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Ever Heard of The Monkey Trap Effect? Excerpt from “The Monkey Trap” – by Len Wright

If you ever feel like you are caught in a trap with your life, you’re not far off from the truth!  The hamster in the wheel with a big juicy carrot in front of it is a prime example of how most are living these days.  That’s not a judgement or put down, only looking honestly at our society in these times.

Just look at how fearful humans have become.  How fear of loss is driving, motivating them to run that much faster on the wheel to try and escape the nagging empty feeling inside.  People are placing their belief in the illusion that surrounds them and wondering why they feel overwhelmed, confused, frustrated and like their life is passing them by.

If you believe in something that is a mirage, you will always be let down, disappointed and feeling like once again the answer is to run faster, try harder and accomplish more.  Every new experience or plan seems like an oasis that will “save” you from your inner plight.  A brand new start, AGAIN!  It’s like a dog chasing its own tail, round and round it goes, getting absolutely nowhere.  Tiring, frustrating and depressing to say the least.

This condition we are talking about is actually a trap, a self imposed prison.   Read on and you’ll learn exactly how you are participating by being both the warden and the prisoner and how to finally set yourself free.

The liberation of your life is what we are talking about here and it’s worth your time to find out exactly how you are acting as the puppet in your life rather than the puppet master.

The Monkey Trap and YOU…

Deep in the jungles trappers use a crafty technique to catch monkey’s using their own resistance.  It shows exactly how you may be doing the same thing in your life and how letting go is always the answer to all of life’s questions.

They begin by hollowing out a coconut.  Making a small enough hole in the one end, just enough for the monkey to squeeze its flat unclenched hand inside, they then tie a treat to the inside of the coconut and hang it from a tree.

The monkey comes along, notices the treat and squeezes its flat hand inside to grab hold of it.

Once the monkey grabs on tightly to the treat inside, it’s hand is made into a clenched fist and cannot be pulled back through the narrow hole.  As hard as that monkey tries, it’s hand cannot break loose as a fist, so as long as it is intent on keeping the treat in it’s grasp, it is trapped.

What’s really interesting here is that IF the monkey was to simply Let Go of the treat, it would instantly be free.

In this example, the treat is our attachment to our desires or wants!  How we “think” it should be rather than how it is.

The moral of this simple story is that If we hold onto what we think we want we set ourselves up to be trapped but at any moment as soon as we let go, we too instantly gain our freedom from the pain that is self inflicted by our attachment or grasp on our desire.

Let go and watch how love frees you from your pain…

So How Can YOU Learn To Let Go?

Next time you feel irritated, frustrated, angry or depressed, notice what you are paying attention to and focusing on in that moment…

Is it a memory that is streaming a movie of thoughts and images?  Is it something that caught your eye  and then triggered a memory or image that has carried you away into the world of thought?  If you are upset with someone, notice how your mind feeds you with images/movies, voices and feelings that build that emotional energetic state.

The more you focus your attention on what your mind is feeding you, the deeper you sink into that imaginary world.  See if you can observe how your mind tries to involve, lure and catch you in its trap.

The process is as follows…

First the trigger is set off.  This could be anything that brings up a thought or memory of past or future events.  You “see” or “hear” the thought and start focusing in on what your mind is portraying to you.  Each step into that world of thought will take you further into the abyss of negative states and imagination where no solution can ever be found.  So what choice do you have?

Try doubt!  Become your own internal skeptic!

That’s right I am encouraging you to doubt.

When your mind gives you a command, something to think about or carry out, maybe an experience that you perceive as a “problem”, what do YOU do with it?  Do you answer it in some way to ease it’s nagging?  Try to fix, solve or find an answer to what is supposedly wrong?

Have you ever considered doubting it’s authority?  Most are not skeptical at all when their mind tells them to do it’s bidding because they are so used to acting on what they are told inwardly.  Basically, we believe that our mind would not deceive us or lead us astray but this is where we fall down in our understanding.  Our minds are exquisite tools but left to their own devices, can be harsh task masters.

Question, examine and investigate the drivers or motivators to all of your actions.  Be suspicious as to “WHY” your mind is telling you that you feel the way you do.  Ask yourself why you are doing what you are doing and  “Is this action from Love or is my mind trying to run the show here?

If you find that the action does not serve your higher self, let it go and release the need to take any action.  Be patient and the proper forward movement will appear.

Become an observer to these processes and you’ll find yourself being able to drop these negative energies before they take hold.  Let go and stop clinging to what your mind tells you will set you free.  Be empowered by utilizing your mind as a tool rather than the other way around!

Practise being that silent observer to your minds movement.  Listen and watch as it tries to direct your actions and thoughts, then examine them carefully.  Is what you are being told leading you to actions of love, peace or kindness?

If not, you are being fed lies by an inward conspirator and you must not answer this state.  Letting go doesn’t take strength as much as it takes a true understanding of the relationship you currently have with life and that state.

Stop, wait, breathe and examine BEFORE you take any step and you’ll start to realize how much you’ve been a follower in your own life.  Now you can, by observing the inner workings of YOU, take control and allow for your true potential to blossom.

To learn more about how the Transformative Power of Letting Go can Change Your Life forever and to To get your FREE PERSONAL COPY of this life changing e-book, “The Monkey Trap” Please visit http://www.LearnToLetGoNow.com

By Len Wright – Self Realization Author & Speaker. Turn any moment of darkness into a guiding light!  Find out how the Transformative Power of Letting Go can Change Your Life forever by visiting www.LearnToLetGoNow.com

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