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Mind Purging: How to Eliminate Fear and Worry

Updated on January 10, 2016

If you constantly have fear or worry, you are not alone. And you never have been. There is a light in the darkness that is waiting for you to look up and notice it. Do not fear it or run from it. Go after it and seek the answers that already exist inside of you.

Worry is a sneaky little emotion. It lurks and hides in places you wouldn’t expect. It waits for its unsuspecting victims and pounces in moments of weakness.

It can happen to anyone, and it most certainly happens to everyone. Some more than others.

It usually starts with a tiny seed of worry.

A seed that begins to grow and threaten to entangle and destroy the blooms of positivity that are tenderly planted in our minds.

Minds have been wired to doubt and fear and worry. It can be absolutely exhausting.

We begin to anticipate all of the ways we can fail before the possibilities of success have even been considered. We feel trapped in a constant cycle of fear and self-doubt. We get lost in a maze that is made up of all of our own negative self-perceptions.

And then, every now and then, we see a tiny flickering light up ahead in the darkness. One that has been lost for a while that we forgot was there. It is a light that, if followed, will sprinkle tiny seeds of positivity, confidence, and self-assurance upon our path and provide light along the way. It leads us to find the answers we didn’t know already existed.

We can’t worry about what has not happened yet, but we can set our selves up for a positive mindset every day of our lives by extracting the seeds and ripping out the weeds of negativity.

Through my own struggles with anxiety and self-doubt, I have come across one of the most essential strategies to finding the answers within myself. One that gets me through the obstacles that come my way and keeps me a positive, balanced person. It is something that I want to share with others because I strongly believe it has helped transform me into who I am today.

It is called “mind purging.”

Mind purging is an amazing way to let go of all of the things that have been bothering you and get in touch with the answers you need. It helps break down the barriers of negativity present in the mind by helping to rebuild strong foundations of inner wisdom.

Mind purging is essentially meditation, but with a focus on ridding the mind of the negativity that is present and finding specific answers. It is helpful to write down any thoughts you have throughout the process so that you can see the pattern of your thinking.

A good way to start your “mind purge” is to listen to music or sit in nature. I tend to do both. If you choose to listen to music, choose something calm with positives brain stimulating beats. (I will list a couple links down below).

Have a notebook and pen available. This is the key part to the “purge” part of this process!

Sit in a quiet place with soft lighting (if you are inside) where you won’t be disturbed.

You may want to try a few simple yoga stretches. Or you may decide to simply sit instead.

Here are my two favorite poses for when I mind purge.

Child’s pose. This one really helps me clear my mind and for some reason seems to stimulate a lot of inner self-talk. This pose is easy to stay in for long periods of time.

My next favorite pose for mind purging is the forward fold. This position really helps relieve tension in the back and shoulders (the place I hold all of my stress).

Begin by speaking your worries aloud, one by one. Try to keep your eyes closed the whole time. Wait as long as you need to. You can continue to repeat what is on your mind as long as would like. Speak out loud.

For example:

“I need help with__________.”

“I am struggling with ___________.”

“How can I handle ___________?”

Let your mind totally clear. You will begin to be overcome with a sense of clarity.

Focus on your thoughts quietly until you begin to hear your internal dialogue. Once you begin to experience a “free flow of thought,” a state in which your internal dialogue is at its peak, quickly write down your thoughts in your notebook. Take time to refocus back on your thoughts, shifting from your thoughts to your pen and paper.

It may seem strange at first, but once you get used to allowing your mind to open and clear, you will begin to look forward to this as a habit you will use quite often.

We have to get to a place where our first instinct is to go forth with everything in life with optimism, confidence, and motivation. We have to rewire our brains to default to positive emotions instead of negative ones.

Mind purging is all about opening up your internal pathways and finding your own answers. It is most certainly not the only strategy you can use to free your mind of doubt and worry, but it is one that I believe has made a huge difference in my life that I hope you will try.

Remember that you have control over your own mindset. Begin to plant seeds of positivity in your mind every day and they will soon begin to bloom into your beliefs and perceptions.


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