“We practice beginning anew to clear our mind and keep our practice fresh.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
As the mind is creating anew in every moment (even if it’s creating the same things due to thinking the same thoughts), we can change the focus of our mind at any time.
For a journey it is necessary to know where we are and where we want to go and as long as we have these two pieces of information, it doesn’t matter what the starting point is. It also doesn’t matter whether we are beginning for the first time to focus positively on a particular subject or whether we are beginning again.
Plato stated that “The beginning is the most important part of the work” and like in physics it is known that it takes more energy to get something moving and less energy to keep something moving once it is in motion, it is the same with thinking. Once the better feeling thoughts begin to be established the mind increasingly tends to go where it has gone before.
Overcoming any challenges to begin
If there are any thoughts that come up that you feel get in the way of you beginning such as reasons why you couldn’t start, it is helpful to see if you can focus on the opposite of those thoughts as this will soothe you and make it easier to begin.
If there are any thoughts of not feeling prepared or feeling not good enough at the techniques to begin, interestingly those will actually by eased by beginning as doing the techniques leads to the feeling of being ready.
If thoughts come up about not knowing how to get from where you are to where you want to be, you can remind yourself that by changing your thinking the ‘how’ will be revealed. This is expressed by Rumi in the quote “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”
If you feel that you haven’t got time to begin now you can think about any time you do have even if it is only for a short period such as utilising travel time or getting up a little earlier in the morning.
How to begin
It is good to begin with one or two simple techniques as they can always be refined and added to later on. If you feel like you cannot begin with any techniques, to ease your way into starting, you could imagine yourself doing certain practices, such as imagining yourself meditating for 15 minutes after waking up.
Questions to help you begin:
– You may like to ask yourself: “What is it that I now want?” and “Why do I want those things?” By clarifying what you want and why you want those things you can determine what to focus on and this clarification also begins to shift your point of attraction.
– You can also ask yourself “What feels the most important or the most interesting at this point in time?” and begin there.
– In addition you may like to think about any short term and long term goals that you have.
– It can also be useful to ask yourself “What techniques could I start to do?”
A key point when considering what you would like to focus on is that you only have to be as specific as you have so far clarified as the details will fill in later as you come into greater alignment on that subject.
Simple techniques to begin with:
– Imagining yourself having a regular practice of Law of Attraction exercises
– Meditating for 15 minutes
– Making a written list of 15-30 things that you appreciate in your life
– Making a written list of 15-30 good things that happened during the day
– Last thing at night before going to sleep, visualising a dream having been fulfilled
Even if you begin anew multiple times focusing on what you want none of the positive focusing is ever wasted as all of the positive focusing strengthens the better feeling beliefs.
If you would like further assistance in beginning from wherever you are, the Law of Attraction Centre offers coaching packages designed to help people apply the Law of Attraction to positively transform their lives. For further information please see: https://www.lawofattractioncentre.com/one-to-one-coaching/