Think how you can instantly change what is going on in your body, or your mind, in order to change how you feel
- What did you do to create that change?
- To begin with I blur my focus - so I put the thing that's triggering the mood behind a mental screen of some kind. I also find that treating the mood as almost belonging to someone else allows me to objectify it and control it.
- Do any of the previous challenges help change your state?
- I think generally the discipline of writing down those thoughts and emotions, which are normally not articulated, has helped in this objective process. Also exercises such as the breathing control has been pretty useful. Finally I think i've got another kind of sense from the 'alchemist' which is - I can control a lot more in my life than I thought I could.
- How effective was it?
- Not completely, as yet, but i understand that it's not going to happen overnight.
- What did you discover about the connection with your mind, body and your feelings?
- Firstly that they're fundamentally interrelated and something as superficial as a smile can work its way inward to produce other beneficial effects. Also the mind can ultimately determine anything it wants and if we're concious enough about it we can make ourselves feel whatever we want to feel.