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Share a personal experience of noticing how the mind can be a very dangerous place.

  • Annie says:

    I can wake up in a cloud of uninspired limiting confusion and be caught in it all day without finding the will to transcend it

    • Rahul says:

      I have the same experience many times.

    • PS says:

      Same experience.

    • Shoshanah Boquer says:

      Thank you for sharing that, Annie. I have been struggling with something similar for the last three years, except I knew to drum up the will, force myself, everyday in order to get up; that exhausted me and I couldn’t find the transcendence until now; the struggle also caused me to try to give up or I thought of giving up. Something totally contrary to my nature. Sad.

  • April says:

    Allowing my experiences and feelings to measure my worth in life.

  • Kim says:

    A series of deep, unprocessed emotional traumas that led to a Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis.

    • Darlene B Lowe says:

      I have numerous unresolved, unprocessed traumas that can never be resolved. I keep telling myself “stop, no sense in crying over spilt milk. Tried burning papers of journals & tears with no success. Thought shock treatment. Tried numerous anti anxiety/depression meds. Thoughts of blowing my head off to shut the noise.
      A good cry &. counting ones blessings. & within a few days I’m better I hope I can learn new technique

      • Carlo says:

        Darlene, I’m so sorry to hear that that things have been difficult for you, and I sincerely hope that you will find a way to mitigate your pain and lead a more fulfilling life.. Do know that the world needs you and all the unique gifts you (and only you!) have to offer. Best wishes to you!

      • Susan says:

        Hang in there! I believe God or source or whatever you call your higher power has bought you to this series for the healing you need. You are in the perfect place with the perfect opportunity for healing!

      • Nicolas Sebastian Massu says:

        I can relate to that myself. I Nicolas feel frustrated with my my Bipolar and ADHD and also the fact that I speak to fast for people to understand either in Spanish or my English. I have bought programs from the Singing Zone , Tapping Solution, Steve G. Jones Clinical Hypnotherapist and many other organizations without getting any better. IT’s that constant chatter that tells me to buy more products online to help me deal with what I just said from my health. I have seen people far worse that I am and they seem happy working. I have been working with people with disabilities as an employee since August 2005 and I continued to this day. I admired a guy that is blind both ayes and still works on the workshop I was working with him. So if he can do it all I need is a little guidance to help me fix that chatter that helps me stay where i am now. I just like to comment that I was born in Chile on the 27 of June 1984 and I emigrated to Western Australia in April 2000. Thanks for reading this comment and I hope that it resonated with people.

      • Kathryn says:

        Be gentle with yourself, Darlene. 🔆😇 🌏 🙏 🌺

    • Zoufy says:

      Heey Kim how? I happen to had the same in life and am over it by Mindtraining and Food If you like to learn contact me…. I had to be 50 to see some way out and am now 10 years in … Bliss

      • Debbie says:

        I’d love to get any advise from you! I’m finally conquering a 12 year battle with chronic and severe neck pain. I just learned about body scans and deep breathing meditations, which works wonders! I’m 41 and essentially starting over.

        • Maureen says:

          Debbie.. Who or what is the pain in the neck.? Express your feeling to release the pain. Say you are angry when you are.

  • Lisa says:

    I allow my mind to underestimate myself into believing I’m not good enough.

  • Shirly says:

    My mind likes to pull me back into the past stories, repeating patterns of (conditioned) thinking and beliefs. I feel like I am being pulled back each time I try to move forward.

  • Lucy says:

    My mind can keep me in all sorts of negative feedback loops, mostly relating to low self worth. When I’m feeling disturbed inside, my mind can tells me I’m not good at my job, that other colleagues are like more than I am, that I’ll never find a partner and I’ll miss my chance to have a family, that I haven’t done anything meaningful or worthwhile with my life etc etc etc ….

    • Ross says:

      Hi Lucy,
      As writers like Dr Wayne Dyer have said, and I’m paraphrasing, you’re here for a reason; you’re living a unique life and you are on purpose. You’re where you need to be for something amazing to start happening, you just need to open your eyes and heart to it and slow that over-acting and over-reactive mind down and start to draw in fresh air to invigorate the brand new you: the you that was always there: you just didn’t see it. Tomorrow is a brand new day; meet it and greet it fully with all your authentic heart. We’re all on your side.

  • Sarah says:

    My mind tells me daily that I need to be quiet and not speak my mind. It’s such a lie and I know it. Why do I listen to it??

    • Quail says:

      interesting – you put a voice to what i feel.. thanks for sharing.. Alone I’m bright and amazing, Around other people the light goes out. Look forward to sharing the course with you.

  • Andrew says:

    My mind at times tells me to end it all. Plus it will present many physical triggers for me too

  • A says:

    Allow my mind to tell me there is always something to fix

  • Danielle says:

    Getting so identified with my thoughts that it just becomes so normal to be worrying and doubting and thinking this is me. Ambient noise all the time. Deep attachments to certain sensitivities.. Also having enjoyable thoughts….but so many THOUGHTS all the time. This is my addiction.

  • Sophie says:

    I wake up thinking about alll the stuff I have to do

  • Rashid says:

    My mind can go to very dark places about money and people to the point of causing myself anxiety.

  • Sharon G says:

    i have always struggled with feelings of being less than, with feelings of low self-worth…my mind constantly telling me I have to be better…and do better and be perfect so that people will accept me. My mind is wired with the central core belief that there is something wrong with me. This led me down the path of addiction as this seemed to be the only tool I had for quieting my mind and distracting myself from these painful messages. After a long journey with addiction i came to a bottom and started on the road to recovery which has involved letting lo and letting God and not believing what my mind is telling me

    • Darlene B Lowe says:

      I wish you good health & strength. I made a choice to not allow substances to control me. I pray you can reach this plateau. You saw how strong your addiction was, now use that strength to defeat it. It’s a wonderful thing to treat your body like a temple. Our bodies are miraculous. It’s a gift, please use it wisely.

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  • carrie says:

    That I CANT DO IT.

  • Steve says:

    For much of my life I’ve lived with anger and regret regarding the past.

  • MB says:

    I under estimate my accomplishments.

  • Bonnie Keffler says:

    I believe that we get what we think about and what we talk about . So I am trying to be more mindful with each passing minute throughout my day.
    I am really looking forward to going a bit deeper , beyond the thinking mind.
    I’m thankful for this opportunity to learn and grow to the next level.

  • Tori says:

    My mind is always a list of what I need to do, what I didn’t do, what should happen, what did not happen or how can I control my outside world, it’s exhausting.

  • Sarah F says:

    PTSD triggers from deaths and War frontline traumas. On Healing journey now…

  • Patti says:

    I’m not successful enough and feel I haven’t proved myself where I should actually be and I’m so far away. I feel I’m almost there and sabotage myself time and time again. Afraid of failure and yet I’m walking into it when my success path is right in front of me.

  • Mariela says:

    Trying to be in control in a relationship, wanting to be loved at all times without really paying attention to the other persons feelings

  • Art says:

    In my experience it has cause great anxiety and feelings of depression. Telling me that it’s going to be like this forever. That I’ve been thinking like this for so long. That I cannot be present.

  • Natalie says:

    when I am tired, especially, almost all my thoughts about people, whether I love them or not are extremely negative. I have learned to just accept that if I am tired (I have a fatigue problem) just to know that it is all nonsense

  • Jose says:

    I Battle every day with emotions and thoughts I’m not good enough and talking negative to my self as well.

  • Heather Braun says:

    I have found that the mind is a great practical tool but is not my friend on an emotional or spiritual level. The Heart knows best. 🙏 💜🙏

  • Serge says:

    I have to do so many things, but I don’t have enough time

  • Nora says:

    My mind always takes me back to painfully rejection experiences that I’ve had as a child. I started to notice that my mind sabotages my relationships by making me think that I’m not worthy.

  • Jessica says:

    I allow my mind to believe and reinforce my inadequacy as a mother.

  • Nicole says:

    My mind took over my life ending in a painful divorce from my husband and best friend. It was almost like watching a horror movie unfold in front of my eyes. I listened and in the end I suffered.

  • Gayle says:

    My mind never shuts off. It constantly thinks the “what if’s “ and worst case scenarios of any and all situations.

  • Tori says:

    Having doubts when new opportunities arise

  • Shelley says:

    I dont even realize that I’m thinking negative. I carry guilt from my past. I long to get to a personal experience with God the holy spirit but I am all emotion and feel that I have no control. I dont know how to get there. I hear others saying they hear that inner voice. I never do… I go on all emotions and they are everywhere. Stress and anxiety control me.

    • Quail says:

      you made me smile – if I hear one more story about the average joe finding that moment of enlightenment, or about how they dreamed about the cosmos and divine love – I’m going straight to the depression ward. No voices, no messages in a dream for me – feeling pretty left out, thanks. not giving up, but glad I’m not the only one.

  • S says:

    I blame myself again and again for my ex’s suicide. Constantly filled with regret, guilt, and sadness. I currently have chronic headaches and chest pain.

    • Christa says:

      Thank you for sharing such a personal experience. As we just learned from the above talk, it is one’s mind out of control that causes suffering. So your ex’s mind caused the suffering and suicide; you could not have been the cause. Also, I suffered from chest pains for many years and was filled with anxiety and sadness. I am healed of those pains completely now. I still have plenty to learn about the ‘letting go’ of the mind, but it is a wonderful journey. You will be free of this too. I can tell from your honesty that you are a beautiful person.

  • Annalisa says:

    When irritation became anger so quickly that you don’t even think about it anymore
    It’s so frustrating

  • Michael says:

    I had/have negative thoughts and accusations toward a certain person. Kind of obsessive ones. Intrestingly this hate did not arise in the presence of her, but when I was alone, with no one around me. On the contrary, in the presence of her I felt deep sympathy.
    Isn’t that weird?

  • Rahul says:

    That I won’t be able to live the way I want to live and be in my life.

  • SL says:

    My mind is constantly bringing up negative things that have happened in my relationship and tries to convince me now that my boyfriend isn’t good enough despite all his great attributes

  • Andi says:

    My mind makes me widhdaw and get away from people because I get overwhelmed

    • Quail says:

      just because our current culture worships the extrovert, hold your head up. Zero need to pretend and join the crowd.

  • George Armstrong says:

    The feeling of not deserving to be happy. sabotaging myself.

  • Darren says:

    Past traumas constantly being revisited in my mind. telling myself i cant do things, things will go wrong, i am not as good as him/her so i wont even bother etc…

  • Radiance says:

    Last week I was in a suffering state. My mind told me that there were too many people stuck in our little house all the time and I am going crazy having them in my space 24/7. I was also down on myself because I was laid off in March and got rejected for two positions which I applied and went through 3 rounds of interviews for each one. After a long weekend of suffering, I realized I needed to elevate my state and stop allowing my fears to control my life. Once I made that decision, the world seem to instantly changed. I realized how grateful I am to have my kids, husband and in-laws during this pandemic, grateful we are all safe and healthy, and grateful we have the financial means to weather this storm. Once I accepted the circumstances, then I was able to breathe, release all the suffering, and move back to a beautiful state.

  • Shaan says:

    My mind was a very dangerous place, I have experienced several traumatic events in the past and the mind would pull me back to those experiences so frequently and trap me in a mental loop of suffering, it led me to anxiety, depression and schizophrenia and eventually attempting suicide.

  • David says:

    Running in the background is often a worry about being judged. This mental activity is subtle, but it wears you down. For me, it has contributed to shutting down versus allowing myself to remain open to possibilities.

  • Joe says:

    being in a bad relationship and not having the will to leave it because of fear of being alone.

  • Bev says:

    I have been troubled by my mind since being a child. It’s full of anxiety and fear. Feelings of guilt and low self worth have haunted me all my life.

  • Andrea says:

    Ruminating thoughts of a failed 35 year friendship

  • Nancy says:

    My mind tells me I can’t keep up with my friends. I will slowly be isolated in my home. I should be ashamed because I didn’t make a lot of money last year. My boyfriend is disappointed in me. It is full of negative attack thoughts.

  • Bisola says:

    I want to run away from the thoughts that keep running through my head but they seem to run a lot faster than me

  • Niraj says:

    I always get scared of my future and start hating my self saying I am incapable.

  • Dyana says:

    I tend to compare myself against my coworkers and find ways I dont measure up.

  • Mary says:

    My mind can convince me that I’ve got it really tough, that I am suffering more than the next person. This “poor me” state of mind is so dangerous because then my fuse becomes very short and I lash out with anger and resentment at the people around me, especially at the ones I care about the most.

  • Sarah F. says:

    Events trigger PTSD reactions.

  • SandyK says:

    I’m there right now. Catastrophizing about everything. Granted things aren’t great in reality but worrying doesn’t make it better.

  • Tania says:

    My mind saw you on Oprah and your interview was beautiful especially resonated with a piece about how when you were in grad school or school you suddenly realised someone was thinking thoughts and you just stopped and said who is thinking?,,,Surprised to see you on utube with Tony Robbins …..but got so irritated WITH HIS WIFE BEING ALL SPIRITUAL. Was thinking is this because of Tony Robbins Metoo faux pas…why are they getting so chill now. and why is his wife doing all the ” Varanasi” talk. Mind just judging.Always judging…always irritated.

  • sarah says:

    My mind can be dangerous when my executive function is hijacked and i feel overwhelmed with what to do next, 100 different ideas can come to me at once sometimes.

  • Candi says:

    Noticing I am too hard on myself to achieve.

  • Kylie says:

    The mind telling me that i am not good enough to run a business and i can’t make it work. Thinking things have to be a certain way in the household, and getting stressed when they are not

  • So says:

    Made you say a mean thing when you didn’t mean it when you were anfry

  • Maria says:

    I have enormous difficulty making even the simplest decisions It feels quite crippling

  • Sharon says:

    Old traditions and wrong beliefs of about myself.

  • Jamila says:

    When I think about how are we even existing? I can think about it right now and my mind will take me to a place where I have a full on panic attack. It took me years to let it go and accept. I just couldn’t understand how we can exist in this moment and not in the next. Also how did we even get here?

  • Steve says:

    I really am painful to myself sometimes

  • S says:

    I have experienced my mind having really terrible and terrifying thoughts when I have been driving. I have also witnessed my mind giving a lot of negative self talk.

  • Shay says:

    I sometime replay what happened in a bad breakup/betrayal and come up with “better” things I should have said or done in the moment. It doesn’t serve me

  • LAMR says:

    Having initiated my divorce two years ago, I have a constant battle in my mind that I will never be loved again, or at least that is what my ex-husband told me. I didn’t want to believe it but I think that deep down inside, plus the fact that I haven’t had a successful relationship since my divorce, I do believe it. Its the first thing that comes up in my mind when I am rejected, lonely or when I see others in successful relationships.

  • Denise says:

    Overthinking. When relationships go off the tracks, I think I need to fix it and the more I try to fix it, the worse it gets. I have challenges letting go of things beyond my control.

  • Naz says:

    The mind plays games and feeds negativity.

  • Steve says:

    Self doubt

  • Kerry says:

    My mind tells me that I’m not love able and that I don’t deserve live

  • Noah says:

    My mind’ s danger is it’s sentinels gone rogue. Yet, the chaos and confusion led me to seek serenity. We are where we were meant to be.
    Accept and relax deeply, then magically- poof- you’re here in the unadulterated now and you didn’t even have to cross the paywall with your dollars.

  • Tilly says:

    My mind is constantly distracting me and fuzing my path. It makers me forget my potential and live life to the fullest. However it looks like my mind is nog really mine since its repeating a lot of negatieve opinions i’ve received from others earlier.

  • Patrick says:

    In my mind I fight battles that never actually occur. I continuously create scenarios where everything goes wrong. In actuality, most things turn out just fine. But, in my mind it’s Armageddon.

  • Rosie says:

    My mind is dangerous when i let it loop about things or people i have no control of.

  • George says:

    As a young kid growing up and believing that money was a key to success and was a way too live by and the more I wanted the money the more dangerous my mind got. Through that way of living in hindsight now took me to such a leveL of separation from myself that confusion and pain plus outbreaks of victory was limited and short lived and very dangerous for me. I was convinced I was all that my mind is… now I begin a journey to discover and day by day I step back and seek that seeker and try to live with the reality of truth.

  • BETO says:


    • TreH says:

      live in the NOW. Yes, yes,… “all that” would be bewildering “at the clutch,” as it were. This is why we do it now, at presumably times of “rest” for people. Doing it once is amazing & freeing, but doing it…OFTEN. Again & again develops a “median” operating procedure. Many call this “enlightenment” and/or “transcending the mind/ego,” and/or any number of other permutations. Just wait for it…

  • Paula says:

    My mind is a very busy place, with assorts of limiting beliefs and ideas, my mind is in constant judgement of what I eat, that I am fat that I need to lose weight, that I look old etc etc it has a regular loop of self loathing

  • Diane says:

    Mind nourishing itself with guilt and self bashing makes it hard for me to really be at peace all the time. Dangerous place? In these particular moments of struggling, yes my mind becomes a dangerous place!

  • May says:

    Continuous judgement and mental commentary about people, places and things, including myself. Judgements about how my day is going, spiritual ego flares up about what I could be doing better and how I haven’t kept up a yoga practice or been eating vegan lately.

  • Janel says:

    My mind likes to replay events about dealing with a difficult boss over and over again. I don’t feel anger anymore but would love to stop having such thoughts enter my mind.

  • Erik says:

    My mind can be very deceiving and cause me to have a not so good day when I know I can feel so wonderful.

