Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tip#191: Tear Down Old Ways of Thinking - Dark City

There are 2 demolition cranes roaring away next to my building as I write this. They've been at it for over a week tearing down an old building starting as early as 7am.

At first I was irritated by all the constant noise until I realized the synchronistic gift it was telling me. It was the universe reminding me that I was also in the process of tearing down my own walls of thinking.

In the previous tip#190 I shared how I committed a random act of kindness buying a stranger a large carton of milk in a grocery line-up. What I want to share now is that this act was a breakthrough in my own thinking process.

I could have thought of a dozen reasons not to have paid for this stranger's groceries. I could have talked myself into saving that money for something else I needed or wanted. But the mindset I've been building was one of living in the moment and in that moment my gut was telling me to do this good deed.

If you saw my bank accounts you might have thought I was crazy for even giving away my money in this way. And that in itself is another mindset I am building. It's acting as if I am already in the unlimited abundance of wealth.

That is the key to the law of attraction. Believe and feel you already have what you currently don't have in the physical. Your thinking creates the reality you want.

Dark City

The movie, Dark City is a fantastic story that mirrors the concept of tearing down old ways of thinking. It is a science fiction tale about a man named John Murdoch, played by Rufus Sewell, who awakens in a city that doesn't "feel right". But with the help of a Dr. Schreber, played by Kiefer Sutherland, Murdoch literally rebuilds his mind in order to tear down this city and rebuild a better world.

The movie's core concept is similar to The Matrix starring Keanu Reeves as Neo. It's about letting go of old ways of thinking that are meant to end. And it is the courage of these movie heroes that will help inspire you to let go of your old ways of thinking.

Let Go

Remember that if you are committed to changing old habits of thinking the universe will provide opportunities to tear down your old mindset. Committing random acts of kindness is just one method to accomplish this.

It's like wanting to grab onto your dreams or goals that's right in front of you but you can't because your hands are full holding onto something you were meant to let go of.

So tear down your old walls of thinking and you will make room for your new, exciting mindset waiting to be built.

Emmanuel Lopez
Motivational Specialist
© Emmanuel Lopez 2008

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post, Emmanuel! I loved both of these movies and appreciate how you emphasize the theme of tearing down old ways of thinking.

It's interesting how they're both science fiction and very dark. This emphasizes how scary it is to abandon what we know to move towards that which may be ten times worse.

Ah, but heroes know that they have the stuff to handle whatever comes their way, don't they? And perhaps that they have the power to focus on the positive no matter what.