Your mind is responsible for your struggles.
My personal journey with mindfulness and meditation started almost 20 years ago, after reading an article that claimed it could reduce stress. At the time I had a lot of stress, and I needed all the help I could get.
Can you relate?
As I learned how my mind works, I discovered it was responsible for most of the struggles in my life...struggles that I previously blamed on external circumstances.
Stress, anxiety, depression, self-confidence issues, productivity problems, a lack of focus - the mind is the foundation for all of these and more.
Some people realize that they suffer from compulsive thinking. They are aware of the constant mental dialogue running through their heads, and the effect it has on their daily lives.
But, most people are like I was - they don't realize their minds play such an important role in their well-being. When you spend your life inundated with thoughts, it's hard to see just how prevalent they are.
Regardless, we all share one thing in common: We seem to be on a never-ending, fruitless quest to find ways of better dealing with the daily struggles of life.
Traditional "self-help" doesn't work.
Like many of you, I looked to the self-improvement industry for help: I read books, I watched videos, I attended seminars, and I tried to force myself to "think positive."
But, nothing worked for very long because none of it addressed my mind. It was like treating the symptoms while ignoring the disease.
Over the course of our lives, all of us have been conditioned to follow our minds wherever they lead. Most of the time, we operate on "auto-pilot" - we are victim to the next thought, emotion, or urge that arises. As a result, we don't have a lot of influence over our own decisions, actions, or reactions.
When you learn to understand your mind, all of that changes.
Take your life off auto-pilot.
Once you are able to separate what is real from the stories playing in your head, life improves dramatically.
Most of us go through our days without realizing the difference, and we carry around the stress, anxiety, and worry that come as a result. Or, we suffer the depression that comes from continuously replaying negative, despair-filled stories in our minds. Or, we develop a lack of self-confidence because a voice in our heads constantly tells us that we will never be "good enough."
There is good news: All of these issues can be addressed with proper instruction. We help you understand your mind and the problems it creates, and teach you how to overcome them. And, you don't have to wear robes, chant, or sit in a funny position!
Are you ready to take your life off auto-pilot? If so, our self-study course is the best resource available.
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December, 2014 (there's still time to develop a positive, life-changing habit for 2015!)
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