Monday, May 17, 2010
Explore your Mind as the Last Frontier
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.
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.
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.
http://scienceandreligion.com/b_myst4.htm - The Brain is the Final Frontier of Science: by John Horgan (Globe and Mail)
http://www.iloveulove.com/spirituality/buddhist/conscioussubconscious.htm - Conscious vs. Subconscious