What's on your mind?
Do you spend your time reflecting on painful situations? Are your habitual thoughts on past achievements? Do you keep attracting similar situations, people, and circumstances in your life, but you don't know why? If so, this article is for you!
Our Mind - The Computer That Operates Us
The most sophisticated computer systems in the world are modeled after how our brains function. Computers have a memory where programs are stored and recalled. Computer programs make decisions, send and receive information and generate output. Our minds operate just like an advanced computer system.
The Past - Our Primary Operating System
Our past is the software that governs our lives. Within its data are a combination of fond memories as well as pain and trauma. The past stores our fears, limitations, wounds, and harmful experiences. When we continuously recall the past, we limit our progress, stunt our growth, and never exceed our limitations. It prohibits us from being present in our lives, we tend to miss important details that are occurring, and we miss opportunities.
Are You Stuck In An Endless Loop?
In computer programming, an infinite loop is a sequence of instructions that will continue endlessly unless an external intervention occurs. When a loop occurs, your program becomes stuck will usually cause your computer to crash. If your thoughts are stuck in the past, you will respond to situations based upon outdated information.
You will tend to react rather than respond. Instead of being optimistic about an opportunity, you will frame it in a past failure and not proceed towards something that may benefit you and those you love.
Its Time To Upgrade Your Internal Hardware
Now that we understand how the past keeps us trapped in a repeating pattern, let's discuss how to break the cycle. This process begins with taking responsibility for what we accept into our minds and what choosing to recall.
The Subconscious Mind - Our Storage And Recall Software
Our consciousness is composed of our conscious and subconscious minds. Who we are is entirely based on the conditioning/programming of our subconscious mind. The conditions of our environment, the words spoken to us by friends and family as well as all of the situations we have encountered are stored in our subconscious.
When events took place in our past, the subconscious took a snapshot and stored every detail of the event. When we have new experiences, this information gets recalled and we have to make a decision as to what we will do next. Will we run or stand and fight? Will we listen to our partner during an argument or will we assume that we already know the answers and ignore them. These decisions will all be made based upon what we recall and how we process what is currently happening. The only way to successfully navigate these situations is to be fully present and aware.
Breaking The Loop
Centering your thoughts, emotions, and awareness on the present moment is the most efficient way to operate. The more we practice letting go of the past, we open up our lives and hearts to receive healing from our wounds and it will allow us to break the loop and become the best versions of ourselves.
About The Author
Melvin D Nix is a spiritual teacher, author, and motivational speaker. He currently hosts a weekly broadcast called "Putting On The Pneu You," (pronounced New You) where he teaches how to apply universal spiritual concepts and principles in an easy to understand format so that anyone can apply them and see tangible results in their daily lives. pneuyou.com