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Mind Work: How Your Mind Works

Mind Work: How Your Mind Works

Mind Work – Your mind is your most precious possession. It is always with you, but its most amazing powers will be yours only when you have learned how your mind works and how to use it. As we have seen, there are two levels to your mind-the conscious or rational level and the subconscious or irrational level. You think with your conscious mind, and whatever you habitually think sinks down into your subconscious mind, which then creates according to the nature of your thoughts. Your subconscious mind is the seat of your emotions. It is a creative mind. If you think good, good will follow; if you think evil, evil will follow. This is the way your mind works.

 

mind workThe most important point to remember is this: Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to execute it. It is an astonishing and subtle truth that the law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike. This
law, when applied in a negative way, is the cause of failure frustration, and unhappiness. When your habitual thinking is harmonious and constructive, however, you experience perfect health, success, and prosperity.

Peace of mind and a healthy body are inevitable once you begin to think and feel in the right way mind work in that direction. Whatever you claim mentally and feel as true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring forth into your experience. All you have to do is get your subconscious mind to accept your idea. Once that happens, the law of your subconscious mind will bring forth the health, peace, and prosperity you desire. You give the command or decree, and your subconscious will faithfully reproduce the idea impressed upon it.
The law of your mind is this: The reaction or response you get from your subconscious mind will be determined by the nature of the thought or idea you hold in your conscious mind.

Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are conveyed to your subconscious mind, impressions are made in the brain cells. As soon as your subconscious accepts any idea, it proceeds to put it into effect immediately. Working by the association of ideas, it uses every bit of knowledge that you have gathered in your lifetime to bring about its purpose. It draws on the infinite power, energy, and wisdom within you. It lines up all the laws of nature to get its way. Sometimes it seems to bring about an immediate solution to your difficulties, but at other times it may take days, weeks, or longer. Its ways are past finding out.

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONSCIOUS AND SUBCONSCIOUS

You must remember that the conscious and subconscious are not two minds. They are merely two spheres of activity within one mind. Your conscious mind is the reasoning mind. It is that phase of mind that chooses. For example, you choose your books, your home, and your partner in life. You make all your decisions with your conscious mind. On the other hand, without any conscious choice on your part, your heart is kept functioning automatically, and the vital functions of digestion, circulation, and breathing are carried on by your subconscious mind through processes independent of your conscious control.
Your subconscious mind accepts what is impressed upon it or what you consciously believe. It does not reason things out as your conscious mind does, and it does not argue with you controversially. Your subconscious mind is like a bed of soil that accepts any kind of seed, good or bad. Your thoughts are active; they are the seeds. Negative, destructive thoughts continue to work negatively in your subconscious mind. Sooner or later, they will emerge and take shape as an outer experience that corresponds to their content.

 

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Remember, your subconscious mind does not engage in proving whether your thoughts are good or bad, true or false. It responds according to the nature of your thoughts or suggestions. For example, if you consciously assume that something is true, even though it may be false, your subconscious mind will accept it as true and proceed to bring about results that must necessarily follow because you consciously assumed it to be true.

EXPERIMENTS BY PSYCHOLOGISTS

Psychologists and others have performed countless experiments on people who are in a hypnotic trance. This research shows clearly that the subconscious mind does not make the selections and comparisons that are necessary for a reasoning process. Your subconscious mind will accept any suggestions, however false. Having once accepted any suggestion, it responds according to the nature of the suggestion given.
To illustrate how suggestible your subconscious mind is if a practised hypnotist suggests to one of her subjects that she is Napoleon Bonaparte, or even a cat or a dog, the subject will act out the pan with inimitable accuracy. Her personality becomes changed for the time being. She believes herself to be whatever the operator tells her she is.

 

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A skilled hypnotist may suggest to one of his students in the hypnotic state that her back itches, to another that his nose is bleeding, to another that she is a marble statue, to another that she is freezing and the temperature is below zero, Each one will follow out the line of his particular suggestion, totally oblivious to all those surroundings that do not pertain to the hypnotic suggestion.
These simple illustrations portray the difference between your conscious, reasoning mind and your subconscious mind, which is impersonal, non-selective, and accepts as true whatever your conscious mind believes to be true. Hence the importance of selecting thoughts, ideas, and premises that bless, heal, inspire, and fill your soul with joy.

THE TERMS OF OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE MIND CLARIFIED

Your conscious mind is sometimes referred to as your objective mind because it deals with outward objects. The objective mind is aware of the objective world. Its media of observation are your five physical senses. Your objective mind is your guide and directory in your contact with your environment. You gain knowledge through your five senses. Your objective mind learns through observation, experience, and education. As previously pointed out, the greatest function of the objective mind is that of reasoning.

