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Like any exhaustive study, mathematics can be a great way to develop an appreciation for many different perspectives.
Roger Antonsen shares ways in which mathematics can help one experience, see and appreciate
multiple perspectives in a TED talk called “Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world”

https://embed.ted.com/talks/roger_antonsen_math_is_the_hidden_secret_to_understanding_the_world

Mentally manufacturing the mathematical models of mindfulness can mean the difference between mastery and mediocrity.

Relentless analysis of our thoughts may sound like a very unromantic, dreary, or very difficult endeavor to undertake. Not necessarily. It can be entertaining. The task of changing one’s thoughts and aspirations reminds me of the movie, “The Never Ending Story”. Spoiler alert. In the movie, a story is being read from a big heavy book by a young boy, and the audience sees the story that the boy is reading and envisioning, so it becomes a motion picture within a motion picture. At one point near the end, the main character, another boy, must confront some dangerous circumstances, and when it looks like he will lose his life, the boy who is reading the story, shouts aloud in alarm and protest. Surprisingly the boy in the story hears the reader’s voice and realizes that he is not alone. Implausible, fantastical, probably, but it illustrates a point. The point is that we are not alone, and we have the power to change our destiny, but we have to believe in our ability to be influential and ultimately triumphant.
“We are never given more than we can handle.” Yet often we believe that we have come to the limit of our ability to cope. Uncomfortable as it is, the only way to grow, is to be challenged beyond our suspected limits, and we will rise to the occasion and be victorious if we so make the necessary effort and exercise the will to succeed. So if we are faced with more than we think we can master, we must first just believe that we have what it takes to chew up what we bit off, and not give up on ourselves.
We need, can and must relax, and sincerely ask the Omniscient listener how we can it master the moment. Ask relentlessly until we get the answers we need.

We all engage in self-talk, whether it’s positive, “I’m the best” or negative, “I’ll never be good enough.” There are some attitudes that we may have accepted as children, that we are no longer aware of. Those unconsciously held beliefs may dictate our behavior, thinking, and choices.
We may know someone who says the same thing or does the same thing habitually and predictably.
We may not be aware of our habitual personality traits, but we all more or less live a ‘groundhog-day’ life without perhaps realizing it. Unless someone is very creative, pays attention, changes their responses to routine stimuli, has a “can do” attitude, then they’ve resigned themselves to a status quo existence.
The “status quo” remains so because people don’t take the time to think creatively about an alternative. The conception of a possibility is the first step to achieving it.
Some of us know what we want to do and some don’t.
I want to know what I came here to do and accept it.
I want to face my destiny, accept my destiny and improve, change, alter or enhance my destiny, to have a better destiny.
Do you know what it means to be self-deterministic?
Do you know where you came from and where you are going?
What is your self-talk?
Do you know how to change your self-talk?
What are your habitual mantras, slogans, sayings, remarks, comments? These habitual behaviors are all reflections of our thoughts and our attitudes. Our attitudes are the visible “iceberg” of our thoughts and life philosophy and are reflected in our habitual speaking.
Changing our ‘speaking’ will change our lives. Reflecting on our ideas will help us to determine whether those serve to create happiness or unhappiness in our lives.

For glean some good ideas to combat negative self-talk, listen to the interview with Aaron Anastasi about his online singing program: Superior Singing Method, and his book: “The Voice of Your Dreams” on the Boomer Business Owner Podcast.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/boomer-business-owner-charlie/id807801358?mt=2

In this interview, Aaron shared some of his methods for dealing with negative self-talk. One of the practices was his habit of reading or listening to a list of all the positive things that people had said about him. He’s advocating action as an antidote for negativity. Just get busy doing whatever, and persevere, and ignore the negative self-talk.

Practice pivoting your mind on the idea, that the thoughts you think, the words you speak, what you write, will determine who and what you will be.
Deepening our commitment to reshaping our thinking processes, paradigms, patterns, and perceptions, will take our awareness much deeper, and empower us to withstand the negative stultifying influence of societal and cultural group think.
Many of us have become enamored of mindless entertainment, becoming totally engrossed in fictional scenarios that offer some intellectual, and emotional satisfaction yet fail to actually make us better and happier human beings. It could be argued that occasionally we need some relief from constant work, especially if we are workaholics. We feel the need, to veg out, put the mind on neutral, stop thinking, analyzing, and shaping our world, and become passive witnesses. As long as we know when we’re being passive, and when we’re not, and we don’t totally lose sight of more important goals, escape can be a good thing.

