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When you start observing your mind, one of the first things you might notice is that you don’t really control it. Okay, let me ask, how many times you have read something and really tried to concentrate on the subject, but you catch yourself wandering off and thinking about something completely different at the same time? 

So I ask the question, do you sometimes observe your mind? In the ancient Vedic scripture Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna says to Arjuna “One must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well. For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.”  

To manifest what you want, you need to control your mind. You need to concentrate, meditate and visualize often.  You need to focus on the things you want to manifest. For me, I believe I have to be still, silence myself so that I can hear the word of God.  If you allow your mind to jump freely from one subject to another, it will take you much longer time to achieve your goals.  

One aspect of this is the importance of living in the NOW. Have you ever noticed That when you think about the past, we tend to think about the “good old times”.  They are not truly “good old times,” we simply forget about bad times that were associated with those days and think only about the good times.  Mostly, because it allows us to escape from the present reality and live in a happy illusion.  The point is that the past, happy or sad is no more.

We can’t remake it, re do it or change it. It also doesn’t have any value for our manifesting purposes. Hopefully we can learn from our past mistakes, but that’s it, otherwise dwelling on the past is just a waste of time.   If we don’t think about the past we usually think about the future. Often we are anxious, scared or afraid of the future.  Other times, we look at the future with hope. But the future is made in the present. We need to start living in the present and concentrate on the present. We need to be happy now. If we are happy now, we build our happy future. Because of that it is very important to gradually control the mind and to live in the now; try to be happy now.    We can easily change our mind’s states. We can listen to some good music which we like, we can think about someone we love or we can look at something beautiful. Whatever helps you to feel happy, and the most important we can visualize the things we want in the future as already achieved.  A good way to get in the good mood is to do some simple yogic breathing exercises, which very quickly help to achieve peace and control of the mind.  

Another good way is to practice gratitude for the things you have and the things you would like to have. You cannot feel unhappy when you feel grateful.   There are many different methods, but to start manifesting the things you want easily and quickly it’s good to find a good mentor or course, and follow the instructions. Reading about manifestation, the law of attraction and self improvement is always good, but the best is to take action and apply what you have learned. 

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Lynn Austin

Lynn F Austin is an author, coach, business owner and professor in the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University, where she is also a peer classroom reviewer and a member of the Faculty Advisory Board.  Additionally, she is a 2017 Humanitarian Award recipient presented by the legendary R&B and Hip Hop group, The Force MDs, during their “Family and Friends 2” event on June 3, 2017, at BB Kings in Times Square in New York City. The 2017 Humanitarian Award recognized individuals who demonstrate the courage to take decisive action, the wisdom to face aggressive challenges and the willingness to sacrifice to affect causes that impact the betterment of the community. 

Known for her visionary ability to both understand the objective and build effective plans that achieve results, her programs guide and transform leaders along the most effective and strategic path to achieve results that get them recognized, respected and rewarded for their results.  In 2016 she wrote three books - “The Little Book of Positive Affirmations,” “Press Interview Fundamentals,” and “12 Step Approach to Sponsorships”  - over one weekend in February 2016.  Through her story, she seeks to help others working to find their path in life. Her lifestyle brand, “Betting On Me,” evolved as a means to coach, motivate and inspire people to live their purpose and her much-anticipated book titled "TheB.O.M:  Betting on Me" is scheduled for summer 2017 release.


Lynn is an advisory board member of Linking Sports and Communities and a member of the Florence Crittenton Inspire mentoring program.  She has been profiled in a wide range of media and is a featured speaker at conferences and workshops throughout the country.  She enjoys riding motorcycles, hiking, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.