Suppose you are one of the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the Grand Canyon every year. You would come to the conclusion that it is one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders. This conclusion would be based on your observation of its incredible depth, the complex shaping of the rock formations, the beautiful play of colours among the different geological strata. This is the working of your objective mind.

Your subconscious mind is often referred to as your subjective mind. Your subjective mind is aware of its environment, but not by means of the physical senses. Your subjective mind perceives by intuition. It is the seat of your emotions and the storehouse of memory. Your subjective mind performs its highest functions when your objective senses are not functioning. In other words, it is that intelligence that makes itself known when the objective mind is suspended or in a sleepy, drowsy state.
Your subjective mind sees without the use of the natural organs of vision. It has the capacity of clairvoyance and clairaudience: It can see and hear events that are taking place elsewhere. Your subjective mind can leave your body, travel to distant lands, and bring back information that is often of the most exact and truthful character. Through your subjective mind you can read the thoughts of others, read the contents of sealed envelopes, or closed books or newspapers.

Once we understand the interaction of the objective and subjective minds and how both mind work, we are in a better position to learn the true art of prayer.

THE SUBCONSCIOUS CANNOT REASON LIKE YOUR CONSCIOUS MIND

Your subconscious mind does not have the ability to argue or dispute what it is told. If you give it the wrong information, it will accept it as true. It will then work to make that information correct. It will bring your suggestions, even those that were false, to pass as conditions, experiences, and events.
Everything that has happened to you happened because of thoughts impressed on your subconscious mind through belief. If you have communicated wrong or distorted concepts to your subconscious mind, it is of the most urgent importance to correct them. The sure way to do this is by repeatedly giving your subconscious mind constructive, harmonious thoughts. As these are frequently repeated, your subconscious mind accepts them. In this way, you can form new, healthier habits
of thought and life, for your subconscious mind is the seat of habit.

The habitual thinking of your conscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind. If your habitual thoughts are harmonious, peaceful, and constructive, your subconscious mind will respond by creating harmony, peace, and constructive conditions.

Have you fallen prey to fear, worry, and other destructive forms of thinking? The remedy is to recognize the power of your subconscious mind and decree freedom, happiness, and perfect health. Your subconscious mind, being creative and one with your divine source will then start to create the freedom and happiness you have earnestly decreed.

THE TREMENDOUS POWER OF SUGGESTION

As you can see by what we have already discussed, your conscious mind serves as the “watchman at the gate.” One of its most crucial functions is to protect your subconscious mind from false impressions. The reason this is so important goes back to one of the basic laws of mind: Your subconscious mind is very sensitive to suggestion.
As you know, your subconscious mind does not make comparisons or contrasts. It doesn’t reason and thinks things out for itself. This latter function belongs to your conscious mind. No, your subconscious mind simply reacts to the impressions given to it by your conscious mind. It does not pick and choose among different courses of action. It merely takes what it is given.

 

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A suggestion is a tremendously powerful force. Imagine that you are on board a ship that is rocking a bit from side to side You approach a timid-looking fellow passenger and say, “Gee you don’t look so hot. Your face is practically green! I’m afraid you’re about to be seasick. Can I help you to your cabin?”

The passenger turns pale. The sug he suggestion you have just made about seasickness links up with her own fears and forebodings. She lets you escort her down below decks. Once she is there, your negative suggestion, which she accepted, comes true.

DIFFERENT REACTIONS TO THE SAME SUGGESTION

It is important to realize that different people will react in different ways to the same suggestion. This is because they have different subconscious conditioning or beliefs.
Suppose, instead of choosing a fellow passenger on the ship, you go up to a member of the crew. You say, “Hey, buddy you don’t look so great. Do you think you’re about to be seasick?”

Depending on the sailor’s temperament, he either laughs at your feeble joke or tells you to get lost. Your suggestion had no power over him because the idea of seasickness was associated in his mind with his own immunity from it. Therefore, it called up not fear or worry, but self-confidence.

A dictionary will tell you that a suggestion is an act or instance of putting something into one’s mind. It is the mental process by which the thought or idea that has been suggested is entertained, accepted, or put into effect. Remember, a suggestion cannot impose itself on the subconscious mind against the will of the conscious mind. Your conscious mind has the power to reject the suggestion.

The sailor had no fear of seasickness. He had convinced himself of his immunity, so the negative suggestion had no power to evoke fear. But your fellow passenger was already worried about becoming sick. Therefore your suggestion had power over her.
All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself. Its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally. Only at that point do your subconscious powers begin to act according to the nature of the suggestion.
All your ways. Remember, your subconscious mind doesn’t understand a joke. It takes you at your word.

The sailor had no fear of seasickness. He had convinced himself of his immunity, so the negative suggestion had no power to evoke fear. But your fellow passenger was already worried about becoming sick. Therefore your suggestion had power over her.

