Neuro-Linguistic Programming has become a popular concept in the past few years, and rightly so. We have infinite capacity to create strong and meaningful connections in our brain that can literally fast-track the way we function. We can adjust negative thought patterns that in turn perpetuate detrimental behaviour, whether it be negative self image and reclusive behaviour, substance abuse, or anything in between.
While there are many intricate systems that are designed to literally rewire the way we think and work, they all rely on a common thread that without which, the real problems will never be brought to light: self-awareness and mindfulness of our thoughts - essentially presence of mind - is required to recognize negative and harmful thought processes so that one might begin to approach the process of change.
The beauty of what we at SheerMind work with, is that it does not matter where you feel like you might be falling short - confidence, concentration, empathy, anxiety... the route of all change is non-judgemental presence of mind. Being with your thoughts and seeing them in a new, exposing and fearless light is the key to moving on and developing beneficial thoughts and behaviour.
One way of beginning this awareness is to drag yourself regularly into the present. Developing a clearer sense of mind is a longer process, one that can be achieved slowly but surely through the dedicated practice of meditation. Around the site you'll find many applications of mindfulness and just generally get a feel for what it is we do, so I hope you keep exploring!
Remember that each decision you make and each thought you endure looks exactly like the one you see in this picture - use your intellect to create these physical connections in the right form, and you will begin to manifest all that you think is good in the world.
Not magic, science.
Much love everybody!