  • Craig says:

    When I was going to school, I always thought my objective should be money. In fact, my major was Finance. But as time has gone on, I have found that money is less and less important. If I had stayed on the money train, I would have been a mental wreck by now. But when I was on it, man I was a mess

  • TreH says:

    I’m SOOO grateful that I took Andrew Carnegie’s advice to take control of my mind a few years ago. Life’s GREAT! Thank you, Michael Singer, for all your work! <3

  • Mary Lou Schubert says:

    It can steer you away from being in the present moment which is where peace resides ❤

  • Jo says:

    Limiting, fear based, repeating thoughts. Fixated on negative and positive past experiences.

  • Patricia says:

    Worrying about my children’s future will they be ready for high school and beyond. Will others understand them and validate them? Even though they don’t need validation why think about smoother than what’s here now.

  • Someta says:

    I have excessive thinking judging myself about what already happened at night. Now i am having trouble going to sleep between 1 am to 5am for the last 3 years since i had my 2nd child.

  • Nicky B says:

    I am 12 years clean from drugs and working a 12 step programme. It helps but my mind is still fearful and negative at times

  • Daisy says:

    Making up a story of how ‘they all’ hate me because they are not calling, texting etc. And making up excuses as to why they should be doing that, Ignoring the voice that says i could get in touch first!

  • Saj says:

    On days I compare myself to others, the day is wasted

  • Richard says:

    With being bipolar its very much a double edge sword. Mania and depression can both be so rough until you learn how to handle it.. I have had many struggles in the past and doing so much better these days..

  • Angel says:

    Panic attacks

  • lss says:

    If someone slights me, I start an internal dialogue of what I would say to them, how I would defend myself, all the arguments and points I would make and I basically go over this dialogue obsessively until I either argue with the person, or it eventually fades away in my mind, but not after a while, making me very upset and tired.

  • Melissa says:

    “Your mind can destroy your life.”

  • Em says:

    My mind puts me down and limits me from reaching my full potential.

  • Kyle says:

    I used to play soccer. I thought I wasn’t as good as most everyone else. As a result, I was not nearly as good at soccer as I could have been.

  • Lana says:

    My mind stops me from experiencing life to the fullest by drawing my attention to the noise inside my head instead of being present in every moment. I don’t want to miss to die without fully experiencing life!

  • Minnie says:

    How other people’s behaviour, comments and opinions impact my whole day and how I feel about myself and inside myself and limit me going forward easily with my own life and what I want to achieve.

  • Karen says:

    I worry that people are mad at me or dislike me, which causes me to push them away, which causes them to be mad at me or not like me.

  • Mariam says:

    My mind gets irritated easily when things do go a certain way, overthinks, exaggerates and magnifies situations. It’s like after things happen, I think what was all that about , why did I react or perceive the experience negatively and realize it has been my mind all along.

  • Andrew says:

    Whenever a significant challenge arise, my mind tells me that i can handle it and but i also get depressed at that instantaneous moment because my mind tells me that i needed to meditate right away. But i just don’t have the luxury particularly when you are outside or having a meeting.

  • Natalie says:

    My mind is a dangerous place when it won’t forgive. Sometimes it’s so hard to let go of the past when I’ve been hurt and I struggle to find deep and honest forgiveness.

  • Basya says:

    My mind tells me that life will always be too hard and too difficult to withstand

  • James says:

    I realised my mind is dangerous, now I’m caught in Spirituality ego where all j think about is how to put my mind right!

  • imagine says:

    I can thinking of the most awful thing that I can imagine and then let that possibility prevent me from doing the thing I truly want to do.

  • M says:

    Went through an illness and I’m fine now but my mind keeps scaring me about it and constantly questions “what if it reoccurs..”… living in fear and uncertainty.

  • Lissette Rivera says:

    My mind won’t let me have peace when dealing with ex boyfriends who are toxic and I Self sabotage.

  • Carl says:

    The mind continually worrying about upcoming events, scanning my future with the view of controlling everything. Continually saying that ‘once we get past this event then we can focus on being happy’…obviously once an event is over there are a plethora of other things to take it’s place. The mind is never in this present moment

  • Jenn says:

    My mind is a perfectionist, picking on every little detail I do wrong.

  • Monika says:

    My mind makes me do things (meditate exercise, call friends, clean the house etc) all the time, I am never allowed to relax, I always have to be productive

  • Arjun says:

    My mind makes dwell into the past. Keep thinking of whats happened.

  • Fredrik says:

    I feel like I’m not in control over my thoughts, I have a heard time to control what I want to think about! It’s like the mind has it’s own power

  • Nicole says:

    My mental state fluctuates when I compare myself to others. I let a lot of negative thoughts come in when I feel unworthy, self doubt and compare my success, love life, health, social status, productivity, happiness to others

  • Ryan says:

    my mind is just confusing me all the time as in lm crazy had this when l was 20 and now lm 45 and its come back and its affecting my life all over but l have had some good days

  • alex says:

    I’ve realized that my mind always stop me for being a rich person becuase i want it so bad for having a lot of money so i can travelling.

  • Julie says:

    My late husband came to the conclusion that he didn’t make mistakes, he WAS a mistake. In spite of 2 degrees and a PHD, , he was a very gifted man who helped hundreds and hundreds of people deal with illness and remedies, his mind took him to places where he believed he was never good enough. Such a shame as he was greatly loved by his children, his patients and me.

  • Jack B says:

    Getting frustrated then self medicating with alcohol

  • Anas says:

    when you have thoughts causing unwanted emotions and you know it is just a thought but because it is unwanted your mind bugs you with it and your emotions react with it and you fear rise because thought with emotion meaning maybe you will attract it. then you get stuck in this unwanted loop.

  • Maria says:

    Constantly telling me how I am not good enough, that I need to do better.

  • Deitre says:

    I always feel that other people are much more capable than me. That I am weak, fearful and not trying hard enough.

  • Lori says:

    Exactly as you describe. Mind is off the tracks and bludgeoning me everyday. I feel beaten down for sure – everyday.

  • Anne says:

    I so appreciate this teaching! I have an imagination the size of an overgrown giant. The giant is in the company of an angry hurting creative child who wants so much to be understand and loved for who she really is. Meditation, a practice I cherish and seriously practice daily, seems at time to be a battleground for “let go”.

  • Karen says:

    Sometimes my mind tells me the wrong things to do or say, and gets me in a heap of trouble

  • Cheryl says:

    My mind is 2nd guessing me. I am hiding from it. It knows my spirit is immortal. I have had experiences of synchronicity, being in the flow, touched by God, charismatically etc. Though able bodied, being 69 in the winter of my life, liking being responsible for and mostly accountable to just me and a cat..I am discontent with the earth plane, envious of the 3 family deaths (hospice experiences) of brother, mother and husband since 2013 ending in March 2019. Grief, sure but more about the relationships I did not have with them….I bought a solo kayak last year just b4 winter. I find peace in it on the lake. I am, when there, quiet in my mind. I need that calm, peace. Meditation, self-reiki healing, yoga are second choices.

  • Joyce Unruh says:

    In the past my mind has taken me suicide…convinced me that I was MEANT to die! Very scary place to be…since then, I’ve learned that the mind is NOT my friend…just a conglomeration of thoughts that constantly come and go on an endless loop…memories and imagination…nothing more nothing REAL! In essence it’s chewing the cud like a cow! Learning to get in touch with and trust the state of BEING, thoughtless being, is a challenge for me so far but it’s where LIFE is and so I practice…

  • L says:

    My mind tells me it is dangerous to uncover my voice.

  • P says:

    I am very aware of the voice controlling a lot of my daily life

  • Ryan says:

    Over analyzing

  • Maureen says:

    My judgemental mind brought frustration and anger in a work situation that I could not control. Now, where I felt anger, I feel compassion.

  • Elizabeth says:

    There is hope!

  • Sue Romano says:

    I can’t hear

  • Kim says:

    I can project into others and miss out on knowing or understanding them

  • Steve says:

    I set spiritual goals (e.g. meditation, yoga, etc.) and then I feel guilty when I don’t do these practices or when I don’t feel the way I think I’m supposed to feel.

  • pauline says:

    Allowing old hurts to remind me of where I’ve been in my life.

  • Ryan says:

    Dealing with fear and anxiety

  • Phyllis says:

    I never live in the present. I am always thinking about “what if” I didn’t make that decision? What if I chose a different path? just name a couple. Then my mind goes to the future and worry about things I cannot control

  • Paulina says:

    For several years my mind told me that I wasn´t good enough. That I wasn´t qualified to my teching eventhough I have been working with my mindste for some years now. i have meditation to be helpful with all these mindchattered. I am in great progress, which means that I seldom have that kind of thoughts that belittele me. Thank you Mickey I am looking forward to the next session.
    Love & Gratitude

  • Natasha says:

    My mind encourages me to believe I’m not good enough.

  • Diana says:

    I stay trapped in fear and anxiety so much of the time. I can escape and get to the place of being in the present but then it’s like a”gotcha” attack out of nowhere of past and/or future.

  • Klara says:

    My mind is causing me fears influenced by the experiences from
    the past, which in result may negatively affect my attitudes and behaviors today, all based on false premises.

  • Debs says:

    That i am alone.

  • Lucy says:

    My mind tells me I can’t do things and so I don’t – which makes me procrastinate

  • Rachelle says:

    Took an epic dose of mushrooms and had a very bad trip when I was younger, I saw the darkest parts of my mind and it was the opposite of self love- it was complete self hatred.

  • Ruth Ann Franklin says:

    My mind has been a very dangerous place when I believe my thoughts. Example: my mind tells me that my body is not good enough. It’s not thin enough, it’s not strong enough, it’s not young enough, it’s not attractive enough and on and on. Can you imagine that the ego tells you that the body it lives in is not good enough? How insane is that? Another example of the terrorist mind is projecting into the future some disaster, i.e. I’m going to go broke and land up living under a bridge. LOL I have to laugh at the insanity of it all. Here’s another one I eat and then I feel full, then my mind tells me what a big schmuck I am for eating too much, every single time. As I write this I laugh.

  • Pam says:

    My mind is good at taking me into some what if scenarios that can be quite dark

  • Cristina says:

    Taking things that others do and say personally.

  • Richard Rosenthal says:

    Generally it likes to try to instill fear by bring up Financial issues, likewise things regarding my physical appearance & it likes to tell me I’m too old to…..fill in th blank

  • Jimmy says:

    My mind sometimes drifts off into fantasies and I sometimes willfully stay there because they seem easier than real life.

  • Bron says:

    oh so many… my mind can tell me that someone looked at me a certain way and then goes in to a barrage of thoughts that something is wrong with me…

  • Michael Danielson says:

    Persistent suicidal ideations and hating everything

  • Dave says:

    I just quit my very safe and cushy job to find something that will give me more fulfillment and now I’m living off my savings. On a gut level, I know that everything is going to work out the way I want to, because I’ve experienced that enough times in my life already. But still my minds keep badgering me about safety. It keeps me focussed on that point in time when my savings run out and telling me that I need to find a job. Like right now. It’s almost like a parent telling you what to do. So I’m trying to find ways to focus more on what my gut feels and maybe Michael can show me a way.

  • Lisa says:

    I get caught up in past regrets, and poor decisions that I have made, that were life-changing and had serious consequences that I feel I’ll always be sad about, and paying a big price for. I know that this was in the past, and that I don’t know what I could have done differently, but sometimes I get stuck there, when I worry about my loved ones that I have affected. I suffer from a sense of low self-worth and esteem, but it is also partially due to a back injury and how that changed my life. It can be complicated, and I know the only way is forward, and the only time we ever have is right now.

  • DD says:

    Self pressure, feeling not enough time to complete everything needed, thoughts come up from past experiences that are triggered from something in the present, that shift mood even when not intended to think about these things, wanting to hurry up and finish everything so then can relax…and attachment to thoughts and experiences

  • Mette says:

    I just can’t get it right. And I’ll never get it.

  • Kathleen Babcock says:

    Becoming hypervigilant about certain health converns

  • Alex says:

    I can get stuck in over thinking what’s next and how can I achieve sucess

  • cody says:

    Compulsively thinking of the past and future, which in turn takes away from my life and the people around me. Then becoming identified with those thoughts which brings me into a state of unconsciousness.

  • LC says:

    Lying awake in bed upset with past relationship issues, what he did, what he said, etc. only to wake the next day bitter about my relationship instead of grateful. A vicious cycle.

  • Anthony says:

    My mind tries to sabotage me by making me do things that are detrimental to my success.

  • Mary says:

    I second guess myself all the time.
    My mind is never satisfied with my efforts.

  • MJ says:

    just worry and stress which keeps one from feeling joy

  • Kathy says:

    The mind can be a very dangerous place when one has an eating disorder. It may tell you that in order to be happy and accepted you must be thin. The mind tells you if you’re thin you are perfect. It tells you if you are perfect you will then be happy and accepted. Hah! The mind doesn’t know what it is talking about because you are miserable trying to be perfect.

  • Ed W says:

    As I was graduating from college, I was afraid of becoming an adult, so I joined a religious cult.

  • Candace says:

    I make up stories in my mind that make me unhappy. I invariably find out these stories are not true.

  • Laura Einsetler says:

    I am an airline Captain who is experiencing once again the fourth huge backslide in my career due to things being completely out of my control. While I try hard to help others and be inspirational, I have to always tell myself that my identity and my family’s financial health is not based on my job – that I can make myself untethered. I want to break free from these chains but I don’t know how.

  • Lisa says:

    My mind chatter tries to tell I’m not good enough all the freaking time.

  • Ursula says:

    I am constantly worrying about my health, because of my mothers illnesses I experienced as a child. My mind tells me constantly, that something is not right with me.

  • Diana says:

    Feeling dispondant when no matter what course I take to heal or improve my doesn’t get much better. On a subtle yet very deep level I fear for my future and how I will manage to keep independent . And over time have had to stop many physical activities that bring huge joy.

  • Rachael says:

    The never ending if I just finish this I will be ok and I will then have time to be present in my life.

  • Jana says:

    I have read both of your books and have been implementing much of your teachings and even taught my kids the difference between thought and truth. We talk about the good wolf and the bad wolf. What is SO interesting to me with this is how I can see these thoughts and separate myself from them and then certain ones still consume me for minutes even hours before I am able to step back from them. Mom guilt isn’t one of those. During this pandemic, I have seen my children’s hearts break at times and because I am working from home there is no break between motherhood and employee and I am not always showing up for them the way I do when there is a definitive line…there is no “work time”’during the day without strings attached or sacrifices and it has been very painful. But this guilt is All in my mind, yes my kids are complying BUT that doesn’t mean I am a bad mom!!! It is like certain parts of my mind I have separated from but mom guilt still sits very much on top of me? So strange, thank you for all you do 🙏

  • Karen says:

    Anxiety sneaks into my thoughts and takes over my day
    I find I’m constantly waiting for the next negative thing to occur in my life and my loved ones lives.

  • Becky says:

    I’m not very kind to myself. I people please in the hope that others will like me, but if I talked to those people in the way that my mind talks to me? I wouldn’t expect any one of them to stick around. I vividly imagine how I want experiences to play out, which means I’m always disappointed when they don’t. In moments when I’m truly happy and in flow… it’s always when I don’t set up expectations, I just allow things to be.

  • Sally says:

    I get so caught up in my thoughts that I spin out of control. I feel so lost and am desperate to find my inner self!

  • Lisa says:

    I’m getting too old to achieve success as an artist.

  • V says:

    I’m struggling with having a peaceful mind even while meditating after suffering the loss of a loved one. I try to deal with it the best way possible but sometimes I feel like my mind doesn’t let me.

  • Candace says:

    My mind makes up stories that I am unloved. I then abuse alcohol and my subsequent behaviors make me unlovable.

  • Shels says:

    my mind tells me I need others to be happy and that I am not enough

  • Sarah says:

    My personal experience comes from being abandoned as a child and having a low sense of self worth for a long time, I’ve had to work on my own mind and being co-dependent and to know no one else can save me from my anxiety. The first realization of this was Singer’s principle- you are not your thoughts, they’re negative and they never shut up. I grew up in a religious household where It was told that i should reprimand myself for thoughts and that i was guilty instead of distinguishing it as a neurotic mind.

  • Irene says:

    My mind tells me that I do not deserve to be happy

  • Evad says:

    It makes me feel anxious and fearful of negative consequences if I pursue ambitious outer changes.

  • Melody says:

    In certain areas I’m consumed in fear of not being enough

  • ... says:

    My mind tells me: No matter what I try to do, I will always suffer.

  • SR says:

    My mind is constantly judging , being critical and hard on myself and others around me.

  • Geraldine says:

    I always feel i have to make or keep friends and family happy, to then make me feel good about myself and make me feel wanted and loved, i feel that just being me is not good enough

  • Raman Sujith says:

    Mind keeps worrying about things that can go wrong in the future which has not happened, or things that have gone wrong in the past. This severely limits me. I wish I could focus fully on the present moment and not worry about the past that I cant alter or the future that has not happened.

  • Mina says:

    Great stuff

  • John says:

    I am incessantly plagued by cosmological and existential pondering: essentially, I HAVE to know WHO, WHAT, WHY and HOW at the deepest level (when and where occupy me, too, but they are not as forceful). I cannot accept simple and unreasoned answers such as everything in existence is all due to one (or many) ineffable GOD (or gods).

    So I want to know, who am I really? What am I personally, what am I part of and what am I separate from? What is this thing we crudely label THE UNIVERSE? Why do I exist or, more philosophically, why do I think I exist? Why is there a universe for me to think I exist within? How did it all come about, what’s the ultimate purpose, and where does it go and/or how does it end? Is this just a place where life happens for a short time and then is simply extinguished for no reason at all? What’s the point of it all?

