Elevate Christian Network :: Health and Wellness
Cara Bradley: Your busy mind is made up of a mix of thoughts, emotions, doubts and fears (along with various other thought patterns). By the way, it is the same for everyone. In our society of more and better, our minds operate with constant mental noise: planning, judging, analyzing, commenting, remembering, forecasting and so on. You don’t realize how much your busyness controls your day until you collapse on your bed at night.
Your mind produces thoughts, just as your ears hear sounds and your eyes see your surroundings. Also, thinking isn’t a bad thing; it’s just that we’re preoccupied and often obsessed with it. Our thoughts rule our lives. We believe that what we think is actually the way things are, that our thoughts perfectly reflect our reality. As a result, we become attached to our stories and end up engrossed in and even imprisoned by what we’re thinking.
Your Busy Mind on Autopilot
Many of today’s thoughts were yesterday’s thoughts—they keep replaying in your head. For example, you might think, “I have to go to the post office,” over and over for two days straight until you actually go to the post office. The script for autopilot is often a thought loop that keeps running in your head: “I need to lose weight,” “I need to make more money,” “I should clean my closet,” and so on. When you’re on autopilot, you think the same thoughts over and over without being aware of it. Read the full story…. huffingtonpost.com
- Cara Bradley describes the essence of Verge BodyMind and how moving your body can train your brain to be present.
About the Author
Cara Bradley, author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine is an innovative leader and mental strength coach in bodymind training. A teacher for over three decades and former pro skater, Cara leads unique bodymind programs for CEO’s, corporations, conferences, universities, and sports teams.
Cara is the founder of the award-winning Verge BodyMind Center in suburban Philadelphia, co-founder of the non-profit Mindfulness Through Movement, hosts practices and strategies on her On The Verge podcast series and free app and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and Mindful Magazine.
- For the latest updates, news and information, visit Cara Bradley online at: http://www.carabradley.net
On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine – Cara Bradley
Have you ever hoped to recapture the powerful sense of aliveness you’ve felt at the best moments of your life? Cara Bradley can show you how. With enlightening stories and fresh practices, her book will teach you how to experience what she calls “high-definition, high-voltage living” on purpose, every day.
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