Part One featured an exchange with Julie, much of which centered on taking things personally. After suggesting she read Don Miguel Ruiz’ classic, The Four Agreements in which he magnificently covered that topic, she not only read it and learned a lot, but then took action and wrote some meaningful paragraphs on an index card that she would now carry around with her in order to continually review.
Wow, what a great idea by Julie! I find doing that – taking an idea I want to remember, putting it on a 3×5 card, and carrying it with me everywhere I go so I can look at it and think about it throughout the day, is one of the best methods of internalizing a new “life script.”
As you probably already know, our subconscious accepts any suggestion it receives. This is true whether we insert that suggestion consciously by feeding it the ideas we want it to have, or on an unconscious level, such as via media, other people’s opinions, etc.
The choice is ours as to how we decide to “program” our brain. Actually, that’s not really true; the way it was programmed was beyond our control. What is in our control is its “re-programming.” Yes, it takes work, effort, and a desire to make it happen.
I was inspired by Julie’s suggestion and I hope you will be, as well.
Thought: Right now, choose a quote, saying or affirmation that you believe would be terrific to program into your brain. Write it on a 3×5 card and commit to looking at it continually throughout the day. Don’t expect instant gratification; immediate results. But do expect eventual results.
Here’s what I’ve found: one way or the other, our brains will be “washed.” The only choice we have is in who and what washes them; us (including the books we read, people to whom we choose to listen and those with whom we choose to associate) or those whose influence – whether intentional or unintentional – will not be the most productive for us to accept.
As Charlie “Tremendous” Jones taught so many of us: “The only difference between where you are now and where you’ll be five years from now are the people you meet and the books you read.”
Bringing that saying up to date, we can also include audio CDs and the Internet, but we know what that great man meant. 🙂