He just became my personal hero!You`ve never thought that you could see a highschool football player so Motivated and so Inspirational. Some speakers have years of training to get to that level but not this young man! And boy did he nailed it! His attitude might be a bit too much for down people but hey, prepare to be uplifted.
TWC News Austin reporter Lauren Mickler and videographer Jesse Moloney interview East View High School Football player Apollos Hester after the Patriots triumphed over Vandegrift by one point. Hester’s post-game interview was one of the most inspiring interviews we have captured on Sports Night High School Blitz. VIDEO BY TWC NEWS AUSTIN
Inner peace is something everyone needs to be able to function correctly. If you’re not at peace with yourself, everything’s going to make you question yourself and rob you of happiness. Here are a few things that you must remember to keep enjoying life as you should be.
The past has passed
Too many people get stuck in moments that have already hurt them and taught them the lessons they were supposed to learn.
By staying glued to your defeats in the past, you’re also condemning your present.
Mistakes are a part of life. Sometimes we make small, negligible ones, but other times we commit huge mistakes that change us in some fundamental way.
Let your mistakes change you, but for the better. The important thing is to move on forward from it and evolve.
While this is a vague concept, depending on where you are in the wheel of life, find it comforting that if you’re up, you have what it takes to weather the storms that might come, and if you’re down, then the wheel’s only going to turn you upward.
Change is scary, but let it scare you into the right direction.
The thought that nothing lasts forever should be what keeps you in the present and making the most of it.
How things can quickly turn into something else can be exhilarating. The sooner you accept that and view it in a positive light, the better you’ll be at rolling with the punches and letting nothing faze you.
Health is wealth
You need to start taking your health seriously. It doesn’t matter what age you start, the younger the better.
Start making better decisions about what you’re going to eat and how you want to keep your body fit. Exercise is always a good idea so take up a sport or a hobby that excites you!
You might also want to keep the junk food at bay.
Studies have shown that eating those things will not make you feel better in the long run. Processed food should be avoided at all costs.
This isn’t a general suggestion, but in so far as what others think of you is concerned, you need to concern yourself less about it.
People will say, think, and do what they want, regardless of how you feel sometimes.
If you let yourself be affected by it every single time, you are in for a world of heartaches.
One way to distance yourself is to know yourself inside and out.
If people are saying things about you that you believe are not true, then leave them to their thoughts and don’t bother with them.
You need to learn to let things slide and brush them off from time to time.
Conversations are part of our daily lives. We talk to a lot of people in the course of the day, whether we’re ordering our morning coffee, participating in meetings at work, or even just sending out emails. When you talk to people, more or less you’re aware of the vibe you’re sending out.
You use different tones, you choose your words, and you adjust to who you you’re talking to in order to get your message across. That is the right way to communicate.
Sometimes we forget that we also need to know how to communicate with ourselves.
There are things that we need to say to ourselves that will help us face every day with our heads a little higher and our hearts a little lighter.
I am beautiful
It’s always flattering when we receive compliments about our looks, especially on days when we feel a little under par with our standards.
We can also try being the bearer of good news by telling ourselves that we are beautiful. Yeah, it feels great hearing it from others, but it also does wonders for our soul when we acknowledge our own beauty.
You have to see your own glow before you can truly radiate it for others to see.
I am good
When you believe in yourself and the goodness in your heart, it’s easier to make it even truer.
Telling yourself that you are good will help keep you such.
It’s different when you just know it, and when you voice it out or you affirm its truth.
When you say it out loud, it becomes bolder, and it becomes the ruling principle of everything that you do.
I am strong
To get yourself psyched and ready to take on your day, you need to tell yourself that you’re strong and capable of meeting deadlines, overcoming hurdles, and basically ready for anything that comes along!
If you wake up feeling tired or defeated from yesterday’s difficulties, then you’re already miles behind even before your day starts.
But if you start it right, with thoughts of being at your best, armed and at the ready, then nothing can get you down.
I am enough
Sometimes we can get a bit insecure, especially when we see that there are people busier than us, doing more things with their lives than we are, and those Facebook feeds show us lives of our friends that we’d kill to live.
But the thing is, we are more than capable of getting that for ourselves.
