by Paul C. Pritchard
There's only one YOU...
focus on that miraculous phenomena.
Everyone Else is Already Taken.
You know, the negative self-talk that your monkey-mind loves to spit out endlessly. Keeping you down and trashing your plans, hopes and dreams. It can strike when you are up and running and things are going well. It can also rear its ugly head when you are vulnerable and facing challenges.
What is this built-in mechanism to sabotage you and your potentially amazing life? It's complicated that's for sure...
Sadly, you cannot run a virus scan of your mind and clean-up the code. It got there over many years and many criss-crossed configurations of fear.
So, to try and unravel it can be time-consuming and costly. It can also be self-perpetuating. Delving into the recesses of your fears can reactivate them. Of course, therapy is incredibly valuable if the monkey-mind is running the whole show or if the trauma is just too overwhelming.
By all means seek therapy
when you feel you need some holistic support.
Simply dig deep into your belly, grab some of the frustration and even anger that arises when you see how much energy this monkey-mind steals from you. How much procrastination and indecision this suck of energy causes.
You should feel pissed off. You've self-generated all this remarkable energy for creative purposes to enhance your life and it's stolen before your very eyes by an energy-sucking leech.
Feel it in your belly and bring it up to your throat.
Either out loud or in your angry inner-voice just say the words,
Many of us are in a daily battle
with negative mind-talk.
Every time you have
self-doubt, negative self-talk, you're beating yourself up for
past-mistakes etc... Just find that anger of being robbed of your
true light and energy and say again... "Back off Monkey-Mind!"
I just shorten it now to BOMM (Back off Monkey-Mind) - I drop a BOMM on all my negative thoughts that are not self-serving. Some thoughts come from your conscience, from your moral-guidance navigation system. They are worth listening to.
The voice that says,
That's a good voice. Listen to that. Break it down and answer the questions before you proceed.
But if the voice says,
Well, you can just drop a BOMM on that right away.
Once you get really good at dropping BOMMS on negative-belief-talk that will stall your engine, you can follow up quickly with some high-performance positive-talk lubrication.
Drop a BOMM and immediately say, "You got this!"
From your belly, loud and proud, express your best,
Maybe you could even try a 'power-pose' while you say it; like standing strong and tall with your hands on your hips.
(According to Amy
Cuddy's research, simply changing your physiology can have a
positive impact on your psychology).
Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed,
quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person
that you are.
If it was good enough for Nelson Mandela, then it's good enough for you. Read it. Let it penetrate your cells. Let this charge up your BOMM. These words are the anti-virus software that you are looking for.
Give yourself permission to SHINE.