by Beverly Brown, #1 Best Selling Author
You literally (not figuratively) have to lose your mind in order to follow your heart.
Your ‘mind’ will try to block EVERY possible thought you possess that goes against the ‘comfortable brain’ that it’s striving to be. Your ‘comfortable’ thoughts; your relaxed and settled mind wants nothing to do with the ‘different’ or complicated existence that your heart is fighting to sustain. Attaining that newness will disrupt the brain’s “normal” comfort zone. It wants to remain complacent and relaxed without exerting any extra energy, or providing any thought to do anything extra beyond what it’s already doing.
Your brain is hardwired to perform simple and non-taxing processes, often due to the limits of our thinking. Suddenly, you’re telling your brain you want to do something different like start your own business or new enterprise, or present a more creative idea (or an even better way) to accomplish or enhance something that will make a good service or product better. Immediately it’s questioning how this is going to happen, however, it has no instruction for construction. Your brain gives various, random thoughts and scenarios of what that goal, dream or vision is that you’ve instructed it to think about, causing a disturbance from what it does “normally. Therefore, it gives you multiple random thoughts to see which one connects the best (or so you think).
Start by writing down the plethora of information that your mind is feeding you. The brain doesn’t know how to start, thus giving it to you randomly; you have to figure it out. How do you figure it out? You lose your mind and its thoughts by writing them down and making them plain on paper (or your phone/tablet for the techies) like the familiar scripture, Habakkuk 2:2.
Writing it down assists with disconnecting from the same-as-usual-mindset you are now losing. Writing those random thoughts down also allows you to see your ‘thoughts’ on paper which empowers your mind to consider new possibilities and connect with the actual thoughts and you gradually lose the old mind.
Once you do this, you can literally ask your ‘heart’ and ‘spirit’ in what direction you should proceed. The brain can then begin to focus on each individual thought and lead you in the best direction to pursue. Pursuit usually requires someone else’s help; which it should, because no one can pursue everything on their own; not completely. It’s not how God intended.
You can now operate in your Superpower--being different—which leads you closer to perfecting your purpose. [Taken from Chapter 6 of my new book – Dare To Be Different – Dare To Be You!]
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