Monkey Mind Symptom #18

  Qualifying Statements: Do you remember the last time you tried to explain yourself out of keeping a promise? Or wiggled out of answering a “yes or no” question by not answering either one? Any part of that response is a qualifying statement. “I Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #16

Bargaining: Bargaining exemplifies another aspect of the 9-11-year-old monkey mind, that of getting what we deserve. When we’re in bargaining mode, everything becomes a negotiation. “If I pay all my bills on time this month, I get to use one of my Continue Reading

Money Mind Symptom #15

15.  Solidifying: Solidifying is treating an abstract concept as though it were an object in physical reality.  It is literally to make something “hard or solid” such as changing from a liquid or a gaseous form to a solid one. This becomes monkey Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom #14

14. Deflection: Deflection shows up when we’re getting close to the truth, as in look, see, and tell the truth. It’s usually in the form of a joke or sarcastic comment intended to deflect attention away from us by derailing the conversation. A Continue Reading

Monkey Mind Symptom # 13

Fragmentation: Fragmentation shows up as the “part of me” conversation. “Part of me really wants to create a goal worth playing for, but part of me doesn’t think it’s necessary.” Fragmentation allows us to talk ourselves out of taking powerful, Continue Reading