The topic today is about the Human Mind and its True Power. We’ve all been gifted with a very powerful mind, but we haven’t been brought a manual, so we don’t know how to use it to its full potential. There’s a saying that goes:
Thinking can be very dangerous if you don’t know how because all the power and capability of the mind can be used against us, and cause self-destruction.
What is the Human Mind?
If someone were to build a CPU capable of processing information with the same efficiency, and accuracy akin to that of the Human Mind, it would be 18 floors in height, and it would cost over 100 million dollars to build it, however, it wouldn’t be able to create one single original thought.
With our technology, we are able to create A.I. that may simulate human behavior, but it will take years before we create something truly sentient.
Hear this out: you have a mind that has more worth than 100 million dollars.
The same power of the mind that is capable of creative expression is also capable of destruction. Think of your mind as the gear transmission of an automatic vehicle: it can go forward (when you focus on abundance, wealth, love) reverse (stress, trauma, jealousy) or it can stay in neutral (vices, procrastination, lack of productivity)
There are two sides of the Mind:
1. The Conscious Mind
The Conscious mind is what you process with your five senses, the media you consume, your thoughts, your actions, the decisions you carry out, and so on.
It is by default your natural mind, your ego. You have control over it, and the conscious mind predominates in your day-to-day life, but it is only 20% of your psyche.
2. The Subconscious Mind
Now, the Subconscious mind is 80% of our minds. You can’t really control it as it functions automatically and involuntarily. The Subconscious takes charge of bodily tasks such as the rate of your heartbeat, your breathing, or body language, the chemicals released (oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, etc)
The Subconscious mind exists to follow any order from the Conscious mind.
This is a fact, the Subconscious will follow unconditionally what you put your attention into.
Real-Life Example of Mind Power
In order to really understand the true power of the Mind, let me share with you my experience. This happened in April of 2020.
One day I returned home after being in public spaces for 2 hours, and I felt a sudden head rush, like a migraine. Add to this a dry, sore throat and a few hours of feeling the same sensation. I was nervous! I thought I had contracted the Corona–
As soon as I had that thought stuck in my head, I started using all of my already weak energy to search on Google about the COVID symptoms. I didn’t tell my family about it yet.
My negative focus on me “having the COVID” turned against me as my body weakened even more: my muscles started hurting. It was unbelievable!
Worry, anxiety, nervousness… that shifted into real physical discomfort.
So, me being in this rabbit hole of doom, I decided to change my strategy by recalling a video about the Law of Attraction — something said along the lines of “Your thoughts manifest your own reality”. I shifted the ”I have the COVID” thoughts into “I am stronger than whatever disease is in my body.”
I wrote “I AM STRONG.” in a paper and contemplated it.
Beliefs are more powerful than reality.
An hour later, I was fully recovered, and this is not a joke. My empowering thoughts really did manifest into reality, and it is through experience that I was able to witness the power of the mind; its real potential to cure our bodies or to destroy them.
Use your Mind to your Advantage
Now you understand the power of the mind, but how do I use it to my advantage? How do I manifest what I want (or don’t want)?
It’s simple: Define what you really want, then work on obtaining it without losing persistence or belief that you’ll get it.
If you think positively, you will get a positive outcome, and vice versa. It’s basically synonymous with “you are what you think.”
All thoughts turn into things eventually.
You have to know that you will get what you want, because you truly want it and because it is inevitable that eventually, you’ll get it. But you have to trust it with all your heart. You would be hacking your own mind.
Abundance Mindset vs Scarcity Mindset
1. What is the Scarcity mindset?
The author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Stephen Covey explains that when you live in a world of scarcity, you compete for available resources, even when there is an abundance of them.
The scarcity mindset is about what you lack; I work because I don’t want to be poor. So you are doing something not because you want something, but because you want to avoid something.
I buy these toilet papers and all these disinfectants because I fear there won’t be enough. Does that ring a bell?
What is the Abundance mindset?
Instead of focusing your attention on what you could lose, the Abundance mindset switches its attention to what you have and can get.
I have air in my lungs, a roof over my head, enough food in the fridge, although there could be more — see what I did there? and of course, I am alive and more than grateful for experiencing this Journey called Life.
Start adopting an Abundance Mindset. Basically, shift your focus on what’s abundant in your life right now. If you are in the darkness, search for the light, so to speak.
Now that is the Coronavirus pandemic, use this time to cultivate your abundance mindset. It’s a test, and as you can see, a lot of people are opting for scarcity instead. They are failing/have failed the test; but will you?
Believe you are deserving of good things
You are great with all your qualities and weaknesses — even though people hadn’t recognized or appreciated you, or might have struggled with self-esteem issues. It’s true; such beliefs can stay in our subconscious minds and have detrimental effects on our futures, but recognizing this is a great first step to take.
You might think: “I can’t be worthy of value when there are so many people suffering in the world right now. But by that simple thought, the want to improve the world makes you worthy of value.
Don’t think some people deserve more help or more credit than others. Instead, choose to view everyone as deserving of value. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. After all, we’re humans. Just because someone has trouble with something doesn’t mean we should devalue them.