Pause, Breathe and Change

“Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?”
Joe Dispenza, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Been reading and practicing daily Dr Joe Dispenza Meditation for improving the emotional aspect of my personality that I have no use for.  I do not need to feel anxious or live fearfully that anxiety may show its face so I say CHANGE out loud when I feel that horrible anxiety feeling inside my stomach.  Okay so I don’t shout it out loud in the middle of a supermarket but I will say change, I then bring about the new personality that I am creating for myself.

So how do you choose this new personality – Look at someone that has the personality that you would like and pretend you are them.  I am not saying – don’t be yourself and change your whole personality.  It is just one aspect such as irrational fear or anger, this is not useful to us and we must show our self compassion and love.

So who did I pick…now I like the calmness of the Dali lama, I love the ambition and confidence of Will Smith, I also love the light heartedness of Peter Kay.  So depending on a situation, I choose one of these dudes to emulate.  I don’t crack jokes or sit and share my wisdom from my years of sitting in meditation, but I do visualise in my head how they would deal with a situation and take a few breaths in feeling pure joy and I have a little word with myself.

I like to listen to motivational speeches on youtube or Spotify and generate that feeling within me of being happy motivated.

One day I will Master my mind, but for now I do lots of things daily and am on my way to a calmer more confident patient mind.

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