Resolve Past Issues and Release Your Brain Power!
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to review the Jungle Principles that have become my manifesto for life. Last week, I wrote about Principle #1, Tap into Your Fun Quotient! and I encouraged you to think about some ways to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit by having some summer fun.
This week, I’m covering Jungle Principle #2, Resolve Past Issues and Release Your Brain Power! In Jungle: A Journey to Peace, Purpose, and Freedom, I wrote:
“If upon examination, there is something from the past that is unduly influencing the present, it’s vital to give it the attention required to dissolve its power over us. Engaging in the practice of forgiveness and compassion assists us in doing so, and we put ourselves back into the driver’s seat of our life. We move from reaction out of fear and anger to heart-centered responsiveness. Perhaps most importantly, making peace with the past allows us to understand that our situations do not define us.”
Many times when we think of resolving past issues, people who may have offended us often come to mind. Sometimes, however, the issues that need resolving are our own behaviors. Granted, these behaviors may have stemmed from limiting beliefs created in relationship with others. Yet, without doing a deep dive into the roots of our disturbances, we can begin to resolve past issues just by looking around at our current life circumstances and assessing what’s working well and what’s not––and then taking action to correct what’s holding you back from enjoying your peace, purpose, and freedom.
Perhaps your exercise routine needs to be amped up––or even slowed down. Perhaps, you’ve been eating too many carbs or too much meat or sugar, and some adjustments need to be made. Or perhaps your office or your desktop is a mess, and you just need to do a little housekeeping.
These unresolved issues unduly influence our lives and take up far too much bandwidth. They’re distractions that limit our creativity and interfere with our focus. Either way, our brains are not optimally performing.
Jack Canfield, founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul® and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success, says when we have too much clutter around us, we:
“miss important clues and ideas. It’s impossible to selectively numb out your awareness, ignoring only the minor distractions in your physical space while paying close attention to everything else. This is perhaps the biggest danger for success-minded people. Our most powerful insights often manifest in gut feelings, fleeting thoughts and subtle cues. Numbing out to our cluttered physical environments makes us oblivious to these clues, as well.”
So, whether it’s your outside environment that needs an upgrade or your inner habits and behaviors that need a little tweaking, now’s the time to take action and redefine your life.
Let me know what you discover.
P.S. If you’d like to know more about Jungle Principle #2, hop over to my YouTube channel and watch this short video: https://youtu.be/MQ9coL7SoCI
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