The Heart and Mind of Man
The treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in continents or the seas; they are in the hearts and minds of men. - Allen E. Claxton
Interesting thought, isn't it.
Is your mind treacherous; is your heart? Do they betray you?
It might happen more often than you realize. It happens without conscious thought. All that self-talk we do that damages our psyche, and we do it without recognizing we're doing it. Those niggling doubts of our own self worth. It's that 95% of our mind, the subconscious, that runs our lives. Those things we've heard and that we've said so often that we now believe them and never question their validity.
Many are mantras we were programmed with as a child. "How stupid can you be?", or maybe it was "You're so smart!" and because we were children, because we trusted and loved the people who said these things, we believed what they said. Those words became so ingrained that they defined us. I've read that we hear 25 or more negatives to each positive statement. Especially as children.
How do you perceive yourself? Do you see yourself in a negative or positive light? If it's negative, you end up dissatisfied; when it's positive, you see the improvements in your life. Either way, your subconscious (that 95% of your mind) leads you to make decisions based on your focus.
If you focus on the negatives in life, create a new mantra: "Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." Repeat this mantra until it becomes your reality.
Our perceptions . . . our beliefs . . . our opinions of ourselves
create our reality. There's only one perception, one belief, one
opinion that truly matters, and that is the perception of ones self.
Make yours positive.
First Published: 6 February 2010