Monday, May 17, 2010

Explore your Mind as the Last Frontier

Some people call space the last frontier. Considering what we know about astronomy and space exploration, we know very little what goes on in the mind of man. The mind of man is invisible. Certain parts of the brain can be measured, but did anybody ever measure the mind? 

The mind being the part of us that thinks, feels, and motivates us to action can be divided into two parts: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.”
William James ~ US Pragmatist philosopher & psychologist (1842 - 1910)

The conscious mind is responsible for your logic and reasoning. It calculates, plans, analyses, and moves your body in the desired direction.

The subconscious mind controls all the involuntary activities in your body, breathing, heartbeat, pumping blood, digesting, etc. It is also the storage place for all of your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and memories. Everything you ever heard, seen, smelled, touched, tasted is recorded just like a tape recorder.

We can understand the mind somewhat through computers. The conscious mind is the programmer while the subconscious mind is like the software. The only way we can change something, like a habit, is by erasing a program and substituting a new program.

The mind is never idle, when you don’t fill it with positive stuff, by default it will fill up with whatever. We can understand that through gardening. If you want to have a beautiful garden, full of vegetables, fruits, flower, etc. you have to plant them. By default weeds will grow which have to be removed first when you plant a garden. And you have to be vigilant to keep the weeds out to assure a plentiful harvest.

In the recent years you may have heard about the law of attraction. The LOA is also called the law of sowing and reaping, what you plant you can eventually harvest. In the beginning I talked about the mind consisting of three aspects: Emotion, Intellect and Will. To make the LOA work, takes all three aspects of the mind. You energize your mind with deep feelings, affirm what you want and focus with all your intentions on the goal. And then you persevere and do whatever it takes to reach that goal. Remember, it is the most important duty of your conscious mind to tell your subconscious mind what you want.

Let’s keep an open mind today and explore the inner space. To really understand that inner space, it is crucial to build your relationship with the creator, your Heavenly Parent. Today, it is not just enough to read books and depend on other’s opinions, rather keep on open mind and allow God to move you and show you your inner territory, that’s where He lives.

Biography: Consciousness  - The Brain is the Final Frontier of Science: by John Horgan (Globe and Mail) - Conscious vs. Subconscious

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