The Mind & Happiness

by jon on September 16, 2012

I am always interested in how the mind impacts our happiness.  However, the mind is only really responsible for survival and keeping us from getting hurt. It is there to keep us doing what we know will work and happens to be really good good at it. For me, getting out of my head is where happiness begins. And that means really trusting my heart or what my gut tells me. Which many times requires getting out of my comfort zone and trying something new.  Like this diagram below:

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If this kid below listened to his mind, it would probably tell him to be careful jumping into leaves. “You could get hurt!” However, it looks like he decided to still get wide open. It was a great reminder to me about looking at places in my life where I might be holding something back. Or what are things that I could be doing that would make me feel like that little kid again. While I appreciate what my mind does for me, I also know it doesn’t hold the key to happiness and fulfillment. Have a great week.

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Rachael @ Ready To Get Sweaty September 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I love this post – it is SOO true! This is exactly the point of my 8 weeks to wellness challenge. Getting out of your own head and going with your gut. So glad you brought this up and it’s nice to know that most people have trouble with this.

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jon September 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

thanks Rachael! Sounds like a really neat challenge you are doing! I really appreciate your comment.

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