Man is what he thinks all day long – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Law of Life is the Law of Belief. Belief is that thought in our mind that could bring us success, wealth, health, love and success in all aspects of our lives. We all have an inner treasure, that once discovered, takes our life into a new dimension. It is up to us whether we want to be the magnetized person, full of confidence and faith, born to win and succeed, or the demagnetized one full of fears and doubts, not able to move forward.
We are born with just two types of fears: of falling and loud noises. As babies we consider ourselves invincible, crawl, make the first step and are really authentic persons. Time pass, we interact with parents, other children, relatives, professors and get exposed to dialogues and situations. We are told how to be, how to behave, what is wrong with us. We start to adjust ourselves to accommodate the family and society. Childhood is the period when we internalize the beliefs of other people, we get in contact with school and religion. As Albert Eistein said “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age eighteen”. By then, our set of beliefs is formed and most of the actions we undertake are based on it.
Conscious vs. sub-conscious mind: whenever we speak about our mind we consider the dual nature of our mind: objective and subjective mind, conscious and unconscious mind, the waking and sleeping mind, the surface self and the deep self, voluntary and involuntary mind, the male and the female.
Using some beautiful poetic language, we can compare the mind with a garden, and ourselves with gardeners who plant seeds (thoughts) in the subconscious mind all day long. Constant positive thoughts will certainly generate a glorious harvest. Using the objective mind as a guide and director we get in contact with the environment via the five senses. We constantly gain knowledge and learn through observation, experience, education.
As Buddha said: all that we are arises with our thoughts, with our thoughts we make the world.
Your subconscious mind is one with infinite intelligence and boundless wisdom and “the power to move the world is in our sub-conscious” (William James, the father of the American psychology). At the same time, the subconscious controls all functions of the body and this explains perfect health states, exceptional cases of recovery from life threatening diseases, men healing in ancient times and in present.
We all are exposed to different events in our life; the difference among the people is a consequence of the attitude generated by our beliefs. When exposed to a problem, the positive people will look for the solution, whereas the negative ones will look for evidences and how to not undertake responsibility.
Statistics indicate that we are exposed to more than 56,000 thoughts per day and 70% of them are negative ones. Once, these thoughts get into the subconscious mind, they are like songs on an old CD that we carry with us. Beliefs are assumptions we make about ourselves, about others in the world and about how we expect things to happen. Beliefs are about how we think things really are, what we think is really true, and we behave accordingly and take responsibility for the effects. It is up to us what kind of thoughts to carry on, how to perceive life and the way we design it.
As a coach, I am fascinated by the power of subconscious, one of my favorite topics to study and practice. Discovering the client’s beliefs during the coaching relationship represents one of the milestones in designing the life goals and influencing positively his life. The clearer you are about what you value and believe in, the happier and most effective you will be. We certainly deserve a happier, better, balance life. Once we understand the leading role we play in our life, we decide to act and make things happen.