    Thinking deeply about this nearly all the time has led me to some dark places, such as considering this existence a deviously designed hell just for me (or purgatory, since it hasn’t been all that bad) and that if I don’t find the correct way out I’ll be doomed to do it all over again. This is just one example of many cosmological constructs my mind has pulled out of the ether. This, I suppose, is pretty good personal example of how the mind can be a dangerous (and fraught) place.

  • Philip S says:

    Religion was so firmly imprinted in my mind that often i couldn’t see the goodness in myself and others.

  • lyn says:

    The mind can be a huge source of anxiety and fear – if you allow it. Or a huge source of transformation – if you allow it.


    I have made some bad property investments which have come back to haunt me, now that the property market has collapsed. It has taken a great deal of fightingAndre with myself to realise that those investment decisions do not define me and that I can and should be far more than the stuff I own. I am only now starting that very exciting journey of learning

  • Adela says:

    In spite of lifelong efforts in schooling and learning, self-doubts about capacity remain a constant. Incapacity too to rely on others

  • M says:

    My mind tell me I’m not deserving

  • mARTa says:

    It’s just complicates my life… when trying to analyse everything what I am doing. My super ego tries to convince me that I am not good enough, not prepared enough, not unique enough to do ART

  • Agos says:

    It’s just amazing the power that the mind have when it comes to sabotage something against our own selves. I’ve been caught up in that place, way so many times, when fear just paralyzed me.

  • peshamalka says:

    So many judgments on myself, from myself, from my projection of what I think others think of me. For having a bad temper, an over active nervous system and startle response, for being mean, for being fat, for being a bother . . and a bad step-mother.

  • Anj says:

    In the past, I allowed myself to get pulled into believing that everything was against me after so many years of being in a controlling and isolating environment, and then got into some destructive habits to try to escape that and feel good/accepted/not ground down. In retrospect, I lacked the perspective, self worth, and confidence to deeply question things and realize that was not necessarily how my existence had to be.

  • Maureen says:

    My mind gets overwhelmed easily with all the details it thinks it needs to care of

  • Flavia says:

    Beliefs that when others hurt me, I take too many perspectives and time to forgive or not forgive.

  • Donald says:

    I wake up begrudging my past mistakes. “I beat myself up” per day, about bad family connections- even though I had good intentions.

  • Lin says:

    my mind keeps planning my future, be it near future or years later. it gets in the way when i rest myself after a yoga practice, then i fell sorry for not fully enjoying the rest…the mind distracts me from a lot of things in the name of preparing for the future.

  • Hazel Baldwin says:

    Oh that mind…. paranoid. Dealing with my partner and his ex wife caused full body break down psoriasis over 80% of my body!!!!! I was crying from my skin. It was a cruel time and my mind was the enemy. Programs of rejections and being laughter at, lied to and used…. sometime true but not the amount of times my mind told me to be true xxx

  • Lisa says:

    I constantly berate myself and second guess all my decisions based on what the voice tells me everyone else will think.

  • Diandra says:

    My mind goes off the tracks to the past when I am dealing with my husbands cancer. I lost my first husband to illness as well. My first husband was a few months younger than me, we were in our early 30’s and the diagnosis kept changing. It went on for years, He suffered mental illness which is not similar to to cancer. My current husband is suffering physically but not mentally, like I am. He has a positive attitude and trusts the medical treatments he is receiving to prolong his life. We are also close in age. I am fifty six years old now, and work two jobs. My husband’s pension was not as promised from the state of Rhode Island after working thirty five years, I will receive no benefits. I bought the house we live in, but cost of living does to match my teaching salary. I am scared. I want to stay where I am, truthfully it’s would cost more to move…. So many layers of fear infused with my past raising children on my own financially was challenging. I always felt my children were gipped. I have a tiny pension $5000.00 after working in the Public School System since 1997 that also does not provide health insurance. I am on a State healthcare system.

  • Diandra says:

    Please do not share

  • Nancy says:

    I have a fear of death that I have had since I was very young.

  • Matt says:

    My mind drove me to destruction of my marriage and deep dark suicidal moments in life. I am still looking for way out. Michael, you appeared in my life in the right moment. Thank you. I cried when reading the surrender experiment and the untethered soul!

  • lukas says:

    my mind sabotaged my soul for many years..

  • Lindal says:

    Searching for ‘Love’ in all the wrong places

  • Marilyn says:

    Fear of failing and not taking a chance. My thoughts of self doubt were hindering me from taking a risk..

  • Bron says:

    My mind tells me I’m a loser in the most silent subtle ways all day with everything I do. I have a creative business and sell my earrings on line and when I don’t have any sales my mind says very softly… what’s happening?… isn’t my stuff good enough?..where’s my life going?…what am I doing? I”m nearly 50! no one likes me… I’m still working part time at a pathetic job getting paid less than what it takes to live and on it goes… all day…. I have no passion.. why am I here! It’s awful…

  • Sash says:

    My mind keeps telling me that I’m 40 years old and haven’t achieved anything. It compares me to my peers who seem more sorted, more established and seemingly have it all. Its down on me for staying in the same job for years, even though I don’t like the job – of course when I think about changing that job, my mind starts going on about how difficult it will be for me to change careers and do something creative! I know that its trying to keep me safe but its also a total schizophrenic and needs help!

  • Steve says:

    It is constantly criticizing and judging and sabotaging relationships

  • Kirstin says:

    I have allowed my dysfunctional programming to dictate my self worth and therefore create my fear of financial responsibility and abundance. Being aware of it is one thing, how to change it is another story. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Who do you think you are”, “Why do you deserve abundance when there are women in other parts of the world who live in poverty”… “Who really needs another painting” “You’re not as qualified as other artists”, it’s ugly in there LOL!

  • Krishna Menon says:

    My mind was creating so many problems that at one point I could when at the office, could hear a conversation in my head and even visions. I was petrified and sought help

  • Jane says:

    My mind likes to tell me I’m unworthy and too lazy to ever be able to achieve anything so why bother trying!

  • chimmy says:

    It constantly tells me I’m a failure …

  • Maria says:

    Thinking I’m not good enough

  • Romi says:

    I’m presenting seeking a divorce and I’m dealing with the pain of betrayal. I know I must now move on from the hurt, anger and sorrow. I need to re-write my future without these these emotions dominating my mind and heart.

  • Susan says:

    I live in fear and anger everyday! I hate myself.

  • Cindy Nadeau says:

    well I am always doubting myself, feeling worthless, one day along time ago, I just decided to set some habits>>>. the way I come home, the way I talk work., eat etc. something that made me excepted, because if I did these perfect I wouldn’t doubt my self. Its hard to be in the spot light for very long. eventually this left a lot not learned. I became stale. sad and depressed . I guess I want to be liked and I just plain and simple was not presenting my true self. Got lost into the habits. cost me too. my decision making sucked and now I am climbing out of these habits . when I do art that is the real me. it shows up big time. (harmony , fun, focus, beauty, inclusion with others) so maybe my life should be a canvas of my expressions of me. every one really loves my art, I love my expression of my art. which is the true me.

  • Ruby says:

    Shutting out thoughts by continually playing some kind of noise until the body cannot sleep is such a dangerous game and one I have played…now try unlearning that and healing from the damage it creates.

  • Viv says:

    My entire life, I am the worrying type. I have been living with lots of fear, I can’t escape it. By a miracle, I found the Untethered Soul and this course. For the first time I saw a glimpse of hope. I really want to learn more and see whether I can enter a new way of living and ease all the emotional pain I have had.

  • Rose says:

    My mind likes to find fault. With others and myself and situations.

  • Annie says:

    Sometime I fear negative results from an interaction with another person and keep thinking of ways to avoid the interaction. As a result I suffer a lot in anticipation.

  • Tami says:

    The mind can trick you into a false sense of self that leads to unhappiness.

  • Brenda says:

    Living as a victim, complaining all the time.

  • Shirley says:

    My mind tells me things like how I’ll just fail again, so why bother. I am defeated before I even begin. It also judges me very harshly, mirroring the worst of societal prejudices. As a result, I never feel good enough.

  • Nayan says:

    It’s see everything negative

  • Suzanne Junkin Friedrichs says:

    Seems to me part of the problem is believing the negative commentary on the mind and identifying with those thoughts. Part of the way out might be to step back and observe the negative chatter which is usually quite familiar, as the compassionate observer, and remembering that we are that witness!

  • vincent says:

    if i continue listening to my mind i will stuck in the same situation for ever… nothing will ever change and i will miss the chance of living my live because of all the bad and anxious things my mind is telling me

  • Judith says:

    How quickly we can take offence at someones or somethings action. By relaxing and releasing those thoughts our response is kinder and less personal. Very helpful. Xx

  • Mary Righton says:

    Entering in relationships and thinking they will be the cure all

  • Mariam says:

    I have problem stopping my mind thinking about a particular person or thing. No matter what I do it does not go away. I hate it. I feel like I have no control of my mind.

  • Debra Whizin says:

    Always Telling me that I am not good enough. If inly I did this or that i would be happy, successful. Focusing on what I don’t have , obsessive compulsive.

  • Debra Whizin says:

    Always telling me that I am not good enough… If I only did this or that I would be happy or successful and loved or popular… Always chasing fulfillment and expectance!

  • Amit says:

    I am suffering from intrusive thoughts, ocd, fear of same thoughts etc….

  • Linda DeLorenzo says:

    I wake up , feeling myself cry often with a sadness hard to express, so many challenges , but my mind has always taken on the worlds challenges , and aren’t they so big. My picture of certainty is we cannot be one, whole without the other, hard to change my mind? So when I’m in the habit of ritual , it is daily prayer, meditation , journaling and breathing exercises that change the day. Why I sway ? brings about mind Guilt for sure ,because my heart trust that I know better about our inner world. Thank you , need people such as yourself, as a reminder I’m only doing this to myself no matter what is going on around me. Called faith based heart work for me. A place where God alone resides .

  • Shane says:

    Aside from good business which I have been very blessed with if my intimate and emotional relationship with my dear wife of 27 years is not in order nothing else matters

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  • Laura says:

    My mind is very critical of me. I have a very positive outlook on life and don’t complain about the the world around me but I can not shake the criticism on myself and that I am not good enough to do what my soul craves. I am not intelligent enough, people will not listen to me. I can go on and on about what my mind keeps me from doing and moving forward so I look forward to this course maybe this time i found the “thing” that will shake me up.

  • Jenny says:

    I have been constantly criticizing myself that I am not enough in almost any aspect : not skilled enough, not creative enough ,not skinny enough

  • Gabriel Matias says:

    Thoughts of having no control over your emotions. Non stop of the same outcome.

  • k says:

    i certainly can relate. my mind tells me a lot about what i should have done different, that i did´nt perform at certain events well enough, that nobody wants to know about what i do aso.

  • Vince says:

    I can be walking down the street and the mind goes “what success have you gotten in life?” and then there’s massive comparison with my peer and feeling really behind in terms of what I’ve done in life. Or like a complete failure.

  • Shane says:

    My past dictates the future because I m afraid to change. I would rather stick to what I know even if it’s a painful truth, rather than take a chance on the unknown.

  • Steve says:

    I’ve had days recently where overwhelming thoughts come into my head and I reach what I think is the lowest place I could ever go and then a day later I can do even lower than that. It’s concerning because it leaves me w suicidal thoughts and I live within walking distance of the Golden Gate Bridge which concerns me.

  • Nichelle Banks says:

    Anytime I don’t have fortitude of the mind, it’s hard for me to feel and speak with gratitude…the mind can be very dangerous if we are not mindful.

  • D says:

    When disrespected

  • Anne Marie says:

    Not being seen or heard by husband or eye contact

  • Jan says:

    Perseverating on issues from the past that I cannot change

  • Lyn says:

    My mind takes me to a dangerous place because it keeps going back to places and situations in the past that make me resentful and depressed

  • DJ says:

    Learning nonattachment is difficult. But so worth it.

  • lauren says:

    my mind likes to repeat every bad thing I’ve done and doesn’t share the good things I have done

  • Bee says:

    I constantly go back and forth between “I can do this” and “why bother, you’ll never succeed”.

  • Lupita says:

    I believe I have been to that place of bliss, but how to live there is a mystery. It’s almost as the mind has given me a glimpse of heaven, and will no longer allow me access. My mind prefers I live in self doubt, self loathing, and darkness.
    Like the saying goes, two steps forward three steps back. However, I am here and I will go on.

  • Karen says:

    Forgetting to breathe and remember who I truly am. Getting wrapped up in ANTS. Until I remember who I am. …

  • cynthia says:

    holding onto a judgment about someone else

  • Carol says:

    An example of this for me is worrying about upcoming events and creating in my mind what could go wrong instead of enjoying the moment…sabotaging myself. Yikes! this is so crazy…looking forward to having some tools to not let my mind do that to me and wreck what could be an absolute fantastic experience
    Enjoyed your book Michael the Untethered Soul! Thank you!

  • Ceri says:

    My mind can at extreme times just tell me to get up and walk away in that second and I’ve made life changing decisions in a split second because my mind has told me to do it. I can’t decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing. From an inside perspective it’s resulted in inner peace from a troubled situation , from an outside perspective it’s made it a harder journey. I do know that my mind had the power to direct me in that moment and I followed instantly rightly or wrongly

  • jess says:

    Divorce and ruminating over it.

  • Velda says:

    The suffering mind is a daily battle. From physical appearance, being desirable, smart enough, and interesting enough. I am currently struggling with feeling numb and detached from people and my spiritual guide – energy.

  • Dorothy says:

    About 25 years ago I was going through a challenging time in my life and when driving through the hills one day I heard the thought which said “it would be really easy to drive over the edge right now and there would be no more worry.” In that moment I felt such a separation between being the listener and the thinker that I was not prepared to hand my life over to a random thought. I have never experienced that type of thought again. ♥️

  • Angel says:

    I strive every day to be in the moment. Its so hard. It takes a smell or a sound to send me back 15 plus years to memories I don’t want. Those memories always are negative. Why? Why does my mind want me to remember negative? I have so much happy in my life. Why is it so hard to stay here and now? Why is a bad experience more remembered then a positive?

  • Gloria says:

    Some thoughts have kept me from living fully, such as fear of not being good enough prevented me from even trying to do certain things. Sabotage… many thoughts are repetitive and often negative. I’m now becoming more aware … know they don’t serve me and don’t have my best interest in mind. Yes I believe there is another way of being

  • Anne says:

    I tend to perseverate regarding my past behaviors and situations I could have handled better.

  • Andy says:

    Being a stay at home mom currently, my mind continuously questions if I can be successful again in the workplace and that it’s going to be difficult to find a job etc.

  • Ann says:

    My anxiety can be overpowering

  • Sandi says:

    Terminal cancer diagnosis. Really turned inward to see how much that life wasn’t working for me. A blessing

  • S says:

    Lot of constant confusion and low feeling

  • Lost In Thoughts says:

    My mind is a mess most of the time and I tend to be impulsive- very dangerous indeed! It has talked me into making brash , foolish moves more times than I can even count.

  • Holly says:

    Lately I’ve been ruminating on worries about my family members (who are struggling with their own difficult life events)). Realizing that I need to find a way to empathize without taking on their problems.

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  • Hélène says:

    M’y .mindde Drove me to stop sleeping for a few weeks

  • Mimi says:

    I had a psychotic break from a medication and my mind was completely not mine for five days. It taught me not to assume a doctor knows best, and now I have quite a bit of an opinion of what will or will not go in my body.

  • Holly says:

    I have been ruminating about issues my family members are having. Realizing I have. been letting my mind go unsupervised ☺️.

  • Chan says:

    It is hard to feel happy when I am so happy cause I am always ready for the happiness to end horribly

  • Miel says:

    How my mind can totally control my life and experiences. How when depressed – life stops. All because of the mind that I wasn’t able to control.

  • Susan says:

    My husband walked out on our 26 year marriage 6 years ago & my life collapsed.
    I have felt bad about myself ever since and stuck in not knowing what to do with the remainder of my life.

  • Melinda Murray says:

    Second guessing parenting decisions. Was I to hard , not strict enough ? Did I screw them up? Are they Happy? Will they be okay someday when I’m gone?

  • Teresa says:

    I see how my ego is a conditioned and predictable mind. I do not believe in my worth of the best for me

  • Karna says:

    I have had a Wonderfully Beautiful mind for most of my life… … now I am attacking myself (Somehow) it has hit me in My Solarplex Chakra and is making me ill with suffering pain and severe nausea…… I can’t eat , drink, or keep anything down for bouts lasting 10-16 days. This has gone on for 11 years ….I’m holistic and have been trying to just believe I can rid it of it with my own powers of positive energy and strong belief in self healing …. Sort of like, (well it hasn’t killed me yet… ) like the PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING) There are so many Variables……. . ..Maybe you could give me some insight! Karna

  • Shir says:

    Wake up with a messive mind.

  • KP says:

    About achievements in comparison

  • Michelle says:

    My mind is a bully and tells me im not good enough so I dont want to do anything and blame others for my problems – when it is me.

  • Niki says:

    I dont like that Im not more social. I dont smile enough. Im not motivated. Im not more loveable,compassionate,aware.
    My mind saying I dont think Im unlovable but I .must be. It’s been proven to me over and over again.
    My shoulda-woulda-coulda’s since my son died of an accidental fentanyl overdose 4 years ago. They can play over and over in my head and heart. They are my truths. I feel I need to accept and move forward.

