To me, one of the worst mindsets carry is one of self-doubt. For even if your fears of acting upon your heart's desires seems well founded, it seems
more torturous to me to do nothing, and wonder what could have happened. Even if you take a fall, it is a positive experience. Wisdom through
suffering, you gain insight and learn something about yourself, perhaps trusting your "gut intinct"(solar plexus above the navel).. but even still,
following your heart will bring you happyness in the perceivably worst of situations. To be free and unrestricted. The freedom you dream to allow
yourself to act upon what others would only sit back and hope for. The fool is one who is free. A fool in love knows they are the fool, and accept
this. Those who's hearts do not know SELF-love live in fear of their actions.
Do NOT doubt yourself. Even if you can't do what you set out to do, you'll be happier that you tried.
Do not seek powerful experiences, for you're already expecting defeat. Instead become more powerful then the experience, so that the difficult seems
simple and mundane. Quite literally, DO take on challenges, but rise above the challenge.
One who does not suffer, is one who see's suffering as opportunity, and opportunity as renewed willpower and drive for life.
If you doubt yourself, close your eyes and put your attention to your upper stomach, it doesn't matter if you can't feel it well, that enhances.
Touch it with your hand and then let go if you need to find it, but let go, and feel it with your mind as if you were just being aware of your hand.
Breathe, and imagine, even if it sounds silly, imagine some sort of power going into that area when you inhale. Let your stomach bloat out as you
inhale, breathing like this utilizes all of your lungs instead of the 1/3rd we use chest breathing.
Repeat this process for as long as you like, and if it helps try telling yourself "I have courage, i have power, and I have confidence, I will not
fail, but either way I'll be happy"
With time you can make it more simple, and do it with your eyes open. You might even want to try focusing on your belly button or (dan tien area), as
this area I find to be more effective, but chakra wise your solar plexus (confidence/willpower) is above it. There you just cultivated YANG, now you
can start karate chopping bricks in half
. In fact, I find standing while doing this with my navel area is enough to balance me and charge me. It
has sort of a built in distribution function the other areas lack, sort of a holding tank that pours into full-body /mind vitality highways.
If you would like to really pull in more power, quite literally... its a mindset as well as enhanced health and vitality... and animals actually do
this... BONE BREATHE... Put awareness if your hand, and as you inhale, feel like the muscles are contracting and pulling power from around you
into the bones of your fingers... eventually learn to do this with your whole body. It strengthens your bones and magnetizes them. Your inner-bones
have a crystalline structure and are very efficient for carrying a charge (think fiber optic cables).
This still cultivates yang and a sense of power, yin is another story but EQUALLY important.
You may notice some interesting effects like electrical surges and bubbling in your body especially your stomach. Your bones may feel like they are
contracting and shrinking and your hands and body might start to "buzz" with a sensation.
You have the ability to be whatever you want. You have the ability at all times to cultivate more power to achieve your goals, if not quite literally,
balance your mind and give you self-confidence.
A free heart with willpower to back it up is unstoppable. That's the secret of Yin and Yang... love/ flow/ acceptance/ feminine, mixed with raw
Be like water, a gentle and healing force that likewise has the power to shape mountains.
FREE YOURSELF. Every moment that goes by you have an opportunity to do so, you're just waiting for something, a cognitive process of an analytical
ego perhaps to work itself out to find its concerns are unfounded. Just let go... let go so you can choose what to bring in.
[edit on 8-12-2009 by CavemanDD]