Have you ever stopped to consider that those roadblocks, mind trolls, and that totally annoying lil’ she-devil that pokes you when you are contemplating stepping out of your comfort zone may, in fact, be disguised as…YOU?
Our mind is really quite an amazing little package. It chatters at us incessantly, carrying on conversations that seem quite logical and reasonable to us as we contemplate making changes or doing something that makes our heart beat a bit faster or our song a little sweeter.
Really? YOU…asks your lil’ she-devil? Do you really think you are/can/be/do: <insert dream/goal of choice HERE>?
“Of course I can” you say enthusiastically.
HA! Snorts your Ego Mind Troll…remember what happened last time you tried to do that? Think of what everyone will say!!!!!!!!!!!!! Besides, you don’t want to be disappointed…AGAIN!
“well” your Essential, Joyful Self starts wavering…”on second thought, maybe you’re right” and so there you stay.stuck.
Not necessarily unhappy, but sure as hell not leaping out of bed saying, “Let’s get this party started!”
So how do you quiet the peanut gallery of trolls, she-devils and roadblocks?
First, you need to notice…really notice the chatter. Don’t judge it or make assumptions, just notice it.
Now ask yourself…is it true?
For example, for many years, one of my biggest roadblocks was in understanding me rather than what my concept of what ‘me’ should be. Read that again cuz it’s important!
If your roadblock is fear, is it a survival fear or an ego based fear? Survival fears are good and necessary, ego based ones come from your mind troll.
You may have heard this before, but it is a profound statement…YOU ARE NOT YOUR MIND.
Finally…move to the joy…really. Instead of thinking what will go wrong; think “what would make this possible” and start 🙂