How simple is that? It IS in YOUR head! Ok, it’s in mine, too. That life stuff (. . . savings accounts, job, responsibility, etc) is all there for you to engage with (using your brain) however you choose to. Use what’s in your head in a helpful way, and you get the Ahhhhh!! way. Use your head in an unhealthy way and you get the Uunnnkkkk… way. Either one works something out for you. The agitation of the uuunnkkk motivates movement towards relief of ahhh (whether or not one chooses the relief path is up to them). The joy of the ahhhhh encourages you to do whatever led to the ahhhhh again. Are there contradictions to this? You bet. But that’s another page about polarities.
So how do you get into an ‘ahhh’ space? Feel free to share your unique practice in the comments section! Sometimes the connection seems so easy with meditation. Sometimes it takes some serious acknowledging and refocusing, along with the meditation. If you’re in that hard way, try to remember to get back in the now. . .THAT’s the changing your head. What is your body feeling now? What is your breath doing now? Just get now, with acceptance of it as-is.
From uuunnk to aaahhhh is what happens when you DO ‘throw it off’ . . . when you do truly accept the now in all of it’s forms—you throw off your expectations, attachments, ego. If you’re surfing it, you’re still aware of the ‘waves’ of life, you just relate with them differently than an uuunnkkkk’er.
Changing your head is a nice place to go. When God-mind visits, it seems like such a natural shift (from unnnk struggle to aaahhhh joy. . . from desire to non-attachment). When we’re actively engaging our egos, it seems much more challenging, though not impossible if the ego/attachment is brought into mindfulness as learning.
Open the mind to learn, let go of desire, surf life’s circumstances.