Practice: Thought Hygiene

So what’s going on up there in your mind?

How is your attitude towards yourself? Watch your thinking carefully and take control. Stop consciously all negativity towards yourself, whether negative words/thoughts or attitudes/believes. Remove all damaging (old) thought patterns. No self-criticism allowed! Discipline destructive thinking immediately, dis-identitfy and replace it with loving thoughts. All you communicate to your self is peace, love and encouragement. Focus your mind on what you really want to see manifested in your life. Own your thoughts and stop being a psychic sponge for the data that flows around you. 

If your mind is on a negative loop, go for a walk, listen to upifting music (music helps stabilising and strengthening the emotional body). Spend time with a pet, do gentle body work (walking, dancing, yoga, swimming) or get a body treatment (massage, facial, pedicure), watch a fun movie – change your focus. If you are worried about the future or keep repeating thoughts about past events, practice being fully present in the here and now. Become conscious of your breath, your inhaling and exhaling. This helps to clear the old inner audio tapes.

Establish a regular spiritual practice: Meditate at the auspicious and conducive Brahmamuhurta, the hours before sunrise between 3:30 and 5:30 in the morning. Your mind is still free from worldly affairs and the atmosphere is serene, yet charged (with powerful electromagnetic vibrations). You will enter easily and without much effort into deep meditation and samadhi, which is one reason why the rishis, yogis, saints and scriptures speak very highly of this time period. 

Note: Your insights are useful, but it is your actions that get tangible results. Good ideas need to be expressed and implemented. A law that has proven itself again and again: If you do what you want to do, you get what you need. If you do what needs to be done, you get what you want.