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Are You Running On Autopilot?

Are You Running On Autopilot?
August 21, 2016 Nick Gati

Your life is governed by habits. They punctuate your existence and guide your thoughts and actions – often putting you on autopilot during the day.

Identifying habit patterns begins with paying closer attention to the mechanics of the mind and using the information to advance yourself. Developing that intricate awareness occurs when the mind is quiet and calm.

When you’re out of your thinking brain, the higher centres (rational) act on the lower centres (emotional), allowing you to be less reactive and more objective.

By meditating, you fix a lens upon those thoughts, which are seen non-judgmentally.

It brings them to light – they are witnessed and can then be re-evaluated and re-configured. You have more light bulb moments, which prompt change; subconscious thinking becomes conscious.

Your thoughts mimic your external reality – if you have good thought patterns, you’re more likely to possess positive behavioural patterns. When you have negative thoughts, you are better prepared to alter them; and by extension, your behaviours.

Enhances your intuition – broadens your awareness and builds your cognitive arsenal, providing the best possible angle on your experience. Out of reactivity and hyper-stimulation.

Distraction is one of the most powerful habits – the mind is constantly prospecting, imagining and wandering between past and future – not quite present. By training attention you practice being present;  engaged and free-flowing.

To foster positive habits and be aware of negative ones, meditation needs to become a habit itself. Gaining that clarity and insight provides you with the best possible read of your mind. This self-knowledge and self-mastery enhances your experience – both in and out of the office.

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