  • Lars says:

    My mind likes to compare my life situation with others, who I believe have it so much better.

  • Kim says:

    An incident at my workplace where I was unsupported put a staff member in a very dangerous place in the hospital where I work. I feel somehow responsible and I had an anxiety attack at work because of it and now am off work for a few weeks.

  • Sandra says:

    Mind at 3am is fearful of my future with medical diagnosis and I practise overcoming by choosing faith over fear

  • Dave says:

    My mind brings up past mistakes in my waking minutes which makes it difficult to get going with my day

  • sandy says:

    sometimes I feel like a squirrel running in a continuous wheel…going round and round.

  • Jenn 29 says:

    Givin lots of unfortunate scary events that took place in my life as a little child.I became a slave to my Own mind.Ive gone through lots of depression,anxiety,fear,unexceptance..As I act in these states,I became aware that my 3 year old daughter is watching me 24/7 in these states and it would hurt me to see her think it’s ok to be like this.My mother was.So this is my breaking point,I’m breaking this dangerous thinking chain!TODAY!!!

    • Joy says:

      I can totally relate! I also had a very traumatic childhood and all these years later I’m aware that it left me with a feeling of not being safe and I’m easy to catastrophize! Where others seem to think bad things will not happen to them, I expect terrible things to happen to me!

  • Georgia says:

    I’m generally pretty stable and calm, but the mind will often take over and make up stories about life, myself and others. I want to just observe, like a theater play, and remember to enjoy the ride. But often I get caught up in judging and identify with the characters, and feel anxiety when I anticipate upcoming events and distractions.

  • Brittany says:

    Understanding what is in my control and vice versa. Letting go of that is harder than it sounds.

  • Kellie says:


  • Lora says:

    Just today, I noticed my mind critiquing me after a breakup with my boyfriend and my career heading south. Your course has been a Godsend on not letting things spiral or getting hooked. Thank YOU!

  • Carolyn says:

    My mind is quick to tell me that I’m not enough. Not smart enough, thin enough, quick enough, thoughtful enough… I’m tired of it making me feel bad.

  • Carmel says:

    I. compare it to digging up a corpse and lamenting things if the past rather than just letting them be things of the past giving me space for thing s in my present.

  • ahmad says:

    When my brother and sister lived with me a few years ago, My mom came to live with me thus they came also. I bothers me from time to time.

  • Joanna says:

    I constantly get pulled into making negative comparisons with other peoples lives which send me into blaming my husband for our problems. This only makes me miserable. My husband too!

  • Dan says:

    Constant chatter and doubt.

  • Charlotte says:

    I feel as if I am constantly being ambushed by a voice/power that makes me question my competence and worth when I least expect it. Knocks me off my balance.

  • Mamta says:

    My mind keeps telling me to excel in every thing I do instead of enjoying the experience. As a result I am never satisfied.

  • Sonia says:

    Thank you! My mind is dangerous place for telling me I’m not enough.

  • Joy says:

    I was talking to my 23 year old grandson last night and somehow lost the call. I texted him and when he didn’t answer, I called him several times. He never answered so I called his dad to see if he was home and was ok. I was worried and literally pictured that someone clobbered him and that he was lying in a pool of blood. When I told my husband, he said, rather annoyed, that I do that all the time! I really saw how my PTSD kicks in due to a traumatic childhood and a very traumatic experience that was ongoing over the past 6 years! The first place my mind goes is into catasrophizing!

    • Beth says:

      Thank you for your comment. For my entire life, my mother catastrophized everything. It used to drive me insane! I didn’t understand it and I thought she was such a negative person and wouldn’t let me enjoy anything. I Saw later in my life that it was all based in fear. I just know something horrible happened to her in her childhood. She may not have even remembered it, but it ruled her life and mine. I have compassion now, but sadly for both of us so much of it came after her death. Your comment opened my heart more to her and understanding her. I thank you for that. It’s great that you know where your fear comes from with this. You already have the first step to healing. I can only imagine the freedom that could have come from us being able to talk about it, rather than each of us just reacting to each other blindly and not in a good way! Of course, that’s another thing my mind likes to bully me about on occasion 😁

  • Claire says:

    I feel I’m in a repetitive spin cycle, wake up feeling low for no particular reason and spend the first part of the day trying to raise my vibration

  • Kathleen Benjamin says:

    I can spiral downward or upward

  • chris says:

    when my mind prevents me from seeing my own ego & the way it works

  • M🙏🏽 says:

    Total disillusionment with the evils and unnecessary drama in human behavior and how that affects our surroundings and the world and where that takes me.

  • Melody Saxton says:

    My mind has gotten horribly judgmental. My husband got ill from traumatic brain injury, which is very difficult for me. We can no longer live the life that we planned as older adults. And I am constantly judging him and myself. I find I constantly think about what would have happened if I didn’t marry him, if I had made different choices, if I had let a police officer shoot him when he went crazy rather than fighting everyone to protect him. I then start judging myself on how horrible I am, how mean I am, how . . . . it goes on and on.

    • Beth says:

      I love your honesty! You wrote just the kind of thing that goes through my head sometimes that I judge myself so harshly for. Yet, I have no judgement for you, just respect for your courage and honesty. Perhaps I will stop being so hard on myself for my “evil” thoughts! I mean, for gods sake, we are human and I’m betting everyone has similar thoughts and feelings at different times in their lives. I hope for you the very best!

  • Sandra says:

    I couldn’t see the beauty in me, as others did

  • Irene says:

    When I got any kind of rejections my mind starts to repeat the situation over and over and complains about how unfair life is

  • kathy says:

    I can be feeling good about myself progressing in small tasks & then my mind will start condemning myself for being less than what I think I should be. or what my daughter reminds me of how my mom was a better gma then I am now to her kids & she says so

  • Kulbir says:

    When it comes up with the shoulds… the have to and the you better’s.

  • Guest says:

    Creates expectations, finds ways to make achievements seem not quite good enough, creates an unattainable mental picture and can be very harsh. Also constantly worries about what people think to the point of making stuff up. All in a day’s work brainy old boy!

  • Enrique Roman says:

    A dangerous field of lies.
    I will be happy when…
    The world is a dangerous place, play small, be quiet.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Severe postpartum depression, with existential questions. I never in a million year thought I’d be going through this.

  • Carol says:

    Why can’t I loose weight? I need to make so many house repairs, how will I pay? When should I retire? How will I get it all done by myself?

  • Vidisha says:

    My mind constantly reminds me that I’m not good enough and tries to highlight my weaknesses and flaws, making me feel very insecure and doubt myself. Creating extreme fear and anxiety my whole life that I’m not able to be at peace and love myself.

  • Donna says:

    My mind used to be a constant annoyance, however now even when it spouts off I do not react, I just listen and carryon, taking or leaving what it has to say.

  • Bobbye says:

    My mind can quickly go to “Fear” which has kept me from doing quite a few things I know I would have enjoyed. I have worked in the last five years & find I’ve been able to jump outside the box and start new beginnings by putting faith over fears.

  • Merle says:

    I am swimming against a tsunami of regret and that I’ll never get it right and that it’s too late in life for me to find the life I was meant to live.

  • Raquel says:

    The mind in high school how it destroys a person into thinking getting are good enough. Because of all these experiences.

  • Nikki says:

    I wake feeling at peace and within minutes I’m anxious and dont believe in myself and feel really sad that I am thinking this way. I am then mean to myself because I am like this. its a vicious cycle

  • Andi says:

    I fight with my dear friend and businesspartner back and forth about how much were both not yet behaving as enlightened beeings – and it gets messy regularly 🙂 – such a weird thing to happen….

  • H says:

    Living in a constant state of fear and paranoia. When I don’t have something, I fear I’ll never get it. And when I do, I’m afraid I might one day lose it.

  • Kate Racchi says:

    My name is Kate, and my story goes a little like this. I got married young to who I thought was the man of my dreams. When I was pregnant with our son, I found that he was sexting a teenage employee. I was devastated. I tried to bring it up at dinner with the family (my parents and his parents) but not one person acted like I even said anything about what I had found on his phone outloud. I cried, and no one cared and life went on. Later on, things seemed to be a little better, he didn’t leave his phone around and I acted like everyone else, like nothing was wrong. Then came my youngest daughter. My mother-in-law was a raging alcoholic since before I met her. She stopped liking me after that evening where I spoke about finding out that her son was sexting teenage girls at work, and started treating me and speaking to me like I was complete blithering idiot everytime we were together, which was at least twice a week. Very emotionally abusive. I began to drink more wine, more frequently at the end of my day to drown out my feelings of betrayal. My sister in law was a carbon copy of her mom, and in the eyes of her mother could do absolutely no wrong. And was famous for starting feuds during trips to Mexico, ending with my mother in law having too much to drink at dinner and threatening to beat me up in front of the family. Once home things with my husband were not good. He didn’t stand up for me at all he just let his family rip into me whenever they felt like. The last day we went to his sister’s house we had too many drinks with their neighbors and she got her nose bent out of joint and spent the evening yelling at me in front of all her guests, and my husband once again sat and said nothing to stand up for me. I didn’t want to be there at all anymore and cried to go home and leave and take the kids, but he knowing that I had too much to drink threw the keys to the van at me shoved me so hard I fell into the door and told me to get out of his sight. Go home if I didn’t want to be there, he was staying. We had been drinking that evening a lot, so in my emotionally broken state I got in the van and began to drive home. I didn’t get far before I crashed. When I phoned him from the rcmp’s cell to tell him what happened he just said kay, and hung up on me and the next day told my father that he wished I had died and that if there would have been a funeral, he would have had not one good thing to say about me. Then a few days later he got mad at me and beat me almost to death in front of my two youngest children, and when the police spoke to me and the social workers came to ask me what happened I lied to them and told them I did these terrible things to myself because I was clumsy. 3 months later the constable came by to check in with me and told me that my husband was a total piece of garbage and I deserved to be loved and treated nicely, not what he was doing to me. And I finally got the courage to leave. And it’s been a hard road, but I’ve learned that the mind can destroy you if you let it and make you absolutely miserable and broken. Or you can chose to get up, and hold your head up and soldier through and look at the world as a beautiful place still and try to make a beautiful life with what you have, and find things to be grateful for every day. It’s not easy but it’s worth it

  • Jo says:

    I have a big problem with our Covid lockdown and social distancing rules in Ireland and it often stresses me out.

  • Joanie Sweeney says:

    I blamed my mother for so many years for how I felt about myself inside .
    My Mom was a lovely caring woman .
    For some reason as I grew into my teenage years , I found it more & more difficult to please her .
    I spent too many years of my adult life as well trying to gain her approval.
    Thank- fully I did have very positive people put in my life who mentored me .
    Yet my sense of myself was still based on other people who liked me .
    I made poor choices.
    Because I continued to believe a lie about myself that another person “put” in my head .
    As a result my Mom & I often argued a lot .
    I truly believed she didn’t love me .
    And I truly believed No one would truly love me if they knew “ the real me way deep down inside .
    So course I chose people in my life – especially love relationships that reinforced my beliefs about myself .
    These relationships often turned out badly .
    The complete shift in my life
    Came from turning my life over to God every day .
    I was baptized & invited Jesus into my life to be my Lord & Savior .
    I do take my own will back .
    When I do this my mind returns to a state of selfishness – a “what’s in it for me “mentality
    And proceed to going about trying to make things happen .
    Which causes my mind to be troubled if I see that life outside me is not going MY way !
    Living in surrender means turning the reigns back over to God & Trust Him .
    His Thoughts are so much higher than my thoughts .
    He always leads me to an innner space of wellness .
    My mind is at peace – my being is at rest .
    When I sit still with Him in stillness – He fills me up with the abundance of HIs love for me .
    He continues to renew my mind every day – as long as I am willing to seek Him. .
    Sometimes my mind wanders back into the past – instead of fully living in present moment .
    When this happens I suffer In my mind body & spirit .
    And I can find no peace Until I turn the reigns back over to Him .

  • Patty says:

    I have a habit of worrying about insignificant things…..almost like counting sheep but accumulating things to fret about instead.

  • Sas says:

    I feel terribly lost in my thoughts so i try to not think at all now most of the time i feel “blank”

  • Robin says:

    Envy fear and greed

  • Jess says:

    I was suicidal last year

  • Patrick McKenney says:

    The work of the current round of experience … we are all eating the fruit …

  • Linda says:

    No matter what I do …. achieve it is never good enough and I continue to chastise myself for supposedly failing short

  • Ahuva says:

    Thank you so much and I have to remained my self ” be kind to my mind”

  • Sarah says:

    my mind is a dangerous place when I think about the past and wish it was my present and future.

  • LisaMaynard says:

    Unprocessed grieving…. Death of husband and child

  • Mary says:

    I am experiencing negative thoughts at the 2 and 1 yr anniversary of challenging family events. I have had sleep disturbances and thoughts that another incident looming. My mind is in rewind and I want to respond to try to control outcomes. I also want my environment to make me feel better; kids be happy, my husband to do what I hope for, and me to be ‘better’ so I can be happier more often.

  • Fraser says:

    A very active negative mind. When I am on a really positive track, it seems that someone or something starts to push buttons and i then fall into the trap of negativity and self doubt. I really need to watch for this as it sometimes tares me apart.

    • Rosy says:

      you are aware of it and that is the first step into working on it.
      I remember being there, and now it takes me less time to get out.

    • Gerald says:

      Hi Fraser, I can totally relate. Since early childhood I have experienced Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and it has mostly manifested as negative thought patterns about myself and self worth. The worst manifestation over decades have been negative self destructive thoughts about my physical health an appearance. So bad at times that I was suicidal and manifested the effects of these thoughts in my physical appearance. Over the years I have managed this problem somewhat successfully with intense physical Exercise, Yoga, Meditation, Dancing, Prayer, Reiki, Shamanic workshops and other teachings. I still have bouts of severe mental disturbance that results in physical stress, low self esteem, suicidal thoughts and insomnia. My mind has always been my biggest adversary and ever so often my best friend, even if just for a very short burst of positivity. I find that focusing on my emotions instead of my thoughts, when I can manage it, helps a lottv y5g

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  • Pat says:

    My mind says the only way out of my pain is through meditation.
    My mind says I’ll never be able to mediate!!

    • Rosy says:

      you get to prove it wrong, your pain is talking to you and all you have to do is listen. The listening is the meditation where you will find comfort and peace.

  • Nat says:

    I always think there is always something more and I have this feeling inside just be there almost all the time.

  • Graham says:

    My mind can hijack my day and make me completely miserable all day for no apparent reason.

    • Rosy says:

      Oh i agree and I too have this issue. The no reason part is so confusing as if there was an internal button that is on autopilot.
      I do know that it has to do with our inner child, our wounded self due to trauma and we return there and the body remembers those places like issues in the tissues.

  • Rosy says:

    I decided to look up photos from the abusive past, the mind wanted to and I saw something someone that my mind thought was something to be jealous and why I was not important but my pure soul self had a major discussion about being the fool.
    My mind takes my pure self to places I am not happy, and I have discovered that I fought for something I did not appreciate or want in my life. The mind continues to take me to where I told it not to. The mind always wins, and when I go there I beat myself up and hate who I am. But then i return because I am not my mind or my body I am a soul.
    Eternal and free. I just need to keep going and be the joy …it takes less time than it did before to return to joy.

    • Kay says:

      Rosie, I can see you have a very powerful mind and you are training it well. I understand the practice it takes to bring the mind back to joy and peace within. Keep up the great work!

  • Lula says:

    It doesn’t take much reflection to realize that the mind ruminates on all of its negativity on a constant replay cycle.

  • Melanie says:

    I’m convinced that I need to be ever-attentive to my thoughts thinking that at some point I’ll have figured it out only to be constantly living in unrest.

  • Dslo says:

    Self doubt , constant chatter…

  • David says:

    Sometimes your mind can get you into a state of doubtfulness and you can´t be sure of anything, it makes you freeze up

  • Michelle says:

    I get lost and still worry about things I did five years ago. I punish myself relentlessly and it hurts.

  • Michelle says:

    I remember things that happened five years ago and still punish myself for my short comings.

  • Rosie says:

    it’s 5:10am and I am here while my family is all peacefully asleep. my mind has a lot to say…ha!

  • TJ says:

    One day, a coworker spoke to me in a condescending way and I reacted abruptly. For the rest of the day, into the night, and the following day, my mind constantly replayed that scene and predicted how it was going to play out in the future. I tried so hard to stay in the present but it was difficult.

  • Nita says:

    My mind can pick me up and make me fly and in other moment dump in a ditch I find it hard to come out from.

  • Gwenda says:

    I have returned to competitive tennis since retiring from teaching high school in 2016. Have had success but when I was in finals of National senior womens indoors championship and playing well, I suddenly started wondering why the opponent was hitting short balls, my favorite shot. The more I thought about it, the more mistakes I made. She won the first set that I had been winning. Then I told myself second place was ok, rather than fighting back and regaining my advantage. I had that match until I started thinking or second guessing myself.

  • brad says:

    My mind is wanting to know when I will be able to access session 2…

  • Rosy says:

    Always avoiding and shoving the memories deep down, causing myself pain and fatigue

  • Mateo says:

    When i don’t do things that i must do. It keeps telling me how irresponsible i am.

  • Spek117 says:

    Abrasive criticism that causes a perpetual cycle of self sabotage.
    Intellectually understanding this and knowing better which then adds to the cycle.
    Creates an undoing of a lot of hard work and love poured into things causing a feeling defeat and isolation. Done to self. Like betraying a friend and watching it happen.

