Monthly Archives: October 2015

Freedom from the Prison of our thoughts

We create our own prison bars through the restricting thoughts we have about life. Even animals do as well. ¬†When Elephants are very young they are roughhoused through play wrestling with their masters. ¬†Because they are very small when this is done, they remember this throughout their lives to such an extent that even when they are many times the size of their master they still fear them. ¬†What also happens is that they chain the Elephants to a pole when very young. ¬†The baby Elephant tries to free itself from this by pulling on the chain and sees that it can’t and after a while just gives up. ¬†It doesn’t enter the Elephant’s mind to give a tug on the chain when its older because its mind has already been preconditioned to this from its youth.

Adults are the same .  We have certain experiences when we are young and this carries on in to our adulthood where we make decisions based on experiences that what happened so long ago.  When I was very young, a dog jumped on me and from that trauma, I instinctively made that same connection to every dog I saw for a very long time in my life.  Eventually I got over it, but it did take a long time.

Life hits most of us and then we become a prison of our thoughts because of this. ¬†But the good news is that we can free ourselves from our self created prison if we are just open minded enough to see it’s¬†coming from. ¬†It’s just a thought that we have continued to hold on to from the past. ¬†Our thoughts create our experience. ¬†If you don’t like the program your watching what do you do? ¬†You just change the channel. ¬†So to with our thoughts. ¬†If I don’t like the current experience I’m having, I just realize that its a thought and it will pass like the clouds and then I’ll be open to having a new thought and hence, a new experience.

Enjoy the video below as it encapsulates the idea of what it means to be a prisoner who is chained down by limiting thoughts and how to free yourself from them.

By the mere fact that you exist, you count.

Often we beat up on ourselves and with some it could be to the point of suicide. ¬†But when we realize that by the mere fact that you exist, you count, you’re special and have something unique and valuable to contribute to other, life starts really becoming more meaningful and enjoyable. ¬†Most of all, its worth staying alive and living.

Suicide can often happen because of a feeling of self worth. ¬†Imagine what it would be like to know that you are really worth something. ¬†I’m not talking about monetary worth although money is a great thing when used properly and can make our life easier. ¬†But at the end of the day what are we really here for? ¬†Is it just for money? ¬†I don’t think so. ¬†Its to help make the world a better place both for yourself and for others.

This video shows you how to to go about that with some help from the Three Principles by Sydney Banks. ¬†Often when we just step back and slow down we become open to seeing something new. ¬†The hidden and Divine intelligence behind life is always communicating with us. ¬†We often however just have to much noise that’s getting in the ¬†way. But when we just quiet down a little bit, enough to hear the inner call of our own inner voice that’s behind the noise, behind our extraneous and ruminating thoughts, we become a vessel to receive something new.

Getting quiet can take all shapes of forms from meditation to just sitting and looking at a cute little baby. ¬†And sometimes when you do this, you get some clues to problems and some greater appreciation of who we all are. ¬†I hope you enjoy this video below which is a further elaboration of what I’ve discussed here.