The Power of The Mind
What is the Mind?
The mind is the brain in action. When a brain is alive and active it is that component of a person that enables them to be aware of and to experience their world by processing thought, learning new information, mastering skills, expressing feelings, and evaluating, as well as co-ordinating the metabolic processes necessary for life The mind controls our behaviour and how we act out life; it is the ‘person’ of each individual.
How should I use my mind?
It is important to understand how you think. Too often we serve our thoughts as they run rampant, so choose your thoughts wisely and use your mind to think more productively by being imaginative and creative. Shrug off limited thinking and allow yourself the freedom to think to your full potential and the limitless possibilities that your mind can generate. Be aware and honest with yourself about what is coming out of your mind through the words you speak. Speak only the positive and what is helpful and uplifting to others.
What are the benefits of using your mind productively?
When you are aware of the limitless possibilities of your mind you begin to think laterally (outside the box) and realise that you can go beyond what you perceive with your senses. By using your mind in a positive way you will reduce stress in your life because you are able to think clearly and creatively rather than just being reactive. An active and productive mind is not insular or negative but outward thinking, bold and courageous.
If you want to be successful it is wise to study the unlimited possibilities of your mind. Be prepared to change your thoughts and limited thinking and get rid of unwanted habits.
When you utilise the creative power of the mind in a constructive manner by purposeful and directed thinking, you will overcome every obstacle in your path to success.
The brain and the mind are inextricably linked; however where one ends and the other begins is a subject still exercising the minds of scientists who write many thousands of pages of theories on the subject.
It is generally accepted that the brain is the soft mass of nerve cells and fibres enclosed in the skull. Our brain is quite remarkable as it is one of the most powerful, dynamic and complex systems on earth; the organ of life which controls our behaviour and which is constantly open to change. Our brain, together with the spinal chord, is the centre of our nervous system and is composed of some ten billion nerve cells which interact in various ways and which form a large electronic system capable of doing an enormous number of complex tasks with great speed.
The mind, on the other hand, is that life-giving part of a person, centred in the brain that empowers them to be aware of their world and their experiences in it; it includes the conscious and the unconscious areas of the brain and the wonderful power of thought.
The conscious mind generates thoughts and ideas and is associated with our waking, thinking state. It gathers knowledge through the senses and observes, labels and experiences the present moment. The subconscious mind (sometimes called the unconscious mind) is a reservoir of extraordinary intelligence, responsible for everything we do. It is the centre of our feelings, intuition and perceptions and processes our beliefs and memories. The subconscious carries out our wishes and acts on our beliefs, prejudices and perceptions without our being aware of them because it operates below the level of our conscious recognition. It is the most powerful part of our mind.
When you understand how the mind works it brings the realisation that whatever you centre your attention upon steadily, constantly and deliberately in your thoughts, feelings and expectations, will form the experiences of life. When you begin to recognise how powerfully your subconscious thoughts affect your perceptions, you become more careful of what you say, more reticent to judge yourself and others and more observant of your own thinking.
Your thoughts are a vital, living force and every moment you are creating hundreds of thoughts which come and go and rapidly change. Those thoughts you hang on to and meditate upon, however, have the power to set up definite habits of the mind and build themselves into a part of your character. Our dominant and continuous thoughts make us what we are, and you have the power to control your thoughts and direct them to do your bidding.
The control of every thought is unrealistic; however, it lets us begin to realise just how important it is to at least slow down the thinking processes enough to know where those thoughts will lead. When you utilise the creative power of thought in a constructive manner by purposeful and directed thinking, you will overcome every obstacle in your path to success.
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