As we all know, every human being is in possession of the most sophisticated piece of equipment known to man – that complex organ that lies deep within the skull – the brain. This is a phenomenal piece of gray matter that is responsible for maintaining a complex communication system that smoothly runs all our bodily functions. It is so complex and powerful that even in the modern age of technology, we are unable to replicate a computer anywhere near the human brain.
In this article however, we're going to simplify the brain functions in more layman's and psychological terms – we're going to describe the & # 39; mind & # 39; – how it works and how it can help you to create the life you want.
Some of you may wonder, "but is not our mind the same thing as the brain?"
While our mind does indeed lie within the brain, it is also within every single cell of our body, but I will go into detail about that in a different article.
Our minds are far more powerful than most people actually realize. Have you ever heard the term & quot; all over matter & # 39 ;? That implies that there is a mind-body connection and our mind has a direct impact on the rest of our body.
So why would you be interested in finding out more about the mind and how it works?
Consider these benefits of discovering more about your mind and how you can use it in a positive way. It has a powerful impact on your life and just trying to learn more about it will begin to raise your awareness. You can:
… transform your dreams into realities and goals that you can achieve
… create more success in your life
… respond to differently to perceived stressful situations
… FREE from negative emotions and limiting beliefs
… eradicate fears and elevate your confidence
… understand yourself and others in a way you would have ever before
… take total charge of your life
… be in control of your emotions at all times no matter what life throws at you
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… they are using the power of your mind to get what you want from life
… create happier relationships both at home and at work
… look forward to the future
… learn more about how your thoughts create your reality and have a direct impact on your emotional and physical health
And much more!
That's just the tip of the iceberg.
So what is our mind exactly?
Our mind compromises both main areas – the conscious mind and the unconscious (or subconscious) both. What's the difference between the two?
If you think that your mind is like an iceberg. The top part that protrudes outside the water that is in your consciousness, is your conscious mind. The iceberg that lies beneath the water that forms the largest part of the iceberg that you are unaware of, is your unconscious (or subconscious) mind.
Your conscious mind is the part of your mind that calculates, thinks, raises, takes decisions and makes logic of things. For example, we are consciously aware that we are going to pick up a pen, open a door or calculate some simple sums.
Your unconscious mind is the deepest and most powerful part of your mind. In this part of the mind, this is where all learning, change and behavior originates from. The unconscious mind runs the body, produces your dreams, blinks, allows you to breathe, digests your food, is more creative, creates your instincts and intuition. In scientific and medical terms it is otherwise known as the autonomic nervous system or limbic system. 90% of our behaviors are automatic and what we term & quot; unconscious & # 39; because they originate from our unconscious mind.
Our mind works like a super-computer. If you consider the day you are born, it's almost like a powerful super computer coming into the world. At this point, no new softwares or programs have been installed in your mind yet, because you are just a small baby. But as we grow and as time passes, external programs from other people start to become installed in our super computer, simply by being in that environment and absorbing what's going on around. These external programs can come from our interactions with our parents, siblings, other families, friends, school teachers, location and the media. Some of those programs may be really positive and healthy, and others may cause temporary problems in adult life, such as lack of self-confidence, anger problems or having problems in relationships etc.
Toddlers and children are like sponges – they absorb everything from their environment without question. Our personality, behaviors and responses to our environment are formed from quite a young age such that our beliefs and value systems are born from our early years.
These are the developmental periods of a person from the time of birth to adult life:
0-7 years = the imprint period. At this time of life, children are at their most impressive. They tend to absorb the world around them without question. This is why some of the 4 year old children say "you're a failure!" and that child could go on and develop a lack of confidence in adult life because they absorbed that comment. When a child is that age in particular, you must be careful what you say and how you say it!
7-13 years = the modeling period. At this age, children begin to idolize famous people, others they know (usually older people or children) and often enter the "hero worship" stage. They may ask for posters in their rooms. They may want to be like a cartoon character, actor, pop star or super hero!
13-21 years = the socialization period. This is when children enter the puberty and adolescent phase associated with their relationships and interactions with others, including the period where teenagers start to develop romantic and sexual feelings.
21-35 = the development of a person's work person. Most people have a different way of behaving at work compared to home. You tend to have differently towards your boss or to your staff or clients compared to how you will be to your friends, partners and family.
Are there any behaviors that you'd like to change? Are there any areas in your life that are not going as well as you'd like them to? Is there something in your life that you'd like to improve?
The good news is that you can change your feelings, thoughts, responses and behaviors. Imagine creating the life you've always dreamed of purely because you're taught how to re-program & # 39; your mind …. More about how to do this in another article!
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