Did you make the time to review the two “simple” exercises I offered in the last emails? (email 28 and email 29).
I hope that you did.
These seemingly simple exercises offer us a wealth of knowledge in terms of how the subconscious mind functions.
The sequential process we must go through before we learn to move
naturally and easily to a new physical position (the chair or the
cupboard) shines a light on what we are up against when we ask the
subconscious mind to accept or absorb a new way of being.
Where we place our chairs or our utensils is a small matter in
comparison to the more significant life adjustments many people wish to
If accepting a new chair or utensil placement requires patience, why do
we expect ourselves to readily accept the new values or beliefs required
to make more significant meaningful changes?
My intention in offering these exercises is to again remind you that we
must respect the incremental learning needs of the subconscious mind.
Rather then kicking ourselves in the butt when we fall off the wagon, we
need to adopt an attitude of “well, that’s ok, I guess I am still in
learning mode.” This chosen response is healthier then allowing oneself to succumb to depression or shame when efforts do not offer the quick outcome we hope for.
The goal is to question the process and ask, “what can I do to fine-tune
or experiment with this learning process?” Remember, becoming the CEO
of our lives means a willingness to learn, be curious and value small steps.
Again, this series is sequential and you will benefit by investing the time in reviewing past emails.
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW