I last read John Kehoe's "Mind Power" when I was a teenager, just out (dropped out) of school - Around 12 years ago when I was 16. (Eish time flies).
I'm revisiting Mind Power now and, this time, I'm making sure that I do the exercises and I'm trying to make them a part of my daily life.
The first exercise is to suddenly and frequently, throughout the day, stop what you're doing and observe your thoughts. I wrote "observe" on my hand to remind me to do this.
John says that, if you do this, you will notice 3 important things about your mind:
- It is in constant motion. There's no off-switch.
- It is the great trickster. (Making you worry about things that'll never happen, etc)
- There is a lot of useless thought going on inside us.
You might know this already but doing the exercise, John says, will give you the first-hand experience of it and that will give you the DESIRE to change it.
I don't remember the next steps and John recommends that you do each exercise before proceeding, so give this a shot with me.
Make a note on your hand and experience this today. I'll come back tomorrow with the next exercise.