Updated: Oct 27, 2019
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha.
Controlling our mind is probably one of the most difficult tasks we have as human beings. No matter how hard we try, there is most of the times a voice inside of us that says: "you are not good enough," "you are not smart enough," "you are not beautiful enough," etc. We let this voice bring us down and take the most precious thing we have away from us: the present moment.
The truth is that this voice exists in your head because you are not present. Your mind is not fully in the NOW moment. Instead, you are using it to worry about the future or the past. Just think about this: what are the most common problems in our society? I would say anxiety and depression. Well, anxiety arises when we are worrying about the future and the things we can't control. Our mind is busy calculating risks of the decisions we haven't even made and the situations that haven't even happened. On the other hand, depression arises when we regret the actions we took in the past and things we don't forgive ourselves for. Most people on the planet live prisoners of their own minds. As Eckhart Tolle describes in the book The Power of Now (which I highly recommend to anyone), instead of realizing that the mind is an instrument we can use for our well being, we let it take control of us.
What we must understand is that our minds are our vehicle for manifestation. You manifest in your reality what you are focusing on. If we are focusing on separation, we create more separation in our lives. If we focus on love, we create more love in our lives. If we focus on problems, we will create more problems in our life. If we focus on scarcity, we will probably attract more debts to us. If we add to this that we are bombarded all the time by a Media that sows fear and hatred around the whole world, it is clear that only few people can escape the mind control programs behind global agendas. Like Albert Einstein once said: "few are those who see with their own eyes, and feel with their own hearts."
It is very important for this reason to be very critical about our own thoughts and often ask ourselves: Do I really believe in this? Or is it something that I just learned without questioning it? Do I believe this because everybody else does? Have I done research about this topic? You will realize that we often carry belief systems that were inherited to our families through generations, but they are not necessarily true. One of the tasks we have as twin flames is to find our own truth, and free ourselves from limiting thinking patterns.
But how can we free ourselves from our own minds? How can we be present? Many people report having trouble being present during meditation exercises because they are often thinking on the problems and concerns they have. Don't try hard to be present, just be. It is a very good start to go out into nature and watch the wind caressing the trees, or the waves pulling the entire sea. Don't think on anything else, just observe. Be the observer of the world around you, and this way you will expand your consciousness. You will start realizing that everything in the universe is connected and that we are all part of the same divine energy.
After you reconnect with nature, practice meditation. Meditation is not something that requires a lot of training to become good at it. It only requires your focused attention. Start with this exercise: sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and pay attention to your breath. Focus all your attention on the process of inhaling and exhaling. Do this for a few minutes. You will see that the moment you are focused on your breath, you will bring your awareness automatically to the present moment.
If you can be present, all the suffering and struggle in your life will dissolve, and you will be able to perceive the miracles of life. You would be able to see the perfection of a flower, the beauty of a sunrise, and the magnificence of your heartbeat. If we can be grateful for those things, we would not be sad ever again, because we would be accepting the gift of life.