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The self-correcting mechanism of the mind

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

On a day to day basis there is really very little we have to do to keep our bodies running. We have to eat, drink, move, and sleep but all the ‘heavy lifting’ of keeping us alive is done by the life force that runs through each and every one of us. We don’t have to beat our own hearts, digest our own food, make hormones or breathe our own lungs. We don’t even have to consciously do anything to make our bodies move.

When we cut ourselves, or our body comes into contact with a bacteria or virus, our amazing immune system mounts a response and heals us. This self-correcting mechanism to bring the body back into balance is in-built – there is nothing we need to do.

Our psychological system also has this in-built, self-correcting mechanism. However we haven’t always been shown that this is so. We are taught to believe that when our mind is out of whack (that’s a technical term!), we have to do something to right it…..think positively, meditate, go for a walk, do yoga, drink wine….And worse we are led to believe that there is something wrong with us if our mind isn’t as it ‘should’ be.

I feel sure that the infinitely intelligent energy that powers the universe, that provides a self-healing mechanism for the body, also provides one for our minds.

We all experience days when our mind is busy, or we are in a low mood. That’s a normal part of being human. What if we don’t take this so personally, so seriously, and just rest in the knowing that are mind will correct itself in time?

If we take time to notice, maybe we will see that without us having to do anything, eventually our mind will settle back down, and we will feel peaceful or ‘ourselves’ again. If we can get out of the way, by not taking our current state of mind so seriously, healing of our minds will happen, just as it happens for the body. It may not be within a time frame our ego is happy with, but we always return to clarity in the end.

Lindsey Elliott is a Wellbeing & Resilience Coach, energy healer and meditation teacher working in Brighton and online. She offers one to one coaching in a life-changing paradigm of understanding about how the human experience is created. With this understanding you can move from feeling insecure, stressed, anxious or unfulfilled to happy, secure, inspired, peaceful and filled with love.

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