How have the first three weeks of 2020 been treating you?
Last week I read that new year’s resolutions can be also be viewed as an act of self-violence. This makes sense to me. For me, new year’s resolutions have always added pressure and tension.
I have learned that real and lasting change takes time and happens gradually. And change is hard. Especially when monkey mind has a say. Monkey mind is a Buddhist term for a restless, uncontrolled mind. It’s the part inside of us that wants to stay in the comfort zone, play it safe (at all costs!) and who is terrified of any change. Sometimes I say that monkey mind feels like a two-year-old with a temper tantrum playing multiple computer games at the same time in your head.
Know that feeling? I thought so.
Here are 5 ways that monkey mind can mess with you to “protect” you from change:
1) It’s being vague.
“I’ll do xyz when I have time.”
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