The Positive Mind - How To Reach It Effortlessly
by Guest blogger Gudrun Frerichs
(Takapuna, New Zealand)
People usually wake up with the conscious or unconscious plan to be at their best and to achieve at their best. Nobody wakes up thinking "Today I want to be a failure". To be at one's best, be that in the business or the private world, requires a positive mental attitude.
I am talking about our healthy default setting, our innate health. We are in that state when we are fully in the NOW. Our thoughts are not concerned with the tribulations of yesterday or the worries of tomorrow. Indeed, our thoughts are not concerned with much at all. The usually busy mind is quiet. That's the time when our thinking is the clearest, when wisdom and common sense can manifest and guide us. Our minds are undisturbed from the normal continuous mind-chatter, our fears, and our worries. In that state we feel secure and respond effortlessly to our environment.
We are so used to pay attention to the habitual, never ending chatter with its seductive invitation to analyse and engage with our thinking, that many have forgotten how to reach the state of inner health. However, we all know that place well. Every person has been there. Maybe not often enough or long enough, but everyone knows that place. Let me show you what I mean:
Imagine your are sitting under a sunshade in a little restaurant right at a lovely, inviting beach having breakfast. There are not many people around yet. Pristine golden sand stretches over several kilometres, beckoning you to take off your shoes and feel the sand under your feet. The early morning sun streams over the wide expanse of an almost flat sea. There is a little breeze gently caressing your face.
A flock of seagulls fight for edible left-overs close to the water's edge. Besides their skirmishes it is utterly tranquil. The aroma of your coffee mixes with the salty, tangy smell of the beach. It is peaceful. You are peaceful. Thinking little or nothing at all, enjoying the warm sun. You are leaning back. Exhaling. Inhaling. Just Being.
In that state of quiet mind your thoughts are clear and trustworthy! Only when your thinking is speeding up, racing, setting of feelings of stress, distress, or any number of negative feelings, it pays to be suspicious of our thoughts. We don't see clearly and need to find a way back to our default setting before we make any important decisions.
About Gudrun Frerichs
Gudrun is a therapist, author, and life-long explorer of the mysteries of the human mind. Born on an idyllic fisher island in Germany, she lives now in New Zealand. After 25 years of working in mental health and trauma recovery, she is retiring from clinical work and has published her first book 'Delicious Love Forever'. On her Blog she writes about the Three Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness and their application in everyday life.
Gudrun has studied in Germany, New Zealand, and the United States and holds diplomas in Business Administration, Gestalt, and NLP, a Masters degree in psychotherapy, and a PhD in Health and Environmental Sciences.
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