make friends with the unknown
The mind either attacks or runs from the unknown

True success and confidence are unknown to me.
True freedom is unknown to me.
True security is unknown to me.

These are all things I deeply desire in my life. Yet my mind finds a way to attack or run from them because they are unfamiliar.

To my mind they feel like a threat. Perhaps even a death threat! Fear wells up in me.
Inaction is the result.
Sabotage is the result.

The ego is very crafty and it will use these two powerful weapons every time.

Inaction and Sabotage.

Sabotage is attacking
Inaction is running

I must train my mind to obey even in the face of fear and mistrust.
My mind must trust me more than its’ own instincts. This is a well trained mind.

Train your Mind with Love

Like a dog that will “sit” and “stay”
even when a piece of fresh raw meat is placed right in front of its nose.
This is a well-trained dog!

You know a dog like that has either been trained with love or fear.
Either it loves its master or terribly fears him or her.

If fear has been the training tool then eventually the dog will turn against its master.
Then it will become dangerous. It will rebel and all the repressed instinct will come out.

If the dog has learned to obey from love it will never turn against the master.
Then obedience becomes a source of joy!
It trusts the master deeply.

Its hearts’ desire is to love and obey the master and make him or her happy.

Love and Patience

This is how you must train your mind.
Not just on the surface with fear and force,
but deep down with love and patience.

Don’t give up, don’t quit, keep at it.
Every day train your mind a little more.
Eventually it will be your biggest ally and best friend.

No more will it attack or run from your success.
It will get its own sense of joy from helping you achieve it.
This will be a great victory in your life.

Make friends with the Unknown

2 thoughts on “Make friends with the Unknown

  • June 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm
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    Thank you for this, Vivek.

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    • June 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm
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      I’m so happy you’re reading my blog Scott.
      Your input and feedback is meaningful to me.

      Reply

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