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Use your mind, instead of it using you.

“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Is there anyone of us these days that doesn’t sometimes have a noisy brain full of nervous anxiety and doubt, especially in the wee small hours of the morning when damn it, we need our sleep the most?

It’s a modern affliction. We have so much shouting at us all the time to be this, do that, and all that ‘incoming’ gets mixed into the hot cauldron of our subconscious along with negative programming from our remote, or not so remote, past.

Don’t get me wrong, we have positive programming too, but that’s not what I’m talking about, and in truth, positive programming rarely pushes our buttons on the deepest levels.

I’ve read a lot of stuff about how the brain works on an emotional level, and a lot of what I’ve read talks about this or that study, by this or that group, and after a while, it makes my hair hurt and my jaw ache just trying to sort it all out.

In a nutshell, it appears that we humans are not only contending with outside forces, but also with a tug of war of sorts between our conscious mind and our subconscious mind.

Our conscious mind says, “I should change, and do X or Y or Z” and our subconscious mind says, “No, keep everything where it is because this is where you’re safe. After all, I’ve protected you so far and you haven’t come to any harm staying put, have you?”

So how do we deal with that noisy brain? How do we make sense of our conflicting emotions and thoughts. Or should we ‘do’ anything?

“Sit amicably with confusion and clarity will find you.”

So says Lisa Esile, author of, 7 Secrets Your Mind Doesn’t Want You to Know.

As Lisa writes, “Your mind has you believing you are your thoughts. Except you’re not. No way.”

In her book, Lisa gently and succinctly walks the reader through seven key concepts that serve as an introduction to, as Lisa puts it, “…how you can use your mind, instead of having it use you.”

If you’re looking for some immediate aid and comfort for a sometimes fretful noggin, Lisa’s book is just the ticket.

Hand-written, and hand-drawn, the book is tiny but powerful, whimsical, yet profound.

And, it’s absolutely FREE! All you have to do is go to Lisa’s site, and you can download yourself a copy.

Are you ever at odds with your own thoughts? If so, please share your thoughts on the subject in the Comments section below.

In the meantime,

Bestest to all,Cynthia Dalton signature