We have what it takes to manifest the life that we want. And it starts with positive thinking!
Tell yourself that you are equipped to get chosen for your dream job.
You are wonderful and someone will soon find out just how great you are and fall in love with you. Anything your heart desires can come true if you believe that you can make it come true.
Holograms might appear to be limited to the realms of science fiction films like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ but actually, they’re far easier to make than you might think.YouTube user Mrwhosetheboss in fact has created this devilishly simple video which shows how using just a few everyday items you can turn your smartphone into your very own holographic projector.
It’s an astonishingly neat trick and one that proves just how simple some holograms are to make. Using nothing more than a CD case, some tape and a knife you can turn your iPhone into a DIY piece of the future.
While these optical holograms are technically illusions, scientists are in fact working on ways to create the types of holograms we see in science fiction.
Taking the Law of Attraction principles to heart will definitely make you a better person, and in turn, will yield a better life. Positivity is a powerful thing, and in this day and age, more and more negative things seem to crop up everywhere, and with technology, it can’t help but spread faster. That’s why we need to combat it any way we can. Living on a positive note will have a huge impact on your life and in others’ lives as well.
Here are a few things it will change in you.
1. Strengthened faith
When you begin to harness the power of positive thinking and the law of attracting what you want, you become more powerful. Your mind begins to expand, to grow in ways that you want it to.
When this happens, your faith in yourself, in humanity, and in the universe is strengthened. You begin to feel that everything is possible, because it is.
2. Definition of success will change
When people are down on their luck and everything seems to be going the opposite direction from what they want to achieve, it’s easy to guess what success means for them. It will probably be monetary abundance, a better job, etc.
But when you are living the philosophy of the Law of Attraction, you see things differently.
You begin to see that success is measured in other ways such as the strength of your relationships, the stability in your character, your ability to harness the power of your mind, and countless other factors that are not material in nature.
3. Looking forward
You have no time to waste on dwelling in the past. You always have the right idea, which is to move forward.
You don’t indulge in self-pity or in overthinking your past mistakes. You have the ability to learn from your experiences and do better the next time around.
You are not afraid to move on and away from negative feelings that no longer serve you.
4. Healthier relationships
Practicing the Law of Attraction means you have a positive view of yourself and of those around you. You know that in order to attract good things, you just need to believe them and believe you deserve them.
This kind of mentality will help you forge deeper relationships with loved ones.
You begin to realize that you are not indebted to anyone and as such are not at anyone’s mercy.
You make relationship choices that are good for you because you know you deserve nothing but the best. You’re not prone to settling just for the sake of having somebody.
5. Change your experiences
As soon as you start imbibing the Law of Attraction, the way you experience things change and vice versa—you change what you experience.
When you begin to think positively and to live your life according to this belief, you begin to change what comes to you. It works hand in hand.
We always talk about being Successful, being Awesome living a great and fulfilled life on your own terms! … but how about being Unremarkably Average? Even if this article has a funny connotation attached to it, there are billions of people who live trapped in the rat-race, never doing something unique, something that they want, something that will fulfil their life purpose!
With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.
The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.
“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” says study author Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Most interestingly, the changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs,” says Perla Kaliman, first author of the article and a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, Spain (IIBB-CSIC-IDIBAPS), where the molecular analyses were conducted.
The study was published in the Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in prior clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The new results provide a possible biological mechanism for therapeutic effects.
Gene Activity Can Change According To Perception
According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, gene activity can change on a daily basis. If the perception in your mind is reflected in the chemistry of your body, and if your nervous system reads and interprets the environment and then controls the blood’s chemistry, then you can literally change the fate of your cells by altering your thoughts.
In fact, Dr. Lipton’s research illustrates that by changing your perception, your mind can alter the activity of your genes and create over thirty thousand variations of products from each gene. He gives more detail by saying that the gene programs are contained within the nucleus of the cell, and you can rewrite those genetic programs through changing your blood chemistry.
In the simplest terms, this means that we need to change the way we think if we are to heal cancer. “The function of the mind is to create coherence between our beliefs and the reality we experience,” Dr. Lipton said. “What that means is that your mind will adjust the body’s biology and behavior to fit with your beliefs. If you’ve been told you’ll die in six months and your mind believes it, you most likely will die in six months. That’s called the nocebo effect, the result of a negative thought, which is the opposite of the placebo effect, where healing is mediated by a positive thought.”
