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The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 1 of 4)

The unlimited power

Mind power is awesome

The power of your Mind is truly awesome. You can use your mental powers to achieve success that, up until now, you have only ever dreamed of. It is a Universal truth.

Life tends to move you towards the physical equivalent of your predominant thoughts and feelings. A great many people are well aware of this fact. Most find it extremely difficult to apply this knowledge and put it to work effectively in their lives. Are you one of those people?

If you are, then do not worry because I am about to show you how to overcome this little problem.

Ways to use mind power to succeed

It seems to most of us that our thoughts are random, sometimes erratic and beyond our control

Our emotions truly do run us most of the time. When we have an emotional response to a thing we tend to go into automatic thinking. This happens because the subconscious programs in our mind take over.

All too often these programs are just rehashed memories. They create negative emotions and negative thoughts.

Usually it hinder us from moving in the life direction that we really want. Our dominant thoughts and feelings are usually negative in nature. Maybe due to the conditioning that has taken over on this planet.

The real power you wield is the conscious ability to change your dominant automatic thinking

By doing so you can ensure your feelings and thoughts are more positive in nature. It will be more aligned with your desires and are therefore creating the life experiences that you want.

This may sound like a tall order but there are many great techniques and tools to accomplish this. One of the best tools to recondition your mind for success is self-hypnosis.

 

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The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 2 of 4)

The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 3 of 4)

The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 4 of 4)

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Spiritual Growth: The Spiritual Challenge of Modern Times (Part 1 of 2)

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Spiritual growth in a world defined by power, money, and influence is a Herculean task. Modern conveniences such as electronic equipment, gadgets, and tools as well as entertainment through television, magazines, and the web have predisposed us to confine our attention mostly to physical needs and wants.

As a result, our concepts of self-worth and self-meaning are muddled. How can we strike a balance between the material and spiritual aspects of our lives?

To grow spiritually is to look inward

Introspection goes beyond recalling the things that happened in a day, week, or month. You need to look closely and reflect on your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motivations.

Periodically examining your experiences, the decisions you make, the relationships you have, and the things you engage in provide useful insights on your life goals, on the good traits you must sustain and the bad traits you have to discard.

Moreover, it gives you clues on how to act, react, and conduct yourself in the midst of any situation. Like any skill, we can learn introspection; all it takes is the courage and willingness to seek the truths that lie within you.

Here are some pointers when you introspect

  1. be objective
  2. be forgiving of yourself, and
  3. focus on your areas for improvement.

To grow spiritually is to develop your potentials

Religion and science have differing views on matters of the human spirit. Religion views people as spiritual beings temporarily living on Earth. Science views the spirit as just one dimension of an individual.

Mastery of the self is a recurring theme in both Christian (Western) and Islamic (Eastern) teachings. The needs of the body are recognized but placed under the needs of the spirit. Beliefs, values, morality, rules, experiences, and good works provide the blueprint to ensure the growth of the spiritual being.

In Psychology, realizing one’s full potential is to self-actualize. Maslow identified several human needs: physiological, security, belongingness, esteem, cognitive, aesthetic, self-actualization, and self-transcendence.

James earlier categorized these needs into three: material, emotional, and spiritual. When you have satisfied the basic physiological and emotional needs, spiritual or existential needs come next.

Achieving each need leads to the total development of the individual. Perhaps the difference between these two religions and psychology is the end of self-development. Christianity and Islam see that self-development is a means toward serving God. Psychology view that self-development is an end by itself.

 

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Guilt and Self-Destructive Behaviors (Part 3 of 4)

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Chances are you’d know that if that person behaved badly, it wasn’t your fault. But with your parent or sibling, you’ve been blamed for their unhappiness over a long, long time and you’ve been burdened by long-lasting feelings of (unconscious) guilt.

Why is it so difficult to avoid feeling guilty toward your parents when you probably wouldn’t blame yourself for the badly behaving stranger?

The Gods Must Be Angry

As children, we view our parents in the same way that members of a primitive tribe view their gods. When the gods are angry, the heavens erupt and earthquakes, floods, and droughts occur.

