by DW Green — August 9, 2017
I usually think of mind games as something individuals intentionally play on rivals, subordinates, and peers. It happens in politics (North Korea), office politics, in sports and relationships, used to gain advantage, manipulate or intimidate. It all seems pretty creepy to me. But as it turns out, we all play mind games with ourselves practically everyday.
This internal mind game consists of the tricks your mind plays on you, making you see reality according to old memories, fears, wounds, prejudices, outworn beliefs, second-hand opinions, and early conditioning. When you are aware your mind is filtering your reality based on the past, you can change it with that awareness. In fact, awareness is the change.
Awareness is huge. Seemingly so simple, yet so difficult to cultivate and sustain.
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