That dynamic points to a three-party system: there’s the part of you that swears it doesn’t want to die (the conscious mind), trumped by the part that believes you will (the doctor’s prognosis mediated by the subconscious mind), which then throws into gear the chemical reaction (mediated by the brain’s chemistry) to make sure the body conforms to the dominant belief. (Neuroscience has recognized that the subconscious controls 95 percent of our lives.)
Now what about the part that doesn’t want to die–the conscious mind? Isn’t it impacting the body’s chemistry as well? Dr. Lipton said that it comes down to how the subconscious mind, which contains our deepest beliefs, has been programmed. It is these beliefs that ultimately cast the deciding vote.
“It’s a complex situation,” said Dr. Lipton. People have been programmed to believe that they’re victims and that they have no control. We’re programmed from the start with our mother and father’s beliefs. So, for instance, when we got sick, we were told by our parents that we had to go to the doctor because the doctor is the authority concerning our health. We all got the message throughout childhood that doctors were the authority on health and that we were victims of bodily forces beyond our ability to control. The joke, however, is that people often get better while on the way to the doctor. That’s when the innate ability for self-healing kicks in, another example of the placebo effect.
Mindfulness Practice Specifically Affects Regulatory Pathways
The results of Davidson’s study show a down-regulation of genes that have been implicated in inflammation. The affected genes include the pro-inflammatory genes RIPK2 and COX2 as well as several histone deacetylase (HDAC) genes, which regulate the activity of other genes epigenetically by removing a type of chemical tag. What’s more, the extent to which some of those genes were downregulated was associated with faster cortisol recovery to a social stress test involving an impromptu speech and tasks requiring mental calculations performed in front of an audience and video camera.
Biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The different kinds of cells in our bodies provide an example. Skin cells and brain cells have different forms and functions, despite having exactly the same DNA. There must be mechanisms–other than DNA–that make sure skin cells stay skin cells when they divide.
Perhaps surprisingly, the researchers say, there was no difference in the tested genes between the two groups of people at the start of the study. The observed effects were seen only in the meditators following mindfulness practice. In addition, several other DNA-modifying genes showed no differences between groups, suggesting that the mindfulness practice specifically affected certain regulatory pathways.
The key result is that meditators experienced genetic changes following mindfulness practice that were not seen in the non-meditating group after other quiet activities — an outcome providing proof of principle that mindfulness practice can lead to epigenetic alterations of the genome.
Previous studies in rodents and in people have shown dynamic epigenetic responses to physical stimuli such as stress, diet, or exercise within just a few hours.
“Our genes are quite dynamic in their expression and these results suggest that the calmness of our mind can actually have a potential influence on their expression,” Davidson says.
“The regulation of HDACs and inflammatory pathways may represent some of the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic potential of mindfulness-based interventions,” Kaliman says. “Our findings set the foundation for future studies to further assess meditation strategies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions.”
Subconscious Beliefs Are Key
Too many positive thinkers know that thinking good thoughts–and reciting affirmations for hours on end–doesn’t always bring about the results that feel-good books promise.
Dr. Lipton didn’t argue this point, because positive thoughts come from the conscious mind, while contradictory negative thoughts are usually programmed in the more powerful subconscious mind.
“The major problem is that people are aware of their conscious beliefs and behaviors, but not of subconscious beliefs and behaviors. Most people don’t even acknowledge that their subconscious mind is at play, when the fact is that the subconscious mind is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind and that we operate 95 to 99 percent of our lives from subconscious programs.
“Your subconscious beliefs are working either for you or against you, but the truth is that you are not controlling your life, because your subconscious mind supersedes all conscious control. So when you are trying to heal from a conscious level–citing affirmations and telling yourself you’re healthy–there may be an invisible subconscious program that’s sabotaging you.”
The power of the subconscious mind is elegantly revealed in people expressing multiple personalities. While occupying the mind-set of one personality, the individual may be severely allergic to strawberries. Then, in experiencing the mind-set of another personality, he or she eats them without consequence.
