In my official capacity, being a husband, multiple business owner and a user of social media.
And in my unofficial capacity of being a reader, writer and sharing short video messages.
I bear a lot of responsibility. Yes, for others around me, but first and foremost for myself.
Namely in processing the day to day and making decisions. The challenge I face is, with these many inputs coming in on a daily basis from:
- Wife <3
- Business A
- Business B
- Business C
- Future business
- Being coached
- Being Mentored
- Absorbing information from Social Media
How on earth do I know if my thoughts and decisions are truly my own? Or based on my own limiting beliefs and/or human bias (that we all face).
So how does one take a step closer to understanding their own mind?
It is two part – 1. Remove the inputs (silence) and 2. Ensure the meditative practice excludes religious bias, spiritual bias, chanting, anchoring, speaking, comparing (Vipassana – by the way is the meditative practice I am enrolled on to).
(as a bonus, simplifying clothing and food so that for 10 days, these daily choices do not create a distraction).
Therefore, I am left with just myself and my own mind.
I rarely do things of a whim, because it sounds fun, or it’s the latest fad. I dive into a period of research and then make a decision quickly. Either it’s a yes or no.
This was one of those decisions that I spent longer on the ‘don’t do it side’ (You wouldn’t believe the excuses that my mind conjured up towards avoidance). Not only because I will be off the grid for 10 days but because I will be off the grid for 10 days, by myself.
(Keep an eye out for a future post on my experience – no guarantee I will share as this will depend on the intimacy of the outcome).