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Day 189 – Matter Over Mind

November 23, 2012

Let’s start this again. There are so many thoughts going through my head. I was talking to a friend the other day, and he told me that I never get bored because I have such a wild imagination. I need to watch TV or play video games. I can just sit in a room and think about things and I’m entertained all day long.

I want to start this blog over, because I wrote one already for today, but it wasn’t intentional. It was just off the top of my head, talking about whatever I’m feeling right now, but I want this part of my life to be about doing things on purpose. I mean, I’ll still leave room for spontaneity, but I’d like to experiment with this delicate balance of setting an intention and still going with the flow. So please be patient with me. I’m real good at blabbing at the mouth and just saying whatever comes to me, but I’m not practiced with this “on purpose” stuff yet…

I’m at home all day today, because the gas people said I have to be available from 7am to 8pm so that they can come turn on my heater… Big city living… The old me would probably do one or two tasks and then talk on the phone for hours upon hours, but that doesn’t sound appetizing anymore and I’m trying to be the new me, right? So, my regular phone folks have already called, but I didn’t answer, and I’m sitting here trying to figure out what would the new me do in this day when I’m stuck at home. And I’m slightly uncomfortable with the thought of actually getting new stuff done.

So that’s what I want to talk about today. That’s what today is about. Overcoming resistance to the new, especially when you actually know without a doubt that the new is what you want to do, but you’re still tripping out about it. OK, God. How do we do this?

And the voice in my head somewhere says just do it. Take another approach. Instead of mind over matter, choose matter over mind. Wow. That sounds like good news. That was easy.

-Yeah.

Am I becoming a schizo?

-No. You already know what to do, so We don’t have to worry about that part. You are sure, and that is a very grand step. So now, your brain will resist. Your body might even resist. Heck, it might even rain when you go outside, because that’s how resistance works.

-But you do what matters, in spite of everything else that your mind and your body and the outside world throws at you. The mind is a wonderful tool, but it is a tool for you to use, not for you to be used by. Your patterns of self sabotage are recorded in your brain, and so your brain will resist once you try to do something different. You have to do what matters ¬†anyway, and soon your mind will bend to the new thing and create new patterns that make it easier for you to succeed…

Hmm… I feel kind of strange about this new way of writing. Do you know why? Ha ha. Because I’m not crying and feeling all this deep emotion like I usually do. And I’m laughing because that’s what I’ve been working towards. Not crying. But I’m not used to it…

-Give your mind a break today. Give worrying a break. Take a reprieve from being ruled by your emotions and feelings. We know they are important too, but today, for what We are trying to accomplish, they don’t matter. What matters is taking action on the inspiration you have already received. You don’t have to sound good writing about it. You don’t have to look good doing it, and of course it’s going to challenge your identity because it’s a new thing. So let’s get to the list, yeah? One thing at a time, Ok?

OK. One thing at a time…

Day 189

Matter Over Mind

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One Comment
  1. Lavonne permalink

    Great post, really enjoyed it!
    — Lavonne

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