The new science of epigenetics promises that every person on the planet has the opportunity to become who they really are, complete with unimaginable power and the ability to operate from, and go for, the highest possibilities, including healing our bodies and our culture and living in peace.
Referred also as “The Lost Word” understanding this concept will make a huge shift in your self image and help you correct all the bad programming you`ve been brought up with. These words are “I AM”. Whatever you add to I AM, You Become! Whatever you add to I AM, is added onto you!
Throughout life you’ve been through a conditioning process that’s created a mind-set overflowing with I am nots. As a schoolchild with a less than satisfactory grade on your report card, you thought to yourself, I am not smart. You place anywhere other than number one and say, I am not talented. You feel criticized and believe that I am not good. You look in the mirror and compare yourself to a glamorous movie idol or homecoming queen and tell yourself, I am not attractive. Your relationship fractures and you think, I am unloved or I am unworthy. These, and many more like them, are repeated throughout your developmental years and into adulthood, and become your core defining self-concept.
Watch this awesome video about The Power of I AM.
Overcoming this I am not mentality begins with trusting your inner world of spirit. There are no boundaries restricting your inner world. But your worldview and your self-concept in the outer world are defined by your five senses. The outer world is always changing, which, by our definition, means it is not real. This awareness that what remains unchanging is the only reality could lead you to experiencing a majestic wake-up call right here, right now.
Run through as large an inventory as you can of the things that you would like to define your life. Then make the shift in your imagination from an I am not or I am hoping to become to I am. You want what follows I am to be congruent with your highest self, which is God. Beginning with your inner dialogue, simply change the words that define your concept of yourself. Redefine your self-concept by choosing the words that you opt to place into your imagination. Try this rewording of your inner world as a beginning step to accessing the assistance of your higher self and fulfilling your desires.
Instead of I am incapable of getting a job, shift to I am capable. Similarly, replace proclamations of I am not able to live in peace with I am peace. I am unlucky in love is replaced by I am love. I am unworthy of happiness becomes I am happiness. The words I am, which you consistently use to define who you are and what you are capable of, are holy expressions for the name of God—the highest aspect of yourself. Break lifelong habits of unwittingly besmirching this holy name. Discontinue using pejorative labels to cast aspersions on your holy self. Always make your very first consideration the honoring of your Divine spirit. This will allow you to rise to previously unimagined heights. Teach your outer self to accept the unlimited power of your inner spirit and the things you place in your imagination can become true for you.
Gandhi. There is perhaps no name in history that embodies the teachings of non-violent, civil resistance better than Mahatma Gandhi. Though Gandhi was meek and fragile in stature, his presence was anything but. Through enormous respect and love for Mankind, this humble and peace-loving man led an entire nation to independence.
“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi was also known for his love of teaching and educating people on peace, harmony, love and respect. 5 Life Changing Lessons to Learn From Mahatma Gandhi #1: Change Yourself First
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
The concept of changing yourself to reflect what you want to see around you is simple in theory, but requires hard work, patience and determination to attain. Gandhi taught this important principle in his words, but epitomized them in his actions. Even when facing imprisonment, hunger and possible death, Gandhi remained steadfast, loving, and peaceful.
Can we summon the strength of character to live the change we wish to see?
One person CAN make a difference. It always starts with one person. #2: Strength Through Peace
“There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no cause that I am prepared to kill for.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi was a revolutionary, a hero, and the leader of a nation. He led his people to independence and self-rule through his extraordinary strength.
And… he did it without hurting anyone.
Such a concept today seems unfathomable and unattainable. Gandhi’s achievements show otherwise. He showed that self-sacrifice and courage – not death and destruction – can produce change.
We have the capability to change the world through peaceful activism, demonstrating love, and living unselfishly. Let us do so. #3: Violence is Unnecessary
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” — Mahatma Gandhi
The only thing that Gandhi hated in his life was violence. There are more quotes and teachings about violence from Mahatma Gandhi than any other topic.
Somewhere in the world, there is a conflict going on. Innocent lives are being lost, along with the lives of those fighting. Gandhi taught that our cultural, religious and political differences are no excuse to hurt, much less kill, anyone.
