Most people have heard the phrase “change your thoughts, change your life” at one time or another. Usually, it is said with a sense of urgency, as though you are trying to push someone into doing something they are not ready for. Personal transformation requires a starting point, which is within yourself.
By examining your mind, you can understand how your thoughts and actions have led you to where you are today and how to control reality with your mind. Likely, you aren’t delighted with your circumstances, and this dissatisfaction is the first step towards change.
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What Is The Mind?
What is the mind? The definition of mind is a bit tricky because there are a few different ways to explain it. One way to define the mind is your entire consciousness and everything that happens. Another way to describe the mind is your awareness of your body and everything you feel. Yet another definition would be that the mind is what processes thoughts and feelings.
The mind is a chain of cognitive processes that operate in a specific order to drive your thoughts, feelings, and actions. These processes consist of different parts, including senses, memories, emotions, and decision-making mechanisms. When one or more parts are hurt because of illness or accident, you can see changes in your brain function and behaviour. Those changes might include difficulty with memory or concentration, mood disorders like depression or anxiety, or difficulties with impulse control.
With very few exceptions, the circumstances you find yourself in today result from the habits of mind that you formed over time. You must understand how your mind works to make meaningful life changes. If you start with self-reflection, you will benefit from understanding your beliefs about yourself and the world around you. To do self-reflection effectively, there are several questions you can ask yourself: What am I doing right now? Why am I doing it? What would happen if I stopped? Would that be a bad thing? What would happen if I continued?
Most people think of physical transformation as a process requiring physical change, but it’s just as much about mental change. When we’re thinking about transforming our bodies, we have to ask ourselves, “What am I willing to give up to have what I want?” and “How do I make the sacrifices worth it?” and “How can I keep myself motivated for the long haul?” The same is true of personal transformation.
You have to ask yourself, “What am I willing to give up to have what I want?” and “How do I make the sacrifices worth it?” and “How can I keep myself motivated for the long haul?” If you want to achieve something great, you need to be honest and know what you’re giving up in exchange. You also need to understand why you’re doing this and your motivation. You need to be able to remind yourself of those motivations every day (and every time you slip up) so that they become your driving force.
Anyone who’s ever had a bad habit or tried to learn a new skill has probably attempted to use the power of their mind to get what they want—but if you’re like many people, you’ve probably also failed. Fortunately, there’s a smart way to ensure that your mind is in your corner: reframing. “Reframe” means “to change the way something is viewed.” And it’s often used in a negative context—to suggest that something or someone could be perceived more positively.
However, it isn’t the kind of reframing I’m describing here. I’m talking about using your mind to fundamentally change how you think about something for the better, which is one of the most innovative ways to ensure you get what you want from life.
You can apply the idea of reframing to any situation where your challenge is psychological rather than physical. Or you can use it where you feel your attitude or perspective might be the barrier between you and what you want (a new job, a specific outcome in an upcoming negotiation, etc.). The key is to stop trying to control yourself using willpower and change your perception of things so that your thoughts are working with you rather than against you.
How To Control Reality With Your Mind
Yes, there are things you can do to make your life better and to control reality with your mind. The most important thing, however, is to change how you think. For example:
- do not consider an obstacle as a problem but as a challenge;
- do not think about things you can’t change. Focus on what you want to change;
- write down what you want to achieve and when you want to finish it;
- change your attitude towards failure and mistakes; consider them as learning opportunities;
Your mind is a fantastic tool, capable of making you feel happy, sad, excited, or calm with just a few thoughts. When stressed about your job or financial situation, you can lessen the burden by thinking about something good that happened in the past. When you need a boost of energy, you can think of the things you’re looking forward to in the future that will make you happy. If you’ve ever found yourself in either of these situations, you’ve already been practising your mind power! But there are many other ways to improve your life with your mind.
There are three main approaches to using your mind to change your life: positive thinking, self-hypnosis, and meditation. Each one has its own set of benefits. Positive thinking is probably what comes to mind first when you hear “mind over matter,” but this approach doesn’t have much evidence backing it up. It’s more about what you think about than how you feel about it, so if you’ve got a lot on your plate and want to de-stress more efficiently, it’s worth giving it a try.
Self-hypnosis is best for more concrete goals like learning a new skill or improving a particular aspect of yourself, like learning how to play the guitar.
Meditation helps to train your mind, like exercise trains your body. When you face and let go of unwanted mental states, like anxiety and fear, they lose their power and the conditioned response that goes with them.
Can You Change Your Reality?
Can you change your reality? If we’re talking about the physical world, the answer is no; even if you could, what would be the point? The goal of life isn’t to get everything on your wish list.
You can change our reality with a simple thought. When you think positive thoughts, your mind and body are positively affected. You don’t have to believe in magic or the power of the mind to see this effect; it’s just science. Positive thinking can make you healthier, help you lose weight and keep it off, make you more productive and happier, and help you achieve goals. This is real, and it’s available to anyone who wants it.
Some people will tell you that you can’t change your reality. But what if your reality isn’t the way it should be? Maybe you’ve always been a shy person—but perhaps that’s because you don’t know how to make friends or are afraid of speaking up in front of others. If you’ve always been overweight, you might not know how to eat right or exercise. If any of these things are true, there are things you can do to change them.
There’s no guarantee it’ll work, but at least give yourself the chance to succeed where others might have given up before ever trying. I firmly believe that you can change your reality with affirmations. You can shape your reality with subliminal affirmations because your thoughts shape reality.
