Who IS that person?!?!
I’ve said things I cannot BELIEVE came out of my mouth.
I’ve committed to myself that I would do something important to my well-being and found myself procrastinating or distracting myself with Facebook and web surfing.
I’ve at times wanted to curl up in a ball, or argue until I’m blue.
And at times I’ve just sat staring… frozen and not sure what’s next.
If you can relate, I’d like to chew on an idea with you.
The idea is this: We are of Two Distinct Minds.
Have you noticed that sometimes that which is “good” for us (our health, our love life, our money situation) is resisted by another part of us?
There’s an internal tug o’ war going on. Or, a yelling match. Or it feels like being picked on by a bully — a bully that lives in our head!
At least that is the way it has felt to me. Do you another way to describe it? (Please share that in the comments below. It’s important.)
I want a global dialogue about this. We tend to look at our behavior – and everyone else’s – as if they have one mind that sometimes goes whacky in self-destructive ways. Yet, biologically and behaviorally, we have (at least) two.
There’s our happy, healthy, generous mind (#1)…
…and we have a survival part of us that doesn’t care about anything but staying safe (#2).
And the survival part seems to often react in ways that keep us STUCK. Or DISTRACTED. Or HIDDEN. Or worse.
Yet, every single human has this survival aspect, this part. It cannot be excised surgically. When it digs in its heels, it is like someone has put the parking brake on and not told us how to release it! Arrrgh!
When we look at other people’s behaviors, don’t we see this part at work, too?
In the drinking and drugs to protect from feeling pain and facing problems?
In arguments and manipulation for power and control over others?
In running and hiding from living life fully because… someone might laugh and call them names?
I see this everywhere.
I’ve devoted my life to raising awareness of this aspect of each person AND co-creating emotional technologies to help us, as a human race, develop the AWARENESS and the SKILLS necessary to evolve this aspect of each of us.
Are you interested in being a part of this mission?
First, for yourself. (So you feel you have increasing control over your energy and emotional expression.)
Next, for those you love. (So you become the “surprisingly calm and confident one” and can contribute to peace and be a generous and healthy co-creator.)
And for the World… because Who We Are when we’re at our heart-centered, level-headed best is ultimately the most lovely Invitation to a more Thriving Life for everyone.
Now, it is your turn. How does this feel to you? What questions come up? How would you like to be a part of this co-creation?
And if that survival part of you is screeching (particularly if it is screeching!), what objections and fears are coming up?
Cathy and I invite you to share with us in the comments below. We will read each and every one.
If that’s too scary, we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With love and curiosity,
P.S. If it feels like a YES to you, clicking Facebook SHARE or Like and inviting others into this dialogue would be AWESOME!