Are you stuck in the warm bath of familiarity? I’m sure you know what I mean? Most people go around expecting bad things to happen. And you know what happens? They continue to have all sorts of bad stuff show up. They struggle financially, they hate their job, they’re unhappy with their spouse, their kids drive them crazy and they spend much of their time complaining about all the unhappy, undesirable conditions of their life. Well, the truth is, it’s not your fault but it is your responsibility; and there is a way to change it!
“What we ponder and what we think about sets the course of our life. Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new activity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month or next year.
“We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed, “The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.”
We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today.” With the discovery of proven scientific principles there are now many tools and much how-to information available for ordinary people to deliberately create their everyday worlds.
Of course we all want to achieve specific goals and want to enjoy tremendous success. But unless we combine the right information in the right order with the strategies and techniques specific to our circumstances and desired outcome, our dreams will remain nothing more than a dream. Part of accomplishing the task of gaining access and control of the mechanisms responsible for our results is to retrain your brain for the success you want to experience in any area of your life.
The average person loses focus every 6 to 10 seconds? But that’s your conscious mind. Guess how often the non-conscious brain loses focus? Never. Not once. Not ever. If you could aim that power straight at your goals what do you think might happen?
Within this non-conscious realm are the internal processes that drive the behaviors resulting in how we think, act, and experience our lives. Not only is this realm vital to our overall success and ability to sustain the discipline required to change what we don’t like about our lives, but it is a great place to objectively access what’s going on inside the subconscious software producing our external results. It’s real, tangible, powerful and predictable.
Now you can stumble onto an idea like visualizing and use it. And it will improve your ability to attract what you want into your life. But when you know how and why it works, that’s when you turn up the volume. That’s when the effectiveness of your efforts is multiplied many fold. That’s when your hopes and dreams become a predictable reality.
However, in order to effectively manage these elements and produce consistent, predictable and desirable outcomes, you must understand the “Secret” that governs the underlying operation of this system. This secret is about how to align yourself with the principles that cause this fundamental mechanism to produce the life you really want to experience.
Of course, the simplicity of this concept poses a major threat to the conscious portion of the human psyche. It is designed to function a little differently than the unconscious and serves a unique purpose in our daily attempts to interface with the rest of our waking world. But it also presents a major obstacle for our attempts to change.
While the conscious mind plays a vital role in making the automatic interactions with day-to-day life a little easier, it can also present major obstacles to intentional change. The conscious mind seeks answers to why, but is linear thinking. It thinks in terms of cause-effect.
It is also in charge of your intellectual thinking, can voluntarily move parts of your body, and is responsible for your self-talk. Your conscious mind uses the intellect to come up with logical solutions for problems that you encounter every day.
However, good as this is, it isn’t enough – especially if there’s some area of your life that you’re less than happy with and want to change. Why? Because your conscious mind has limited focus and is specifically designed to keep things just the way they are and maintain the status quo.
But, the good news is that there is another aspect of the mind which is more than receptive to new experiences, but requires specific instructions in order to act on the information we provide to it and initiate the changes. Your unconscious mind can access internal and external resources, linking them all together – creating a resourceful state.
There’s a boatload of science and “technical speak” to explain how all this works, but the bottom line is this; the science of successful change is first about identifying what you really, really want and systematically developing new patterns of behavior that will then become your new operating system for achieving, accomplishing, and experiencing what you want.
In the process you will be altering any behavior, limiting belief, habit, or attitude that may have been an obstacle for changing less than desirable experiences in the past. You’ll then begin to uncover the hidden processes, relationships and operating systems that have kept you from a rewarding and fulfilling life. As a result you’ll acquire the skills and techniques for changing them.
Creating the specific thoughts associated with your intended outcome and maintaining sustained focus on that outcome until it becomes a part of your physical reality is the simple technique behind the science of change. Since this mechanism is fundamental to causing what you are experiencing now, it only serves to reason that by altering the input you can change the outcome.
When you start examining the limiting beliefs and attitudes that are keeping you stuck where you are, the barriers begin to crumble. When you break through to a new level of understanding the outer limits of your potential expand to encompass a whole new realm of possibilities and capabilities in every area of your life.
Recognizing how fears and negative beliefs can keep us chained within the narrow circumference of our comfort zones to maintain the status quo of experiences we create with our thoughts, words, actions, and beliefs is a by-product of the effort in change. True liberation is created when you break free and step into an expanded vision of yourself and what you’re capable of.
There is actually a three-step progression governing the nine quantifiable steps in the process of creation. When you take these steps they bring on a very specific “state” in your brain. When you’re in this state, two very important things happen.
First, your brain can begin to create new neurological networks to pave the way for new information and experiences. The second thing is, when you’re in this state your subconscious mind becomes most accessible and is much more receptive to new ideas and possibilities.
This is how you can bring about rapid changes. You can easily erase the old negative beliefs that are holding you back from what you want and replace them with new, empowering ones. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg as to what’s ahead.
During the weeks and months that follow you will literally be able to totally change the beliefs held in your subconscious mind and finally break-free using a unique process that will harness the power of your non-conscious and break the “auto-pilot” of the old habits that keep you sabotaging your own success. These are the exact steps, in the correct order that will imprint the habits of your own desired success on your brain, making it inevitable, unstoppable!
One of the most powerful tools for effortlessly activating this process in your own personal reality is meditation. Meditation calms the mind and offers a number of health benefits even before enlightenment. Regular mediation will help reduce stress and anxiety. It will also lower your blood pressure and it will decrease your risk of a heart attack. It can improve concentration, clarity of thought, and release your creative side.
With some practice, mediation with yoga will increase the matter of the brain’s cortex, and it will help with cognitive, emotional, and processing sensory data in the brain. Meditation may also slow natural shrinkage of the frontal cortex due to aging.
Meditation is very simple but not necessarily easy. Clearing the mind of extraneous thought can be difficult and all thought even more so. Learning how to meditate will take some time and practice, but it’s well worth the effort. For more information about meditation techniques and their benefits please refer to my article entitled, “The power of meditation”.