Tribal elders know for certain that the gods must be appeased. Amends must be made for hurting the gods. With a lack of knowledge about the causes of the natural disasters it experiences, the tribe assumes that it has angered the gods of nature.

And so by altering its behavior through prayer, performing rituals and sacrifices, the tribe believes it can placate the offended gods and so alleviate the punishment.

But in altering its behavior in order to amend and atone, the tribe may make accommodations even if they’re detrimental to its well-being—for instance, sacrificing a cow even if there’s a shortage of cows.

In the same way, as a child you assumed that your behavior was responsible for provoking your parents. Though this assumption was often just a general feeling and not clearly well thought out, it was based on real experiences with siblings or parents who constantly acted hurt, threatened, or angered by your normal behaviors.

Remember the mother in the joke at the beginning of the chapter—the one who made her son feel guilty about not paying enough attention to her? Have you ever been in a similar situation? If so, what did you do?

 

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Arguments Steal Mind Power

Arguments steal mind power. Have you ever noticed that arguments are rarely “won?” Even if you think you won an argument, what did you win?

If there really is a loser, he at least learned something, right? What did you get? Ego satisfaction, debating practice, and diminished mind power.

Arguing Diminishes Mind Power

There are times when things need to be debated, but most of the time, it really isn’t productive.

Do you want to argue the point? What do you get from a useless debate, and more importantly, what do you lose?

One thing is certain. A person listening to arguments can learn something from both sides, but what about the participants?

If your opponent makes a really good point, do you say, “Hey, you’re right!” or do you more often just look for a better argument?

Arguing too much gets you in the habit of looking for arguments more than for truth. You also get deeper into your thinking ruts the more you defend a position.

In a rut and ignoring the truth? If that doesn’t sound like it’s good for mind power, it’s because it isn’t.

Mind Power From Listening

If you say the moon is closer, and I say the sun is, one of us has to be right. If you say nurture is more important, and I say nature is, we’re both right.

The first argument has clearly defined terms. This isn’t common, and even here, what’s the point of arguing?

In the second example, our arguments have to do with values and experiences. We’ve seen different things in life, and we could spend a lifetime defining “important,” or I could shut up and listen.

My mind becomes more powerful with the addition of your ideas and knowledge. Listening is the better way.

To break the habit of arguing, purposely ask for peoples opinions, and listen without saying anything. You can ask them to clarify, but don’t offer one contrary idea.

Do this enough, and your learning will surprise you. The simple technique can be difficult, but it works.

Secrets For Stress-Free Living (Part 4 of 4)

Do not miss out the first, second and third part.

 

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It is important to limit your own responsibilities to prevent emotions like lack of self-worth etc. Remain present and in attendance to your own needs first and you will always give others your best, automatically.

You are not your accomplishments

Understand that you are not your accomplishments. What you do and don’t do, your beliefs, ideas, possessions, are nothing to do with who you really are. They are the baggage you have picked up along the way.

They are nothing to do with the spiritual you who wants to feel good. Stay connected to peace. Lose your ego, and take this attitude of freedom with you in your everyday life.

The journey is the destination

Many times we say “If only I had x, then I would be happy”. Or “I’ll be happy when I’ve got this…”

As you go into the world and experience the contrast of your likes and dislikes, through your everyday experiences, so a new want is born. Then comes struggle in the journey towards its manifestation.  It contains all the stresses and strains you wish to rid yourself of. Understand this: you’ll never get it done.

The journey itself towards your wants shows you new elements of contrast.  It got new possibilities, new likes and dislikes, that change and alter your path. Thus your job here is not to get caught up in the end result but to ensure you enjoy the journey along the way, regardless of your goal.

Your everyday journey contains all the same underlying experiences, emotions, and full-body feelings that you seek from your end goal. The journey is the destination. So enjoy it.

Bringing it all together

So how do we overcome the various stress blocks to pull greater peace and abundance towards us? Once the biggest unconscious blocks are resolve, your intentions, ambitions, passion will feel that much free to move towards you, automatically and effortlessly.

Circumstances and people appear in your life from nowhere and events begin aligning themselves, as the universe conspires with you, to realize your passion.

 

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