Wednesday, June 29, 2011


When we realize that we are not at the mercy of stuff we become empowered and in a position to adjust that facet of our minds that have been responding in a troublesome way to that stuff. Our minds work just fine most of the time. Sometimes when we are feeling badly - depressed, angry, jealous, guilty, ashamed for example, we thing it's ABOUT SOMETHING or ABOUT ourselves. It couldn't be further from the truth. If we look at it as a facet of our mind responding to the stuff our next question is "Why does it do that?"

Well, to answer that let's take a look at the structure of our minds as it compares to the rest of the mammal, reptile and amphibian population. We share a part of the mind we call primitive. What sets humans apart from the rest of the animal population is that we have an intellect (cortex) which is the smallest part of our mind (2%). The rest of our mind operates at the level of a goat (don't get offended, it is true). Our goat mind is the originator of emotions. It is fully present and it doesn't cause behaviors if it can't conceive of those behaviors. Wolves don't even entertain the idea that if they could fly they could catch more birds. In humans the intellect can think of things like that - it can think of things that do not exist, it can think of a past and a future, it can think of other dimensions, black holes etc etc. That isn't a problem. Nor is the goat brain a problem. We need a part of our mind that can put behaviors and bodily processes on automatic. The problem occurs when goat brain receives an illogical message from the intellect about something disturbing. For instance, if the intellect thinks "Damn, if only I had left home a half hour earlier I wouldn't be in this traffic jam". The goat brain hadn't considered that as possible until now. It figures "if the intellect can conceive it it must be possible", and because the goat brain is always fully present, says "Well do it now" (leave a half hour earlier NOW)....and it causes a bad feeling (anger, frustration, regret) which is designed to get that to happen! But it CAN'T HAPPEN. Mind keeps providing that bad emotion to get you to take action that isn't possible, because that time period doesn't exist. This can create other emotions and continue until the STUFF abates or it "gets" it that there is nothing to change (making the bad emotion useless). Rapid Resolution Therapy provides exercises to help the mind "get it" and make the mind sharper so that it can sort those things out more effectively in the future.

Hint: if anyone feels anger, hurt, stress, anxiety, depression it is a sure sign that the goat mind is creating those feelings to get you to fix something that doesn't exist. It may have existed hours, days, weeks, months, years ago, but not now. Think about it....any questions feel free to comment.

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