Everything Begins in the Mind

This is a story about a person who didn’t learn much about how the mind works.

He might have achieved success if he had consciously learned basic principles about how the mind works—and about life.

But he did not.

Unable to determine his ultimate goals, he ended up not liking his jobs, his relationships—in fact, not liking almost anything.

Subconsciously, he sabotaged his whole life, not understanding that the mind is responsible for everything: success, failure, happiness, strong relationships, and much, much more.

His conscious and subconscious minds—the thoughts he was aware of, and the thoughts he wasn’t—were in conflict.

He didn’t understand the connection between conscious/subconscious minds, open/closed minds, and clear goals and comfort zones.

Playing it safe his whole life, he couldn’t recognize opportunities. He wasn’t consciously on the path to success.

Why not?

His closed mind, full of conflicts, was not yet ready for success.

Anger, resentment, and hatred were too great a part of his life. Understandably, he blamed everyone and everything except the elements to his failure that were within him.

All kinds of good things could have happened that he did not expect and never would have dreamed possible, but only under one condition: if he knew how the conscious and subconscious minds work—but he didn’t.

Not being able to bounce back when things didn’t go well, and not being able to get up when he fell, he spent his life in misery.

Low self-esteem, low self-confidence, a closed versus open mind, and anxiety gave him reason to stay where he was, safe in his comfort zone.

What a pity!

Nobody was there to teach him about his own responsibility: how to take care of himself and how to play a game called Life. Nobody was.

I really feel sorry for him.

When your first problem is the conflict that arises between your conscious and your subconscious minds, your secondary problem is failure.

Feeling that everything was out of control, he became severely depressed.

His lack of experience and knowledge about how everything worked caused events with devastating results.

His next problem was that his expectations, successes, and happiness were based on someone else—not him.

What a terrible mistake!

Again, sadly he didn’t understand that he was the only one who could earn what he really wanted.

The cause of his problems was the way he processed information in his mind.

Positive thoughts produce positive results, and vice versa.

On top of everything, feeling guilty was cover for his low self-esteem.

He couldn’t put all things together. He did not realize the connection between his way of thinking and his life experiences.

When we do not know how life works, very soon our lives will teach us, in their unpredictable way.

As a highly sensitive person he was easily irritated and tended to over-react to life’s many frustrations.

As social creatures we need social interaction, praise, appreciation, and approval from others.

With no support from his family members and no friends, he couldn’t find a critical group of people for his side.

He was lost.

This is not a happy story.

Please do not blame unhappy, unsuccessful, or unmotivated people.

The next time you learn about such a person, keep this in mind: Understanding them and teaching them how to change their mind, how to accept responsibility for their lives, is the only way to help them.

I hope this is not the story of your own life.