I was meditating when three sentences came to me:
“Figure out how how difficult it is. Don’t make it more difficult than it is. Tackle the difficulty.”
Eureka, I thought.
The simplest concepts can elude us when we let our minds go to seed. To illustrate, I hand picked the most viral inspirational quotes on the internet.
- You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
- The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earheart
- We become what we think about. – Earl Nightingale
- You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus
They go viral, no doubt, because we read them and are all, “AH HELL YEAH, THAT’S SO TRUE….. O_o”
Another (seemingly) obvious concept: you can choose your thoughts
Rather than choosing good thoughts that enable us to live out one of the empowering concepts above, our subconscious runs heinous, self-deprecating/blame-game scripts over and over that make us cower into our lives of normalcy and ingrained pattern. Did you know that the subconscious mind is over a million times more powerful than the conscious mind, which is where all of your habits live? Neuroscience has discovered that our conscious mind runs the show only 5% of the time.
So I watched a two-hour video of a guy who advised me to pick the “best thought” I could think of for the first 10 seconds of every minute, for 120 minutes. Every ten seconds, simply find the best thought you can think of. Why? Because it’s just one way of reprogramming the subconscious patterns that crop up in your mind. But what do I know, check it out for yourself to see if you agree.
Further down the rabbit hole: we can alter our DNA through the signals our cells’ membranes receive from our very thoughts
I’m no expert, and I’m too lazy to try to reiterate something this complicated and out there, but just read this book or watch this video if you want to learn some pretty fascinating developments in microbiology and the power of thought. Bruce Lipton may draw some conclusions that may be scientifically stretching it (to my knowledge he does not), but I do know that his hard science research, and the research he has cited, is pretty mind-blowing stuff. Check it out.
If you’d like to learn more of the hard science, look up epigenetics.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
– Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)