"I can't means I can" said the man, who now has a clearer mind. He is an alcoholic, who has been on the road of recovery for over 100 days.
He never realized how much he said "I can't" or "I don't have time". His drinking was a factor in turning off his possibilities in his life as well as pushing people away.
"I can't" and "I don't have time" were coming from his unconscious mind.
These unconscious thoughts, if he did not confront them, would destroy the quality of his life. These unconscious thoughts would kill any a conscious attempt for changing or maintaining any lasting success in his life.
He was curious about the messages from his unconscious mind. He figured out: "Whenever I think I can't, I really can"! He looked at himself courageously and calmly. He saw his world opening up for him. He no longer has to think "I can't", feel inadequate and fail. "I can't" is now a signal for him to say "I can". "I can" is now the Right Choice for him rather than "I can't".
"I don't have time", another message from his unconscious mind, was also challenge and replaced. He verbalized "whenever I think I don't have time, I can make time".
Can you see how he had to change his unconscious thinking as well stop his drinking? It was not enough to consciously stop and maintain abstinence from alcohol.
If his unconscious messages continued to run rampant, his sobriety would have been lost and he would have entered a world of inadequacy, disappointment and renewed drinking. He would have been convinced that he is helpless over choosing and maintaining sobriety.
By changing his unconscious messages to "I can" and "I have time" will improve the quality of his life and give him a life of lasting sobriety.
Are you haunted by unconscious thoughts and feelings? Are you believing these unconsciously determined thoughts? Challenge these thoughts and replace them. Practice thinking the new thoughts.
Today I also talked to another man burdened in a depressed state over missing Christmas with his children for three years. His unconscious mind as well as his conscious mind we're beginning to program him to believe and feel "I can't" go on this way. If you were him, would you challenge the thought and say "I can go on", "I will go on" or "I'm committed to going on"?
Remember, You Live within the Environment Created by Your Choices!
Life and Mental Fitness Coach