Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Perfect Competitor

Continuing the exercise I have set myself to re-read and blog my results from reading Creating A Bug Free Mind and Using A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

I_love_myselfWell it’s been another fantastic week of discovery, though not without its challenges (I was about to put in ‘as usual’ which is my old thinking). A comment was made on my last blog post which made a big impact on me after spending some time thinking about it. It was to the effect that, when re-living the past or writing about it, to do it as if it had happened differently i.e. the way I would have liked it to happen. Even though so much similar is said in the book, sometimes it’s how someone says something or the words they use just resonate more. I always considered that I should do this for the future only – I never thought that this could be used to heal the past. So, thank you Rick. This has made me very aware of just how much I need to change my language both when speaking with others and also when writing blog entries and such, and more importantly, when talking about the past as well as the present or future.
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Going Against The Grain

Continuing the exercise I have set myself to re-read and blog my results from reading Creating A Bug Free Mind and Using A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

Well, it’s been another interesting week with more changes happening, some obvious, some not so obvious. My role in work recently changed and I am now doing a lot more travelling around visiting clients and discussing how the company can help them achieve their goals. This is a long way from sitting at a desk all day every day and taking occasional phone calls for support. I was not looking forward to this change as it was taking me out of my comfort zone. I never associated it with reading Andy’s books until this week. I now realize that inner change has begun and is being manifested externally although I didn’t realize it at the time. This inner change has caused others to look at me differently and treat me differently. But more importantly it has caused me to look at me differently. I found myself enjoying the client interaction process and accepted that I was actually good at it. I may make some mistakes on the way but that’s ok. I am no longer threatened by being wrong. This is in stark contrast to how I used to react if someone pointed out that I had made a mistake or that I was wrong – my blood used to boil, I would feel the heat rising to my head and would want to punch them in the face! Hard! I have to try and remember that when I ended up in arguments after these type of episodes that I was actually unconscious of what I was doing.
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Curing The World Biggest Disease and Why Worry?

negativity_glassContinuing the exercise I have set myself to re-read and blog my results from reading Creating A Bug Free Mind and Using A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

Curing the World’s Biggest Disease.

Last week I wrote about accepting what is and the challenges that brings to me. When I find myself in a negative frame of mind, angry or bored I am actually engaging in resistance, or a refusal to accept what is. I am out of sync with nature. The real problem is my ego, as it believes through negativity that it can manipulate reality and get what it wants (tantrum?). My ego thinks that being negative will attract a desirable outcome, or get rid of an undesirable one.

Negativity strengthens my ego and my ego becomes addicted to it and identifies with it. I realize that when that happens, I don’t want to let it go. And what’s more, on a deeply subconscious level, I don’t want positive change. Strange I know. I feel the inner conflict that arises when I think about a positive change – positive change just threatens my egos identity as a depressed, angry, or hard done by person. Andy Shaw says that this is quite common and unfortunately quite normal behavior in everyday negative people.
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Lightening The Load

Continuing the exercise I have set myself to re-read and blog my results from reading Creating A Bug Free Mind and Using A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

Making peace with my current situation has never been easy for me, as my current situation always appears to be challenging in some way or other. I always appear to be looking to some future point where lies the solution. So to try and adopt the lesson “Accept What Is” was going to be….. well, a challenge!

If I can take nothing else from these books other than this message and actually apply it I believe my life would change beyond recognition. By not accepting what is and not being at peace with my situation I expend a lot of energy doing things like worrying or getting stressed. So by accepting what is, I no longer need to give away my energy and there is relief in that thought alone.
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