Manifesting True Success Day 5 : A Successful Mind Danielle Rogers March 20, 2015 Enlightenment, Spirituality Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. “Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.” -Lydia M. Child Our meditation today is on making your mind an ally in your success. Just as we learned how befriending the body supports us in manifesting success, your mind also plays an essential role in helping you pursue your worthy goals. Although everyone’s mind has an almost limitless potential for creativity, inspiration, and insight, we tend to vastly underutilize our minds out of habit and lack of exercise. Fortunately, the mind is adaptable and can renew itself at any time. This flexibility is reflected in neuroscience research that tells us the functioning of the brain is capable of laying down new neural pathways, as well as healing and regenerating new brain cells. All the brain requires is the directive of the mind. When your mind becomes your close ally, you can overcome self-defeating thought patterns and replace them with self-supporting thoughts, laying the foundation for meaningful success. CENTERING THOUGHT: I gain insight and inspiration from my mind. SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Hreem Namah (I open my consciousness to reality). Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. 1.) Explore strategies for improving your relationship with your mind and making it your ally in success. Write down three ways you can be more creative. Trying new things often Reading things outside of my immediate interests Having fun 2.) Sometimes our minds are so active that our mental energy works against us. To address this, bring to mind a thought or memory that is calming, and induces confidence and trust. Write that memory down and then hold it gently in your awareness as you breathe deeply for a minute or so. When my mind is overly active and I’m finding it hard to focus, one of the few places that my mind drifts to that brings me a sense of peace are thoughts of just being outside on a nice day. Mostly my times spent by the water or other places I’ve ventured where my spirit and soul felt free. 3.) Try not to judge yourself harshly by comparing yourself to people who you see as smarter, more educated, or cleverer. List the ways your mind is intellectually equipped and well-suited to giving you the answers, solutions, and insights necessary to make your life a success. My purpose is uniquely mine. My thoughts are uniquely mine. Through constantly reading and studying my mind is ever growing and active in purposeful ways. Exercising the mind along with spiritual practices allows me the ability to quiet the mind and find answers in stillness and prayer. 4.) Daily Reflection: Our minds are a major component of not only our existence but the functionality of our existence as well. Our thoughts hold an exponential amount of power that can shape our lives or destroy the lives we are meant to live. Learning and educating ourselves should never stop and our curiosities should always be sparked by the things we have yet to experience in the world. Most of us cannot conceive a life outside of our immediate surroundings and the things we are susceptible to via television and media. The things in which we form our truths are a direct reflection of what allow in our minds through sight, what we hear, our experiences, and that which is passed down to us from our elders and predecessors. These things are fine but self exploration is the most important journey we will experience in our lifetime. Its not about what our parents want us to be or what society tells us we should be doing or are capable of doing. This is why it is essential to be careful of the music you listen to, the shows you choose to watch, the people you surround yourself with, and the things you accept as truths. Our minds are so powerful and delicate at the same time. Everything we experience plays a major part in shaping our thought processes and how we interpret things. It is essential to be spiritually grounded and fundamentally sound in order to discern the voice of your true self versus thoughts that may float around in your brain due to your ego. The voice can often sound the same but it’s the feel that makes all the difference. I’ve often heard people discuss whether you should follow your mind or your heart. More times than not at some point in time I would always answer to follow your mind but as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to realize there’s nothing that will ever be more true to you than your heart. It’s the purest piece of us even when it’s been hurt and not cared for by our own faults and neglect. The heart doesn’t have a field of memories to sort through to attempt to decipher pros and cons; the heart simply feels. Usually with those feelings comes intuitive capabilities that we often disregard because of the mental clutter and over thinking that can occur in our mind space. Yes, our minds are important and a successful mentality or mental space can take you far but we are meant to follow our hearts and use our mind as a tool. Because without knowing your heart (yourself), how can you trust your thoughts??? Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.