Posts Tagged ‘Unconscious Mind’


Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Welcome to my blog!  It’s wonderful to have such an immediate way of expressing my thoughts and opinions.  There are no columns to sell to mainly-corporate-controlled newspapers, no publishers/editors/censors to deal with.  Just a direct line to the reader.

First, I want to thank Saskia Wijngaard for her help and inspiration.  We met on a plane heading to Mexico; she offered to guide me through the process of establishing a blog, and she did just that, taking valuable time from her busy schedule. Let me explain why I have called this blog: help2changeourworlds.  I wanted to emphasize the fact that we all face and have to deal with many complex worlds – not simply one, big, amorphous one.  Externally, we are confronted with, at the very least, the worlds of our family, our community, our country, and our planet.  Although we make use of the same general set of skills in our relations with these worlds, they do require different knowledge and perspective.
The same holds true with our internal worlds.  We have our conscious mind, our unconscious, our subconscious, and even our super conscious.  Again, they all demand varying degrees of awareness and understanding, which I will deal with in future blogs.

Even with an understanding of this multi-world concept, changing isn’t all that easy.  Each one of us is the end-product of a lot of programming and imprinting by parents, friends and acquaintances, and society.  It has taken years – day after day after day – to be who and what we are.  We can’t transform ourselves overnight.  We can’t even do it in a matter of weeks or months.  That’s important to remember!  Change is an on-going process.  If you are lucky, it will never end.

This blog is based on my novel Lost and Found in London: How the Railway Tracks Hotel Changed Me, which will be published this year.  Lost and Found deals with my own recent experience when, after having fun for several months in London, England, I ran out of time and money – and had to come up with a viable plan for the future.  (For a full synopsis, go to my website:

I also needed the strength of mind and willpower to follow that plan and get on with a productive and happy life.  Fortunately, I found the right person, who had training in Life Coaching – helping people change for the better.  He taught me a lot about myself and about being human through conversations and exercises.  Now, I want to pass along my learning to you.

We all have a lot of battles to fight in our various worlds and it isn’t always easy.  I’m sure my efforts and experiences can help you!