  • Debra Jewell says:

    I have spent my life getting in my own way. I can’t remember ALL of the times I was offered opportunities to “move forward” in life and chose to run. I can, however, remember enough of them to beat myself up about it. I sit here, after listening to “Why We Suffer” as if I understand what I was so afraid of, am so afraid of. The fact is, I have known my internal dialogue is my enemy, and have not been able to overcome it. You see, I am so smart, I have stood outside of myself and said, “You know you are better than that,” yet continued, time after time, to get right up to the edge, ready to fly and chicken out. I do believe that I am a student ready for the master and am so encouraged by what I have seen here…

  • Charlett says:

    The mind/spirit discipline to rise above her to live in inner contentment and be happy!

  • Vicky says:

    Negativity breeds more negativity . Positive attracts positive . I choose to stay in positivity. I work at my perspective .

  • Jill says:

    My mind tells me life will come together once x, y and z take place and I can live in peace instead of peacefully living in the moment.

  • Laurie says:

    I know intuitively what is right and what I need to let go of but my mind takes over and compulsively keeps telling the same story and makes it difficult to clear my thoughts. It just won’t stop talking.

  • Jackeline says:

    The mind can be a very powerful tool, but I realized when loose awareness I have negative thoughts and I get more confused about my life in general. I loose sense of my well being

  • Moe says:

    Limiting me in my business; it blocks or stops me from doing the things that are necessary to move my business to the next level. It also stops me from opening myself up so that I can have a much more meaningful relationship with my wife.

  • Lena says:

    I am in constant fear of my mind and what it might say next. I watch it like a hawk and often try to drown it out with distractions. It seems like I spend a lot of energy trying to “control” or “suppress”it.

  • Jacqueline says:

    Fear and panic over my husband’s illness. It is very serious and I struggle daily with fear of having to say goodbye, so much so that I don’t experience the moments I have now…. a waste.

  • Carla says:

    Ever since I saw you with Oprah, I have worked so hard on being a Guard of my mind snd not letting my inner voice affect me .

  • Anna says:

    I have been struggling and feeling quite crippled by an obsessive/addictive “love” for a man, who is not available (and probably nor event right) for me.. It’s been 10 months now, and my mind is still stuck and my life, too.. 🙁

  • Gaurav says:

    It can repeat a situation multiple times in head and make it seem much worse.

  • Liz says:

    Overthinking, obsessing, leading to panic attacks.

  • K says:

    I have issues trusting and feeling disappointed by others, and feeling inadequate about myself. I feel my only worth is being productive and working, I don’t allow myself to enjoy my life to its fullest.

  • Sharon says:

    The older I get I find myself worrying about my husbands state of mind:/ I Love my life – feel blessed most of the time but wonder how to best inspire him to find a more peaceful way to be. He being 60 and me not far behind… yes good health good home good jobs… but wanting so much to ease his inner pain – the worry is what will a lifetime of a mostly fear based reactions bring him.

  • Suki says:

    I have positive mind.

  • Suki says:

    I have positive mind

  • Amy says:

    Recently found out my ex slept with someone else a week after we broke up. Found out on my birthday. My mind would literally wake me up in the middle of the night tormenting me with these thoughts. Which created feelings of unworthiness, made me look to my past to see what I could of and should have done better.

    • The outside is getting in says:

      We all do that or have done that unfortunately. You are not alone. Be sad that it’s over. When you catch yourself insulting You, recognize those insults as the lies that they are. They’re noise and sadly the place that we go to for the need to blame circumstances on someone and we cruelly always blame ourselves. I don’t know you, but you are worthy and you are good enough. Don’t believe the invading thoughts that make you feel otherwise. They’re just not true.

  • The outside is getting in says:

    I’m affected by the incorrect path someone else is taking on their journey to spiritual growth and their manipulation of the teachings to validate it.

  • Louise Rossiter says:

    Enjoying the content and looking forward to freeing my mind 😉

  • SAZ says:

    I became unable to find any peace in my life after the death of a family member. My mind controlled every moment of my day and it was only while I slept that I was I able to escape my minds control. The pain was constant and I knew I was in the grip of my negative thoughts which I wanted to stop but found I could not.

  • Denise says:

    I often feel like I’m living the same day over and over again, like in the film Groundhog Day

  • Jenn says:

    Multiple abuses and traumas from age six to 63, have been locked away. I’ve been running my whole life, never putting down roots because my brain tells me I’m not safe. I’m just now starting my journey and am facing the dark past in increments that I can manage.

  • Susan says:

    The death of my son, took me to a very dangerous dark place,, not knowing how to cope, and all the dangerous thoughts my mind went thru

  • Kathy says:

    As a writer, my mind told me that before I could write a novel I needed a word processor. (Yes, that’s how long this has been going on. A word processor.) Purchased word processor. Then it told me in order to write I needed a desk for the word processor. Purchased a monster of a desk from an antique store. Then it told me I needed candles and incense burning on my desk while I write to put me in a certain mood. Bought candles and incense. Then it told me I needed music playing while I wrote. Brought in music and ended up singing along while the green cursor blinked endlessly on the white screen. Then it told me fresh flowers would be a nice touch, a couple family photos on the desk. Check and check. Then my mind told me I needed schooling in order to write a novel. Enrolled in college in my 30s, an English Writing major. Aced all my classes. Then my mind told me I needed time in order to write my novel. Lots and lots of time. So I quit my job. Now, when I sit to write, my mind tells me I’m too old. That I missed the boat. That I don’t possess the talent to write a novel and never did.

    • Massimo says:

      Thank you Kathy. I’ve loved your mini novel. There is a lot in this fiew lines.

    • Olivia says:

      Ah yes, I understand this all too well! Now to just find the time to sit and write! Lol. My life is sooo busy right now! (Im currently unemployed and live on 60 acres) I have very little housework. My mind keeps telling me that I dont have time for writing now. My eyes get tired from looking at the stinking cursor blinking at me. Laughing at me. Taunting. I just don’t know where to start.
      I feel for ya!


    After a lifetime of sexual abuse and major losses, I have complex PTSD. After being married to an abusive controller for 19 yrs. and losing someone who I truly believed to be my soulmate. I had closed off all access to my heart. Never ever planning on opening those gates again. Well, the thing is, when you stay w an abuser, your kids learn from it. After my son, who is an alcoholic, put his hands around my neck and started choking me. And I went through domestic abuse counseling and in a survive to thrive support group, wich had its first and only male participant. He was quiet, feeling awkward and intimidated, but eventually participated. He was/ is a very sensitive wise and kind man. After the 13 weeks of meetings , a bunch of us, exchanged numbers and info. Well, I’m the months following, he and I hit it off, we became very close. Closer than I ever thought possible. !! Yes, he told me a number of times that he shouldn’t say it, but, that he loved me more than anyone in life now or ever. And yes I knew that I loved him too. We would talk for hours a few times a day. It just so happenened that COVID 19 had hit us hard, here in NJ. He had it and was sick with it for 6 weeks.
    However because of abuse that we both suffered we both have complex PTSD, and triggers. My biggest is abandonment and being sure that it will happen. We had a argument that I started over a mixed concept. I thought that even our friendship was over. So, I picked up my insulin to overdose w all that I had. . As I was getting it ready, I realized what I was doing and threw my pen across the room and dialed a suicide hotline. Then got cut off 2 minutes into the phone call. I then called a friend who calmed me down! My friend the man that I love is now afraid to talk so that it doesn’t happen again.

  • Becky says:

    Years ago, my very wise husband told me: “You spend 99% of your life in the space between your ears.” This profound statement takes on more significance daily.
    If you are unhappy with your life: change your mind!

  • Elaine says:

    This is a small mind issue that can get out of hand:If my sons don’t answer their phone I think there is something wrong.
    If I am not working or being productive I am not a valuable citizen.

  • Ramsey Sh says:

    Hi Mickey, I read your book (The Untethered Soul) and I am half way reading (the surrender experiment). Something you said in your video here that amazed me, when you mention that trying to commit to Meditation and Yoga is not the right way as this can give the mind something else to nag about. I’m very excited to watch your second video to find the answer.
    As a personal experience of noticing how the mind can be a very dangerous place is when I moved to Australia in Jan 2016. Prior to that, I didn’t even know what the word (anxiety) mean?
    I started my career journey in Australia with a company that hired me as a project manager, that job was stressful as I was given 16-18 projects at once. I used to get a pain in my chest from time to time, waking up at night remembering that I forgot to do something in one of my projects. It was impossible to cover them all in my 9 am to 5 pm work. Work was coming back with me home every day and during my sleep but only in my mind. I wasn’t touching my laptop or sending any emails, I was only occupied mentally all day and night.
    I go out with friends in the weekend, my mind is telling me all time, what could go wrong, what issues I’ll have to deal with, I am not good enough in the eye of my boss, I should be able to handle 16-18 projects at once … etc.
    this made me feel so unhappy with the move to Australia. As you mentioned, I was waiting for something outside of me to change what’s inside of me.
    I managed to get another job later, it was one of the happiest days in my life, but those feelings stayed. For any small issue, I got into that anxiety pattern thinking that everything will go wrong. I was trying most of the times to control what I cannot control.
    Until I found one day on one of the social media platform a quote about the mind and how powerful our thoughts are.
    I took the journey since then and got to know the meanings of the fight and flight response, anxiety, the sound in my head, … etc.
    that helped me so much to quiet the sound of my mind but I still get it out of control sometimes in stressful situations but not as bad as I used to.
    I am enjoying reading your book (the surrender experiment) and I’m applying the part of not following my likes and dislikes in my life and to surrender to the flows of the universe.
    I was also inspired to create a cartoon character that will ( in a fun way) ask few questions of every chapter of your two books. As I noticed many people read the books but they miss most of the beneficial information or they start reading and then stop. But creating something fun like this, this will encourage them to pay more attention to the contents and to continue reading the book to be able to participate in answering the questions our cute cartoon character will be asking. I used to make comics when I was a kid, but living in countries under war in the Middle East for most of my life, took that interest away as we were focused on going on with life and safety.
    Thank you Micky for sharing your stories and teachings.

  • Sage says:

    “There’s a problem here,” is my mind’s mantra. Whether the problem is with myself or the outer environment, the political situation, whatever. It finds problems even though I don’t prompt it to. The rascal. Let’s catch that sucker in the act!

  • Anita says:

    My mind goes to the past and negative past experiences with ex partners and tries to put it on my current relationship

  • Darren H says:

    I find fault in other people too easily. Over a period of time, I start to see the quirks in people that make their lives difficult. They may be over negative or too hard on themselves etc. The ‘quirks’ themselves don’t annoy me, but the fact that these traits could be easily amended by the person but are not Is annoying. It’s like: ‘just change this and you’ll be better’. And because they don’t, I get angry.

  • Habibe says:

    I kind of destroyed each and every romantic relationship and relationship potential as a result of all the rubbish self-talk in my mind which always kept saying I am not lovable, enough or desirable. I refused to deny anything that tried to prove otherwise.

  • Chris says:

    At 24 I decided I had no future.
    Life was all pain and that the rational thing was to suicide if the pain got too great.
    It did and I did.
    Somehow I survived.
    I realized that the very thought of suicide was extremely negative and harmful to the mind. So I resolved not to think of that or hold it as an option again.

  • Keri says:

    I have always had an over active mind. When I was little I remember crying at night and being so upset worrying what if our house burned down, what if my mom and dad died? Then, as I got older it became about what I looked liked. I have always focused on what I didn’t like about myself. Still struggling with that today.

  • Donna says:

    Over many years i have loved my mind but i have also had a hard relationship with my mind…the danger is how powerful it is when letting i negativity. I have had to use my heart many times to over rule my mind .

  • Dale says:

    I accept as true my thoughts.

  • Simcha says:

    My mind can be dangerous in the ways described – the spiritual ego description sounds about right – being down on myself for not being disciplined enough, not deep enough – I judge myself and others for the gap between who we say we are, think we are, or strive to be – and the actual reality of how we behave towards ourselves and others.

  • Ralf says:

    Been self-employed for 30 years now, and from the beginning there´s always the question “Will there be jobs for me?” – of course it got a lot better with the routine, but sometimes it comes thru again, eg in times of crisis like now. I just let it go then, trusting that everything will be ok, just as it was in the last xy years. This came naturally, otherwise I´d have gone crazy by now.

  • Karen says:

    Thinking I’m not good enough for alot of my life’s situations when in reality I AM!

  • Beth says:

    Ruminating about things I did that I can’t change. Causes anxiety and depression

  • Karen Hazelwood says:

    Sometimes my mind will say someone doesn’t like me and inside I will struggle with that and believe I’m not a good person because of what another may or may not think of me. I have been able to stand away from those thoughts and not feed it or care and look to my heart to keep me on course.

  • Trish says:

    Somethings my mind comes up with are so critical and unkind of others, I tell it to be quiet and that those are not My thoughts.

    • Jannelli says:

      I understand you. I am battling with the critical part too. I have a healthy life style and it hurt me See the one I love living the opposite way. I can’t avoid being critical and thinking where he will end if he keep living that way. I need to be conscious when that happen and take away the critical part that even makes me angry and be compassion that fills me with love.

  • Larry says:

    It is programmed to retrieve associative memories and add lament

    • Jannelli says:

      Larry, I used to do that. Always remember all the pain people I love did to me. And it was a constantly battle inside my head and when I encounter that person (mom), I was already stage for battle. But one day I came across a bible verse that is say “Don’t be afraid of them because the LORD your God is the one who will be fighting for you.”
      ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭3:22‬ ‭CEB‬‬
      I stop seeing her like my enemy. I let go and told God “I give to you, is not my battle is yours” things change. Today, I don’t think in all the bad memories and pain my mom cause me, I focus in her qualities, in all the times she show her love in her way. I put in here shoes. And start seeing her as God child.

  • Fiamma says:

    I think I’m a positive person, but there is quit often a cloud in my head

  • Lorie says:

    I worry constantly about what other people think of me and think negative thoughts about myself.

    • Jannelli says:

      You are beautiful made Lorie. There is no one in history like you. You are unique and perfectly made by the creator of this universe.

  • Laurie says:

    My mind can be triggered by the words of one person that can almost instantly cause a setback. I know this is such a waste and is only harmful to me.

  • maria says:

    negative thoughs attract negative things.

  • Charmaine says:

    A dangerous place for me was being unemployed with two teenagers and going through a divorce. Grace for the hour is all you have left

  • Rosalyn says:

    At times my mind can bring up things that I have said or done that, I feel, were not skillful and that may have caused pain or suffering to the one I was speaking to.

  • Jannelli says:

    I learned that not living in the present, not enjoying the now, but thinking in future and all the stuff can go wrong. I used to put in my head loosing people that I love. Living in the past; constantly remembering all the pain, as a result that was making me bitter. I am a Christian and believe in God and when I understood that is not my battle it is God, I let go. When I stop pleasing people but only thinking that the only one I need to please is God and He love me unconditionally with all my imperfections; is when I felt inner peace and honestly I don’t care what people think of me. When I stop filling my mind with negativity, and start filling it with hope and love is when I started felling truly happy. When I accepted that one day my soul is gonna leave this body and leave behind earth, is when I choose to give the best on me every day.

  • Samuel says:

    I was very angry and disappointed when I found out that my girlfriend lied to me. She told me she was going to the hospital And to spend the night Inside the hospital with her to support her emotionally because her mother was practically in her death bed. I found that she made this story up and actually got dressed up to go out the entire weekend. So it made me Feel very Insecure and jealous because in my mind I felt that she went out with a male and probably did the deed. And what was very strange to me is that she really or actually I don’t know any of her friend personally and I’ve. Been with her for two full years by this time. So you can imagine my mind was role playing the worst possible idea of her cheating

  • Janell Davis says:

    At night i must tell my self im beautiful im excited . Love love love . Happy fanatics things will happen tomarrow and boom it works

  • Liliana Murcia says:

    Unprocessed emotional traumas and energies that have made me a very anxious person

  • Nate says:

    I often feel taken over by my thoughts – predicting what will happen throughout my day before it does, often through a negative lens. I’m aware of the harmful pattern yet cannot find a way to stop its incessant noise.

  • Brenda says:

    my internal voice loves criticism. Of others but mostly towards myself.

  • Jane Saunders says:

    I start worrying about a conversation I had. Thinking I said the wrong thing. That the other person thinks I am a bad person and then it just goes around and around in my mind and I start talking to my family about it and they either tell me it’s not true or they buy into it too. Then it start to grow. All from one conversation.

  • Lynne says:

    My mind gets busy constantly comparing me to others and judging me as “not good enough”. Not a very positive outlook.

  • Alexa says:

    My mind is telling me that I am not smart enough.

  • Kirby says:

    I fell and injured my nose. It swelled up to a point where I couldn’t breathe through it. Took six weeks and it’s now healed. In the meantime, my subconscious has written a program to not let me fall asleep for fear of suffocating. Feeling as bad as I’ve ever felt.

  • Kathy says:

    I struggle with shame over my past Things that have hapoened to me i cant move past . My mind is like a broken record playing the same thing over and over and always negative stuff

  • Phyllis says:

    P flashbacks of cringeworthy things I have done or said

  • Pat says:

    My only child, my son died in 2018. As much as I know I was a good mother, my mind keeps going over every minute of his life and what I should have, could have done differently. My son died in an accident, it is not something I could have changed but my mind blames me for everything!

  • Sandra says:

    My parents divorce.
    When my parents divorce we went to live in another town. I did feel different, lonely and less important than my parent’s problems, my grandmother died around the same time and I felt that all my family love and examples disappear.
    Depression and feeling than if I was not in this world it won’t be much difference but also thinking than if dead didn’t come naturally I was suppose to be here for a reason.

