“Have you ever heard of a part of you called “Your Healthy Mental Functioning?”
“Well, I know we all want to function in a healthy manner.”
“Yes, we all do, but healthy functioning is innate, inborn, your natural state of mind.
It’s your common sense, your peace of mind, it’s really your higher self. It functions when you are not ego thinking. It’s your source of emotional stability.
It’s the part of you that isn’t bothered if the circumstances of your life are bad.”
“How do you get in touch with your healthy functioning?”
“You have to trust that it does exist and have a desire to tap into it.”
“What does it feel like?”
“When you feel a sense of internal stability no matter what happens to be going on around you. It’s when no matter what happens, you keep your cool.”
“Sometimes I feel in charge of myself and other times I feel like I’m losing my cool, why is that?”
“Sometimes you’re into your healthy functioning and sometimes you’re NOT.”
Pause for a moment of pondering
“Your healthy functioning is working when you feel like everything is OK and your perspective is right on target, and NOT distorted.”
“What’s the main thing that your healthy functioning does for you?”
“It allows you to live in the Here and Now, and do the best you can, also it makes you remember that the most important part of life is ENJOYING IT and FEELING PEACEFUL.”
“How does your Thought System compare with Healthy Functioning?”
“Your Thought System is concerned with how you compare to others, your ego pursuits, and your supply of wants and needs. It concerns itself with what happens in your life, good or bad.”
“What about enjoyment and happiness?”
“Happiness. Is a state of mind, not your life circumstances.
Happiness and enjoyment come under your healthy functioning. It’s the part of you that is content. It’s your feel good part.”
“So, healthy Mental Functioning does exist?”
“Absolutely, it always exists when your mind is quiet and clear of negativity and it is NOT focused on your problems.”
“The most important idea is:
LIVE YOUR LIFE IN THE HERE AND NOW AND BE GRATEFUL THAT YOU HAVE THAT MOMENT.”