"It can be a life-changing moment when we really get this: Change what you think about someone or something in any present moment, and you are changing your actual experience of what is happening. This is because our feelings are not caused by others."
Lesson 4 - Section 1 - The Yoga of Mindset Course
The Yoga of Mindset Course is an online course of study designed to give us the knowledge and tools we need so that we are able to fish for the life we dream about living, as well as hold onto it. It provides daily instruction and guidance in how to come into harmony with our immensely varied and often unbridled thoughts and feelings by understanding the connection between our thoughts and the most basic way that life works.
The first section of the course is free, 3 months long, and entitled The First Two Tools and the Development of Willpower. By focusing on developing a strong willpower, we become capable of seeing our conditioned patterns, and then eventually learn how to transform breakdowns into breakthroughs. In order to rewire past automatic impressions and negative reactions, we must replace them. The key to the course lies in its repetition.
How it works: Each month we read or listen to two lessons in the form of PDF and audio files. Most people choose to sequentially listen to or read the first lesson for two weeks, and then switch to the next one for the remainder of the month. However one chooses to interact with the two lessons, the MOST important element of the course is for you to refer to any part or all of a lesson every single day.
For a more lasting happiness to be possible, we must first extricate ourselves from the knots of our past hardwired thoughts and feelings that our subconscious holds onto like seeds. According to brain science, as well as millennia of yoga, these impressions rewire only through consistent, daily repetition.
Over the years, especially between ages 1-5, we unknowingly carved deep neural pathways in our brains, and we return to them unconsciously and automatically mistaking them for 'who we are.' We can experience our hardwired thoughts and feelings like being trapped in a loop and can think, “This is how life really is and always will be.”