Carrying on from the mind with a body concept, a super simple example of it! A few days ago we went on a family day out to Blackpool! We visited the Blackpool Tower, those of you who don’t know if it, it’s basically a version of the Eiffel Tower in a seaside resort in northern England. It is over 500 feet tall, and you can ride a lift up to observation decks.
On the lower deck there is a “walk of faith”. A thick laminated piece of glass, replacing part of the floor. So you are literally stood looking down 500 foot or so, to the ground below.
I stood on, it then walked onto it, BAM! the fear hit me right in the nuts! All i was prepared for was to walk onto it and off. Then I saw my 8 year old daughter jumping on it, and I saw other people laughing and just standing on it taking in the view… So at this point, I have two choices, I have half faced the fear, and stood on it, and scurried away. But other minds with bodies around me, see it as the floor, in their mind it’s literally a floor. So I decided too, that it was a floor, and led my body onto it (mind with a body), and stood around on it for a while, took photos the whole touristy shebang. (Is that even a word? I just checked and it is!)
My imagination had created this irrational fear, that because I could see through the solid floor, I would somehow fall through it! So then I control that imagination, I see others have no fear, and that is all it is, an irrational fear.
Now when I’ve ridden motorcycles, at pretty high speeds (obvs within the legal limits) the fear didn’t take me over, but it kicked in standing on a glass floor at 500 feet up. Who knows why, but now that tiny dragon has been slain.
“If something is difficult for you to accomplish, do not then think it impossible for any human being; rather, if it is humanly possible and corresponds to human nature, know that it is attainable by you as well.” – Marcus Aurelius