The webcast for Week 4 of the MKMMA program was a great one. One of the biggest “ah-ha” moments was when Mark J was talking about the “Angry Woman” and “Self-Pity Guy”. He admitted to being a former self-pity guy and I could relate. This was a really powerful thing for me to hear because the jest of what was being said is that we get addicted to the feelings we have because our brain sends out chemicals during those feelings. So self-pity guy, even if things are going good, his body is yelling out “Give me something to experience self-pity…..I need some self-pity chemicals”. So even though things are going good self-pity guy’s subconscious is looking for things (unknowingly) that will help him feel that self-pity, so his hypothalamus will send out the self-pity chemicals that he is addicted too…….because that is a major part of his identity. Now this is pretty amazing. In MKMMA we are learning to chose what we want to go after and learn how to put enough FEELING to it so that we can create the arena where our brain and body are calling out to us to find experiences that give us the joy, peace, and courage type of chemicals. We do this by building habits, ever so small at first, that will have the foundation of worthy feelings and not self-pity, fear, depression, etc. Thereby, our body becomes “addicted” to the chemicals associated with the positive feelings we want and our subconscious will eventually unknowingly seek out these habits to produce the chemicals. I hope that makes sense LOL.
Part one of the video I watched is here.