Practice pivoting your mind on the idea, that the thoughts you think, the words you speak, what you write, will determine who and what you will be.
Deepening our commitment to reshaping our thinking processes, paradigms, patterns, and perceptions, will take our awareness much deeper, and empower us to withstand the negative stultifying influence of societal and cultural group think.
Many of us have become enamored of mindless entertainment, becoming totally engrossed in fictional scenarios that offer some intellectual, and emotional satisfaction yet fail to actually make us better and happier human beings. It could be argued that occasionally we need some relief from constant work, especially if we are workaholics. We feel the need, to veg out, put the mind on neutral, stop thinking, analyzing, and shaping our world, and become passive witnesses. As long as we know when we’re being passive, and when we’re not, and we don’t totally lose sight of more important goals, escape can be a good thing.

The onion analogy is useful in the introspection conversation. Anyone who has peeled an onion knows that it has layers. So does our consciousness. Most of us live in the superficial layer. We are caught up in the humdrum of daily life, survival, and entertainment. Cut through those consciousness layers with mindful rigor and give your customary inner conversation a revision notice.

What will you find when you can’t define what you are looking for?
When you write down your thoughts, you may find that they aren’t anything new. You may find your mind coming back to the same ideas and stories over and over. If so, it’s obviously in a loop, like a broken record. When you see these recurring patterns or ideas, you could ask yourself, how could this be different. For instance, if you find your mind repeating to itself: “I can’t do that, I’ve never been able to do that, I’ll never be able to do that.” Merely changing the words that don’t empower you to those words that do empower you will make a crucial difference in how you feel. Deeply and repeatedly employ “will”, “can”, “must” and “able” into your self talk and you will experience a noticeable increase in your possibility creating confidence.
Your new personally empowering mantra can be: “I will do that, I can do that, I’ll be able to do that, I must do that.”

Elaborating on the ideal life story, with relentless imaging will turn a dream into a reality, and with a clear delineation, the universe will eventually manifest exactly as you envision. It does take hard work, peeling back the layers of behavior mechanisms that govern our actions with relentless and compassionate self-analysis.
Why not put in the time and effort? It’s like putting money into an interest accruing account.
What if you could refashion your mental landscape as if you were writing a movie script, a story, or a poem?
What if anything were possible with faith, energy, and focus, and you could begin the process of transformation, through alternative thinking and affirming, at any moment, especially now.

What if one had the power to change their state of being, just by recording their dominant thoughts, and rewriting them.
What if in that writing process one could rewrite their life program or script?
What if one could substitute a new more attractive idea for an old one?
Of course, most things won’t change instantly, but if one had eternity, one could resolve to spend a few moments, seconds, minutes, or hours working on the inner dialogue?
There was a movie called “GroundHog Day”? Imagining how that one’s life could be a recurring nightmare, yet coupled with the freedom to learn from one’s mistakes, and live differently and better.
Magic and miracles are possible if sufficient long-term efforts of energy and focus have been applied?
What if one could embrace and be happy with the daily task of refashioning their dream life?

Often times, when we sit down to write, we may feel inclined to think, that we have nothing to write, or we believe that we can’t think of anything to write. Right then and there, we can write down those thoughts, and get ourselves out of that malaise. Then we may ask, what then? Exactly, write that down? Keep writing, especially if we begin to think: what value is this, or this is stupid, or this is getting me nowhere. Whatever we think, we’re right, but if we want to make some progress, we’ll write down questions to further the conversation and anything else that crosses our minds.
As we write, despite our persistently stifling thoughts, we’ll begin to get a sense of our mental landscape. We can think of ourselves as documenting or reporting on the thoughts that cross our minds. We can be a witness to those thoughts as they come and go, or we can embrace them, whether they be good or bad, and make them a part of our life, without any critical evaluation. It’s been said that thoughts are universally rooted. Meaning, I suppose, thoughts are rooted in the universal fabric of this yin-yang universe. If a thought doesn’t serve us, we can pull it out, logically defend ourselves against, elaborate on it, or drown it with positive contradictions.
We can change or devise new thoughts that will get us up in the morning. We can design new ideas or use someone else’s ideas to invigorate our enthusiasm. We can actually decide to have empowering dreams that fulfill our wildest hopes.