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The subconscious mind is very susceptible to suggestion.

And I've been using that to my advantage lately. I really didn't want to run this morning. I did a pretty intense HIIT yesterday and I was feeling sore and stiff as I got out of bed...but then it occurred to me...that I FELT SORE AND STIFF GETTING OUT OF BED! :D I haven't felt that way in a while, because I had't been pushing myself or working towards any particular goal. Now that I'm in training mode for the half-marathon on Oct 21st, I'm actively welcoming feeling that soreness that's allowing me to feel each and every single thing I worked on yesterday. It increases my awareness of those muscles and allows me to connect my mind and body more. Knowing that running would help to loosen me up, I was able to convince myself to suit up and brave the wet, cool day outside. As always, it really wasn't that bad once I got out there and started to move.

But back to the subconscious... I've been experimenting the last few times I've gone for a run. I'm not following a specific training program for this half-marathon, but I did the last time I ran it so I know approximately what I should be aiming to run every week. Today I knew I should be doing at least 10 km, though my mind didn't like that number. Nevertheless, I just put that number out there, intentionally forgot about it, and just started running. I didn't look at my phone to see what distance I was at as I was running, and I ended up just enjoying the act of running and listening to a kick-ass podcast. I also stopped about a km away from home in coronation park to do some grounding and meditation by the beautiful trees.

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I take my cues from their roots, and try to be barefoot as I do this to strengthen my connection with that powerful earth energy.

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The end result was that I did 10.3 km, without even really being consciously aware that I was doing it. The power of the subconscious.

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Knowing this and proving this to myself opens up many possibilities in my mind to harness this energy and put it to good use, building and creating what I want in this life.

Have you experienced the power of the subconscious mind? Are you actively harnessing it to create what you want in life?

Stay tuned ;)

Jackie O

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