Are you in command of your mind?
You might be thinking… “Of course I am, Tina! That’s a silly question.”
Okay then, how often do you wake up in the night thinking or worrying about things you can’t do anything about?
If you were in true command of your mind, would you really focus on all the things out of your control? Would you really command it to continually replay an argument over in your mind, or become excessively nervous about an upcoming presentation, or dwell on your long list of tasks?
All of your stress, all of your negative thoughts are things you would not knowingly choose for yourself. So, if you're not choosing it, why is it happening?
It's because you're not running the show.
You are not in command of your own mind.
We each have a Self Command muscle, but if you haven't built up that part of your brain then you're not in command of your mind.
If we stay in our negative thoughts too long, it can do so much damage. It’s okay to feel pain – to feel negative emotions, but we don’t want to stay longer than a few moments.
By building up your Self Command muscle, your mind will learn to shift from a negative mindset into a place of positivity – into a Sage mindset – quickly, therefore moving you into action rather than feeling stuck.
Not being physically fit, you’d feel physical stress climbing a steep hill. You haven’t developed those particular muscles. In the same way, if you’re not mentally fit, you feel mental stress, such as anxiety, frustration, or unhappiness, as you handle work and relationship challenges.