There are 9 actions that you can take to free your mind and change your life forever. In order to enslave any person takes considerable effort. But because the mind is so resilient, and that the desire to be free is so strong, it can become a relatively short path to greater freedom.
Of course, if one does not go about it the right way, like anything else in life, this task could seem impossible or even improbable. Freedom requires workable answers that are consistently applied. Over time, your actions will determine the quality of life, good or bad. This is not new news, but a reminder that something can be done about to improve your fortunes. This was the intention of this post.
The Marketing Of Mental Slavery
Currently, this is not the pervasive thought in government, Academia and by mental health “experts”. Despite their rainbow and butterfly PR campaigns, they truly contend that Mankind is an adjustable animal who needs to be herded with pre-programmed messaging, economic deprivation and secret police action. For example, the pharmaceutical industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars in marketing, publicists and lobbyists to keep people convinced that they are a victim of beast-like impulses caused solely by chemical “imbalances”. Yet, they have no clinical proof to state their case scientifically.
Your Mind & Life Are Yours
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself,but to your estimate of it;
and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD), Roman Emperor & Philosopher
As there are nine major ways to hold someone or a whole sector of people down and out, then the antithesis to their actions would be to take upon oneself proactive steps to reverse them. After much reading and speculation over the years, as well as recent world events, I became inspired to enter the arena of offering some helpful tips on how to free your mind and change your life.
Action No. 1 – Get out of debt; work on saving and investing. Financial indebtedness is the new ball and chain. World bankers, Wall Street and governments are involved in so much financial chicanery, that it is hard to look to anyone for a good example to follow. Easy money has become the drug addiction of America and too many other economies. Manage your house well by paying off your obligations so that you can start saving at least 10-15% of your earnings. You need to posses enough money to live off of in your later years without the need of government assistance. You can never be free by being owned by a banker or dependent upon a government handout.
Action No. 2 – Turn off your TV. Your television is killing your creativity, your health as well as taking up valuable time that you could be doing something constructive for yourself, your family or your community. The average American over the age of 2 spends more than 34 hours a week watching live television, says a new Nielsen report — plus another three to six hours watching taped programs.
Just by turning it off, you will find other, more constructive activities to do. (as listed here in this list.)
Action No. 3 – Read, become enlightened. Now with all your free time not watching TV, you can read. Maybe you could take a course, go to a workshop and eventually learn new skills. Under this category would include going to a good school, attending forums, online courses, and any other form of an educational platform.
Action No. 4 – Eat better. When it comes to nutrition, healthy food can stimulate your cognitive function and improve your memory. On the other hand, some foods are known to have a devastating effect on your brain functioning, and nutritionists advise us to consume them moderately in order to limit their negative impact. Here are the top 11 foods that kill your intelligence.
Action No. 5 – Don’t abuse drugs & alcohol. More and more evidence is mounting that depression cannot be addressed with medicine. Seek professional medical advice from a doctor who practices all the methods, including holistic methodologies, to deal with depression, anxiety and addiction. A great detox program to look into is the Purification Program.
Action No. 6 – Get spiritual. In following the lessons of my own faith, I respect the faith of others. Published in the August 1999 issue of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, came out of a study examining almost 4,000 North Carolina residents aged 64 to 101. People who attended religious services at least once a week were 46 percent less likely to die during the six-year study, says lead author Harold G. Koenig, M.D., of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. “When we controlled for such things as age, race, how sick they were and other health and social factors, there was still a 28 percent reduction in mortality,” he says.
Action No. 7 – Receive Dianetics auditing. If you do not understand how the mind works, other problems in your life will abound as a result. The question is, “How important is your mind to you?” Your personal estimation of its importance will give you the equivalent importance to you reading, understanding and applying the principles detailed in Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. You can even purchase a DVD that demonstrates the principles of how these techniques effectively address the single source of all nightmares, anxiety and irrationality: your Reactive Mind.
Action No. 8 – Avoid negative people & influences. Sometimes it is hard to completely remove people from your life, because they are family or someone you work with. But if this is the case, minimize your interactions with them and generate no hostility towards them. Anti-social people do not change with arguments, stern talks or punishment. They only aggravate you, so keep the peace and move onto something positive and constructive.
Action No. 9 – Fulfill a worthwhile purpose. It doesn’t seem to matter much what the purpose is, or whether the purpose involves a goal that’s ambitious or modest.
“It can be anything — from wanting to accomplish a goal in life, to achieving something in a volunteer organization, to as little as reading a series of books,” said study author Dr. Patricia Boyle, a neuropsychologist at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and an assistant professor of behavioral sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
“We found that people who reported a greater level of purpose in life were substantially less likely to die over the follow-up period — only about half as likely to die over the follow-up period — as compared to people with a lower level of purpose,” Boyle said. The follow-up period averaged nearly three years.
Boyle and her colleagues studied 1,238 older adults already participating in two ongoing research studies at Rush, the Rush Memory and Aging Project and the Minority Aging Research Study. The participants were all dementia-free when the study began and averaged 78 years old.
You Can Free Your Mind And Change Your Life
By taking proactive steps, as listed above, you can make remarkable progress to free your mind and change your life. The steps need not big, but steps must be taken. The problem with overwhelmed individuals is getting them to do something positive, even when it is small in comparison to the huge problem they are facing. Simply beginning can be a huge step to becoming happier.
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