Eliminate the tendency to complain about conditions in the past or what they are right now. Make them what you want them to be by sending positive thoughts through your two nervous systems.
Your conscious mind works because of a system of nerves called the Central Nervous System. The brain is the command center of your conscious mind. This is where you examine all the stimuli coming in through the five senses and consider how they affect you and what, if anything, you should do about them. This is where you exercise your powers of reasoning and will.
You also have a Sympathetic Nervous System controlled by your subconscious mind. Its command center is a mass of nerves located behind the stomach. It is called the Solar Plexus. One of its jobs is to control all the vital functions of your body and keep everything running smoothly.
The two nervous systems are connected by the Vargus nerve, which leads from the base of your brain (the Central Nervous System), through the chest area, with branches to the heart and lungs and down to the diaphragm — a muscle that plays a major role in breathing. This is where the Central Nervous System nerves loose their outer coating and become the fine radiating nerves of the Solar Plexus, between the diaphragm and stomach.
After the brain decides a thought is true, it is sent to the subconscious system for further action. Once this thought energy leaves the brain enroute to the Solar Plexus, it is no longer subject to reason. The subconscious mind does not argue or decide anything. It only takes instructions and acts. It accepts the conclusions of the conscious mind as final.
The system is designed for your benefit and protection. Imagine how chaotic life would be if you had to consciously manage all the functions of your body that take place behind the scenes. You would have to be very intelligent to understand exactly how everything works. Instead you are endowed with a portion of the Universal Intelligence that is dedicated to maintaining the conditions necessary to carrying on Life within you. Your Sympathetic Nervous System is your connection with that Intelligent Life that is omnipresent and omniscient — it is everywhere and all knowing.
It takes practice to consistently think thoughts that crystalize into favorable actions, events, and conditions. The good thing is, it doesn’t cost you anything except time. Since you are spending time anyway, might as well spend it wisely. Being aware of exactly what you are funneling to your subconscious mind is an important step.
The Second Meditation
Relax your body as you learned to do in the first meditation. Your mission now is to inhibit thoughts that pop into your mind. Stray thoughts will come in constantly. The moment you let your guard down, you will drift into some irresistible mental scenario. As soon as you realize it, will yourself back to focusing on the present. Consider the various body parts to see if your thoughts are causing you to tense up. Pay particular attention to the area of your Solar Plexus.
Slowing down your thinking this way will help strengthen that inner guard that is in charge of the quality of thoughts you want to entertain. It is a starting point to mastering encroaching worries and thoughts of defeat.