“There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no cause that I am prepared to kill for.” — Mahatma Gandhi #4: Pursue the truth
“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Needless to say, Gandhi was a big proponent of truthfulness. He warned people against blindly accepting information without careful examination.
Propaganda doesn’t make something true. Repeating of information doesn’t make something true. The attainment of truth happens through careful examination, a critical eye, and an open mind.
Examine things for yourself. Our world will be a much better place when this becomes more common. #5: Watch your thoughts
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi was a man of incredible self-discipline and strength of will. The only way he was able to achieve what he did, despite sometimes horrendous treatment, was through conscious, productive, positive thinking.
Read the above quote over again.
Indeed, we are a product of our thoughts. Imagine a world of positive thinking and self-restraint.
Gandhi did and so do we. Gaining control of your thoughts and primarily thinking positive can transform your whole life. The more people who do, the better the world we live in will be. 🙂 “We must become the change we want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
The Power of thought is incredible.We have to be aware of our thoughts – they are powerful cosmic waves in the universal sea of energy we live in.The most potent form of energy is thought because thought-waves are cosmic waves penetrating all time and space.Our thoughts are very powerful and science is doing exciting experiments with the power of thought. They are developing even more sophisticated devices capable of applying human thoughts.
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
A man is but the product of his thoughts – what he thinks, he becomes. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Since the power of thought is a very potent form of energy that penetrates all time and space we need to be aware of what we think.
Fortunate for the human race we are able to control our thoughts. We can use our mind and practice the process of thinking. We can make ourselves think thoughts of what we want to be or have.
In 1903 Wallace D Wattles wrote his book “The Science of Getting Rich” and a central part of the book is about thinking regardless of circumstance.
To think what you want to think is to think truth regardless of appearances. To think according to appearances is easy. To think truth regardless of appearances is laborious and requires the expenditure of more power than any other work you have to perform.
We can choose to think as an optimist and have a positive view on life. We can choose steps of positive thinkingor we can choose to think as a pessimist.
It is entirely up to each and one of us as outlined in the poem by Norman Van Horne:
When you’re gifted with the power of thought
It is a wonderful thing in a way,
But it can also create problems
If your thoughts tend to go astray.
The power of thought brings things to light
That we tend to postpone
But now folks with the power of thoughts
Have today become quite known
So if you posses the power of thought
And don’t know how to use it
Consult others who have the same quality,
But very seldom abuse it.
For the Lord gave us the power of thought
To do with as we choose
So hang on to it, always,
It is one power you don’t want to lose!
Norman Van Horne
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” – Winston Churchill
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won” – Winston Churchill
“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else” – Winston Churchill
“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will” – Clint Eastwood
If you decide to really achieve something in your life – you will. It is all a matter of how you think about yourself and what you think you are capable of. The power of positive thinking is incredible.
You can work wonders with the power of thought. Through the instrumentality of thought, you acquire creative power.
What is capability? What can you do? What is can?
You say, “I wish I could do that. But I can’t.” Sometimes the thing you desire seems most evasive and elusive to you. You may seem to think that you need money or something else that is external to you for you to be able to achieve your desire. And because this external thing is away from you and you don’t have it, you think that you are doomed because even that seems elusive. So you are stuck in a vicious circle. You accept that, you fear it.
But before you accept something that has absolutely no value to you, take another look. Fear is a thing we are conditioned to accept without question, yet it has absolutely no value. Next time you accept fear, ask yourself what value it really has for you. Escape is not a value. There is nowhere to run. Eventually, you will be found and you will have to face yourself. Running away from a problem is an idea that stems from the illusion that there is a you with a problem, and a you that can escape the you with the problem. Insane? Yep! The first step to getting out of a problem is knowing and accepting that you are the problem, and then you become the solution. Nothing outside changes, but as you change, a new outside replaces the old. The law of attraction and the law of cause and effect work this way.
For now, let us define capability. What is can?
Everyone has things that they can do now that they could not do before. You can now walk while as a child you could not. The ground never changed, but you did. You can now read while you once could not. The English language never changed, but you did. At one time, Bill Gates could not write software, now he can. The world did not change, Bill did. At one time, Jesus could not perform miracles, then he did. Miracles did not change, Jesus did. At one time the Buddha was not enlightened, then he was. The ways of the universe did not change, the Buddha did.
