must start in our own head or mind. We may use the words head and mind interchangeably, but the truth is, your head and brain are only the part of the body that sits on your shoulders. The mind, however, is not physical and in actuality, does not even require a human body in order to exist. In this post, let’s use an analogy of the mind as the master operating system of the Universal computer. Each one of us, excluding our physical bodies, is an extension of this supermind, similar to the software or programs on a computer. Through the combination of thoughts and ideas fueled by feelings and emotions, we control the direction of creation energy manifesting as our experiences.
“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create” – Buddha –
After realizing the power and energy of true existence excludes the physical bodies we identify with, we are left with a single question; “who am I?” This question can only be answered by the one asking and arises from individual awareness of self. The practice of mindfulness along with meditation allows a clearer vision of self-awareness creating a foundation to begin your mindfulness journey. We must stop seeking external elements to arrive at an internal destination. Through inward focus, we are awakened to a universe beyond what we could imagine.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience” – Spiritual Awakening –