Tuesday Tidbit: Taking Action
Taking action is the key to everything. It is one of the best tools for getting past the monkey mind and achieving what we want to achieve. It doesn’t have to be hard but if we fight with our thoughts and succumb to our mental chaos then it is harder than it needs to be.
It is such a strange human predicament that we want to achieve things that are outside of our comfort zone (or we are forced outside of our comfort zone to grow and develop), yet our brain, likes the comfort zone. It is “safe”, predictable, no surprise . . . to our primitive brain its needs are met so it screams, “why, are you doing this, what are you doing?, you don’t need to do that, you are fine here, and on and on and on". This is the fight, flight, or freeze mechanism that we don’t need anymore in our civilization. That is why it is up to us to use any means available hahahaha (coaching, meditation) to quiet that voice so we can have clarity.
Recently, I have been going through this crazy thing with one of my teeth. Ugh, dentistry, not my favorite thing. I really wanted to save the tooth. I felt it was less shocking to my body to keep it but after a few procedures it seemed like I was going to need to take it out. I was so muddled in pain, fear, not wanting to lose this tooth etc. that I was having a hard time making that call. For me, to gain clarity, I needed to talk with five or six people to help me cut through my scared thoughts to make a good decision. It happens to all of us.
The key is to observe it as the monkey mind it is so that we can take action.The action could even be to seek input, research, meditate, or talk to a coach. With my client,s we are looking at this all the time because monkey mind is unique in each person . . . it is smart, clever, and gets you where you are most vulnerable. It is trying to convince you that that is the truth. However, when we look at it and observe it, we see it isn’t the truth at all and then the beautiful thing is that the truth is revealed.
Wow! If you feel in a loop of crazy, stop and take an action. Just one action at a time. It will calm and quiet your mind.
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Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.