He goes on to use an example from the movie business.
In the movie Matrix where actor Keanu Reeves plays the character Neo we witness how he changes his idea of himself. From being a skeptic about his own capabilities and what is possible for him to do to truly believe he can do the unthinkable.
Within each of us there is a “believing Neo” – a super force beyond your wildest dream.
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ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE as long as you believe and truly engage yourself with your thoughts, mind and being.
We all have the capability to think in a positive matter if we really want to, but way too often we resort to negative thinking and ideas that we are not able to do this or that.
Unfortunately many people grow up hearing that they can’t do a certain task or that they can’t pursue a certain profession. They are put down by people close to them saying things: “who do you think you are trying to accomplish that”.
This type of “mind limiting talk” will unfortunately end up being part of you. We are formed by statements and sayings from our parents, kids in school, friends, society etc. And for most people it creates a limiting belief system which enters into our mind and being. It might be a belief that we are no good in math or that we are a person nobody likes or that we can’t succeed in the business world or that we can’t succeed in sports or that we can’t succeed in relationships and so on.
The way you perceive and interpret yourself is a result of the belief system you adopted while growing up.
Back in 1960 Maxwell Maltz wrote the book Psycho-Cybernetics where he talks about the self-image we form growing up:
We all carry with us a mental blueprint or picture of ourselves. It has been built up from our own beliefs about ourselves. But most of these beliefs about ourselves have unconsciously been formed from our past experience, our successes and failures, our humiliations, our triumphs, and the way other people have related to us, especially in early childhood. From all these we mentally construct a “self” (or a picture of a self). Once an idea or a belief about ourselves goes into this picture it becomes “true” as far as we personally are concerned. We do not question its validity, but proceed to act upon it just as if it were true.
Maltz goes on to say that all our actions, feelings, behavior – even our abilities – are always consistent with this self-image.
Hence it becomes very important to change your self-image if that image is one of a limiting character of some sort.
You can change your self-image with the power of thought using affirmations and subliminal messages.
Our built-in beliefs are very powerful. They are powerful in the sense that they dictate our ability to reach our goals. However they are nothing more than specific neural patterns in your brain. They are thoughts that are so ingrained they have become automatic. We have been conditioned and programmed from birth so these thoughts are not there because they are “the truth”, they have simply been handed down from generation to generation. They are there because someone put them there.
We all have beliefs – habits of thought, opinions and attitudes about the world around us, but these beliefs can often be traced back to the time we were growing up. Our mind filled up like an empty bath tub, and those filling your mind were the people in charge of your upbringing – parents, guardians, siblings, teachers etc-
By the time you are seventeen years old, you have heard “No, you can’t” an average of 150,000 times. You’ve heard “Yes, you can” about 5,000 times. That is thirty nos for every yes. That makes a POWERFUL belief of “I can’t”.
These beliefs are thousands of times stronger than desires. So if you desire something like a new house or getting a new job it will not happen if your beliefs are “I can’t”. The beliefs win every time.
It is your habit of thought ( your beliefs), not your desires that run your actions. The Subconscious mind is in the driving seat. Not the conscious mind.
This is one of the greatest discoveries of the past decade of neurological research: 95-99 percent of all your behaviors are automatic. This is why we set goals, but don’t reach them. Setting them is a function of the conscious mind. Reaching them is a function of the non-conscious mind (subconscious mind)
Bruce Lipton – Power Of The Subconscious Mind
In January 2011 a video featuring prof. in biology Bruce Lipton was released. In this video he explains the power of our subconscious mind and our belief system. He also talks about the difference between Quantum Physics and Newtonian Physics. Its worth watching.
The Brain and neuron-networks
In the movie What The Bleep Do We Know!? Dr. Joe Dispenza talks about how our brain works. He talks about the tiny nerve cells in the brain called neurons and how they have tiny branches reaching out to other neurons forming neuron-networks. Each place where they connect is integrated into a thought or a memory. He goes on to say that the brain does not know the difference between what it sees in its environment and what it remembers because the same neuro networks are firing – triggered.
