Some random thoughts on the power of your mind

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.

“O_o”

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)

7 comments

  1. Great post Jami. It is true we can choose our own thoughts. I will try the 10 seconds exercise πŸ™‚

  2. Great post ! I totally agree with you about controlling thoughts Jami. I have been using a type of mantra for years to rid myself of any bad, angry, negative and so on thoughts. I now recognise those sort of thoughts immediately and think to myself, ” This is not my thought. Go away. Go back to where you came from. I will not entertain you.” I found over time this worked for me and I am a happier person because of it.
    I hope you are having a lovely week my friend. xox ❀

    • That doesn’t surprise me at all Ralph…given all you’ve been through lately, you still maintain such a sense of humor. You are setting an example to all of us who read about you and the kitties. πŸ™‚ I like that you say “this is not my thought…go away”…especially since we pick up on so many unconscious mind sets of those close to us, like our parents!

      I am having a very lovely week and I hope you are too! I really feel as if living each day lately. Love to u ❀

      • I am so, so pleased to read that you are having a lovely week Jami. A quiet, but nice one for me which is a change for the better πŸ˜€ Love back. xox ❀

  3. I hate how my comfortable subconscious thoughts run 95% of my life. I think I need to actually take action and shock my brain.

    I listened to a 3 hour podcast a while ago with Joe Rogan and Bruce Lipton. I remember it being pretty good. The only thing I can remember from it is that he was saying how a parent can biologically pass on their traumatic experiences to their offspring. I’ve been hearing more and more about learned behaviour getting passed on.

    • I know Mrjohnson, I hate it too. But I think that’s all accessible, we just need to learn how to reach it…I feel I tap it all very deeply when I meditate, although I don’t “know” the patterns. It’s more I feel I reach them by letting their physical counterparts rise to the surface and pass away (in Vipassana these sensations or pebbles of emotion are called a “sankaras”). Just by relaxing deeply, in other words, I feel as if I am releasing some of these old patterns and anger from my past…but yeah I am reading a lot about inheriting memories too…and this theory only support this Lioton book I mention….if you have a chance, read it. It may knock your socks off.

      Thanks for your thoughts!

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