You Will Literally Control Your Mind by Doing This.
How to Control your Mind?
So the first thing I learned when I went to the monastery. Watch to learn how the mind works. Because once you know how the brain works, you can control it. And once you can control it, you can focus it. You can’t focus or concentrate on something you don’t understand.
When people say to me, “life is too busy, I can’t simplify” no, it’s you don’t want you to have the choice.
Nobody is holding a gun to your head, saying, “You have to associate with these people aur you have to do these things.”
No, you choose to do them!
Talking about Social Media
People say this to me when I hang around entrepreneurs and other people that you and I have met they have come up with Snapchat you need to be on Snapchat.
I’m like I don’t need to be on Snapchat I don’t care what comes up tomorrow I am not going to do it because I can’t just do it that’s going to take a little bit more of my energy today and I only have this much energy, and I need to divide it between all the people and things that I love.
Law of Thermodynamics
The law of thermodynamics states that you cannot create or destroy energy, but you can transfer it from one thing to another for transformer it from one thing to another so I can’t create more energy, I only have this much because at 11 O’clock this night I will be exhausted and the ready to sleep.
So I got this much 100% I need to know where I am dividing.
I always tell entrepreneurs to look at energy the same way they look at the money; it’s a finite resource that needs to be wisely managed wisely relocated and wisely invested.
Law of Practice
The average person sleeps what 7 to 8 hours to say roughly, so we’re awake for about 16 hours of the day. Let’s say, on average, we are practicing 13 hours a day, seven days a week.. distraction. And then you wonder why you are so good at it.
That’s the law of practice. The law of practice is that we become good at whatever it is is we practice whether it’s positive or negative it doesn’t matter, if you practice something over and over and over again, you become really good at it. And that’s why people are so good at destruction because it’s what they practice and when people say things like “technology is great distractors,” Right?
Are there, destructors? I would like to say no, first! And then, yes. But mostly no…
Technology in itself is not a bad thing; it’s actually a beautiful thing as long as we are in charge of it, but every time your iPhone beeps or makes a sound, you turn to it and you go… Yes, Master! How can I serve you today?
Then you live in that world of distraction. It’s training you to be distracted, but if you actually used it Technology, then technology is not a bad thing, so how do we become good at concentrating?
Understanding the Mind
We start by understanding the Mind. Right? All of us have a mind; it’s the most powerful tool in the world. It built the smartphone; it’s put machines that drive itself on Mars, so the first thing I learned when I went to the monastery was to learn how the mind works.
Because once you know how the mind works, you can control it, and once you can control it, you can focus it.
You can’t focus on concentrate something; you don’t understand how does the Mind works?
From the monks’ perspective from the monk’s experience of the Mind, there are two things that you need to understand.
- One is that awareness
- And one is the Mind
I will take a few moments to explain this to you and share what they are show image in awareness is a glowing ball of light like ORB that can float around. Ok? So that’s awareness, now imagine your Mind as a vast space a vast area with many different sections within it. One area of the Mind is anger, jealousy, food, sex, happiness, Joy, science, art. And this glowing ball of awareness can travel within the Mind, and it can go to any area of the Mind it wants to go to, and when it goes to a particular area of the Mind, it lights up that area when it lights up that area of the Mind you become conscious of it.
And this is what happened all day; we allow people and things around us to take our awareness from one area of the Mind to another all day long from the time we wake up, and therefore, we become distracted. To be concentrated is to be able to keep your awareness on one thing for an extended period of time,
how do we practice this?
We practiced this by doing one thing at a time through ought the day.
What’s the best way to develop concentration?
The best way to develop concentration is to bring that practice into our everyday life look at opportunities through ought your day. In your average day ask yourself
What’s an excellent opportunity to practice concentration?
How many of you have a spouse or partner that you live with? Quite a few of you every time you speak with your spouse or your partner keep that ball of light that awareness on that person drifts away, bring it back!
The more you practice this, the more you become better at a concentration to give her or him your undivided attention, so if you speak to your response for 2 hours a day, what a great opportunity to practice focus. Every time you speak with your child, practice concentration parents come up to me all the time, and they say: Sir, how can I teach my children to concentrate?
You learn to concentrate; first, there is an old saying that goes,
“Monkey sees; Monkey do.”
Do you know?
And if you can’t concentrate, you can’t expect your child to concentrate. And if you don’t teach your children how to concentrate. How can they possibly learn how to focus?
Benefits of Developing the Power of Concentration
The benefits of concentration are endless when you are able to concentrate you are able to focus all your energy into a single given point life is a manifestation of where your energy is flowing and if you can’t concentrate your energy the things that you want to manifest in your life becomes very, very challenging
So learn to concentrate by doing one thing at a time. Bring this practice into everything that you do throughout the day; make it a part of your life.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Keep bringing awareness back and keep it focused on one thing at a time.