In my post ‘Get Over It’, I wrote the following –
The last several weeks, events have occurred and my thinking has changed. I no longer am feeling the unhappiness I felt and have put into place a reminder to myself how to be happy even when those aches and pains are present. In future weeks I will post about these events of the past weeks and the reminder to myself each and every day to be happy.
In today’s post, I write the following –
The reminder to myself each and every day to be happy is –
PHAIN – (the H is silent)
From rootsireland.ie, I found information about Irish Genealogy records for the surname PHAIN in Co. Armagh.
How does this relate to this post? Nothing! I thought I had created a new word, but instead someone else is already using it, my tuff luck! Anyway I really am not using this as a word but instead as an acronym.
P – Patience,
H – Happiness,
A – and
I – in the moment
N – now.
You see my subconscious mind thinks, reacts, and functions subconsciously. When I was a young man and going through my decade + of therapy to overcome a major depression, I learned to reprogram my subconscious. I still do this today as this is the method for me to change and become a better person. When I was born, my mind was already pre-programmed, then the conscious me as a young child added to that programming that then resulted in a defective mind. I did this by telling myself I was stupid, a mistake, worthless and nobody cared. Anything that is defective needs to be fixed or replaced and this is what I did and continue to do today.
So, as my re-programming continues, I have to remind my subconscious with reminders from my conscious. But honestly I am forgetful; therefore my conscious forgets to remind my subconscious. What can I use to remind my conscious to remind my subconscious to re-program? Okay, I got it!
I ask myself “What do you feel on a daily basis?” I reply to myself “Pain”. That is correct; I experience pain every day in my shoulders and back and sometimes in the arms and neck. Can this pain remind my conscious to remind my subconscious to re-program? I think so!
Pain – how can I use this as an acronym? P – Patience, A – and, I – in the moment, N – now. But what about happiness, I need happiness in there somewhere.
So when I feel pain in my back or shoulders or arms or neck or a combination of all of them, I recite the acronym ‘PHAIN.’ (the H is silent)
Yes, the pain I feel on a daily bases is a great reminder not only to remind my conscious to remind my sub-conscious to re-program, but also is a great reminder to have patience, happiness and in the moment now.