This course has helped me to really observe myself, being the non judgemental observer. One of the things I have noticed is that I have not been fully focused. For instance, on the webinar this week whilst Mark was going through the points that we would cover, I found myself jumping ahead and looking to see what was going to happen next. It shows me that I am missing so many things that are happening in the present moment. I have not been living in the now!! What else has been happening in the world around me that I have missed??
So I am so excited to be starting our 7 day mental diet this week. What does that mean exactly? Well, it means that you have to go for 7 days without a negative thought! If a negative thought comes to mind, then use the Law of Substitution to think of something pleasant instead. However, if you have a negative thought that lasts for more than 7 seconds, then you have to start the diet over again. We have spent the past weeks preparing for this with our DMP, service cards, press release, movie trailer and recording. These are all tools that we can use to substitute any negative thought. By using these tools, it will change my mind as well as the emotional tone that I attach to my thoughts. If my thoughts change then conditions must also change resulting in the manifestation of my DMP.
“It is, however through attention that you will finally be able to overcome obstacles of any kind that appear in your path onward and upward, and the only way to acquire this wonderful power is by practice…practice makes perfect, in this as in anything else.” ( Haanel)
Now I can see the compounding effect of all the exercises we have been doing is taking effect, allowing me to have more focus on what I do want (my DMP) and not what I don’t want. I have been using my DMP recording and reading out my service cards to substitute a negative thought. However, there have been times when an opinion has slipped out of my mouth before I even realise it. Just imagine what a difference it would make if I was fully focused!! I have decided to make a conscious effort this week to dig deeper and be present in the moment.
Until next week…….