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This blog consists of a series of articles about what it is to think for yourself, and to live a life based on your own conscious choices. While some of the articles are newly generated material, others are included in the ebook 'The Willing Misfit', which is available here for free download:

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Tuning the mind


A sensitive, creative person will often feel so inundated with thoughts (their response to stimuli being so broad ranging) that their mind will feel like soup. Schooling the mind through conventional education will bring a kind of order, but usually an order dictated by social principles; a rigid idea of the world that allows social function, but not genuine self-discovery.

Here's the good news: if you apply yourself wholly and honestly to an activity you really love, you will learn to think in a more organized fashion, without limiting your mind to social function. More on this later.


If you've determined that you’re no longer satisfied with the way your mind has been working, and make efforts to change it, the mind can seem to resist. What’s actually happening is the exact opposite: you are resisting your mind's habitual patterns, with the resulting friction. You'll find this is a common reaction when you’re attempting to change the way you think. A problem arises when you feed back with a correspondingly resistant reaction, 'there it goes again: I knew it. That damned pattern is still there.' You chastise your mind as if it were a naughty boy, and in turn, engender more resistance. And so it goes on, an endless loop of resistance based on the misapprehension that the harder you try to change your thinking pattern, the more likely you are to succeed.

Your mind is not a separate entity that can block your efforts to be yourself. It’s important you recognize that every part of your being is there to serve you. Integrity is the allowance of all parts of you to work integrally; as one.

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