Ten Principles to Free Your Mind
by John R. Barker
Our thinking defines our reality.
Nothing is more powerful than the human mind and it's ability to create. Often our
thinking creates thoughts which disempower us, however. Following these ten points one can
experience greater clarity and joy; see more opportunities and possibilities. Free Your
1. Know what
you want and why you want it.
We cannot get what we want until we know what it is! Often the
things we think we want are things someone else tells us we should want. So ask yourself
Do I really want this or is it about impressing others?
2. Stop being right and go for the
Life offers infinite options and possibilities, but often we only
see one or a few ways. Being *right* results in feelings of anger and hostility; it
produces conflict, and prevents forward progress toward our desired result. Keep your eye
on the result desired and your mind open to the idea there is always another way.
3. Recognize your freedom to choose.
Life offers infinite choices and in every moment we choose the
experience we are having. The life you are living right now is the culmination of the
choices you have made up to now. If you are not experiencing the life you want, simply
make different choices.
4. Keep Your Agreements
Always keep your agreements with yourself and others. Not
doing so will result in feelings of guilt, obligation and ultimately diminished trust
of yourself and from others.
5. Nothing means anything
All meaning is created by the way we choose to experience the events
that make up our life. Theres that choice word again! Choose meanings based in love,
joy and opportunity instead of fear, insult or victim and your world will
6. You do not understand anything
Your enquiring mind wants to *know*. That is its job. But,
everything is constantly changing. Life is ever transforming, growing or dying.
Understanding is always thinking from the past not that understanding is inherently
*bad*! But, thinking is not experiencing. Understanding is placing our past experiences on
a unique experience in the now.
7. Live in the present, not the past
Assumptions, interpretations and stereotypes are our way of quickly
assessing a situation. These thought faculties serve a valuable purpose, but they also
prevent us from fully experiencing the present moment. Our past experiences create
filters, which influence how we perceive a current situation.
8. Are you thinking from love or fear?
All of our thoughts have a foundation in love or fear. Love based
thoughts produce faith, commitment, opportunity, joy, love and other emotions which help
us find our bliss. Fear based thoughts produce hopelessness, overwhelm, anger, insult,
confusion, guilt and other disempowering emotions.
9. Develop impeccable integrity
I explain integrity as the level of personal freedom one
experiences. Integrity is walking our talk. When integrity is breached, we lose trust for
ourselves to show up and manage the results we produce. There is no freedom to experience
our highest self when breached integrity leads to emotions like fear, hostility,
frustration or guilt.
10. Always tell the truth
When we are dishonest, we may believe we are getting away with
something. Not! To me a lie is a direct means for telling myself, I cannot trust
myself to manage the consequences the truth might bring. Getting caught in a lie
might damage trust with another, but the real cost is the trust damaged with yourself as
soon as youve told it. A life free of hiding anything about ourselves is the truth
that sets us free!
By following these ten keys, you will
experience a greater degree of personal freedom. The energy you have spent worrying
and feeling fear, frustration, anger or overwhelm will be freed up to make powerful
changes in your life changes that will result in creating a life full of peace,
opportunities and happiness.
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