"When in doubt, don't."
Week 3: Determination
You made it to Day 17; congratulations! Did you have fun with your imagination? Maybe you did, but maybe you held back a little.
Maybe there are some lingering doubts about your dreams and ideas. Maybe you have doubts about yourself that have been around so long that they seem normal.
You can change yourself and begin to do something different with your life by changing your relationship to these doubts.
Doubts are natural, and doubts can even be helpful tools. Like warning signs along the side of the road, they can help avert disasters. Being aware of these signs while you drive a car is sensible, but coming to a complete stop every time you see a sign would not only slow you down it might cause worse dangers than the signs were intended to prevent.
So how do you keep moving beyond the doubt? Through meditation and breathing.
Though meditation creates stillness and peace in the mind, it is a vehicle for deep action. Without action, there can be no creation. If your actions are informed by the awareness of who you are and what you really want, then you are more likely to create the change you are seeking.
Through steady breathing you can keep yourself moving and your mind clear, despite any doubts you might have.
Remember that you are stronger than your doubts; you can breathe and reorient toward your goals. Just choose!
A helpful tool toward recognizing your ability to create the life you want, is to affirm the power of your brain. Your brain has infinite creative potential. You and you alone are the master of your brain, and you have the right to accept or refuse any information offered. But remember, whatever you accept, you have to choose it to use it!
First, sit comfortably. Keep your back straight and shoulders relaxed.
Now, close your eyes and imagine your brain is surrounded by dark clouds. These represent the dark clouds of doubt.
Take a deep breath and slowly exhale. Breathe and exhale two more times.
Breathe in and then breathe out through your mouth, blowing away those dark clouds.
Keep blowing away the clouds and feel yourself relax. With each breath, blow clouds away from the rest of your body.
Continue deep breathing and exhaling as you visualize the area around your brain becoming bright and clear.
Continue clearing clouds and breathing in light for two more minutes.
When you finish open your eyes. Smile and say this affirmation very loud:
"I am open to positive thoughts about myself and about my future. My life has infinite possibilities for peace and joy!"
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Important Practice Tips
In just 21 days, you can unlock your hidden potential and transform your habits for a more fulfilled life. With a simple combination of daily inspiration, meditation, breathing exercises and affirmations, you can achieve your goals and create the life you really want.
Try to meditate at the same time every day:
Please remember that meditation involves your body and mind. Both will respond best to a consistent practice at a regular time. You will have better results if you do this around the same time every day.
Be patient with the healing process:
These 21 days will be process of self-healing. The healing process means that some emotional items you identify and release may seem to intensify as you are releasing them.
Also, there may be subtle physical reactions to the emotional release such as unexpected exhaustion or mild achiness.
This message is not intended as medical advice, so please consult your healthcare practitioner with any health concerns.