  • Mike says:

    “Not – ______ – enoughness” in many forms…

  • Michelle says:

    I keep rehashing bad choices and experiences in the past.

  • Omar says:

    Dark thoughts about existence and how I suck sometimes and can’t get myself to be surrounded by people I love or sometimes that I’ll amount to nothing in life. Constantly in my head to the point that I can’t live my life.

  • Jess says:

    Getting off mentalhealth meds. I found im very angry over things i would maybe be annoyed with in the past.

  • Maggie says:

    My mind somehow persuades me that I am not creative, no talent, I am wasting time, not being productive…the loop of self doubt (not good enough) cycle. I tried to meditate to shut off the noise but can’t do it… I feel suffer with this voice in my head.

  • Beth says:

    Thinking about past events that bothered me over and over…

  • Maggie says:

    My kind doesn’t stop talking, comparing,….

  • Melissa says:

    Spontaneous negative thoughts, especially directed towards others, feel very dangerous even if apparently mild — it is like junk food for my soul

  • Tiago says:

    My mind is always telling me that i am not good enough and also my mind is telling me that i am felling rejected all the time …

  • Joey says:

    I mistake other’s actions and behaviors to be about me and dictate my self worth.

  • Leah says:

    I suffer from relationship anxiety, also known as ROCD, where I obsessively think about my relationship I am in all the time and my brain is constantly scanning my partner for reasons why I should leave them. It’s living hell sometimes as I am with the most beautiful man with no red flags, the voice in my head rarely stops, when it does have relief all I feel is love but then my mind will start again; this obviously comes with very deep, strong emotions connected to these thoughts. I am on a healing journey with it all at the moment. It is so exhausting though but I am determined to be free from it so I can be free and sit in a place of love rather than fear 💕

  • Diana says:

    I’m someone who usually feels pretty comfortable in her skin. However,, when I’m in the company of certain people, especially people who are super cerebral, feelings of insecurity surface. Would like to figure out what that’s all about.

  • Debbie says:

    Negative self talk

  • Gayna says:

    I have undiagnosed chronic pain and I worry I will never get to the root of my pain. I worry about my financial future, that I will never be able to work again, that I will never find romantic love again. What would I have to offer anyone? I feel like a failure as a mother because I can’t do things with my son that most parents take for granted. I’m very depressed and anxious much of the time.

  • Joyce. says:

    I was waiting in an assigned unemployment line. Across from my line was a line that was moving a lot faster than my line. I was in a hurry. I decided to get in the other line. My mind begin telling me negative things about what was going to happen to me. They were going to send me to the back of the line; I would be the last one waited on, etc. I started telling myself I was a good person, people were kind to me, I was kind and supportive of others. I made it a point to not listen to what I didn’t want to hear or think about. At the top of the line, the woman asked me what was I doing in this line. But she decided to wait on me anyhow. She was kind and supportive of me.

  • Mar says:

    Telkens maar bezig zijn met vergelijken met anderen in plaats van goed luisteren naar mezelf en daar op weten te vertrouwen.

  • Dean Martinez says:

    My mind had be believe that in order for me to regain my physical health all I could eat was apple juice and fast.

  • Ron says:

    For most of my life my mind has been feeding me false stories about not being good enough. This despite feedback from teachers, coaches, friends and others. Tara Brach refers to this as the ‘trance of unworthiness’. Through Buddhist teachings and mindfulness practices that fatalistic story telling machine is not having as much control. One moment, one day at a time.

  • Wendy says:

    I tell myself stories about how a person has hurt me. I keep repeating those stories and feeling the pain each time the person does or says something that triggers me.

  • Carlos Carrera says:

    I loved your analogies about the mind is the biggest bully and is like a car with no driver!

  • Beatriz says:

    I was at the most important exam of medical school, and there was a moment where I couldn’t think of any disease related to the clinical case I was reading, and then I started call myself “stupid”, “you don’t know nothing all”, “5 months alone doing nothing but study and you can’t remember one disease like this one in the clinical case”. Now I decided to repeat the exame in the 5 months, and I am really scary of my mind, because I know that is the most important thing that I have to change in order to succeed in this exam.

  • Henri says:

    Now I’m 70yrs old it’s down hill from now on

  • David says:

    it does not allow me to accept myself as I am both physically and mentally and to avoid that pain I can only search for a place to hide in my mind

  • Barbara Rompala says:

    Shame and dysfunction have fueled an “I’m not worthy” mentality that has hindered my ability to take initiative. It’s a constant in my head.

  • Yvonne says:

    The better I want to be and the faster I want to get there: more peaceful, more knowledge, more loving, the more I set myself up to disappointment and self criticism and criticizing others.

  • jim says:

    Simply put, I noticed and wondered quite a long time ago , does my mind use me or do I use it

  • Roz says:

    Rejection and perceived loss of control.

  • Roselyn says:

    I have a problem with drinking and am in recovery, my mind can tell me it will be different this time but it never is, dealing with a disease that tells me I do not have a disease

    • Quail says:

      I hear you. Every one of my current problems are ‘endless’ and ‘will never change’. If I try, I can think of some problems I did overcome or change – and that’s my proof that my mind voice is a liar – because it said the same thing about those problems back then too.

  • Corri says:

    I feel hopeless about conditions in the world, and have lost the excitement I once had about life.

  • Sue says:

    Not understanding

  • Andrew Birkinshaw says:

    I feel lost since my wife passed three and a half years ago. Life does not feel worthwhile and I am constantly fighting with my mind to justify staying here. I only wish to be with my wife and my mind constantly teases, torments and judges me on what I could have done to save her, why I am worthless again without her, and blocking my path to spiritual growth and being at peace inside so I can connect again with the love I share with my wife.

    • Kay says:

      Andrew, I understand the torment of losing a loved one. I have lost two husbands but I’ve come to realize that they are still here around me just not in physical form. I often ask Ron for advice and he shows me answers to my questions in books that I read or messages a friend might email me. Our loved ones can contact us if only we believe.

  • Eleanor says:

    I get caught up with a single mistake I make at work that i allow it to impact my whole day and I feel as if I’m judged by others on and feel that if I’m not always at the top of my game I will be judged by my coworkers. Which is how they also feel.

  • Megan says:

    When started to know about spirituality I started to use my mind to think about whose teaching is better, what tool is more powerful instead of believing my feelings(my own guidance.)

  • Anne-Marie says:

    I sometimes can get so bogged down with reflecting on the past to ensure I remember life’s lessons.

  • L Jaiy says:

    Thank you for your welcoming video. I became aware of the mind at the age of 6 when I experienced a booming resonating voice from inside my core which both terrified and fascinated me at the same time but which instantly brought me to a state of being awake that both myself and the world around me was unprepared for.

    Without spiritual guidance as a child my mind Left unchecked became a monster of manifesting things to prove the anxiety of spiritual separation and my childhood was challenging to say the least. At the age of 14 I understood that my dark thoughts were literally reeking havoc in my life as I had developed the eating disorder bulimia at the age of 10, an illness that was the reaction to trying to maintain control of my emotional state.

    Sadly at this stage I was merely the passenger on a rollercoaster of emotional turmoil that ultimately lead to a serious car accident the day before my 21st birthday. The rollercoaster was a mind that was overloaded by the self perpetuating evidence of my own self loathing. The accident changed everything. I have no memory of that day as I had a serious head injury and as the brain surgeon told my dear Mum nothing from that day would be the same again.

    That accident was 27 years ago and every step since has been incremental in allowing me to access an understanding of the principle of surrender. Your work is crucial at this time for so many who need the instruction manual for the rollercoaster as I’m certain it will help so many navigate the monsters and survive the ride to thrive in these uncertain times. Blessings and love. LJ

  • Paula says:

    For most of my life, my mind told me I should hold back from comments as I did not know enough. I struggle now with thinking I can and will make positive changes to my life and that I am smart enough to do something. So much self doubt. I have more positive than negative the past eight years or so. Having gone through breast cancer treatments made me know I can get through anything I want to. But then there are those days….the dangersous mind is in control…

  • Sheri Ahlborn says:

    It has made me feel not allowed for most of my life.

  • Marco says:

    My mind is obsessed with success & impact. It is my harshest critic.

  • Mary says:

    I always think negatively about myself to the point where I can make myself so frightened and scared of my future and what will become of me. I do have moments of relief but I always find myself back in that insecure place.

  • Jane says:

    My mind is tricky , it distracts me and then tells me how are you ever going to be successful , you can’t commit , you just aren’t good enough ..

  • Danni says:

    Anxiety, negative thoughts and ruminating have all caused me distress at different times. i am looking forward to quietening the chatter and feeling the positive flow

  • Mary says:

    My thoughts are so negative sometimes and it frightens me. It makes me feel insecure when I can’t get a grip on my emotions.

  • Hassie says:

    Over thinking is dangerous for me. I’m letting things be as they are and I’m working towards how I react to certain situations.

  • Jan says:

    My mind tells me that I am carrying too much weight – and that my body is unattractive, and I should be ashamed of myself. Even though I have a gorgeous, loving husband who adores me – my mind doesn’t allow me to believe I’m good enough. I’m sick of it – and ready to change!!!!

  • Graham Cann says:

    I find I often want to avoid people and be on my own. Relationships can create anxiety (like what people thinking about me) which in turn creates negative energy.

  • Kate says:

    During the recent sale of a home and most of its contents during the state’s Ordered shut down due to Covid 19, my mind was continually in fear, awfulizing and anxious over not being able to get this done In time to close, making wrong decisions as to what to let go of, and the Fear of inevitable financial loss. Could not stop these thoughts. And was literally feeling worried sick.

  • Rick says:

    I am the one who is aware and I’m aware that I’ve been collecting too many rocks in my river. Many days, it feels like I built a dam and there is no flow anymore…Mickey, I can’t thank you enough..I’ve been working spiritually for a number of years now trying to reconnect with my own seat of consciousness. Your materials touched me very deeply–I was ready to hear it.. Wading boots on: River dredging has begun. There’s a trickle in the creek again and I’m preparing for overflowing banks. Namaste. :)<3

  • Carrie says:

    My mind became dangerous when I felt a staff member of mine was undermining me to the rest of the team. I couldn’t stop focusing on every little thing she did or said for several weeks

  • Massimo says:

    This is my take on this.
    I just turned 46. 1st of june. Italian.
    My life is one a kind and is never been easy to stay in this planet.
    Incredibile pain since I was 10. At 17 my father killed himself. And we lost every thing.
    Moved to London were I graduate, than to california, Thiland end than back to Italy convinced that was there I could solve all my problems. There is no place to go you your inner world is not right. I have my true on this
    As you said for nearly 27 years I’ve been pushing things down, tried every kind of stuff to escape the pain side. I’ve nearly ruind all my life. Lost 2 homes, closed my business, nearly lost my family, certenly the love of my wife to have put her in such of hard times.
    For 2 years I’ve been mobilesed by my mind, you not good enoght, you are a feilure, such a whist of life and so on. I spent 6 months in bed…. with 2 kids on my sholder.
    But I could not do any thing my energy was thaken by the chit chat going on and on and on in my mind. I than started to listen to every video I could find in self help and bit by bit i started to disolve this incredibile net I self created with my mind.
    And here I am. Looking for tools and a real way to get out of this dangerous mind trap.

    • Quail says:

      Sometimes I actually think that if I only could quit work and lie in bed for 6 months, I could sort it all out and find the secret to happy. Your story reminded me – thank you – that we have to show up for the solution process too, bit by bit. Trial and error, but forward progress. Good for you for looking for the path!

  • Rhonda says:

    Thinking of my ex husband and how I didn’t get the marriage I wanted and 25 years of trying I gave up and left. He immediately got a girlfriend and I think she is getting the relationship I wanted but never got.

  • Ruth says:

    I often notice how my mind keeps me from doing what my heart wants me to do by keeping me small and unworthy of being happy and having an easier life. It tells me if I don’t have to struggle, work hard and suffer a bit, then my goal is not worthwhile.

  • SG says:

    Addiction is where my mind is a dangerous place. I have begun with pure intention 1000 times and somehow let my mind control it all in the end

  • Belinda says:

    I have been a 57-yr old divorcee for 8 yrs. I had a beautiful family, marriage, life where I gave and gave and then once I helped my husband become successful, I was tossed aside. I wasted 23 years of my life with him and now 8 more years in dark depression…I just can’t dig out and sometimes want to end it all. My 12 yr old son is the only reason I’m still here and now I don’t know how I’ll ever survive his teen years. I’m just not good enough for him or anyone. My mind tells me I’m now Worthless…

    • Quail says:

      How you doing lately? Life is not about giving and giving … its about balance, and how being happy is as important as making someone else happy. Make yourself happy, it is a good lesson for the children to see that others need time and space too.. You are important!

  • Johann says:

    I wake up with anxiety or obsession abouts tasks that need to get done and thoughts giving me permission to isolate , that I’m deserving.

  • DeAna says:

    Stress & anxiety

  • Carolyn says:

    I can always do more, be more, experience more.

  • Tim says:

    Talking myself out of things I desire. Convince myself I am not worthy of being loved.

  • John says:

    Depression and anxiety over a sudden and unexpected romantic break up

  • Cédric says:

    A lot of times it falls back into the same conditioned loops from the past: “You don’t look good”; “You don’t work hard enough”; “You should be doing this in order to feel good”. But understanding that this is the way the mind thinks it can make me feel good inside really inspired me and made me understand why it’s saying these things! Thank you a lot! 🙂

  • Melinda says:

    I call it going down the rabbit hole. I worry about what may happen and what if I do the wrong thing and somehow make things worse to the point of depression. And usually what I was obsessing over never happens, I just made my self depressed over nothing.

  • Wendy says:

    My suffering is when I am lonely I call friends and family to fill the void.

  • leo says:

    At times I mis read my children behavior towards me

  • Melon says:

    I lead a reasonably successful life but I was relieved from the job, recently! And now, feel not very good about myself & generally very pessimistic, confused, scared and this has more to do because of Coronavirus pandemic lockdown!!!

  • Ruturaj says:

    First, by listening to which mind has made up one gets excited about something and starts to do things. But the real drill is when the same mind which got one excited starts to inject self-doubt thus throwing one into bewilderment. How is it not dangerous to listen and act to what my mind says?!

  • Nat says:

    Sadness over the loss of love…feeling of being thrown away with blatant disregard..

  • Julie says:

    If I’m going into a meeting my mind will go into all the negative things about it instead of all the positive things I get insecure instead of confident I can feel my defense mechanism turn on

  • Lydia says:

    Why did my daughter die suddenly?

  • Ari says:

    Not believing my strength that I am demonstrating every day

  • Nicole Lopez says:

    Thinking my thoughts define me

  • Nanhilly says:

    Depressionr I caused in myself when I expected our grown children to be who I thought they were going to be until I realized they are who they are.

  • Tiina says:

    My mind thinks constantly that I am not a good person.

  • Arriane Egli says:

    Have been noticing that our mind can take us to places not so good for some time. Grew up in an alcoholic home, know I must provide my own stop gaps. These are hard times…….

  • Donna says:

    My mind is very creative in making up stories about the future, to a point where I create choas for myself and fear of ‘what might happen’ instead of allowing the flow of what is in front of me.

  • Bs says:

    We are hardest on ourselves shoulding ourselves and shaming ourselves in ways we would never tolerate from someone else.

  • Steinunn Einarsdottir says:

    I was very sad when my girlfriend started to draw away from me to be with another friend so I tried to ignore it and pretended not to care.

  • Patrice says:

    Guilt for mistakes in the past especially in regard to my children. No matter what I do to try to make up for it, whatever I do is never enough to my mind.

  • Paul says:

    Suffer panic attacks when speaking publicly

  • Patti says:

    During depression or loneliness, is the most dangerous time to be in my head. Like a bad neighborhood, best to get out!!

  • Jacqui says:

    My fiance was killed in October. In the midst of this profound grief, I was confronted with truths that led to the knowledge that the man I knew and loved never existed. My mind continues to ruminate the loss and the betrayal.

  • Dawn says:

    My mind tells me I don’t have anything important to say.

  • Linda says:

    Thinking of solutions to stop the pain of grief after my husband died suddenly.

  • Sandy says:

    In a negative circumstance i I was thinking it was bad got me sad and then i got thinking well is it really catastrophic and no and so my mmod changed instantly depending on how I was looking at the situation

  • Nancy says:

    I’m never good enough for my mind…

  • Carolina says:

    When I realized I have been thinking about my actions in the past that I can not change.

  • Kim says:

    For the past 27 years I thought I was working towards breaking away from negativity and destruction of family dynamics and lack of direction. Then an unexpected event took place and a domino of fear and failures came up causing my mind to question who I am and how do I fix this?

  • Michelle says:

    I am bipolar and had a grueling 30+ years suffer from sever depression and extreme mania. It caused regretful choices and decision making while growing up. Low self esteem, poor self image and extreme lack of confidence made me insecure and paranoid. I am in a better place now, continuing to heal, learn and cleanse my soul.

  • Jakipbayeva says:

    When I experience thoughts like my son should do this or that,I argue with him and hit him.When I realized it, the urgent to hurt someone disappear . Thank you.

  • Mel The Most Awesome Meraki Morris says:

    I became my own worst enemy, worst critic, and no one could save me but me. I have evolved past that after near self destruction.

  • Michelle says:

    Thoughts that trigger my addiction.

