Most people have experienced at least a few brick walls and challenges, because they seem to be unavoidable and part of life. So the question is: How do you respond when you hit a brick wall? Do you get angry? Frustrated? Anxious? Or do you stop, go inside and look for the lesson the challenge has offered you and uncover an innovative solution that is a reflection of your true nature. Remember, when we are stressed our subconscious mind takes over and the behavior and responses we learned when we were young tend to play out automatically without the control or awareness of our conscious mind.

Learning how to identify when we are in our subconscious mind versus our conscious mind and learning how to shift from one brain state to another can help you bring about positive changes in your life because you will be able to step out of subconscious reaction and access clarity as needed. When we are clear, it becomes possible to devise a strategy that supports you to change a negative situation into a positive learning opportunity. So when you encounter a difficult situation ask yourself: Do I want to take the high road? Or the low road? Do I want to steer clear of the problem? Or confront it directly? Each response will provide you with a different outcome and a different learning experience. There is no right or wrong way to approach life—just opportunities for you to become more aware and transform damaging patterns and beliefs you acquired from your family in your early years of life.

I have found that playing with the ICWIB activities is a great way for me to stop reactive behavior, reclaim my center, and handle my challenges in a more conscious and effective manner.

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