I understand the power of the now and the law of attraction . But some times I get this voice in my head that when thinking about something like say, something I like to do. It’s tell me I’m not good enough and that It’s unrealistic to think I can do something like that. How I stop it from affecting me. because I know it’s not true nor right but it still manages to make think, oh maybe it’s true. maybe i am a fool… Help.
Point Blank if you understand the Power of Now you would know that most people let the mind control them rather than they control their mind. Well it works the same way when you’re thinking about something, your body has a battle between the heart(soul thinking) and the mind(ego). The ego is always the chatty one, the trickster who has to basically tell you everything that is wrong with yourself, gives you anxieties about the future, makes you trip up about your past, doesn’t want you to succeed because it’s too busy trying to feed you illusions. Eckhart Tolle’s book is phenomenal when it comes to this stuff. You have to discipline yourself FROM your own mind. It literally plays mind games with you 24/7 but you have to acknowledge them and differentiate which are your thoughts and which are the mind’s projection of ego.
Your mind is very tricky, you can be focused one minute but then something happens…you worry, you agonize, you create a loop where you bury yourself in it, i’m not good enough, i can’t do this, why am i here, i can’t, i won’t, etc. What happens? You may think you’re in the now but your mind literally just took over on you, you lost focus you aren’t concentrating on what you are doing anymore you’re focusing on your egocentric thoughts. what happens when the mind moves it’s perception? Your psychological mental time in your head moves into past and future thinking. instead of the present.
It takes practice, but you have to question yourself, learn to be your own mind rather than be a slave to it, Why am i thinking that when i should be doing this? exactly. when you are BEING you can’t be thinking. you are FEELING but you can’t be THINKING. Do you see what i mean?
That is the true power of Now. You are NOT remotely thinking, you are feeling, you are BEING. Blank Slate, tabula rasa, free from thought. That is pure meditation right there, in the present moment, free from anguish free from worry free from fear. you are eternally at peace within the now.
when you move from doing into thinking, Your mind starts second guessing itself. analyzing, regretting, resenting, etc.
Let me borrow a passage from the book:
“Here is the key: End the delusion of time. Time and mind are inseparable. Remove time from the mind and it stops – unless you choose to use it.
To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the complusion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation. This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be. The compulsion arises because the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.
this book is genius.
So i want you to really watch yourself seriously try it because you can experiment on yourself and watch it unfold. I swear it will happen EVERY time. the next time you find yourself in a loop, stop yourself and look at where you are heading, where are you going within your field of thoughts, where is the direction? This is a lifesaver when you need it. For example I’ve been extremely stressed out because of school and how i spent my entire paycheck on textbooks and essentials. So i’m broke and was fretting about how on earth i was going to get gas money for the rest of the week. I got myself so worked up about it, i kept thinking well i work five days and how can i make this so i won’t go over or under before i run out of gas by next wednesday? So i kept thinking about the future how was i going to have enough cash, how i could plan my route effectively, how i would walk to class all week, and so forth. but see this was all future! I ended up throwing myself into a stressed out anxiety attack from it. Then you know what happened? I stopped thinking, completely stopped and then a good indigo friend told me that i need to just meditate and trust in the universal abundance before my root gets even more out of wack. The next day my mom randomly told me to visit her and she filled up my entire tank for me after i casual mentioned i was low on cash. So i stopped thinking and worrying about the future, instead trusted the universal abundance of the now and look what happened. there was no need to even worry in the first place.
So the trick is to acknowledge who is the dealer here, do not become a slave to your mind, become your thoughts and be.
Take the control back of your mind and you will realize you are already free.
I hope this helps
much love <3