  • ann says:

    My mind is good, I just need to redirect sometimes.

  • Charlene says:

    My mind tells me I have work to take care of. But it’s my day off and I want to have fun and relax.

  • Teresa says:

    Great video. Thank you!
    Answer; Dwelling on hurtful events in the past…trying to make them go away…Being upset when not finding a way to erase them in my mind. Dangerous circle…

  • Anon says:

    My mind constantly tells me my partner must be with someone else when he is not with me.. I surely can’t be loved as my parents didn’t seem to bother.. etc.. I watch myself talking rubbish in my head, I see myself doing it but I can’t seem to stop it. The words over power me and even when I’m trying to relax and and let go.. the little buggers just creep back!

  • Donna says:

    The thoughts never shut up. Can’t be in the present moment.

  • Patty says:

    Yesterday my neighbor became angry with me. It is his perception that I treat him badly. Since then I have been talking to him in my mind constantly and when I went to sleep last night I had nightmares. I keep trying to think of what I need to say to him and having these imaginary conversations. I turn off the thoughts and I’m suffering.

  • Annie Galluzzo says:

    I grew up with an alcoholic mom. With 2 younger sisters
    And brothers. Anger, Saddness and Rage plus amazing happiness and confusion

  • Maureen says:

    As soon as I wake up it starts, the you should do this, you should do that, you have to do something important, etc. get more done, get to it. It’s like a mean boss that never sees what has been done or in the process of. It’s exhausting

  • Kenneth says:

    That the mind will try to convince you that you are not good enough to succeed in something you would like to do that requires risk and perseverance.

  • Frankie says:

    My mind often tells me that people don’t like me. Looking at it now, I recognize how this one thought paralyzes me when it comes to sharing my good ideas or speaking up. It prevents me from being myself in social situations and causes me anxiety daily. It has led me to accept being treated poorly at work, and in friend and love relationships.

  • arlene says:

    I am constantly racing with time to complete tasks, constantly anticipating what could go wrong and course correct. I am successful but missed to enjoy the process and those who journey with me. I need to train my mind to enjoy the ride and know that I can get to the destination even more successfully.

  • Estee says:

    Thank you. This was a beautiful reminder of the essence that I seek for. I get to be in my gifted mind through dance. Feeling Blessed🥰

  • Mikex says:

    Lost in a bad place

  • Jerry says:

    I find myself living in the future a lot, planning and controlling how things should be so that I can be happy.

  • Gail says:

    Guilt and blame

  • Huss says:

    My mind set on a course of self destruction early. At the age of 9 I began to starve myself, until I was hospitalized for anorexia. I was “cured” of that behavior which of course morphed into other addiction. I’m currently struggling with feeling “useless” in this lifetime & constantly seeking people, places & things to blame or hang on to “fix” me

  • Tina says:

    Years ago I decided that my mouth was getting me in trouble so I shut it down. Then it really started getting me in trouble and I quit being able to help others and being able to remember things I needed to.

  • Loren Peterson says:

    Constantly being beaten up by thoughts of regret, remorse, worry, insecurity

  • Noer says:

    I am 69 years old, two years ago had a boyfriend who was 16 years younger, he was serious about the relationship and wanted us to legalize the bond. My mind told me that it was impossible and I got scared. We finally broke up. I became very sad.

  • Aby says:

    Low self worth. Procrastinating.
    Fear stunting my growth in most areas of my life

  • tamaratazzia says:

    I look ugly and am old.

  • Michael says:

    Meditation, yoga and slowly dropping bad habits, (drugs, alcohol, junk food,) all started when I made the decision to simplify my life. I feel that we know the choices deep down that we need to make in order to surrender. It’s not easy. I’ve tried it in many different ways (trial and error) after a bad breakup, being displaced and going through a midlife crisis, every day was a struggle to get through as my focus was always on my past and the pain. (Worry about the future) As the pain (over time) subsided and I learned to move on in some ways, I noticed how locked my mind was in the past and future. For instance; All of the teachings of Eckhart Tolle (Power of Now) are quite advanced for someone who’s just trying to quit smoking. An addiction like drugs and alcohol are just symptoms of bigger problems and how to address these issues seems problematic. If your mind has taken you far away from your center, it’s created habits, walls and roads that keep you from getting back on track.

    Michael Singer has done such a great job in condensing this (teachings of other masters) all down for the regular folks who are learning about mediation and yoga. Now, only mornings are problematic for me as I reach for my phone 📲 first thing (social media) and all the thoughts of past and worries about the future rush in. It’s a process. Have patience with yourself and the more you drop the judgement of anything or anyone you’ll move much faster through this. Judgement has nothing to do with the current moment.

  • Lucia says:

    Our minds can be a dangerous place, totally agreed. In my experience, my inner critic sometimes is too loud and often ruins my day. Also, my mind gets dangerous when someonelse hurts my loved ones or his/her behavour affects my live and can’t do anything about it.
    I’m so happy I found you, Michael. I love your work.
    greetings from Spain.
    send you peace and love

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yes, that literally happened to me yesterday when someone I barely know blames me for many things. Then she went “silent” and would not respond. It left me filled with sadness and shame, even when I had not done what she said.

  • Shelley says:

    I ruminate about unpleasant situations and struggle to rise above it.ll

  • Elizabeth says:

    My mind can be a dangerous place when it has grief remembrances that literally keep me stuck in pain, even though I deeply desire to move forward.

  • Kathleen Cairns says:

    My mother passed away in April during this pandemic. I feel alone but still connected to many loving friends.

  • Desirée says:

    My mind has stopped me from doing many things that would have made my dreams come true by now.

  • Sharon Lovering says:

    Childhood trauma, extreme life stressors and now living with fibromyalgia, Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) a disabling and complex illness that causes major depression and all started at the age of 43. It has changed me as a person who feels broken and cruel minded or more like moody and irritable. I hate who I have become.

  • Gina says:

    During Post Partum.

  • Mary says:

    I have a general feeling of inadequacy. It puts a strain on my relationships and prevents true joy in my life. I mean how can I live a conscious life when I’m always judging myself.

  • Alison says:

    My mind can become stuck on what’s happening next, rather than appreciating what’s happening now.

  • Caroline says:

    My mind is dangerous when it convinces me that negative thoughts or circumstances will never change. When it gets defensive, compares, when it worries about the future, when it tells me self realization is for others and not myself, ..the list is endless 😆

  • Samantha says:

    My mind tells me that my anger is part of who I am.

  • jo says:

    a divorse after 30 years left me feeling old, used, and abandoned. I turned to working alot and alcohol to numb the pain. Several years of counseling and now a new love and I still occasionally fall back into the “whys and what ifs”.

  • Sally says:

    I spend far to much time living in fear. What if etc…. it mostly involves worry about my kids.

  • Nat Kent says:

    Waking up from a bad dream and carrying the emotions of it with me all day

  • Jody says:

    Good Morning Beautiful Souls and Fellow Warriors!

    Thank you so much Micheal for these sessions I’m
    About to embark on, I am very grateful for the work you’ve done on yourself, that you now get to share with us!

    I feel finally after years of living in terrible mental pain I’m ready to surrender, and choose a life of peace over constant painful and agonizing struggle.

    You are VERY correct, the mind can be a very dangerous place indeed. This is so sad to write but I’m not sure I’ve ever had any peace, even as a child.
    I was molested as a young girl, by a family member that I not only hid, but only surfaced memory wise until a year ago and I’m 44. that started this path of addiction from that very young age. They I’ve never understood until my mind decided it was time to release, I have the most beautiful kind generous parents, that unfortunately had struggles of own, so in order to try and bring me some happiness (with of course not knowing the REAL issue). Just showered me with toys and gifts and honestly pretty much whatever I wished within their financial limits to hopefully bring some joy to my life. High school hit I then discovered drugs, liquor, sex, speed, shopping, food It seemed it was the only time, when I was dabbling in these escapes that I felt like I was truly happy & alive, But as we all know over the years it just made myself sicker and sicker. Many failed relationships, financially destructive path, the loneliness and emptiness, had myself hospitalized. Not able to stay at any place of work for any length of time, till about 8 years ago had a nervous breakdown and pretty much locked myself away and disengaged from the world, thinking that’s the ONLY way to keep myself safe from being hurt any further.

    The loneliness can be crippling at times!

    So this all brings us to here in this moment. I have the most Amazing Women who is my Soul Sister, that is has discovered your gift to us and recommended your books which I’m about to start reading and then sent myself this link!

    Micheal for the first time since honestly I can remember I’m excited! And it’s not because of the outside world for once, I’m excited for my inner world to start being created and constructed in the beauty I’ve Always only dreamed it could be!!

    So thank you once again for this beautiful gift of a new path to walk! Can’t wait to see where it takes me 🙏

  • erin says:

    My brother used to wisely say “an idle mind is the devils playground”. So true for me – when I have too much time to think, my negative loops can sort of take over. I can waste so much time catastrophizing on things that will likely never happen, give too much power to the past and negative self-talk. It’s a constant, at times, exhausting battle I think many of us navigate daily – so much time wasted. Looking forward to new tools/techniques to help manage the negative ego.

  • Ruth says:

    The constant chatter of judgement. Basing my worth on what I do instead of who I am.

  • Charleen says:

    To be of value you must conform to what society values.

  • Todd says:

    I had worked very hard, had a successful career, and got to a point where I was OK with the world . . . I thought I was at peace. I found out 9 months ago that my wife cheated on me for 18 months, and it has launched my mind into overdrive. I can’t stop beating myself up, and questioning everything that I knew to be true.

  • Allison Strickland says:

    Fear-based thoughts that make you think the worst is going to happen= worry Not good/smart/fun/thin/….enough

  • Jolene says:

    When my mind isn’t occupied, the memories of my abusive past come back

  • Stephanie says:

    At night when the mind wants to go dark and think about the past.

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  • Jules says:

    I have a trust issue first husband and now 2 nd husband it comes from my dad

  • Barbara says:

    Old filters from the past cloud present and future decisions and choices

  • Nona says:

    Continuous cycle of thought related to not agreeing with what is seen in the world. My lenses were only seeing hurt, depression, manipulation and everyone was turning their head or a part of the ugliness in the world.

    I only saw ugly and bad; I was right and others were wrong. Yet I was the crazy one because I wasn’t like the others. I was asleep and seeing my world through my lenses. I had and continue to change my perception, find positive focus, recognizing my radar detector if someone gets to me. I have to consider what within myself has been triggered.

  • Nona says:

    I just wanted to add-staying in the present is sometimes all I can do and read positive things for positive thoughts. Seek what I feel is better, yet I keep coming back to the same place if trying to get too far ahead and begin to worry. I keep repeating this cycle-way better focus but not seeing a change in my relationships.

  • Bonnie says:

    I was always considered pretty lately all I find are the negatives in my physical body

  • Joyce says:

    I worry that my son’s addiction will make him commit suicide.

  • Robin Weeks says:

    Ignorance may be bliss, however you will never receive the gifts that otherwise would be bestowed on you!

  • Mary says:

    For the last two days I have been digging deep inside myself to figure out how I am allowing my 10 year old granddaughter to tigger me. Causing my ptsd sypthoms to resurface. I have been spending time alone in nature and asking my higherself for guidance. And today I was surfing the internet and came across a video with you and Tony Robbins, I thought to myself I known that name, and when I heard the title of your book recalled what a huge impact Untethered Soul had on my life. While I was spending time alone yesteday I asked for help from my higher power. The bible states ask and you shall receive. I believe you are the answer to my prayer. Thank you, Micheal for all that you do. By the way my daughter had your book and suggested I read it.

  • Mary says:

    Allowing the mind to believe a few people’s opinions about me and the way I look, which were not positive and damaged me.

  • Alistair says:

    My mind often wants to ‘be right’ usually at the cost of personal spiritual fulfilment.

  • Mary says:

    How I have perceived my own inadequacies and regrets are affecting my expectations on my kids for desiring them to do and be better.

  • Kim says:

    My mind can be dangerous currently, because my heart and trust in my spouse has been broken, by an emotional affair my spouse has been having.

  • lez says:

    I was so stressed I ejaculated semen in my dreams And it wasn’t a sexial dream.

  • Jay says:

    I constantly rethink how I’ve done things in the past and then fret over how I should have done them and how I can change this today (obviously not going to happen).

  • JJ says:

    The intense and ruthless rumination of judgements of others– and myself. Big sigh. It’s exhausting.

  • Leyla Pepper says:

    My mind tells me it i s not safe outside.

  • Brian says:

    Self judgment and condemnation – I am not good enough

  • Joy says:

    I think, Fear of failure or loosing of self worth directly or indirectly causing all the problems.

  • Shelby says:

    I have read and studied your book and practiced what I learned, so sometimes I live in great awareness. But as soon as some old pain (fear) is triggered, I forget EVERYTHING I have learned and revert back to my mind. Sometimes I am not aware of my consciousness for days!!!! When I reconnect with my consciousness, it is like being with an old friend.

  • Bree says:

    It started as a thought and became a belief that I wasn’t good enough. When my partner cheated on me, I took it as confirmation that my thoughts were true.

  • Laurette says:

    Yep. Very dangerous

  • Thomas says:

    As a recovering alcoholic, my mind always tends to go to the past and all the trouble I caused.

  • Kenneth Delfin says:

    Sometimes the conditioned mind has lightning quick reflexes it is quick to get offended

  • Carrie says:

    As soon as I make a mistake, any mistake, i bully myself, call myself an idiot or stupid and how could I do it, why haven’t I learnt from the last time….and it just goes on and on.

  • Shellie says:

    When I was born my family always made us feel like we were always enough just because we were born….It was a great childhood then then when I started dating I had someone cheat on me and that was tuff……. I married Someone else a few years later and I’m sure he’s done the same ….. we’ve been married 28 yrs ……and have a wonderful child that’s disabled……. but because of the way my husband treats me I never feel like I’m enough …… I see other people navigate things like this from a sting place and I want to also…… I hoe that’s not to much to say ……

  • Cynthia says:

    I want to be carefree enough to float. Not weighed down so I sink.

  • Beth says:

    I’ve had millions of these. Here’s my most recent example. Yesterday my car started overheating, I am mediately dove into fear of not having a car, fear of not having enough money, old fears coming up from the new fear

  • Dawn says:

    My mind is my defense mechanism. My inner discourse keeps me from experiencing life fully.

  • Katie S. says:

    For years I lived in a place where what I heard about who I was from other people, was who I was. All of the negative things said to me became my reality. I didn’t like myself at all and all sorts of awful things were going to happen to me because that’s what I deserved. Indeed our minds can be our worst enemy .

  • Jane says:

    I am constantly living in the past. I have to learn how to let that go and be happy in the present.

  • Jan says:

    The death/suicide of my Father when I was 20. 13 years later death of my Mother in an auto accident. Two failed marriages.
    My second husband remarries a very controlling woman who completely alters the relationship between my children and I .
    Also sexual abuse issues at a very young age with my Grandfather.
    Learning to not trust men!

  • Frank says:

    I have everything going for me right now — Wonderful family, friendship, a good job, yet my mind is sabotaging everything. I’m depressed, anxious and always worried — and my past is killing me slowly. I’m trapped…

  • Maria says:

    My mi d always bring me to bad pass experience I fill like been in clouds and fog.

  • Paige Stroman says:

    I have spent a lifetime with my own fear holding me captive from becoming me out of the worry of failure. Yes, I’ve taken some really big risks, but not consistently. And this led to an unfulfilling marriage, career and a life alone since my family has died. All because I’ve held myself captive. No one else. Me in an invisible cell. It’s time I made a jail break!

  • Latisha Taylor says:

    Same experience

  • connie says:

    when i got divorced a few years ago my mind was telling me that there was no reason for me to be here anymore – my marriage was over, my kids moved out, and i didn’t have a purpose an identity, safety, security or a reason to live anymore. It tried to convince me that I would be better off dead and that my kids would be better off if I was dead as well because then i could give them the money i had from the divorce and they would be much better off with the money than with me in their lives. thank God i didn’t listen to that <3

  • Andreea says:

    Feeling limited by my own fears. Anxiety mixed with autoimmune issues. Going thorough a diagnosis of Lupus at the moment. So it’s either living in fear or LIVING A BEAUTIFUL LIFE. It is obvious what I choose since I am here. 🙂

  • Leah says:

    Sometimes I feel like I have a hand on my throat when I am in a group because my mind is afraid of criticism. It tells me that if I talk or share my thoughts I’ll say something stupid, that I am stupid or I’ll express it stupidly – or that the other people don’t like me or whatever – to the degree that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. I’ll open my mouth to say something and I lose my train of thought.. I know it’s B.S. because I don’t have near as much difficulty when I’m one on one with other individuals. I’m realizing my mind keeps me from realizing my full potential.

  • Susan says:

    I constantly feel lonely and “left out”. I want to get away from self pity and live! I’m reading Untethered Soul. Thank you for making this mini session

  • Jamie says:

    I’ve lived from a place of insecurity my whole life. Moments of comfort and joy, but I couldn’t keep them because I was so misaligned and had a war inside my mind. All the darkest feelings and beliefs. Disordered behavior.

  • Minxy says:

    Thankyou! My mind becomes clouded, confused. I turn all inside out, upside down and it exhausts me completely!

  • Michelle says:

    My mind tells me my 19 year old son is in danger when he camps or hikes or takes his outdoor adventures with his friends. I worry about him whenever he is doing these adventures because they are unfamiliar to me. I can’t stop the worry.

