This weeks lesson we were going to go one step further on our Mental Diet. Had to turn the TV off for the week. Has Mark gone crazy?? No TV for a week!! Well if that what it was going to take to find the world within, then that was what I had to do.
Wednesday morning got up Read Og before stepping out of bed and feeling great to start my day with LOVE. Done the morning routine with my grand baby, but then it started..! There she was with the whine, “I don’t want to brush my hair..Oh don’t use the comb. That was it, I was pulling out the big guns……MY RECORDING of my DMP (Definite Major Purpose). Out came the headphones and I pressed play…..after a few seconds she began to laugh and she repeated “My PPN’s are Liberty and Legacy” that did lighten my mood and we started laughing together. It is amazing how the things you focus on can seep into your subconscious. From me playing my DMP recording a few times this week, my grand daughter has already caught onto it and keeps asking me to play my song again. She is of course my Number 1 Fan.!….and I’m loving being a celebrity ..(even if it is just for her, lol).
As we were not able to watch TV this week, I was a bit hesitant wondering how this would affect my household. To be honest I was the one who was really bothered about not watching TV, my grand daughter did not ask me to turn it on. She came in my room and asked if I could put on a video, to which I replied that we could listen to some Phonics sounds on the computer. It was educational and at least she would be feeding her mind with something positive. “No” she said, “can I please watch Mark?”…..” Mark who?” I replied. “Mark (Mark J, MKMMA), the one on the video” she said. This was amazing, I had no idea that she was even paying attention when I have been watching the videos. Even at 4 years old these positive habits were seeping into her little mind.
We have had more family time this week, just sitting together at the dinner table and talking to each other was a big bonus. Dinner times were usually spent eating in front of the TV. Pressing the TV on pause and then doing a sprint to get to the kitchen get your dinner and back in the living room stuck in front of that screen.
How was my Mental Diet this week?………to be honest not good….. I caught myself being negative and bit short on the phone with a lady from Customer Services. I have heard negative thoughts from other people and found myself drawn to give an opinion. So I have had a few restarts each day this week.
As Haanel says in the Master Keys:- “Mental habits are difficult to control, but it can be done and the way to do it is to begin at once to substitute construtive thought for destructive thought. Form the habit of analysing every thought.”
I am still going to persevere and get through one full day of the mental diet…! I now have a few Diet Pills to come to my aid to switch my thoughts to something positive, such as my DMP, my Recording, and also Og Mandino and Master Keys. It may have taken me a bit of time but I know that “I CAN BE WHAT I WILL TO BE.”
With that I bid you all a blessed week…..Until next week!