There’s a saying, ‘The mind is strong but the flesh is weak.’ It is an interesting saying because it feels like it’s true through your experience, how many times have you set out to do something, maybe it was to not eat sugar, or not see that guy/ girl again, or not spend so much time on social media, or not binge watch nonsense on Netflix. You decided, you felt determined, you were focused and for sure this was something you were never doing again. Yet after a few days you either forgot the commitment, or got distracted in a weak moment by the thing you swore off, or just found yourself unable to withstand the constant craving.
Yet the saying, ‘The mind is strong, but the flesh is weak.’ Is not accurate in a lot of ways, because if the mind were really strong it would strengthen the flesh. Our physiology needs commands that are clear and concise, if there is no clarity it will pick up the signals you give it from your feelings and your emotions. When you think breakfast, your body will say ‘Well you liked pancakes go for that’. When you think partnership it will say, ‘Well you had a good time with Joe the last time you met, so maybe things will be better this time around’. Even though history proved him to be more ass than angel.
Somehow you think that change should be easy, it should be simple and it should feel really really good. But the fact is change can feel hard, it is complexed in its simplicity and it doesn’t always feel great, because you are going outside your comfort zone, your known area of operation and you are dismantling a habitual pattern.
To use the strength of your mind to command your body you have to be diligent. You have to really anticipate the hurdles. If you’re going running every day for 60 days, then what happens when it is exceptionally cold? What happens when you get the flu? What happens when it’s dark, wet and windy? How do you convince yourself to leave the bed when your body just wants to sleep more? What happens after the 60 days? You have to get into the layers of your distractions and make plans to offset them.
If your plan is to stop being on Facebook so much, what are you going to do in the moments when you’re bored? How are you going to fill your time? What sort of thoughts are you going to feed your mind to keep on track? Where will you go and what will you do with the time you free up? You have to prepare yourself for the distraction, the cravings, the uncomfortability and the pain of doing things differently to the way you’re used to.
Strengthen your mind, be diligent with the thoughts you allow, cultivate what goes into your head and then use your strengthened mind as tool to command your body. This is what your mind was made for.
Thank you for your attention, in service to Divine Love, we are the Council Of Light.