  • Olivia says:

    I am an older female in my 40s . I have not been able to hold down a job for more than 2 years at a time. I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. MY mind is telling me constantly that I’m a failure, that I’ll never amount to anything. I’ll never be good enough. My relationship is wonderful except when it comes to my financial situation and lack of monetary contribution. The arguments turn ugly, affirming what my brain has repeatedly told me. I have dreams that I want to bring to reality, but can’t get out of my own way.

  • Erik says:

    Anxiety, depression, addiction, and panic…

  • Linda says:

    Believing I have to follow through with what my mind is saying and the feelings associated with it at any given time.
    That to me is dangerous.
    For the first time after reading a few chapters of Untethered Soul, I am coming into a realization that my mind is not my intellect nor my friend and that I now have permission to disobey it 😉.
    Looking forward to purchasing your Surrender course.

  • anita cound says:

    My mind is full of negative thoughts and fear lately …

  • Maggie W says:

    During my first major panic attack recently, my mind convinced me I was about to die. For the most part of my long life, I am positive, energetic and happy. So this negative experience – which recurred frequently until I got help – is a clear example for me that the mind can be a very dangerous place.

  • Stephanie says:

    Been there and still consume me once in a while

  • Mary says:

    I stay deprressed. My mind rules me. I’m seldom in the moment and when i am it never lasts long.

  • Maggie says:

    My mind had kept me a prisoner in my own past. I didn’t feel I could experience the “present” because the past took up 3/4 of my view. I am now learning how to get my “sight” back and thus, my life back. I love your book the Untethered Soul. Thank you

    • Idalys says:

      I’ve noticed that I live in my past as well. & when I try to be more present it all leads me to forgiving my self for my past mistakes. I don’t even know how to do that. But I am going to make an effort to try. We have to learn how to let the past go, is the only way to be fully present.

  • June says:

    My mind spends way too much time trying to evaluate and analyze what is occurring, rather than just living this beautiful life.

  • Tommy says:

    I have been to some very dark places in my mind. Everyone becomes an enemy. People are evil and try to hurt me my mind says. I’d rather be alone.

  • Nicole says:

    We often associate domestic violence as physical abuse and rarely talk about the mental or mind abuse that is occurring on a massive scale each day. The programming we receive in childhood by trusted adults, the lies we are told by trusted partners, and the fears about the world we are programmed to believe through TV, news and social media all contribute to a mind that has been abused and traumatized with false information about who we are and what we believe. If only we could press a button to format our minds and start again when our minds have become too contaminated with toxic lies and gaslit realities. We all want the ability to create, live and love from a beautiful mind, the problem is how do we sort out, reprogram and prevent all of the negative and traumatized parts of our mind from creeping in and causing pain and suffering? This is the exhausting and never ending struggle I have with my mind.

  • Rebecca Cox says:

    You hit the nail on the head. Getting older worrying about my future, having g enough money, feing like I should be doing more, etc

  • Jen says:

    I find myself constantly worried and disappointed in my children and judging them for the choices they make.

  • Mary says:

    I can sometimes be completely overwhelmed by current events. Have cut down on fb and the news and am taking more nature walks as well as cutting down on wine. I am also meditating more. All this helps.

  • GE says:

    My mid goes off the track with not trusting. I can’t trust not even my spouse. If she says a trigger word I automatically assume the worst, this get me into a bad place and spirals down as I continue to think of all the bad scenarios in my mind.

  • Katie Davis says:

    Just recently a health matter came up. I postponed a dr appointment because that’s what I do. One night the problem peaked, I was able to get an appointment in 2 days, what a worrisome long 2days. I’ll going to have to wear a monitor, I know the medicine is not going to be covered by insurance, my husband knows nothing about caring for an ill person, blah blah etc. doctor did blood test, an echocardiogram, ….. my thyroid medicine is too strong—simple matter change dosage. Ahhh the mind keeps getting in my peaceful way. Thank you for this gift. Your book is in my collection, read it maybe 6 yrs ago, I’m pulling it out for another read.

  • Lewis says:

    Fear and anxiety have been my biggest challenges. I can be going along feeling fine and then a situation comes up and fear grips me in an unshakeable vice. It’s weird because I feel like I have two hearts, a higher and a lower version. The higher one is in my chest, and I can feel love and passion and inspiration. Then in my stomach, I have the lower “heart” – it feels fear, anxiety, and dread. They say we have 100 million neurons/nerve cells in our stomach! I believe it. It’s a real challenge to sink into these feelings and let them wash over you and bathe in them, like I would with the higher heart. but the more I do that, the less they have a hold over me.

  • Linda Wolf says:

    A divorce

  • Helen Long says:

    I’m spending far too much time trying to shut my mind off.

  • Marilyn Monahan says:

    Im bipolar
    My mind tells me really bad things,like I’m not going to succeed at anything I should just kill myself…it took alot of years but my meds are working,I have a great doctor who listens to me.

  • Judi says:

    Getting caught in a downward spiral.

  • Charlotte says:

    I have anxiety. My mind keeps me anxious worrying about the anxiety. As a result, I suffer everyday with anxiety because I cant stop my mind from worrying about the anxiety.

  • Sis says:

    My mind tells me I,m unworthy .

  • Idalys says:

    When I do something wrong, or repeat the same mistakes. My mind fills my whole body up with guilt, it bullies me and shames me.

  • Ann says:

    I went through a period of depression after having a child. I just went through the motions and it eventually went away. I just pushed through because I had to. At that time I never knew about meditation and mindfulness

  • Sherry says:

    As I sit here taking a break from working on my taxes, I start to feel so overwhelmed and helpless. So easy to “awfulize” about how my mind, once sharp and clear, now seems clogged with webs and mists of forgetfulness. My limbs once strong and limber now groan and creak as I rise to return to my dreaded duty. Oh for the long lost vigor of youth and brilliance of mind!

  • Debbie says:

    My mind likes to take over.

  • April says:

    You can start with a negative thought, such as I wish I was a better mother. If you do not get out of your head before you know it you will have yourself convinced that you are the world’s worst mother and that your children are better off with someone else.

  • Lorraine White says:

    The Ego resides in my mind therefore it makes stuff up to keep me in drama, if I am not present to “it’s” presence…

  • Maureen says:

    Right now I am worried me, my hsband or someone chose to me is going to get Covid and I come up with scary ” what if” scenarios.

  • above says:

    Wishing someone away because they constantly interrupt you, correct you, ignore and abuse you for doing what you love, Then, they leave and you realize you did that and broke up your family. Gilt, Gilt, Gilt.

  • Amy says:

    I only got first one

  • Tamara says:

    3 years ago I made a decision to change a part of my body. I was so done with the conversations in the mind, why I should or should not do this. My spiritual intrest started at a very young age, this part of the conversation was telling me not to change my body-gift. The inner conversation answers with the note we cut our hair to and more.
    What I hoped was that the conversation stoped. And it did , so it seems the right decision was made. It last a week or to. Then it stared all over again, the conversation just flipped, was it necessary, this is not yogi like.
    I have no regret as it has given me this great insight of how my mind can be a dangerous palace.

  • Shirin says:

    Thank you for the great video. My mind at one point in my life became my worst enemy when after many years of hard working and studying I got a great residency in a very prestigious hospital but since my mind was telling me that I’m not good enough, I quit. Now I learned not let my mind to talk too much and i taught my mind that I’m the leader and she is my servant.

  • Donna says:

    I can ruminate in a fearful thought which eventually leads to a panic attack.

  • Anne says:

    When I can’t switch it off it stop being frustrated or angry at something or someone .

  • Mrida says:

    I have been seeker……when i was young I truly believed material world( e.g. Relationships, money, success etc.) can give me happiness. And as we all go through life, different experiences show us ……that my mind is never happy even when I get what I was desiring….
    These experiences led me into an inner search which is still on, and I am grateful to grace that it made me watch your video.
    Yes Mind can be a very dangerous place, As I reflect back on my life….I can see how much i was constantly in the grip of the mind, feeling unsafe, and made certain decisions from place of Fear, anger and disconnection. This deep agonizing pain started searching and seeking…….I look forward each day to stay more in Awareness completely dissolve this personal ME.
    I bow down to the Divinity in You Michael.

  • Joy says:

    My marriage was dangerous at times because of addictions. There were times that I
    thought it would kill me. I realized that I chose him because I was mentally sick and felt

  • No 1 says:

    I’m going through a separation at the moment and I have not seen my kids for 6 months, my sons birthday is 7th of June. I was/am angry because I do not believe that I have been treated justly. And if I focus on that, many many many many nasty ugly overwhelmingly negative thoughts come through me. I must release this anger, in order to Move forward in a positive manner, and understand that this is her way of dealing with our relationship breakdown. This is the exact thing I needed to hear, at this exact moment. I cannot thank you enough for sharing this with the world, and with me.

  • Janet says:

    My mind has taken me to very dark places where I ruminate on how I don’t measure up. My mind can trap me in a cesspool of self loathing. My mind can also cast harsh judgement on others.

  • LinaA says:

    my mind limits me in my interactions. With my sons, at work, with my family. I tend to base my relationships on outcomes, behaviours, tasks. And this “doing” and “results” focus has limit the potential and depth of my relationships and results. Both on being and on doing,

  • Diane Leaman says:

    My mind always goes to “I’m not good enough” in all aspects of my life.

  • Bianca Mecolick says:

    so much self-doubt

  • June says:

    I would not forgive myself for not asking a girl out. Now she is half way across the Country with a boyfriend. Had lots of good cries. Can’t forget about her.

  • Zack says:

    I try to make relationships work peacefully and be supportive but when they don’t I am feeling depressed and hopeless

  • Karen says:

    Ruminating about negative things

  • Kate says:

    When I go to a gathering, friends or family, my mind constantly compares and is worried about everyone else in the room, then I feel sorry for myself that I’m not having a good time, I often come home depleted and frustrated rather than pleased with new memories and time spent with loved ones.

  • DIanne says:

    When my negative thoughts take

  • Sandy says:

    Worked all day i was fine , came home to an empty , non sunny appartement …oh just got seperated and started crying for like 5 min …..then realized what my mindcwas doing si I stopped ate and am listening to you cheers !!

  • Trisha says:

    Worrying about something that may or may not happen, with me not having any control over either outcome.

  • Roberta carrier says:

    I get caught in judging myself so harshly, then I am stalled in taking constructive action.

  • Joedy says:

    Separated from wife. Feel depressed and my mind is constantly developing strategies to get her back. Struggle not to contact her all day.

  • Stan says:

    My mind can tell me things on occasion like you will be alone for the rest of your life. Sometimes it worries about what others thinks or worries about things that never come pass.

  • Brenda says:

    I’ve always believed that we get what we focus on and do my best to have a positive mind & outlook, but want to do it consistently. Looking forward to learning more.

  • Steve says:

    What M Singer says is so true: your own mind can be the worst “bully” you’ve ever encountered. Untethered Soul helped me tame the inner bully by being the watcher!

  • Sandra says:

    I have the same experience. So much noise…

  • Steven says:

    Always worrying about stuff I can’t control

  • Michael says:

    I have continually been pulled down by my mind telling me that I’m not good enough or I don’t deserve this. It has gotten to the point that I feel frozen in making decisions to move forward in my life. I am now a huge procrastinator afraid of failure.

  • Tina says:

    Mind can magnify negative things and that is dangerous

  • Nicky Pullen says:

    Constant learning and intake of information when I know that knowledge and happiness come from within.
    My mind is always hungry to learn more

  • Alicia V Silva says:

    I am very concern with my physical appearance, and the wrinkles in my face now that I am getting older I constant worry about that.

  • Jan says:

    Always going over the past events and blaming my self with guilt and blame

  • Ali says:

    how can I edit my name I like to change to Ali only

  • Tish says:

    My mind isolates me from relationships, even my marriage. I avoid life and am unhappy.

  • LouO says:

    How constant chatter of being so critical of oneself all day everyday for 30 + years. Now it’s mostly quiet as I learn to love and except myself for how I am, but alway room for improvement, really looking forward to #2.
    Thank you and to Tony Robbins unleashes the power, was how my mind got quieter. And it is through, Tony that I found you. 🕊🙏❤️

  • sue says:

    I know others have used this but my brother dangled a black piece of rubber in front of me and I ran behind a lamp and it broke and I had thought it was a snake all though it was not and I felt so bad over accidently breaking the lamp.

  • BeLinda says:

    Spent most of my life trying to impress or please people so they would like me. I never felt heard or valued. My self worth was based on the voice in my head. Used drugs and alcohol to alter my reality. Thanks for the free videos ❤️

  • Wendy Simpson says:

    Although I practice yoga and medititation, mind mind stil goes to judgement and self critiicism.

  • Jenny says:

    Just when you think you’re on top of this mind, you turn your back for a second and it leaps back in control. it takes constant vigilance!

  • Hamish says:

    Recently I felt a separation of self. I was alone, in lockdown, following a breakup from a very powerful and transformative relationship. The spiritual ego really took over, I obsessed over meditation, breathwork and yoga to the point where nothing would suffice or quiet the mind. It led to a mountain of self-doubt and a lack of trust in others that brought me close to the edge. I had suicidal thoughts. I was depressed. Constantly anxious about the future.

  • PF says:

    After coping with serious cheating in my relationship, I developed ovarian cysts, a cyst in a breast, and then a life threatening uterine situation. All my female organs attacked in one year.

    • Tiernan says:

      I am truly sorry. I hope with all my heart that you find your way through this, for you have my love and concern. God bless you.

  • PF says:

    do not share

  • Joana says:

    Hola, mi nombre es Joana. Yo estoy pasando por un momento triste por la pandemia, además mi pareja se alejó. Y mi mente no para de pensaaar

  • Jeri says:

    No one really cares who I am and they never will.

    • Mary says:

      In my experience, through big learning, If you dont care about you, then others wont care about you; same as if you dont understand you, how can you expect others to understand you – and so on. When I realised this it was a game changer. If I respect and care about me, which i am getting better at through practice, then thats the vibration that i send out and get back equally. So basically it has to start with YOU. And by the way, I replied because I do care.

  • Wendy Halter says:

    Keeping me prisoner to the beliefs I formed as a child from a child’s perspective. Learning that these beliefs were formed with no regard to true reality.

  • Tiernan says:

    My brother (who used to be my sister until she identified as male) has been taking testosterone, and the thought of seeing my brother growing into a man has been something I’ve avoided even though it’s embraced by the rest of my family.

  • Zach says:

    I don’t need to go far; I am feeling quite lonely and depressed at the moment.

  • Annette Caputa says:

    Past life experiences, Lack of resolution and letting go

  • Sue says:

    My mind is a negative bully. It has control over me and has for a while. It stops me from doing things I enjoy. I need to take this action to find relief. Thx Micheal.

  • Nick says:

    I’ve been experiencing the same mind problems for many years: My biggest fear is to end up alone in life so I ‘ve been trying to make people like me. This is actually creating me more psychological issues because I cannot control the outer world to satisfy my thoughts. My mind is comparing myself with others, telling me I’m a failure and I haven’t achieved anything so far, This non stop mind game needs to stop or managed from me in a more proactive way. I’m currently reading the “Untethered soul” which is such an amazing book and I am also watching these videos so I am sure I’ll be able to control my thoughts and my mind in order to enjoy better life….

  • Nolarae Stein says:

    I’ve become obsessed with this administration and the way Donald Trump has run this country the division the racism it’s causing a problem between my husband and myself because he is definitely a conservative and I am far more at the progressive liberal I try not to read the newspaper but when I do it causes another problem because I want to discuss it with my husband and we end up fighting. It’s causing me a great deal of pain. I’m at A student at the course of miracles but I can’t seem to get my head on straight these days thank you for your guidance I look forward to your program Mrs. Stein Longwood fla

    • Lisa says:

      You are not alone, I am in this exact same situation. I feel it is my responsibility to get my husband to see my side because I believe so strongly in my principles. I know people are entitled to their own opinions, but I can’t help but judge, what I believe, are his lack of morals. I feel this is not a place for politics but how can we be at peace in this situation and not just be silent.

  • Mary says:

    My mind rationalises too much and stops action. I used to action without attachment to outcome!

  • Beatriz says:

    Not being good enough to trust myself and be successful. Afraid of trying and making it wrong and fail.

  • Eva says:

    Believing that I am not good enough. Judging myself no matter how much good I do.

  • Julia Dalton says:

    lb went off. I learned not to be reactive and to fall back behind my mind and be the observer. It has changed my life. I no longer feel I’m not good enough or not where I need to be. I enjoy my life and the experience of being alive greatly. Thank you.

  • Kent E. says:

    20 years ago, I strove to live by spirit in all that I did and said. This open me up to false impressions or false spirits. Unintentionally I sought to be commanded in all things; which led to me being arrested for trespassing, and court order to the state mental hospital for six months.

  • Jeanette says:

    I emigrated, I had a wonderful partner there, unfortunately I became very unadaptable and negative to my new environment, lost my relationship and returned to my previous home country. My mind dictated all my thoughts and actions and I am left disappointed in myself and depressed as I did not know how to control my mind in a positive way.

  • Ann says:

    Relationship is challenging

  • Donna says:

    Reliving the past hurts over and over and over!

  • Dorothy says:

    I often second guess myself, worrying that someone has misinterpreted something I’ve said or done.

  • Meg says:

    My mind is fearful of everything. That nothing is safe., even getting out of bed in the morning.

  • Connor says:

    For as long as I can remember, I’d beat myself up for any mistake I made. I would hold on to any mistake in my mind for days, weeks, months even years. After reading both TUS and TSE things are starting to shift. “I’m noticing who’s noticing.” I’m 46 and I am starting over and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Thank you!