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Self Discovery and Mastery are Keys to a Meaningful Life

Self Discovery and Mastery are Keys to a Meaningful Life

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By Aya Fubara Eneli, M.A., J.D.

If you are intentional about your growth, there comes a time when you get past just ‘knowing’ about a truth and you actually start living that truth. That time has come for me and I am being transformed. What truth do you need to embody? For me, my truth is, “As I thinketh, so I am.”

Year after year, I have painstakingly written down my goals and dreams. While I have achieved many of them, some very important ones have eluded me. With each passing year, my sense of frustration, about my lack of progress and even setbacks in two areas in particular, grew. I read, attended conferences, prayed and fasted and still did not see the results I craved.

But all of that has begun to change as I re-discovered and really started challenging myself on this biblical truth, “As a man thinketh so is he.” If my thoughts bring about the results in my life, if I don’t see the results I want, I must be willing to change the thoughts I am thinking and only I have the power to change my thoughts.

Thomas Edison, “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” Ouch, but don’t just stop at the pain of this statement, ask yourself where you fit in. Furthermore, my research into the matter of thinking led me to a greater understanding of the power of the subconscious mind versus the conscious mind. I realized that I had mostly been working on feeding my conscious mind and paying very little attention to what was happening within my subconscious mind which is actually where real thought and all transformation occurs. Imagine planting seed in top soil with no care as to what is that top layer.

Bruce Lipton observed, “Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious, which is largely formed before the age of 6, and you cannot change the subconscious mind by just thinking about it. That’s why the power of positive thinking will not work for most people. The subconscious mind is like a tape player. Until you change the tape, it will not change.” In other words, my subconscious mind and whatever I or others fed it is truly dictating the results in my life whether I am aware of it or not. To create the life I dream of, I must first examine what has been planted in my subconscious. I may need the expertise of another to help me delve through the recesses of my mind since this is unfamiliar territory for me, and I must be courageous enough to acknowledge whatever I find.

Like a farmer who must first clear their field and prepare it for planting, many of us must invest the time, sacrifice, and effort to weed our minds of any unproductive or harmful thoughts. Then, we can systematically and intentionally feed our subconscious and conscious minds what we really want. We can fertilize and augment the soil of our minds and then plant those thoughts of health, joy, prosperity and peace or whatsoever else we may desire. As Earl Nightingale wrote, “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” The better we become at planting intentionally, the quicker we attain the mastery necessary for a meaningful life.

If you are struggling with where you are in life, it may just be worth your while to take the time to get to know your mind – all your mind. Intentionally choose what thoughts you want to focus on based on your life desires. Uproot all negativity and watch your subconscious go to work to create a life that has great meaning for you. Embrace your opportunity to live a meaningful life.

Aya Fubara Eneli is a best-selling author, Christian Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Attorney. Join Aya for a unique MasterMind Group online for women on the subject, As a Woman Thinketh. For more information, visit www.ayaeneli.com, follow her on twitter @ayaeneli or e-mail her at info@ayaeneli.com.


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