Who’s in charge?
This is often a painful question for me to answer, because clearly at times there is no one taking responsibility for our choices. Who is the “our” I refer to? For example, when I say, “I told myself not to”. Who is the “I” telling and who is the “myself” being scolded?
I am not schizophrenic, but nor am I monolithic. As the great apostle said, “the body has many members.” Because of this, internal conflict exists.
Inner brats compete for my focus. Constantly. Let’s identify just a few.
Short term tom – wanting no part of deferred gratification.
Eat, drink, be merry, for tomorrow we die.
Security tom – There are tigers everywhere, stay indoors, but only ALWAYS. Unless there is ice cream. See above brat.
Spending tom – it all looks good and shiny to me, buy, early, often, any price. I am one purchase away from eternal bliss.
WWTNT tom – What will the neighbors think. This brat lives for the approval of others. If they say “boo” he wilts. Don’t go out on a limb, you may hear boo.
Those of you that know me, know my character list is long, oo~so~long, and longer still.
I know you well enough (human being?) to say, “you have a version of this”.
Who is in charge? These “voices” are not the enemy. They simply need a facilitator to help them to fly in formation toward a common goal. It is their job to protect, resist, and persist. Someone must influence and align them to a higher purpose.
Enter the inner CEO, Diamond Mind Thomas. Thomas is feeling united with God, aligned to my highest self and connected to others. As his roots go deeper, the world becomes richer. His job is to manage (lead, rather than control) the inner resources. But the inner brats are experienced and well trained. Diamond Mind Thomas is in the early stages and doing his daily workouts.
The momentum process gives a framework to support Thomas in shifting the energy and focus in the direction of my highest purpose. The rest of that nonsense needs to be processed (tools for that as well)
I’d love to support you in identifying your brats and installing your inner CEO. Feel free to reach out to explore this process.
Let your inner CEO emerge and your inner brats align. I’m betting always on your success.
As always, we’d love to hear from you.
– Diamond Mind Thomas