Your monkey mind, “the crazy,” and not doing it alone
We’ve been hiking with the dogs every single day (almost) and we’ve been climbing Sugarloaf Mountain because we’re getting in shape for Peru (which happens in 2 weeks!). As you can see, it’s quite a climb, but we love it because it’s a real workout for getting our lungs in shape. My good friend, Rick, who is also one of our Angel Guides and and one of our practitioners, is going on the Peru trip with us (yay!) and this week he’s been hiking with us every day (almost). Yesterday we couldn’t go because I had a coaching session at 7:30am, so Rick went by himself.
This morning we all went together again and as we were coming down the mountain, Rick said, “Gosh, it’s a lot easier to do this with you guys than doing it alone. Yesterday, when I did it by myself, my mind just went into overdrive and I was telling myself things like…
‘wow, this is so much longer’…
‘gosh, I must have taken the wrong trail’…
‘gee, we must be going slower when we’re with the dogs, cuz I’m really tired’…
‘dang, I think I need to sit down and take a rest!’”
And of course, he was realizing that none of those things were true – he was on the same trail, he was going at the same rate, it was just his monkey mind taking off, and once it took off, it was going a mile a minute! Literally, within 5 seconds, all those crazy thoughts happened.
Now, one of the things you need to know is that Rick is one of the most conscious people I know. He is an incredible teacher, has been doing the work and walking the path for decades, but WOW! The minute that monkey mind kicks in, it kicks in. We had a good laugh about it, but we also had a very fun discussion about how amazing it is, how our mind will run away with the craziest thoughts, what I literally call “the crazy.”
I see this all the time with my coaching clients and with our clients here at Sedona Soul Adventures. Something random will happen and suddenly, their monkey mind is off and running with “the crazy.” Does this happen to you? Something will happen to you and suddenly your mind is telling you all kinds of crazy things:
- “He doesn’t like me”
- “I’m so stupid”
- “This is always how my life goes”
- “I’ll never get what I want”
Luckily, Rick has the knowledge and the tools to cope with “the crazy,” so within a few more seconds, he was able to calm his monkey mind down. And the next day, he was able to recognize it and even laugh about it. In fact, one of the sessions he does so well with our clients is called “Core Belief Transformation,” where he goes in and figures out the Core Beliefs that are holding them back, roots them out, and replaces them with Core Beliefs that empower them. Most of the time, people don’t even know what their Core Beliefs are, because they’re buried so deep.
And that’s why it’s so difficult for most people to turn “the crazy” off. They don’t even realize these are just deep beliefs that keep coming up over and over. Worse, is that most people don’t realize how toxic these thoughts are. If these thoughts are allowed to stay there, they take over your life. And they actually start to define your life:
If your core belief is “I’ll never be happy,” you can’t ever be happy.
If your core belief is “this is always how my life goes,” then that’s always how your life is going to go.
If your core belief is “I’ll never get what I want,” then you’ll never get what you want.
And if your core beliefs are allowed to stay inside you forever, they’re going to run your life.
Luckily, Rick has the tools to turn that off. Do you? Most people don’t, and that’s why most people are living with “the crazy” most of the time.
The other thing we had fun talking about that day was how Rick said, “This hike is so much easier and fun doing it with you guys,” in fact, that’s what started the conversation. Most of us don’t know how to do this, we don’t know how to turn off “the crazy,” we need help. It’s a whole lot easier to do this with other people who know how to do it.
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