A Conscious Mind

Posted by Jacinta Hin on May 5, 2008

In the gym the other day it occurred to me I was feeling guilty for spending time there. While my rational mind made me feel good about working out, the taking-care-of-others part of me was in disagreement for wasting time on taking care of myself when I could be responding to my many emails.

I could see how I often skip exercise in favour of my work and meeting people, and how my default setting is that the needs of others go first.

While picking up a next set of dumbbells, I pondered further on this thought.

Our behaviour is often determined by unconscious motives that take precedence over our consciously formulated choices. Being unconscious these motives tend to go unchecked and reign freely.

When we fail to follow our plans or see ourselves giving up on our goals, some hidden motives are probably in charge of the game. Digging those up is frequently required to get back on course.

By the time I hit the shower I had the contrasting intentions realigned and was recommitted to good self-care with a conscious mind.

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  1. onion August 12, 2009 1:40 pm

    good work here
    onion

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