“Living with Your Heart Wide Open”: Footsteps

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We’ve discussed some of the ways in which we deepen and perpetuate habits of mind by repeating them.
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Up to this point, we’ve discussed this process in regard to its downside: creating the narrative-based self and limiting self-concepts.
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Yet this process also has an upside—something Henry David Thoreau spoke to over 150 years ago:
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“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
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To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
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To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thought we wish to dominate our lives”
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My two cents:

To travel even deeper, we learn to let thought go, over and over and over again until the mind clears.

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We can train the mind to focus, to empty, to just be in this moment.

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Worry, doubt and fear disappear, opening our mind to its expansive brilliance.

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This space lights up our left prefrontal cortex, making all our positive emotions available.

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One response to this post.

  1. This is really resonating with me. Thank you Marty.

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