Design Every Environment: That’s the Fifth Rule of Your Brain Operating System

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A bright consciousness has the power to change its environment.

Live for a while and you’ll find that life isn’t all clear days and sunshine. It might rain, it might snow, and the wind might blow. Our environment is always changing.

We can think of our environment as the physical spaces where we live, work, and play. But we can also consider the people around us as part of our environment, as well as the work and hobbies we pursue. Our internal parts—our thoughts, emotions, and bodies—also make up an important environment that’s influential on our lives.

We can spend our lives reacting to our ever-changing environment, being influenced by it and hoping for a better, or at least a more stable, one. Or we can design our environment, changing it to reflect and support our dreams and wishes.

Mastering our environment is the fifth and final rule of the Brain Operating System (BOS), the set of rules by which our brains work optimally. Newsletter signup banner

Designing Our Environment Comes from Developing Our Consciousness

Many of the people who’ve been successful in the world weren’t handed good environments by their parents. Instead, they overcame difficult conditions. In the process, their consciousness changed, and they could believe in themselves. As their consciousness changed, their external environment could also change, affecting their consciousness in a continual cycle of growth.

In order to be able to learn from the difficulties we face and transform them, we need to be able to watch what goes on in our bodies, thoughts, and emotions objectively. Then we can see our unconscious habits as well as change them moment by moment. Just as we shouldn’t take our hands off the wheel when we drive, we can navigate the ups and downs, the left turns and right turns, of the road before us well if we hold onto the steering wheel of our consciousness.

But seeing ourselves clearly can only be done when we are in our center. That’s when our consciousness is linked to our true self and stays at the zero point beyond thoughts and emotions. Then, even though we have thoughts and emotions, we can say to ourselves, “Oh, that’s just our environment. I can change my environment.” We can make up our minds to love our lives instead of lamenting over our environment or situation.

Just having that awakening starts to change our consciousness. It changes from negative to positive. It becomes free of our environment’s ups and downs. Of course, our consciousness may leave the zero point and may forget this realization sometimes, but once we have it, we can always go back. With sustained practice of this process, our consciousness and internal environment can become healthier, more vigorous, and more resilient.

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Change Our Energy to Change Our Environment

On the other hand, when we’re not centered, we keep losing energy. Having less energy makes us more prone to be emotional—more lonely, fearful, and unhappy. The more centered we are, the more we gain bright energy, which makes our consciousness brighter and clearer. This bright strength is what makes our power to control our internal and external environment stronger. Even if our light is small at first, if we keep feeding and developing it, it will become as bright as the sun.

Sometimes, however, we’re too caught up in our thoughts and emotions, or our environment becomes too difficult, for us to easily stay centered. That’s when we can use tools to release the energy of those thoughts and emotions and snatch our consciousness back:

  • Practice Brain Education exercises such as Toe Tapping, Brain Wave Vibration, Belly Button Healing, and/or Plate Balancing Exercise. Or just move vigorously and joyfully.
  • Use a strong sensation of touch, taste, or sound to snap out of any worry, fear, or sadness our consciousness is stuck in.
  • Do deep, steady breathing, such as abdominal breathing in a 3-3-3 pattern—breathing in for three counts, holding for three, and then exhaling for three, to calm body and mind and allow our consciousness to return to its zero point.
  • Tell ourselves, “I’m doing very well,” instead of focusing on our inadequacies or failures, for we can actually do better when we think we can do better.

We have our own environment, and we also participate in other people’s environments. We can choose to be a good or a bad environment for someone else. Our consciousness—the power of our brain—makes this choice. When we share bright energy and unrelenting positivity with those around us in hopes that all of them will become happier, we become a beneficial and reliable environment for them.

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