This mean that we can break a habit or make a habit simply by repeating something over and over again in our mind or by actually doing it. If we want to break a habit it the neuron network will break up when we stop doing it over a certain time. If we want to learn something new and create a new habit it will cause the creation of a new network reinforcing the habit.
The first time you tried to ride a bike you probably failed to make it. Why? because the neuron network was being established. You were creating it and be trying over and over again the connections in the network gets stronger and stronger and all of a sudden you ride the bike without thinking about it. You do it automatically. You have created a habit.
“You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit” – Aristotle
Watching this clip from the movie What The Bleep Do We Know!? will explain more about neuron networks and habits:
By understanding how we can make and break habit you can start to break out of old habits by forming new ones. The power of thought when used to improve your self-image is extra-ordinary.
If you don’t break out of your current belief system it will stick with you for the rest of your life. You need to find a way to change it.
AND you CAN.
You CAN change your self-image through the power of thought and positive affirmations like Louis L. Hay did. You CAN change that way you look at yourself through seeking new truths and hence you will be able to accomplish anything you put your mind to. We all have a tremendous power inside, we just need to realize it. The true POWER IS WITHIN.The Power of Thought.
Earl Nightingale (1921-1989) was a pioneer in the field of personal development and he knew the power of thought. He realized that:
We become what we think about
Earl Nightingale also recorded one of the most powerful personal development recordings ever done. It is called “The Strangest Secret”
One morning more than 40 years ago, this recording was played for a group of salespeople at Earl Nightingales insurance agency. What they heard stunned them like nothing before. They were electrified by what they heard. Everyone wanted a copy and the word spread about this great recording.
Within no time, more than 200,000 people had called, written, or just walked right into Earls office to request a copy. Today more than a 1,000,000 copies have been sold and The Strangest Secret remains one of the most powerful messages ever recorded, and continues to transform the lives of everyone who hears it.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
REMEMBER: YOU CAN BE OR HAVE WHATEVER YOU WANT IN LIFE
We have all heard incredible stories about people doing the unthinkable.
a homeless person with no money becoming a multimillionaire – like Bill Bartmann who went from being homeless, broke, an alcoholic and paralyzed at the age of 17 to become the 25th richest person in the USA.
someone becoming a legend and a historical person against “all odds” – like Mahatma Gandhi who freed India from The British Empire.
people recovering miraculously from a terrible disease or accident – like Norman Cousins who was diagnosed with a disease with little chance of surviving, but went on to live many years longer than his doctors predicted. and many similar stories.
WHAT DO THESE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON?
They believe in themselves and they take action. They realize they have a giant inside, an incredible force that we all have – power of thought. The only difference is that these people have awoken this giant within – this force inside. They have realized the power of thought. They have conditioned themselves to act, behave and think in a certain way and when they see the results it reinforces their belief in themselves and they accomplish more and more and more.
They have changed their way of thinking and they are taking action.You can also awaken this giant inside – just like Anthony Robbins talks about in his book – Awaken The Giant Within
In this interview with John Reese & Frank Kern – Anthony Robbins talks about the holy grail of taking action: certainty ( app. 13:45 into the video). It«s a great video explaining why some people are successful in life and why others are not. It has to do with our beliefs systems, about what potential we think we have, about taking action based on our potential and then getting the results which will reinforce our belief system.
Successful people use their mind and their thoughts to achieve their goals – they are taking specific action based on successful thinking. Successful people have a construct state of mind – a success attitude. They tell themselves : I CAN
Success comes to those who become SUCCESS CONSCIOUS – Napoleon Hill
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. Arnold Schwarzenegger
If you can envision it in your mind you can do it. AND you need to take some ACTION to do it
Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference. Nolan Bushnell – Founder of Atari
Mind work is not an easy ride – it requires practice – just like exercising a muscle.
You need to practice how to be positive – how to believe in yourself – how to believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. The power of thought will help you when you apply it in a positive way.
But how will you apply the Power of Thought?
By surrounding yourself with supporting people and by using affirmations.
When you really want to achieve something it is important to be around friends and people who support you. This will inspire you – spur you on and when at times the goal seem far away your supporting friends and people can get you back on track.
This will be like an affirmation – a statement that you can do the unthinkable – that you are capable of anything you set your mind to.
