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Mental Power, Part III

Posted by Gary Semics , June 07, 2011 · 2,926 views

Miscellaneous Motocross Riding Technique
Mental Power, Part III There are many beliefs that your thousands of daily thoughts group together into ending beliefs of your situations and things in your life. Let's look at one example.

Your bike is over a year old and getting a little loose. You choose to focus on your bike being old, you think you can't afford a new bike. You continue to think about the short comings of your bike. You don't think it's fast enough, doesn't look good and so on. These types of thoughts, cause the same type of feelings which attract more of the same. You have your mind (your internal radio frequency) on a negative channel. These things about your bike maybe true but that doesn't mean you have to think and feel negative about your bike. You can choose thoughts of gratitude and love about your bike. Things like being grateful that you have a bike, be grateful that it starts easy, the power is smooth, the clutch works good, you're used to it as it fits you like a glove and any other things you can be grateful for and love about your bike. By focusing on these things you are on a positive frequency that will bring more of the same situations, people, money, conditions, results and luck to you.

I know it's hard to believe and it sounds naive, too simple, but it is true and it is simple. All you have to do is believe and try and you will soon see that it is indeed true. But you're trying has to be real and sincere for it to work. You can't have the negative thoughts and feelings like okay I'll try it but I know it's not going to work. You can't fool a natural law just as you can't fool gravity. You have to commit, be sincere and try your best for the best to come out of you.

You can take this practice into all parts of your life. Always being aware of what you can be grateful for at your home, driving in your truck, going to the super market. At your home you can be thankful for the couch and TV as you sit down and relax after a long day. Just take a few seconds to be aware and feel thankful for them. The same goes for when you eat, brush your teeth or take a shower. Be aware and thankful for your truck or car when you go somewhere. Notice how fortunate you are when you go shopping for groceries at the super market. Be thankful for all the food that's available to you. These are things we do everyday but take them for granted. Instead of being totally present in each moment and feeling how fortunate we already are we spend most of our time being up in our heads thinking about what we want to do next and all the other thoughts that take us out of the present moment. Each present moment is where life really is.

Most people are looking for something extra, something more to feel fulfilled, happy, more and then they'll be satisfied. But the problem with always wanting more is that as soon as we get it we are looking for more again, enough never arrives. The more we get the more we want. When all along what we should do is realize that what we already have is great and by realizing that and being thankful for what we already have we can feel amazing now. At first this new awareness may seem like a lot to do but I promise you it will very soon become easy as you feel the benefits. The way you will start to feel will be amazing. I promise you.

People get caught up in trying to get ahead, trying to make more money, have more fun, do more things, we try to keep from getting bored. I was probably one of the worst in this scenario. I was always stressed out and I didn't even know it. I thought it was normal. Sadly that is normal for much of our population. To understand better where I'm coming from if you have Net Flix watch The Secret in the documentaries category. Then go to www.thesecret.tv or Amazon and order The Power by Rhonda Byrne (book if you like to read or the audio book on CDs). I like the audio book. The music and sound effects are excellent. Rhonda has done an extraordinary job putting these century old teachings from many famous legendary people into easy to understand and follow ways to improve not only ourselves but human existence. If you have been watching the news lately it's obvious mankind needs some serious help and soon.

If you were going to try a new skill whether physical or mental you wouldn't expect to be great at it right away, not even in a week or two. It's the same with changing the way you think and feel. You start off with baby steps and work up from there.

A good exercise to start with is to notice your thoughts. (from the book Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven C. Hayes, PH.D). Your mind is thinking thousands of thoughts a day. Research has found an average of 60,000 thoughts per day. Though the need for humans to protect themselves and evolve thoughts have become automatic. We are always thinking. Thoughts are so much on auto pilot that most of the time we aren't even aware we're doing it, much like breathing. Until now were you aware of your breathing?

More info at http://www.thesecret.tv

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