Paths in the Mind

July 3, 2017 • Awareness & the Mind, Learn

Blog Image

Here is something deeper for you to reflect upon. I’ll touch on it, but won’t get too deep into this for now. As awareness repeatedly goes to a particular area of the mind, it creates a groove or a path to that area of the mind. As it repeatedly travels back and forth to this destination – let’s call the destination anger – it creates a path in the mind, so to speak, to anger. If you have ever gone hiking in a forest, more likely than not there is a path taking you within the forest to a particular destination such as a waterfall for example. But many years ago there was no path in the forest. Someone discovered the waterfall, then created a path to it. As more and more people came to see the waterfall and walked the path, the path became wider and clearer making it easier to get to the waterfall.

It is the same way with awareness and the mind. If you keep going back to a particular area of the mind such as happiness or anger, you eventually create a wide easy path for awareness to easily access it. And awareness can go there so quickly because it knows the way to that area of the mind and there is a clear path to it.

Blog Image
Change, Failure and Discouragement

People think that change is binary but it is not. It is not an on and off switch.  If you break an addiction or a habit you abhor for a while then there is a very high chance you will relapse at some point in the future. Should you have worked with yourself in a…

Read More
Blog Image
Are you on track?

We are close to reaching the halfway mark of 2022. It feels, at least to me, the new year was not too long ago. A new year is often a promise of hope. A time when many people make plans, set goals and resolutions, and more than anything wish for things to be better, especially…

Read More
Blog Image
Purpose Drives Focus

Today, I wanted to continue on the topic that I touched on in my last post which was purpose. If you look at a person’s day, most of what happens in their day is driven by purpose. When we get in a car it is quite often, if not always, to go somewhere specific. Even…

Read More
Blog Image
Where have I been

It’s quite obvious I’ve been absent from posting on my blog. It has been six and a half months since my last post.  Over the last twelve months, I’ve invested a significant amount of my energy and time in the creation of my book. That was not the only thing I was absorbed in. Much…

Read More
FREE Weekly Insights
Sign Up for my newsletter and receive insights, teachings and spiritual tools for living a life of purpose and joy.
Subscribe
We promise not to sell your email address to other monks, priests, religious organizations, angels, God or the Devil.
By checking this box you agree to our privacy policy and, terms and conditions.
FREE Weekly Insights
Sign Up for my newsletter and receive insights, teachings and spiritual tools for living a life of purpose and joy.
By checking this box you agree to our privacy policy and, terms and conditions.
Subscribe
We promise not to sell your email address to other monks, priests, religious organizations, angels, God or the Devil.