We all have an internal dialogue, which can sometimes be our own worst enemy, working against us when we don’t keep it in check.
This episode of Stay Stacked features Jamie Glazier, a mental-game coach, and founder of Dare2Dream. Jamie discusses his concept of Multiple Personality Disorder, and how each and every one of us has it.
My favourite point that Jamie makes, is how the mind is like any other muscle in our body – if we exercise a part of it, that part will grow stronger. Being the spiritual-lover that I am, I will refer to Self 1 as “The Soul”, and Self 2 as “The Ego”. Whichever you want to call it, it’s all the same. The below graphic outlines examples of each thought-types, and where they fit within these two “selves” (and will help you a lot when trying out the “Become More Aware of Your Thoughts” task that Jamie explains in the video):
The “false self” and “true self” labels may cause a stir within you if you’ve always considered yourself a type of personality that falls under The Ego. This is not saying that you are a fake person, and actively pretending to be someone or something that you’re not. Instead, it’s saying that when you are detached from your true inner-self and all of the deep love that we have for ourselves and everyone around us, then we are controlled by these negative thoughts of The Ego, that don’t define who we are at all – they’re just our “protection” that we’ve put up to help us deflect from the string of “problems” that removed us from The Soul in the first place. The Soul wants us to create everything that we desire, and to succeed and live in peace and harmony. The Ego, on the other hand, is fearful. The Ego is what makes us afraid of failure, of embarrassment, of love. And the more we are afraid of these things, the more brick walls we put up around our possibilities to achieve all that we desire.
So start pumping iron with that soul-lovin’ muscle!