In the last email (review email 41) I suggested that:
Every time we make a new decision or take a new action, we are
moving ourselves out of the slumber-like state we have learned to
tolerate. This becomes a signal to the subconscious mind that “what is”
is being called into question.
As adults, we become very focused on fulfilling our roles as parents,
spouses, and employees. Simply completing daily tasks associated with
these roles requires more time and energy then most people believe they
It is no wonder that we come to believe that we have few resources left
to invest in the process of change. We hold on to the primitive belief
that we must conserve our energy for survival.
When we do summon the courage to make a new change and take a new
action, in order to close the GAP, the subconscious mind automatically
reacts with a programmed response. This makes us doubt the new decision
and action. For most people a physiological response of fight, flight or
freeze is created.
- the primitive subconscious mind is designed to maintain the status quo, whether it is in our best interest or not.
- our original potential is calling out for healthier expression that
is often not congruent with the social programming we have been exposed
On the surface, it makes perfect sense to respond to the ensuing
internal chaos by going back to “what is.” It is human nature to resist
change and to conserve energy. However, we need to realize that the
decision to conserve creative energy will always result in a further
conditioning or strengthening of hard-wired ways of being.
It is our refusal to stay with the temporary lack of comfort which keeps us on cow paths that do not serve us.
As I mentioned in email 1
most people who come to this site believe that they have hit a brick
wall and exhausted their own resources. I suggested at the very start of
this newsletter that becoming the CEO of our lives requires a
commitment to a process.
Therefore, I encourage you to go back to the last email (email 41) and make the time to consider the question I posed:
What new small decision and action can you take today?
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW