Make moves beyond the mat.
Now that you’ve taken a moment to regulate your nervous system and quiet your thinking mind, you’re (In-Sourced) more attuned with yourself and equipped to not only see your patterns, but to attend to the deeper psychic roots.
Patterns are cyclical by definition. By identifying our repeating behaviours, and the associated circumstances, we can work backwards to understand how our actions are unconsciously imprinting beliefs on the subconscious mind, and how our subconscious mind seeks efficiency by finding familiar circumstances to reinforce this belief. Attracting recurring patterns and manifesting similar outcomes over and over again.
Because the mind latches onto memory, it watches for patterns and circumstances to attach to. This is an efficient strategy because the mind can rely on existing neural pathways to guide a fast course of action. Even if the course of action is painful, simply administering a solution can trigger a sense of success. With repeated use, neural pathways are strengthened and patterns and beliefs are deeply perpetuated and more frequently visited.
We want to isolate the old belief by way of exposing its affiliated pattern or action. From there we can construct a replacement belief and action that can be embodied and practiced in real life. The new embodied action trains the brain to form a new neural network. Repetition strengthens it until it becomes the new way of doing and attracting.
Use the journal prompts below to work through your behavior, beliefs, new messaging to chart a neural path forward.