MIND: Step 3
Do you see yourself as "less than" or "better than" others? Are you thinking like a victim or a victimizer? Is your thinking chaotic or rigid? Are you unable to focus and chaotic, or are you rigidly focused and inflexible?
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The SEESAW TOOL presents a way to see both sides of reality in your mind and choose which side you prefer to focus on.
Hold out your hands, palms up. Bring to mind a difficult life situation in which you can see both the negative and positive sides.
- In your mind, hold the negative—shadow--side of reality in your left hand. (What's happening in your body? What are yousaying to yourself? Can you name your emotions? (pride, anger, craving/lust, shame, fear, overwhelm, or disgust) Your desires?
- Hold the positive—light--side of reality in your right hand. (As above, check your reactions: body, emotions, mind, and desires)
- Take ownership of what you think , feel, and want--both sides of your reality-.
- Now, focus carefully on the shadow reality in your left hand... experience it . Now, on the Light reality in your right hand.
- Go back and forth between the negative and positive sides of reality at least three or four times.
- Ask yourself how you prefer to feel, think, and act. Which side do you want to focus on? Are you ready to make a choice?
- Remind yourself that you will get more of whatever you focus on!
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