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Our minds are always trying to fix problems.
That's good if there is actually something to fix. But, it's terrible if there isn't.
You've probably heard the old saying "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." It's the same with our minds, except everything looks like a problem instead of a nail.
And, if you go through your days under the influence of a mind that views everything this way, you will suffer a lot of stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, this tends to be exactly how most of us go through our days.
According to our minds, nothing is ever good "as it is" - something needs to be added, taken away, or changed. That voice in our heads tells us we can be happier and more content "if only" something else happens: if only we get a new job, if only we find the perfect partner, if only we get the latest gadget or pair of shoes, and on and on.
The promise of happiness always lies just over the horizon, once we achieve "this," acquire "that," or change something about our current experience. But, no matter what we achieve or acquire, happiness is always going to be just over the horizon: it's a trap of the mind.
How do we escape this trap and stop the endless quest for happiness?
We have to strengthen awareness. Awareness allows us to observe thoughts without getting caught up in them. It allows us to break free from an inner narrative that constantly has us chasing the next person, place, or experience it promises will lead to fulfillment.
How do you strengthen awareness? Through a consistent meditation practice, and applying mindfulness to your daily life. If you're ready to start, we have a free guide here (no email required).
Stop dealing with the symptoms.
Stress, anxiety, self-confidence issues, the inability to stop bad habits, problems with sleep and focus, and on and on and on.
These and the other things we struggle with every day are only symptoms.
The good news is, they all share the same root cause. The bad news is, if you don't address that root cause, the symptoms will keep coming back no matter what you do.
That's why we wrote "An owner's guide to the mind." For almost 20 years, people have been using it to address the root cause of their daily struggles.
Click here to view the contents and learn more.
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