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Mental Strength Sounds Great but You Don’t Know My Mind - It’s Crazy in Here!

We often feel so alone in our mental struggles; the reality is that we all have crazy minds.

On retreats and when I teach courses, when I speak to people one-on-one, one of the most common things that I hear from people is, you know, mental strength sounds really great, but you don't know my mind. It's crazy in here. I don't think it's ever possible for me to be mentally strong. So the first thing I want to say is, okay, if I had a penny for every time I heard something like this, honestly, I'd be very wealthy. Look, the first thing I want to kind of I offer is, I've been there.

I know what it feels like to feel like it's just not possible for you. There was a time in my own life where I was depressed. I was really, really suffering at that time. I had an eating disorder and I was really in such deep suffering that I felt like it was hopeless. Like nothing could help me, that, that I was just kind of broken or abnormal.

I was just one of those people. But I did eventually start to learn how to let go of a lot of the suffering and the unhelpful patterns that were disempowering me. And I learned to cultivate skills and inner resources that pulled me through. And eventually I went through quite a radical transformation, quite a radical inner transformation. And it's this journey and this transformation that I went through that really fuels my passion to share this work with others.

So I want to share that with you, because I really want to assure you that even though we often feel so alone in our mental struggles, the reality is that the stuff that's going on in your crazy mind is just like the stuff going on in all of our crazy minds. The human mind has evolved in a way that it, it really does create a sense of inner struggle and suffering. And so you're not alone in that, you know. If that's what you're experiencing, you're not alone in that. And it's not your fault.

There's nothing wrong with you. You just have a normal human mind. Look, if your mind ruminates and dwells on the negative, if you get caught up in anxieties and worries, if you compare yourself to other people and end up feeling deficient and unworthy, like you're never enough, you're never measuring up, if you never feel satisfied no matter what you have, and if you get caught up in bad habits and addictions, guess what? You have a normal human mind. And your struggles are the same struggles we're all going through in one way, shape or form. So in the same way that each of us looks different on the outside, you know, we can recognize each other in a crowd.

You know, you know, your friend from the guy down the road, we all look different. But we all have the same anatomy underneath those differences, right? To the point to which, if you go to a surgeon and you need a particular surgery, he can be sure that he can perform the same operation on you that he can with any other human being, because we have the same underlying anatomy. It's the same with the mind. We all have different personalities. Every single one of us is unique in that way.

But underneath, the mind has the same basic anatomy within all of us. It has the same operating system, if you will. So I want to assure you that no matter where you're starting from or what it is that you're struggling with, you can train your mind to be stronger with tried, tested and evidence-based tools and skills, and you can start to unwind anxiety, stress, low self-worth and inner struggles step by step. And that's what I'm sharing with you in this course. So by becoming mentally strong, you can learn to gradually unlock your potential, shed the stuff that's holding you back and become more and more the best version of yourself.

And yes, like anything in life, it does take time and effort to become mentally stronger. But it may well be the best investment of your time and effort that you ever make.

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Mental Strength Sounds Great but You Don’t Know My Mind - It’s Crazy in Here!

We often feel so alone in our mental struggles; the reality is that we all have crazy minds.

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On retreats and when I teach courses, when I speak to people one-on-one, one of the most common things that I hear from people is, you know, mental strength sounds really great, but you don't know my mind. It's crazy in here. I don't think it's ever possible for me to be mentally strong. So the first thing I want to say is, okay, if I had a penny for every time I heard something like this, honestly, I'd be very wealthy. Look, the first thing I want to kind of I offer is, I've been there.

I know what it feels like to feel like it's just not possible for you. There was a time in my own life where I was depressed. I was really, really suffering at that time. I had an eating disorder and I was really in such deep suffering that I felt like it was hopeless. Like nothing could help me, that, that I was just kind of broken or abnormal.

I was just one of those people. But I did eventually start to learn how to let go of a lot of the suffering and the unhelpful patterns that were disempowering me. And I learned to cultivate skills and inner resources that pulled me through. And eventually I went through quite a radical transformation, quite a radical inner transformation. And it's this journey and this transformation that I went through that really fuels my passion to share this work with others.

So I want to share that with you, because I really want to assure you that even though we often feel so alone in our mental struggles, the reality is that the stuff that's going on in your crazy mind is just like the stuff going on in all of our crazy minds. The human mind has evolved in a way that it, it really does create a sense of inner struggle and suffering. And so you're not alone in that, you know. If that's what you're experiencing, you're not alone in that. And it's not your fault.

There's nothing wrong with you. You just have a normal human mind. Look, if your mind ruminates and dwells on the negative, if you get caught up in anxieties and worries, if you compare yourself to other people and end up feeling deficient and unworthy, like you're never enough, you're never measuring up, if you never feel satisfied no matter what you have, and if you get caught up in bad habits and addictions, guess what? You have a normal human mind. And your struggles are the same struggles we're all going through in one way, shape or form. So in the same way that each of us looks different on the outside, you know, we can recognize each other in a crowd.

You know, you know, your friend from the guy down the road, we all look different. But we all have the same anatomy underneath those differences, right? To the point to which, if you go to a surgeon and you need a particular surgery, he can be sure that he can perform the same operation on you that he can with any other human being, because we have the same underlying anatomy. It's the same with the mind. We all have different personalities. Every single one of us is unique in that way.

But underneath, the mind has the same basic anatomy within all of us. It has the same operating system, if you will. So I want to assure you that no matter where you're starting from or what it is that you're struggling with, you can train your mind to be stronger with tried, tested and evidence-based tools and skills, and you can start to unwind anxiety, stress, low self-worth and inner struggles step by step. And that's what I'm sharing with you in this course. So by becoming mentally strong, you can learn to gradually unlock your potential, shed the stuff that's holding you back and become more and more the best version of yourself.

And yes, like anything in life, it does take time and effort to become mentally stronger. But it may well be the best investment of your time and effort that you ever make.

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