Thursday, July 22, 2010
Rehabilitation Of Thoughts
Many people go through their lives without understanding why they make the same mistakes again and again, follow the same patterns, and live in the same ruts. They aren't happy with their present situation, but they seem to be unable to make any lasting changes. If we keep thinking in the same pattern, the same issues shall repeat, if we want some major difference, then we shall have to rehabilitate our own thoughts. It requires a conscious effort.
On the other side remembering a negative past is equally a concern. To remember is to think, which is to create. So if we remember problems from your past, we simply recreate those problems in the present. The best thing you can do with a painful past is to either forget it or reinterpret it in a positive light. Again, the solution is to create a discontinuity by exercising imagination. Stop observing the past and the present which you don’t like, and spend more time cultivating a better reality in imagination until it starts to feel even more real to than the present external circumstances. Eventually external reality will shift to align itself with the imagination.
Perhaps you've attend seminars, read books, and taken courses, but, in the end, fallen back into the same dysfunctional patterns you've always followed! Why does it always turn out this way? We struggle to make permanent changes in our lives because we input information only into our conscious mind. Here's the problem: conscious mind is not what directs behaviors and belief system. To change behavior, one must first reprogram the hard-wired center of mind: the subconscious mind.
How Does Subconscious Mind Work?
The subconscious is the largest part of our mind. It contains all the messages we've received throughout our lives. It holds millions and millions of thoughts grouped into clusters that form beliefs, mindsets and character traits.
The relationship between the conscious and subconscious minds is like an iceberg. The conscious mind is represented by the visible tip of the iceberg, while the subconscious is represented by the gigantic lower portion of the iceberg hidden from view. We can't see the subconscious in action, but it certainly has a major impact on the voyage we take in your life.
The subconscious is the place where all of our learned behaviors reside. Once we learn to walk, we don't need to consider how to lift and place each foot to take the next step, do you? Of course not! Your subconscious mind automatically controls your steps.
Subconscious learns behavior through repetition and practice. Just as it learned to control our footsteps when we learned to walk, it also controls our footsteps in our life's journey based on what you've reinforced throughout your life.
The good news is we can reprogram our subconscious mind by inputting and reinforcing new thoughts and actions! This is rehabilitation of thoughts. There are several different techniques one can use to tap into the subconscious mind and reprogram how it works.
Here are some techniques to use to rehabilitate thoughts and improve life:
1. Affirmations work to change subconscious mind; by using positive, personal, present tense statements to override the embedded negative thinking. Repeat these positive thoughts and create new pathways in subconscious, giving it new attitudes.
2. Visualization is the act of creating detailed mental pictures that depict a desired outcome so see success for yourself. These images stimulate the subconscious into accepting them as reality, which then directs behavior accordingly. Top athletes around the world use this technique.
3. Some types of therapy work with the subconscious mind, including Meditation. Meditation works by easing you into a state of extreme relaxation. Once you're in this state, the conscious mind releases its grip, and the subconscious mind is easier to access, it's much easier to reprogram the subconscious into accepting new thoughts as reality.
Imagine the freedom of living life without the automatic dysfunctional behaviors driving for years! When we transform our negative outlook into a positive one, we can accomplish so much more. In doing so, our mind is released from negative programming, allowing excelling and succeeding throughout our life.