You still have a pulse
No matter how much you may be meditating on and mentally rehearsing being the Greatest Expression of You, there will be those times that you struggle. There will be those times that you suffer. There will be those times that it’s hard.
Congratulations! You are human! You still have a pulse. You are not walking on water, yet.
The problem is that all too often at times of struggle, we quit, we give up. We abandon our dreams and we settle for something easier. And, somewhere along the way, we got the idea that it was wrong to struggle. We want it to be easy.
Change requires new
When we struggle, our thoughts and our emotions of fear, sadness, hurt and anger come into play. We get the old familiar feelings and sensations in our body and we want to quit.
Our feelings reflect our past. We’ve memorized them and to change is to abandon the past, the familiar and the comfortable. We all want the familiar comfortable, even when it’s miserable.
To change, to move through the struggle, the fear, sadness, hurt and anger requires new thoughts and new emotions and we must act in new ways.
To be the Greatest Expression of You, to change, requires that we must think and act greater than how we feel. We must memorize a new way of being.
Memorize a new way of being
Where in your life do you want to quit?
In my book, Becoming Slender For Life, I told a story about when I climbed Mount Rainier. By 8:00 AM we had already been climbing for hours. The summit still loomed massively in front of us. We still had hours to go, and I was exhausted and discouraged. I wondered just whose idea it was for me to do this, anyway. At that moment, the fun was gone. I wanted to just sit down and tell my fellow climbers I’d be right there when they came down. I wanted to quit.
Then I recognized I was at the place when I always quit. I was having the exact same feelings and thoughts. That was the moment when every other time in my life I had quit. These same thoughts and feelings had held me back in most areas of my life— physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
So I stopped thinking about the hours ahead of me to reach the summit and focused on my next step, and then the next and then the next. And finally, there before me was the crater on the summit. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day—I could see forever. By taking one step at a time, I made it.
I didn’t know about the Greatest Expression of Me at that time, but I did get that to achieve my goal, I had to think, feel and act different than I had in the past.
My challenge to you is for you to notice your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations in your body and your actions when you are in the depths of struggle. As soon as you become aware of your struggle, check in with yourself. Ask “What am I thinking?” “What emotions am I experiencing?” “Where do I experience this in my body?” “How do I describe this physical sensation?”
Then, wiggle your toes, wiggle your butt, take a deep breath in through your nose and let it out through your mouth.
Next, remember your JOY. Allow yourself to totally feel your joy in your body. Notice how your thoughts and emotions change.
And now, mentally rehearse your situation being the Greatest Expression of You. Allow yourself to totally experience your success and give thanks for BEING the Greatest Expression of You!
Part of the human condition is struggle. And, that’s OK too. There is a real opportunity for growth during times of struggle. Because when you allow yourself to go through the difficult times and you continue on until you come out on the other side, you achieve mastery. That is real growth.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I achieve mastery.
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