Every journey begins with the decision to depart, it doesn’t matter if it’s from one geographical location to another or one state of mind to another, you have to know three things.
- You need to know you don’t want to remain where you are.
- You need to know where your destination is.
- You need to believe you have the capacity to reach your destination.
Moving from one geographical location to another requires a reliable form of transport, that’s not difficult to find in today’s world.
Moving from one state of mind to another requires a healthy mind and body. The body is something you can work on by getting regular exercise.
A healthy mind that’s willing to embrace change requires you to exercise it too; so how do you exercise your mind to accept change?
Believe it or not, you begin by clasping your hands together, and no, it’s not to start praying. It’s to show you which hand is dominant. As you can see from the picture on the right, this person is left hand dominant. It doesn’t matter if your left or right hand is your dominant hand, the next step is to clasp your hands together the with your opposite hand in the dominant position. This will feel very uncomfortable when you do it the first time, indeed, it will feel uncomfortable for quite a while until you train your mind to accept change.
Remember: “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~ Confucius
The length of time required to train your mind to accept change is different for everybody, it is dependent upon how adverse to change you are to begin with. However, once your brain accepts your hands being comfortable clasped together with either hand in the dominant position, your brain will be trained to accept the next change you want to make.
I’ll leave you with a quote from one of the great thinkers of any time:
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~Albert Einstein.