If you want to create the life you’ve always dreamed of, all you have to do is change your mind. Changing your mind is simple, you do it all the time. If you don’t change your mind, then your mind changes itself. Your choice in relating to your mind is whether you want to participate in the change process or not. If you’re happy to just let your mind flip through its normal routine, then you may choose not to participate. If that choice leads you to an uncomfortable place, you can always change your mind later and participate more actively.
Choosing not to participate can be a difficult choice because if you are not actively engaged in your mind’s changes, then you follow along in your current routines. As your mind gathers new information and experiences it creates your life for you. If you trust your mind to take you to interesting places and to associate with interesting people and it regularly provides you with fulfilling experiences, then you are fortunate. You can sit back and enjoy the ride. If your mind seeks out things to worry about, generating fear and anger on a regular basis, then not participating in the change can be painful.
Choosing to participate in the change process can also be difficult. To change your mind you make the choice to hold your mind accountable for your experiences. That eliminates the convenient outsourcing of accountability to your circumstances. You can no longer blame other people or the system for necessitating your reactions. Whenever you notice yourself experiencing an emotion, you need to ask your mind why it is creating such an experience. When you notice an unpleasant emotion, you call on your mind to release it and allow space for a more desirable emotion to take its place.
Changing your mind happens in big leaps and small steps. It happens in time so it is always moving forward. Once you change your mind you cannot change it back, but you can always change it again, and again, and again.