My friend has just started a dog training business. Guess what it’s called?
Isn’t that cool? Well I thought it was just perfect.
Your dog is a lot like your mind.
Your dog doesn’t get to be perfectly behaved by mistake. Neither does your mind.
But you train it - you consistently point it in the right direction, bring it back, bring it back, and sit indeed does happen.
Consistency means you can use your own mind for good, and not let the “mad man who lives upstairs” go wild and create havoc.
Like a well trained pooch, your mind can be your best friend, and not a cause for embarrassment or regret or angst.
Getting stuck in the darker, more negative regions of your untrained mind is an unpleasant place to be. I know all about that.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
It doesn’t have to be “normal” to have a even a slightly average outlook on life.
You don’t need to settle for less.
The key is in practice - in consistency, and that’s what is missing for so many people. They try and give up, after a session or a day or a week or something.
Don’t you think having a perfectly behaved mind is worth some kind of investment in time and money?
I think once you learn how to train your mind you would agree.
It doesn’t have to be hard work. I tried a few meditation techniques before I settled on one. Some of them were hard work indeed. Some of them required me to give up too much.
All I wanted was to live my life as best I could, and I wanted a tool that would support that.
The only thing I wanted to give up was limitation.
If you are the same - and I suggest you are since you are reading this - and you want more from life, come and learn Ascension meditation with me 15-17 April (we begin 7pm on the Friday so you can make it after work)
It’s in Richmond, North Yorkshire, in a beautiful comfortable location. No sitting on the floor - comfy chairs for us.
If you want a place, email me and I’ll book you in.
If you don’t, no problem - just keep bringing that dog back to where you want it to be - gently is the key.
Have a great day, if you need anything, just ask.