How Your Thoughts Shape Reality
More people nowadays know that it could be possible for our thoughts to change and shape the world around us. Centuries ago, the great Spanish-born mystic Ramón Llull (1232–1316) put it this way: “You see things and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream of things that never were, and I say, ‘Why not?’ “
However, not all know how our thoughts can shape our reality. In 2003, an English scientist by the name of Richard Wiseman conducted an intriguing experiment. He had people in a park stand next to a tree, and he imagined that the tree was covered with bright red berries. After they did this for 3 minutes, more than half of them had an encounter with a bird, usually within 5 minutes of the exercise. This encounter shows the truth of the saying that “imagination is more powerful than knowledge.”
While most people will agree that we can change our thoughts, many do not believe that we have as much control over our thoughts as we do over other aspects of our lives—like when we decide to exercise or eat better. But what if you have more control over your thoughts than you realise?
It’s a scientific fact that our thoughts do shape reality. How? Let’s start with some background on the brain. The brain consists of two hemispheres that work together to make sense of everything we see, hear, and feel. The left hemisphere is the logical, practical side, while the right hemisphere gets to be creative and emotional.
We rely on both hemispheres to function normally; however, when it comes to making decisions and taking action, the left hemisphere does most of the heavy lifting. It determines what’s logical, practical and most likely to be successful based on past experiences.
For example, if you’ve never taken a class in basket weaving, you aren’t expected to sign up for one unless you have a particular need for basket weaving that your current skills can’t fulfil (like wanting baskets for your cat). If you try something new based on an idea that seems impractical or unlikely to work out, it will probably fail because your left brain is steering you towards what seems safe and conventional.
The left brain is so convinced of its logic that it doesn’t even consider anything else but will simply reject anything that doesn’t fit within its set ideas about what’s logical.
Proof That Your Thoughts Create Reality
I was one of those people who never thought of karma as an actual thing. I believed in the universe, but not in a conscious way. But now, I’m convinced there’s proof that our thoughts create reality.
The evidence is all around us. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s probably because you don’t believe you will find it. We constantly attract things into our lives because we think we will—and won’t—and the same goes for other people. For example, if you know someone who seems stuck in a bad luck spiral, chances are they’ve been telling themselves that they’ll struggle forever and that nothing will change. It may seem too simple to say that how you think affects what happens to you, but it’s true.
And then there’s the idea of “karma” and the law of attraction: what goes around comes around. If someone treats you poorly, chances are they’ll receive some bad karma in return, while if they treat you with kindness and respect, you’ll do them the same favour. Karma and attraction can be hard to witness if you aren’t very empathetic, but I’m willing to bet that once you start paying attention, you will become more aware.
When you recognise your thoughts as manifestations of the laws of nature, you are empowered to change your life and those of the people around you. All you have to do is believe and act on your thoughts with confidence and intention. In other words, you must become the exact person who creates and experiences your reality.
This idea cannot be very comforting if you’re unsure how to control your thoughts or think about things differently. Still, it’s also empowering once you realise it gives you complete power over everything in your life.
Do Negative Thoughts Become Reality?
People often say that one of the great things about being positive is that you’ll attract positive things into your life. While this can be true, it’s important to remember that sometimes negative thoughts are just as powerful as positive ones and can become real in the same way positive thoughts can.
In fact, much evidence suggests that negative thoughts are more powerful than positive ones. Suppose you’re trying to manifest anything in your life. In that case, whether it’s to attract a romantic partner, achieve career success, or do something else entirely, you may want to consider how you think about that thing.
There are several ways in which negative thoughts can become a reality:
- If you have a mental image of something happening negatively and then think of it again, it will have more power than if you think of the same thing in a neutral way or positively. The reason is that the brain is most sensitive to feelings and connections.
- Negative thoughts can cause chemical changes in your body. When we’re feeling stressed or anxious while thinking of something, our bodies produce more cortisol and adrenaline, which trigger fight-or-flight responses and alert us. The levels of these chemicals go down almost
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Be careful what you wish for.” Even if you haven’t heard it before, you can probably guess that it means that your positive thinking and wish for something may lead to adverse outcomes. For example, you might have a friend who seems to have bad luck, and then one day, you remark about how unlucky he is. He then replies, “Yeah? Well, I wish I was lucky.” It’s said that this story is an explanation of why bad things happen to some people. They are attracted to the things they don’t want in life because of their constant complaining.
How To Control Reality With Your Mind
It’s always more fun to believe you have some minor control over the universe. Even if you don’t believe in your ability to alter reality with your mind, you can pretend that you do. You want to think that you can use your power of thought to influence the outcomes of events around you.
It’s not only fun, but it’s a great way to get through a challenging situation or a stressful day when you know you can take some time and sit down to meditate, crystal-gaze, or generally spend some time thinking about what you want and how to make it happen. You can even learn some techniques from the experts (or read the theories behind them) and apply them to the real world to see what happens.
There are a hundred different ways to control reality with your mind, but most of them work best when they’re based on a single principle: self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is a process where you listen to or read something explicitly designed for hypnosis or meditation and immerse yourself in it. At the same time, you also practise relaxing activities designed to help clear your mind and focus your energy on the message of hypnosis. The hypnotist will often tell you things like “imagine,” because visualisation is key to controlling and altering your reality.
How Powerful Are Your Thoughts?
How powerful are your thoughts? When you feel a positive emotion, like happiness or gratitude, your brain produces more gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA helps you relax by inhibiting specific neurons in the brain from firing. Low GABA levels are associated with anxiety and depression. High GABA levels are associated with calmness and a sense of well-being.
The power of positive thinking is not just about feeling better but about having better health.
Research shows that people with an optimistic attitude are happier, have more vital immune systems, and live longer lives than those without. Harvard University researchers found that people who smiled more often were less likely to die within six years than those who didn’t smile as often. In addition, the study also found an association between smiling and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
Thank you for reading this far. I hope that you now realise how powerful your mind is and how to control reality with your mind. Start using it to your advantage today.
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