The occasional self-hypnosis in the form of a captivating book or movie is always welcome. Once in a while, it helps to escape the harsh reality of everyday life. What might not be so welcome, however, is the hypnosis brought on by other sources that you are not too comfortable with. How do you protect yourself against the hypnosis that exists in your daily life?
For a start, it is important to acknowledge that you really might not be able to escape all the hypnosis that is present in your life. It would be too big of war to fight. That being said, there are certain battles that you can win as far as hypnosis goes.
One of the things that will help you to protect yourself against hypnosis is to live by principle. Living by principle does not mean being stuck-up or unrelenting when you should be flexible. It simply means knowing what you will accept and what you would rather forego, instead of simply going with the flow. If you are the sort of person that goes with the flow in the name of being easygoing, you might find that you have drifted too far from the safe shore.
Manipulators who prey on others through hypnosis know to attack those who are not safely anchored onto something unshakeable. If you are the kind of person who upon being told to imagine how easier your life will be with product X rushes to buy product X unquestioningly, you will find yourself with a whole lot of clutter in your life. Having one or two principles about certain aspects of your life helps you to make more conscious decisions that are not influenced by the actions or words of other people.
There’s a wise person that once said that if you go looking for something you will find it. The reason why so many people are hypnotized in their daily lives is that they are not even looking for hypnosis so they cannot really spot it. As long as you are aware of the fact that hypnosis exists, you will be able to notice it from a mile off and guard yourself consciously against it. You will notice it when your friend tries to get you to agree to something that you would ordinarily not agree to, and you will notice it when your cunning colleague is trying to get a favor from you.
Staying conscious of the fact that there are people out there who are trying their best to take advantage of you will go a long way in protecting yourself against mind control. A good thing about life is the free will that is gifted to every human being living in the civilized world. Free will means that you get to choose what you allow into your life and what does not get to make it through the gate. In today’s world, there are numerous channels that are utilized to influence you. Television, movies, films, the Internet, books, magazines, radio shows, the music…the list is endless.
You are at liberty to choose what you allow in your life because you can be certain that most of these channels are being used to put you in a certain state of mind that is advantageous to the channel owners. In short, you get to decide what gets filtered out of your life. Choose wisely.