I saw it everywhere. Tons of articles, interviews, podcasts you name it, talking about changing your perception as an absolute and necessary step to changing your reality.
Sounds great in theory, I thought, but how would that work in practice? As a computer science major, I personally experienced the pain of unintentional consequences when you try to fix something that’s not broken … homework assignment … no worries … but your own brain … not so fast perhaps.
So I did, what I think just about any human does when confused … I observed from the sidelines.
Then at some point last year …. I’m not even certain of a month … I started to say “I love you Lord” during my crossift work outs, whenever they become unbearable, as a replacement to my typical inner dialogue of “this sucks,” “am I getting weaker?” “Why is this joint hurting me,” “I can’t believe I’m falling behind,” and the all time classic “I CAN’ BREATHE!!!”
That in itself was helpful, because I shifted my focus from what appeared to be wrong to what’s eternal.
So that was nice, but wait .. there’s more…
Then, I noticed that whenever things got uncomfortable outside of the Corssfit box, like for example, somebody is being too slow, rude or even when I was becoming rude myself for that matter … I found my mind auto-responding by internally declaring “I love you Lord.”
And guess what. Each time, my mind spoke “ I love you Lord,” I found myself responding in the way that I wanted to. The way I was designed to …
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