All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself. Its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally. Only at that point do your subconscious powers begin to act according to the nature of the suggestion.
Physical inertia favours mental passivity and renders the mind more receptive to suggestion.

To counteract the fear suggestion, she repeated to herself, “I sing beautifully. I am poised, serene, confident, and calm. ” At each sitting, she repeated this statement slowly, quietly, and with the feeling from five to ten times. She had three such sittings during the day and one immediately before going to sleep. After one week, she was completely poised and confident. When the fateful day came, she gave a wonderful audition and was cast in the part.

HOW SHE RESTORED HER MEMORY

A woman of seventy-five had always been proud of her ability to remember. Like everyone, she forgot things now and then, but she paid no attention. However, as she got older, she began to notice these occasions and worry about them. Each time she forgot something, she said to herself, “I must be losing my memory because of my age.”
As a result of this negative autosuggestion, more and more names and events slipped her mind. She was close to despair. Then, fortunately, she realized how she was damaging herself. She resolved to reverse the process.
Every time she felt the temptation to think, “I am losing my memory, “she stopped herself. More than that, she deliberately reversed the procedure.

Several times a day, she practised induced positive autosuggestion.
She said to herself:

From today onward, my memory is improving in every way. I will always remember whatever I need to know at every moment of time and point of space. The impressions I receive will be clear and definite. I will retain them automatically and easily. Whatever I want to recall will immediately present itself in the correct form in my mind. I am improving rapidly every day. Very soon my memory will be better than it has ever been before.

At the end of three weeks, her memory was back to normal.

HOW HE OVERCAME A NASTY TEMPER

A young boy was consulted by a man whose marriage and career were both in serious trouble. Hugh D’s problem was his constant irritability and bad temper. He was concerned about this himself, but if anyone tried to discuss it with him, he exploded in anger. He constantly told himself that everyone was picking on him and that he had to defend himself against them.
To counter this negative autosuggestion, young boy advised him to use positive autosuggestion. Several times a day morning, noon, and at night prior to sleep-he was to repeat to himself:

From now on, he shall grow more good-humoured. Joy, happiness, and cheerfulness are now becoming my normal states of mind. An everyday young boy becoming more and more lovable and understanding. A young boy will be a centre of cheer and goodwill to all those around him, infecting them with his good spirits. This happy, joyous, and cheerful mood is now becoming my normal, natural state of mind. Boy was grateful.
After a month, his wife and his coworkers remarked on how much easier he was to get along with.

SOME COMMENTS ON HETEROSUGGESTION

The term heterosuggestion means suggestions from another person. In all ages and in every part of the world, the power of suggestion has played a dominant part in the life and thought of humankind. Political creeds, religious beliefs, and cultural customs all flourish and perpetuate themselves through the power of heterosuggestion.

Suggestion can be used as a tool to discipline and control ourselves. However, it can also be used to take control and command over others who have not been taught to understand the laws of mind. In its constructive form, it is wonderful and magnificent. In its negative aspects, it is one of the most destructive of all the response patterns of the mind. Its results can be enduring patterns of misery, failure, suffering, sickness, and disaster.

HAVE YOU ACCEPTED ANY OF THESE?

From the day we are born, we are bombarded with negative suggestions. Not knowing how to counter them, we unconsciously accept them and bring them into being as our experience. Here are some examples of negative suggestions.

  • You can’t.
  • You mustn’t.
  • You’ll fail.
  • You haven’t got a chance.
  • You’re all wrong.
  • It’s no use.
  • It’s not what you know, but who you know.
  • What’s the use, nobody cares.
  • There’s no point in trying so hard. You’re too old now.
  • Things are getting worse and worse. Life is an endless grind.
  • You just can’t win.
  • Watch out, you’ll catch a terrible disease.

By accepting heterosuggestions of this kind, you collaborate in bringing them to pass. As a child, you were helpless when faced with the suggestions of others who were important to you. You did not know any better. The mind, both conscious and unconscious, was a mystery you did not even wonder about.
As an adult, however, you are able to make choices. You can use constructive autosuggestion, which is a reconditioning therapy, to change the impressions made on you in the past. The first step is to make yourself aware of the heterosuggestions that are operating on you. Unexamined, they can create behaviour patterns that cause failure in your personal and social life. Constructive autosuggestion can release you from the mass of negative verbal conditioning that might otherwise distort your life pattern, making the development of good habits difficult or even impossible.

Conclusion

We all know our mind is extremely powerful but we don’t know how to use this power. Once we learn to use it we can do anything we want.

So underestimate yourself because you don’t know, you are the owner of infinite intelligence, learn how to use it and see the magic.

 

If you know how to use this power please tell me in the comment box or if you want to learn then also comment below I will share you some super tricks in next posts which also help you to increase the level of intelligence.

 

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