Every thought that runs through our mind is responsible for everything that happens in our life and body. Every effect you see in your physical world has a specific cause which has its origin in your mental world. That’s why you have to be really aware and careful of what you think.
Thoughts are like a tape that always plays in your mind. What you experience depends on what you play. In order to change anything in your life you need to change the tape first. Studies have shown that every single thought we have is ingrained into our cells and into our DNA. Over time negative thought patterns can manifest in physical illness and can also be passed on to future generations.
Thoughts create beliefs and what we choose to believe can either enrich your life or make it challenging. Our subconscious mind accepts whatever we say. It you believe you are too weak, too big, too short, poor, not smart enough, etc, then all those things will manifest in your life like your own.
The good news is that our thoughts are the beginning of our beliefs and we can change them. We actually have an unlimited choice about what we think and what how much value we give them.
Remember when you were a kid and really didn’t think that much, you were just jumping into the experience. Your mind was open, you had no judgement. We also observe our friends and family, and the more happy they are, more happiness you have in your life too. And it also affects how you build the relationships with others.
Or if you were criticized as a child, put down a lot, you are most likely are not really confident in yourself and settle for less than you deserve. We tend to “jump to conclusions” and simply stack up evidence in support of what we already believe.
We judge people and actions based on our past experiences and our perspective. But rarely take the time to judge our own actions and reactive emotions. We also tend to ignore information that contradicts what we assume to be true. To be most effective, however, we must look beyond our initial impressions and try to analyze the problem more objectively from a variety of perspectives.
Different people can perceive the same information in different ways. For example, when eye witnesses of a crime are interviewed, they often provide very different accounts of what happened. Even such “objective facts” as the color of someone’s hair or clothing are remembered differently by different people. When information is more abstract, such as evidence about economic trends or different ways of teaching, the likelihood of different perceptions or interpretations increases tremendously.
When you think about an open-ended problem, you evaluate information and evidence from your own perspective, which is affected by your experiences and beliefs. Other people who evaluate the same information may think about it in a very different way. Analyzing a wide range of available information is one of the most time consuming parts of open-ended problem solving. It requires mentally coordinating criteria for interpreting information with the information itself.
You always have an option – change your mind, change your perspective, change your life 🙂