So you see yourself differently when you act in the real world, which helps you act differently as well.Take the new role and actions you have created for yourself and put them into practice in real-life situations. This illustrates that the natural flow of the mind has debris that may sometimes feel important, but is not worth examining. But a similar Finnish study found that the health boost enjoyed by those higher up on the organizational chain had more to do with self-perception or self-esteem. By extension, she came to view everything around her that way as well. Give me the courage to boldly live my Soul's Purpose on the earth. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. In third gear, simply bringing a kind, curious awareness to those sensations and feelings will help you move from habitually feeling like you have to do something to fix a situation to simply observing your experience, watching the problems lessen and disappear on their own. But if you want to do something in the inner, no effort is needed. Unconditioned mind is empty (suññatā) - it knows its interdependent nature; signless (animitta) - it has gone beyond the permanency of concepts and labels; and desireless (apanihita) - it is released from delusional, conditioned wanting. (For example, a parent struggling to feed his or her children due to a local shortage of food would absolutely not be considered lower functioning simply for having undernourished children in that circumstance; whereas a parent whose children were undernourished due to the parent's forgetfulness or lack of willingness to feed them would be evaluated differently.) You feel fear—now the fear is an existential reality, an experiential reality; it is there! You can reject it, but by rejecting it you will be repressing it. Your biology and neurology will do anything and everything to keep you from making change. When you believe that you, and you alone, are responsible for controlling yourself and the world, you erroneously try to play God-dess instead of cultivating a trusting relationship with your Higher Power. What more could I teach them about being top athletes? But in the months since, Ive reached a more important conclusion, which is that a potentially significant source of therapy is often written off as a posh frivolity. We have mirror neurons in our brains that fire not only when we ourselves have a certain experience but also when we witness or hear about someone else having that same experience. Any sacred space where you have an intention and willingness to give up the responsibility of having to manipulate, strategize, and do it all yourself is spiritual. Kudos to you for your courage to rise. We got it to help support his mental health and well-being. The head model would tell you to think thoughts of sobriety and happiness.