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. I'm sure you can 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.
The majority of 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 recognize just how prevalent they are.
Does this describe you? If so, try a simple exercise: set a timer for 5 minutes, sit down with a pen and paper, and write down every thought you have. Most people don't make it the entire 5 minutes!
Some people do realize that they suffer from compulsive thinking. They are aware of the constant mental dialogue, and the effect it has on their daily lives. Stress, anxiety, depression, self-confidence issues, productivity problems, a lack of focus - all of these conditions have their foundation in the mind.
If this describes you, you have probably spent a lot of time searching for a solution...
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. That's because none of it addressed the root cause...it was like treating the symptoms while ignoring the disease.
The root cause is your mind.
All of us have been conditioned over the course of our lives 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, and - as a result - we usually don't have a lot of influence over our own decisions, actions, and 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 people go through their days without realizing the difference, and they carry around the stress, anxiety, and worry that comes as a result. Or, they suffer the depression that comes from continuously replaying negative, despair-filled stories in their mind. Or, they develop a lack of self-confidence because a voice in their head constantly tells them that they will never be "good enough."
With proper instruction, mindfulness and meditation (practiced consistently) address all of these issues. 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 you are, our self-study course is the best resource available.
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