Mind Fitness II

Mind fitness involves expansion. Having an open mind is crucial in order to grow from limitations. Whatever struggles you are currently experiencing are not just the result of external conditions but also your reactions. If you view yourself as stuck with no options for freeing yourself, that will be your reality. Therefore, having ‘a mind like the sky’ is essential.

How does one open their mind? There are many ways to achieve this. One way is by releasing pent-up emotions through physical exercise or movement, including free form dancing, jumping on soft ground, or bouncing on a trampoline. These are very powerful  methods as they literally move emotions out of the body. Meditation is another way for opening the mind. Focus on the sensation of your breath, the flame of a candle, a mountain or a gorgeous flower. As you do this, allow any mental chatter that arises to drift away as easily as they drifted in. Gradually you will notice increasing spaciousness within. Finally, focus on what you are grateful for and recite positive affirmations that resonate for you. Repeatedly say aloud “One thing I am grateful for in this moment is ….”  All of these are powerful tools for transforming your experiences in life as they literally change neural pathways in your brain! Sample a variety of ways and commit to the ones that work best for you. The time for positive change is now!

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