often enough myself. I was talking to a friend of mine many years ago who was saying that his mouth always gets him in trouble. He
can’t help it; sometimes stuff just runs out of his mouth before he even knows what’s happening. What I found interesting about this conversation was that the problem he was having with his mouth is the same problem most people have with their minds.
It is possible to control the mind, but because your mind is so powerful and in most cases extremely underdeveloped, it is and will remain extremely open to external stimulants until you show signs of interest. What do I mean by that you ask, your mind must be exercised and controlled just like any other part of your body, so get ready to start doing some mental workouts.
This is just something that I started doing for me years ago and I first started noticing results after about 20-30 days. Forgive me for the big day gap but it was over 5 years ago, but anyway the technique is so simple that I’m surprised more people haven’t tried it. I started an hour at a time and I kept my journal with me; in that journal I wrote the thought I wanted to stop having and underneath it I wrote the thought I wanted to start having in its place. At that time my issue was the same as most young men and I wanted to stop thinking about sleeping with every pretty young lady that walked by. So every time I saw a pretty young lady and had a thought I would stop and correct myself by thinking about the other thought. In my journal I would read the other thought and I would keep track of how many times I had the incorrect thought and how many times I had the correct thought. In essence I was reprogramming the way my mind responded to a certain stimuli. At first I was constantly correcting myself but eventually I found myself having the correct thought more and more frequently until I went a whole day without looking at a pretty girl and thinking about having sex with her. Once I made that realization that I could train my mind and control my thoughts with conscious effort, I was on a new path of learning and growing filled with a new level of excitement. This isn’t to say I have perfect control over my mind because I don’t, but I can honestly say that sexual thoughts aren’t one of them.
After that first go I found something out that was even more amazing and completely unexpected. I found that every time I set this training regime up with a new target, I gained control over that area fast and faster. Let me also tell you that if you don’t stay active with this stuff it will undo itself. The beauty of it though is that once trained it is that much easier to retrain, Ivan Pavlov anyone. For those of you who know about Ivan Pavlov you will understand what I mean and will understand what I am saying when I say that your brain can truly be conditioned in the same way that the dog was conditioned. But it takes a lot of energy and a seriously conscious effort with a sincere amount of persistence. Every now and then you may backslide a little, but just focus and you will experience wonders. For those that don’t know Pavlov also explained why you might backslide a little and you really should look up his experiment.
Once you learn to tame your mind, you can begin to quiet out all of the excess stuff going on. It will be that much easier to hold your imaginative state and to focus on the emotions and the beliefs that will take you to where you want to go. Taming your mind isn’t easy, but it is well worth it. If you can learn how to train your brain you can in essence take conscious control over your behavior and personality. This is a truly powerful thing, to be in almost complete control of yourself, and although it does take time, time is the one thing that you have more of than anything else in the world.
To truly utilize this technique or any technique involving your personality and behaviors you must be honest with yourself. You can’t cheat and you will have to face your demons at some point so why not confront them now. However and this is my
disclaimer, at the time of this writing I am not a professional psychiatrist or psychologist and I am speaking from my own life experiences.