In the last several emails I have spoken about the need for
incremental learning and offered two exercises. These exercises are designed to
increase your understanding of how the subconscious mind operates. (refer to
A couple of weeks back in email 5 I had suggested that closing
the GAP between where we are and where we want to be requires us to become
absolutely positively obsessed (A.P.O.) about becoming the CEO of our lives.
Becoming A.P.O. does not mean that we approach the mind in a
forceful or demanding manner. Rather, it means being willing to experiment, be
curious and mindful.
We are more apt to absorb information when we are relaxed
and having fun. The exercises suggested are playful ways to interact with the
We can try to influence the subconscious mind:
incremental encouragement-imagine your subconscious mind (aka internal
robot) skipping along willingly, down a new cow path, open to suggestion and
behaving like a curious child ready to learn.
b.-by sheer force and
willpower-imagine your subconscious mind (aka internal robot) being dragged
down a new cow path and get a sense of it digging its heels in, kicking, fussing,
and behaving like a stubborn child.
Do your best to get a sense or a visual of both scenarios
above. We can be A.P.O. and have a sense of pleasurable absorption in a
learning activity. This is usually how we learned best as children.
When we chose A, we are recognizing the learning needs of
the subconscious mind and beginning to develop a respectful relationship with
If you have not yet played with the exercises I encourage
you to make some time to do so now.
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW