When your mind is well-trained in Reason’s Decision-Making ways, Ego is the negative, wrong-minded teacher who continually tells you how difficult the world is and how you must constantly fight to survive. More attacks do not throw you off course.
When a difficult team situation happens, you immediately stop for a When you are facing a challenge such as an Ego attack, and you experience a positive and perhaps surprising moment of revelation, clarity, or sanity, you have achieved a moment of Reason. More. You refocus on Oneness is a psychological state of mind. It can be described in many ways using phrases such do no harm, and work as one. Separateness is its opposite. More, rise above the battleground, and remember to live your A Work Agreement is a collective teammate promise to transform non-productive, adversarial behavior into collaborative teamwork behavior. More in your classroom.
To train your mind simply means not allowing your mind to wander away from practicing and living your team’s Work Agreements, [your team’s psychological goals], as often as possible, especially during difficult team situations.
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝.
You ask yourself, “𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒅𝒊𝒅 𝑰 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆, 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒆, 𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒕 𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏?” and then step back in your mind to listen to Reason’s voice for the answers. This question is found in our book Right-Minded Teawork’s Right Choice Model.
You are much too tolerant of mind wandering and are passively condoning your mind’s miscreations. (ACIM, T-2.VI.4:6)
To learn more about this philosophy which includes training your mind, pick up your copy of In this short story, we will meet three characters: Reason, Ego and the Decision-Maker. Each plays a key role in creating or destroying teamwork. More: The Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Team That Works Together as One.