In order to change a limiting belief system about yourself you can start applying affirmations. Write down affirmations on a piece of paper and say them to yourself in your mind every night before you go to sleep.
I am strong
I am smart
I am confident
I am successful
I am rich
I am a good person
I can achieve anything I want
and so on…
Many people also use subliminal messages together with quiet music which enhance the connection between the right and the left hemisphere of the brain. Embedded in the music are affirmations about good health or financial wealth or happiness and so on. Subliminals have been successful for many years to help people change their life. Anthony Robbins used subliminal tapes when he first set out to condition himself for success. One of the best and easiest ways to apply subliminal messages is through a computer program. It flashes up to 28.000 messages per hour on your PC screen while you work. Get Your Free Tour and Free Brainwave MP3s Here.
Why is it important to use affirmations just before we go to sleep as mentioned above? Why can’t affirmations be used when we are wide awake?
The answer is that your brain activity slows down when you are going to sleep and you are entering into the alpha brainwave level. The alpha level is an important brainwave level for reprogramming your brain. Millions of people in countries all over the world have used Mind Mastery Training Programs to unleash their mind’s hidden potential. It is much easier to rewire your brain at the alpha brainwave level than in the fully awake level (called beta).
Our brain is made up of billions of brain cells. These are called neurons, which use electricity to communicate with each other. Combination of electrical activity between neurons in the brain are often called brainwave patterns. These patterns have a cyclic, wave-like look. When we think we are actually sending out brainwaves – electric waves – which are registered in the brain. These waves are emitting tiny electrochemical impulses of varied frequencies. These can be registered by an Electroencephalography (EEG).
There are four simple periodic rhythms recorded in the EEG and they are: alpha, beta, delta, and theta. These rhythms are identified by frequency (Hz or cycles/sec).
Beta: 14 cycles/sec or more – we are awake and alert
Alpha: 7 – 14 cycles/sec – we are in a state of physical and mental relaxation. At this level we can re-program ourselves
Theta: 4 -7 cycles/sec – we are in a deep meditative state.
Delta: 1 – 4 cycles/sec – we are asleep.
Over the past 50 years, brain researchers have been studying the effect of brain waves on behavior. Jose Silva was the first person to enter into this field and his studies showed that when your brain is in alpha wave level you are actually able to reprogram yourself. More about Jose Silva and alpha wave levels here.
Researchers have pin-pointed the Beta brainwave frequencies as the zone to create a super focus mental state, intellectual endurance, and for creative visualization.
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The Brain and Creative visualization
Our mind works and functions in pictures – not in a linear fashion. Brain scientist Tony Buzan explains:The brain is radiant – it thinks centrally and explodes out in all directions.
What the mind can conceive – you can achieve.
This is why a person with a vivid mind – a mind applying creative visualization can achieve incredible result.
Use the power of thought and creative visualization to manifest dreams and create change.
When we forget to use visualization and imagination, it is like not using our minds. Jose Silva
The mind cannot tell the difference between an experience in real life or an experience you create in your mind. By creating and visualizing different things you would like to happen in your life you are actually making them happen.
This is why many Law of Attraction teachers talk about vision boards and creative visualization.
By training your mind to see and feel what you want you are actually attracting it. In addition to the visual exercise there are also other parts you need to consider when getting the Law of Attraction to work.
If you have seen the movie The Secret or read the book you have been told you can attract anything. You have been told that you can just think of it and visualize it and you will attract it. This is not the whole process since this is just the first step. The second step is to be at the same vibrational frequency as the item or thing you are wanting. This you do with your feelings. You must “be in love” with what you want so that your whole being is sending out waves on the same frequency as what you want. Everything is made up of energy and everything vibrates – you just need to tune yourself into the correct vibrational frequency of what you want. Just like a radio station can switch to different programs by switching the frequency. The third step is to expect it.
Think of it and visualize it
Feel it by sending out the correct vibrational frequency
Expect it to come to you
This is the same process Helen Hadsell, age 83 (in 2009) has been using all her life to win countless cash Prizes, over 5 trips to Europe, a luxury Home, and Every Contest She Has Entered.
Throughout her life she says she has won every contest she has entered into and she says it is all because of using the Law of Attraction and the process above. More about Helen Hadsell here.