The epic battle… within your mind.

Like many people, we were watching an epic battle episode of Game of Thrones recently. By the time it was finished, I was exhausted and so was my mind. Were you?

battle within your mindThe funny thing is that we all know it is all made up. No person or dragon really got killed. There is not a load of dead marching to destroy us. (This reminds me of Brian Conley’s phrase “It’s a puppet!”

Isn’t our mind extraordinarily clever? We can watch a programme and feel emotions based on what we are seeing and thinking about it. It feels so real.

However, if we do not understand the system of our mind, we can create our own dramas and believe they are true too – and get into a right ol’ mess. Just like the Game of Thrones character, the Hound.  He is afraid of fire, a fear created from a situation when he was a young boy. He didn’t realise that he is a big strong man now and could let go of that old story. He has kept this story alive through his thinking. Oh, I wish I could coach him, but he and his story don’t exist!

How about you? Do you have habitual thoughts that give you grief? Or any old stories that are hounding you?

There is an analogy I love to explain to clients about our awareness. It is like the screen on the TV or computer that we look at when watching Game of Thrones. During the battle scene with all the fire, the screen doesn’t start to burn. The screen remains untouched. It also isn’t affected by the news, dramas or cooking programmes either!

Like the screen we are watching, our awareness remains constant. It isn’t affected by our thoughts and feelings which come and go… appear and disappear. It doesn’t know of happiness or unhappiness; it is only aware.

Before the programme began we may be aware of the screen; however when Game of Thrones started we became engrossed, we see the pixels and hear through the airwaves. I was there on that battlefield. I didn’t notice the screen anymore.

How does this relate to us?

A few years back, I realised that thinking was a tool.

That’s it. Being able to think is a handy tool when we use it for research, analysis and memories (preferable nice ones!)

The epic battle scene in Game Of Thrones reminded me of the daily battle I used to have in my mind, thoughts invading and fighting for space, for power, for control over my life. Back then, there was an internal battle within my mind, as I hung onto thoughts that simply held me back and got in the way of happiness. I realised my 70,000+ thoughts in a day were a load of baloney.

Through my impersonal awareness, I realised that I didn’t need to get preoccupied with the dramatic movies and stories in my head. I made them up!

I started to notice the ‘screen’, becoming more aware. I didn’t get caught up in my unhelpful stories. Through understanding this, my mind slowly became clearer. I am now more at peace, happy and relaxed in day to day life. Fewer thoughts, more connection, more intuition.

Are you having a daily battle within your mind?

The reason I share this with you is that I know the pain of having a busy mind. I see the destruction that stories of being insecure had on my life. I believed that tall tale for nearly 50 years! No-one needs to suffer like this. You don’t need to have a daily battle within your mind. We all have the capacity to thrive in life with happiness.

Are you curious to learn more? Would you like to stop the battle within your mind? Start to be more aware of the system of thought, awareness and wisdom. Notice what happens when you are impersonally mindful of thought, notice it flow and effortlessly change. Notice what is beyond your thinking. Please don’t try to stop your thoughts or go to war with them; it doesn’t work, believe me, I’ve tried! Just let them be like background noise. Stop the battle within your mind. I’d love to hear any insights.

As Robert Holden says:
Conscious reconnection to your unconditioned Self is the key to happiness. The reason you are seeking happiness is because you have temporarily forgotten who you really are.”

Hi, I am Lindsey Reed.  I love connecting with people and helping them to remember who they really are, their true selves, re-igniting their lives with confidence. Currently travelling around the world, I am still coaching, the wonders of technology. If you would like to connect with me, please send an email to

My book Got It: The Answer to a Confident, Productive & Stress-Free Life is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle/ebook format and is now in over 24 countries. It describes how we create our experience of our own reality called life and through this understanding, we can have a more confident and freeing life.

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