So…you ever heard of the MEG and MOG principle?
I’m talking about the development of the individual, and all that they see as true and real, in relation to themselves. That is the MEG part, or the “My Ego Groweth” which takes into account what you believe about yourself and the world around you.
As the MEG principle kicks in throughout our lives, we become accustomed to thinking about our experiences in a certain way, we formulate standard ideals that represent what we have seen, and also what we are about to see.
In other words, we sometimes experience something totally new, and our minds process it as a mere recurrence of an already experienced event. New song? Just another new song that is destined to become an old song. New phone? Ditto. The earlier we learn to do this, is the earlier we qualify as fully fledged cynics, a trait that is prevalent in 13 – 19 year olds all over the country.
The problem with this is that the ease at which kids adopt this way of thinking makes it that much simpler to shift this belief into their perception of themselves and their abilities. It is that much more difficult to acknowledge success and potential in yourself if you are used to negating it in others.
When interviewing school kids as part of a self esteem project in London, several found it hard to imagine themselves in a scenario where they are successful by their own standards in the future. They personally didn’t know anyone successful, and couldn’t see a way for them to attain success because: (Insert cynical evaluation of life here, borne out by the reality of nothing like success happening so far.)
Now, some have argued that this is all fine, and part of the process of self realization, even insisting that it is a healthy and natural thing to constantly question everything around you. If it falls short of your internal rules/criteria, then you have the right to regard it as suspect or not worthy of your time. As we age, we build up a core personality, and set of beliefs that we rely on and trust when processing the world around us. It becomes the norm, what I’m used to, what I expect…
Then you come across something that shakes all that to pieces. Something that gives you a glimpse into the unseen, and reminds you that what you think you know is merely what you thought you knew. Welcome to the MOG, or Mother of God moment.
These moments are few and far between, and you have to take the chances where you can find them, but if you are attuned to these cracks in the universe, they represent an escape from the world you thought you knew so well, and offer a chance to slip into the possible. Also, they are fun.
MOG moments are proper fun! They momentarily suspend the standard cynicism and allow for arguably one of the finest experiences a person can have; a moment of wonder!
Every child deserves to wonder about the life that they are living. Every adult with a child inside can, just for a short period, have their train of thought diverted at the station, and have the tracks ripped up and sold for scrap metal in these instants of mind candy licking, and it is in these moments when your brain is in free fall, that we strike!
Helping someone to change their patterns of behavior can be a profoundly rewarding experience, and the process is an enlightening and enjoyable challenge for those determined to shift rigid and limiting responses that are no longer useful in their current professions and lives.
Bearing all this in mind, we created the MYND REVOLUTION, a training course chocked full of MOG moments, to make it easier for you to seamlessly shift from responses that limit your choices, to behavior that enhances your work and life.