We all want to feel understood by others but how about being understood by our own mind?
Okay, let me explain through this example:
You are tired, you sigh and say: “I wish I could slow down” or “I want to slow down.”
The next thing you know, things are happening very slowly for you. Let’s say you get a cold or a flu and even that takes a long time to heal. Why is that?
Well, your subconscious mind is responding to your request to slow down. Now, you might say “But I didn’t mean it that way, I didn’t mean that it takes forever to heal from my flu.”
You see, your subconscious mind has no logic nor capacity to read between the lines. It responds to the words intended literally.
We want to be mindful of the words we employ to describe what we want. Instead of asking for things to happen in a certain way, I prefer to wish for new ways of feeling or experiencing life.
If we look at the example above, rather than asking to slow down, we can request to experience balance, relaxation, or even inner peace throughout the day.