I am not one of those who are too proud to follow a trend. Everything popular is popular for a reason. And right now, tidying up is on everyone’s mind. Thanks to the Marie Kondo Netflix thing, everyone is folding things and throwing things away.
But only those possessions that do not provoke joy, of course. Thanks you for your service before adding you to a pile of garbage.
Why however? Cleaning is nothing new or exciting, so why does every home in the country look a little more bare than it was?
Well, part of it is Marie’s own charm.
And phrases like “wake up joy” and “thank them for their service” are catchy (they stick in your mind), portable (you can use them in thousands of contexts) and new (no one else is talking like that).
Many people advocate minimalism. However, words like these make a difference.
Of course, the idea itself has a lot of appeal. Ordering is a powerful ritual.
Because one of the principles your unconscious works on is that everything is a metaphor. You might think that you see the world as it is. As any neuroscientist will tell you, your brain builds its concept of reality from signals, noise, and guesswork.
And it’s surprisingly bad at separating “real” information from imagined hallucinations. That’s why daydreaming about something fun changes your physiology: your pupils dilate, your heart races, your breathing deepens, all preparing you for something that is only on your mind.
All that waffle tells us what, exactly?
Your environment influences your state. A cluttered and disorganized room creates a cluttered and disorganized mind.
Ask anyone who goes through this ritual. It’s a liberating experience … but did your possessions oppress you?
In a way, they were.
This principle also works in reverse. If you order your mind, you influence your surroundings.
Not immediately and not in an illusion, the Secret approach type.
What’s more, your mind is free to focus only on those thoughts that elicit joy. Everything else, you can thank him for his service.
Any form of mind training, whether you like hypnosis, meditation, or anything else, removes as much (if not more) than it adds. A blank slate can learn and adapt to its environment. However, we are not blank slates, we have old routines that hold us back.
An open mind is malleable, agile, and flexible. A closed one will do everything possible to preserve its limits.
So what is the best way to clear your mind?
Meditation will get you there. A few years of dedicated practice and you will be huge on the inside.
However, if you have a specific belief that you would like to get rid of?
Self-hypnosis is much faster. It’s faster and easier to learn, and once you get the hang of it, you can clear your mind no matter where you are.