Haunted by your own ghost Mind Map


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Haunted by your own ghost Mind Map by Paul Foreman

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Haunted by your own ghost Mind Map

  1. 1. Haunted by your own ghostTormented thoughts are like your own ghost haunting you. Imagine being haunted by the ghost of you! If you think of your thoughts as yourown ghost you can see how you may at times be haunting yourself.Your own ghost can trouble and taunt you, ridicule and thwart you. Spook you to paralysis, frighten and distort you. Your own ghost lurks andcatches you unawares. When you forget yourself, that is, forget you are thinking, your ghost can creep up, seize the opportunity and step in.You could call your ghost ego; perhaps combine the two words and create eGhost!The eGhost, the ghoul, is only ever as strong or frightening as you make it, because the moment you notice it, it begins to disappear, likewaking from a nightmare. When you see the eGhost it begins to shrink; if you stop noticing it, it can grow again. Your thoughts feed the eGhostand also diminish it via awareness. The eGhost can only survive through your thoughts and in the absence of your awareness of your thinking. Ifyou watch, listen and question, you’ll begin to shrink the eGhost until it fades away, like the nightmare you realise was only a dream.If you can split your peaceful self, real self, true self, higher self, whatever you wish to call it, even momentarily from the eGhost, you’ll see it.The eGhost is afraid of shrinking; afraid you’ll notice it. What is the eGhost afraid of? Loss of itself; imaginary damage, illusory defeat, as smallor as large as the significance it chooses to imagine via your thoughts. Imaginary impact; illusory gain or loss. The eGhost, the image, the innerattention seeker, operates through gain and loss, ever-changing, like iceberg’s, sometimes melting smaller, sometimes freezing to expansion.How do you shrink the eGhost? Simply by noticing. I doubt you believe in ghosts, so there is no need to believe in the eGhost. No need todisbelieve it either, simply recognise it; be aware of it. Watch, listen and question. The eGhost can’t feed when you notice it and the beauty of itis that being imaginary, compassion can enter: seeing ‘reactions’, be it yours or other people’s as innocent, non-personal, temporary. The road-rage outburst, the knee-jerk reaction, the spout before thought all become less personal when you detach and consider that both you and otherscan say and do and get things wrong at times. Would you really expect other people to act perfectly all the time knowing that you yourself makemistakes? The eGhost may try to spook you and it does so through its own fear – it frightens and tricks you because it thinks that attack createssecurity and strength. Because it is an illusion the eGhost can’t be happy at yours or other people’s losses – it can only delude itself into thinkingit is happier, bigger, better, stronger. The real you is far more content than the eGhost – the real you isn’t the craving you, it is the satisfied you– the truly happy you.When you next sense the eGhost raising its ugly head be it in you or others, try recalling it’s a temporary haunting and you might be able to seeit soon enough not to react. The quicker you notice the eGhost the quicker it fades away. Soon enough you’ll be able to stop haunting yourself,by shining your awareness and shrinking the eGhost before it rises. You’ll also sooner recognise when others let their eGhost out to spookthemselves, others, or you. :)See also:Mind Map Set 15 - Transcending Ego http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk/#/mind-map-sets/4530547872Taming your Gremlin Mind Map http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/taming-your-gremlin-mind-map-paul-foreman/The Art of Non-reaction Mind Map http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/the-art-of-non-reaction/
  2. 2. To see more Mind Maps by Paul Foreman visit theMind Map Inspiration Website www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk and Subscribe to the Mind Map Inspiration Blog to receive new Mind Maps, plus creativity and drawing tips. Blog at www.mindmapinspiration.com Mindmaps ® were invented by Tony Buzan They help us progress from "linear" (one-dimensional) through "lateral" (two-dimensional) to "radiant" (multi-dimensional) thinking. For more information see his books and visit the following website: http://www.thinkbuzan.com/uk/a_id/4b6af8ce8268d (Affiliate link)
  3. 3. E-Books available from http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk including:In this E-Book I share how I create ideas and help guide you towards the land of infinite possibilities. Never be stuck for an idea again! Contents Includes the following Mind Maps: 5W1H Idea Creation Why simple is often best Topical Ephemeral or Practical Immortal Fresh ideas Theory of the Brain Use thinking – don’t let it use you Idea Lifespan of an idea Planning Ahead and the Bigger Picture Simplicity of an idea Sparking Ideas Everything stems from a thought What is Original?Planning ahead and the bigger picture Thinking Styles Sparking ideas Thinking styles template Random thinking styles Creativity Toolkit Mind Map Creativity Toolkit Planetary Thinking Outside the box outside the box 360° Thinking Ideas don’t dry up – thoughts do Creative Focus Constant Daily Learner Odd Combinations Land of infinite possibilities Thinking outside the Box Thinking outside the Box Checklist Curious Brain Constant Daily Learner
  4. 4. Beginners guide Learn how to take your drawing to the next level Colour wheel and use of colours in my second E-Book and discover the secrets of Suggested Equipment Drawing Fish "How I drew my minds" Drawing Cats Drawing Books Including: Using Stencils & Templates The thoughts behind the maps Drawing Hats Mind Map structure Mind Map Templates What products I use Drawing Curves & Shapes Tips and tricks for drawing Detailed breakdown of “Fantasy Mind Map” Colour placementEnhancing Creativity through Thought Reduction Image placement Drawing Speed Tests Detailed image analysis Drawing Faces Illustration walkthrough step by step Lettering Fast sketching Photo to Cartoon transfer Idea generation Drawing Tips and Tricks From a simple line and curve to an image Doodleboards Overlap and 3D Mind Maps Plus a few surprises!
  5. 5. “Happiness Beyond Thought” 85 Page illustrated E-Book - Including Mind Maps £5.99 Includes: Happiness is your primary state Stop Thinking Happiness is inside youDiscover true happiness and inner peace Go Within Meditation Learn how to stop incessant thinking Organisation – Inner & Outer and take control of your thoughts Coming back to now (Present Moment Awareness) Learn how to meditate, relax your Includes the following Mind Maps: mind and body and foster inner calm Happiness is your primary state How to stay in the present moment Stop Thinking Tips Happiness is inside you How to let go, find simplicity and Go Within transform your life for good Meditation Organisation Simple tips and strategies for Present Moment Awareness a harmonious and stress-free life Positive Acronym Your Name Letting Go Plus a Bonus Mind Map
  6. 6. “Mind Map Game Boards” 46 Page E-Book Plus 8 Large JPEG Image Set £5.99 Choice Maker Game Board Theme Maker Game Board Use the Choice Maker Game Board as a Random Choice Create ideas and storylines from the images within the Selector for idea generation, fun and more Theme Maker Game Board Choice Maker Blank Version “My Favourite” Mind Map The Blank version allows you to create unique Choice Outline your personal favourites for a snap shot of your Maker Game Boards of your own unique personality Boredom Buster Game BoardSelect random hobbies, ideas, pastimes and interests; for Bonus Mind Maps occasional daytrips, days out, or lifetime pursuits Two Bonus Mind Maps Chore Choice Game BoardAdd a fun element to sharing out or selecting chores using the Chore Choice Game Board Mind Map Game Board Image Set (8 Individual Large Size JPEG Images) Positive Thinking Game Board You can print the images out in whichever size you wish Enhance your mood and create a positive thinking and even laminate them for longevity environment with the Positive Thinking Game Board