Week 7 – The 7 Day Mental Diet

As I begin writing this post for the second time today (yes that’s correct, the second time)….. I am excited to announce that I’ve just completed my first 24-hr period of no negative thoughts!  Why is this even more exciting than 15 minutes ago when I attempted to publish my first post?  Because having not saved my draft first, everything was lost when I hit the “publish” button.  And I have to say, I thought I had expressed some pretty insightful things in the first version of today’s blog 🙂  But here’s the best part – even at that moment of realization that my post was lost in the ethers, I didn’t get mad or think anything truly negative.  There was just a split second of disappointment, after which I quickly followed with a small sigh and said, “oh well, I’ll just need to re-write it”.  That’s it!  This was in stark contrast to the @!!*@#!!@!#@ that may have come out of my mouth a week ago if this had happened.

So I was commenting on how many times I had to restart the Mental Diet this week on Monday – Thursday, though it was fewer and fewer times each day as the week went on.  I was actually stunned the first couple of days to discover how often a negative thought enters my mind or comes flying haphazardly out of my mouth – typically masquerading as sarcasm or snide humor. I have always thought of myself as a very positive person, an eternal optimist.  So this was very enlightening.  I was struck by the realization that sometimes we’re totally unaware of our bad habits.  This may seem like I’m stating the obvious, but before this week I would have told you I was fully aware of my bad habits and that I knew exactly what I needed to do to change them.  So this one caught me by surprise (what an ego!).   But here’s what I know.  As I internalize the messages in Og’s Scroll 1 – “my bad habits must be destroyed and new furrows prepared for good seed” and “only a habit can subdue another habit” – and apply the Law of Substitution….I win!  I read Emmett Fox and became obsessed with completing the 7 Day Mental Diet.  Between this, Emerson’s Law of Compensation (OMG I love that), reading Scroll 2 over and over, as well as reading and listening to Parts 6 & 7 of the Master Keys – seriously, you can’t emerge from this without being changed forever.  So I can’t wait to emerge from each new day without a negative thought!  That is powerful.

A final thought:

We are 7 weeks into MKMMA and I am already a changed person.  There’s no going back.  I am more alive, awake, have more love in my heart and more excitement for the future than ever before.  I believe I can have more positive impact on the world than I ever imagined in my 57 years.  And last but not least….the connection I feel to all 300+ of my fellow MKMMA members all over the world – whom I’ve never met, yet we exist in perfect harmony with this common purpose – is nothing short of amazing.  I understand the true meaning of a Mastermind Alliance.  I feel it.  It’s profound.

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4 thoughts on “Week 7 – The 7 Day Mental Diet

  1. Lauri Klein

    Great that you were able to roll with the flow when you lost your blog to cyberspace. You have put into words a lot of what I have been feeling although I can’t say I have gotten through the first 24 hours yet…. Still a work in progress but as you said there is a connection with all of you ‘out there’ and a feeling that we are all heading in a positive direction. You are so right. There is no going back. Once you have a inkling of the feeling how could you turn around.


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