"The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish."
~ Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
The book above by Joseph Murphy is a must read. It thoroughly explains the relationship between our conscious and subconscious mind. If you want to be the master of your life then you need to understand how both of these mind parts work. The conscious mind is like the farmer and the subconscious mind is the soil. The conscious mind thinks and each thought is like a seed which gets implanted in the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind responds to these thoughts and creates whatever they represent just as an apple seed would sprout an apple tree.
It is important to understand that the subconscious mind does not judge whether or not a thought-seed is negative or positive. It simply gives life-force energy to bring the thought-seed to life. If you want to create a specific thing then you would have to start by making a decisive thought and then continue to nurture this decision with the right, constructive thoughts. If you decide to do something, say lower my body fat by 5%, you have to follow up with thoughts that represent and support this decision such as; “I am doing great” or “I will take the stairs instead of the elevator”. At the same time, you have to avoid thoughts which do not support your decision such as; “there’s no use, I will never lose this excess fat” or “I could take the stairs but it’s too much work, the elevator is much easier”.
This sounds straightforward but it isn’t. You have many old seeds which have fully grown (belief structures, character traits, habits, etc.) some dating back from the first years of your life. Who implanted them? Parents, teachers, tv programs, books, magazines, radio stations, friends, etc. The problem with some of these old seeds is that they will not serve you. Instead, they will limit and stunt your ambitions, growth and achievements. You will not be able to live your life to the fullest until you are able to recognize these types of limiting programs and reprogram your subconscious mind with much better ones.
How do you reprogram the subconscious mind? First, you (your spirit) have to become more mindful of your conscious mind. This ability to observe your conscious mind is strengthened through mediation. The more your spirit watches over your mind, the easer it will be to identify any self-defeating programs. Remember, when you leave your conscious mind unattended (on auto-pilot), you are susceptible to both internal and external suggestions (positive and negative ones). Therefore, rewiring your conscious mind by staying mindful at all times will ensure that only the best suggestions are planted and nurtured.
How long does it take to reprogram your subconscious mind so that it serves your best, authentic interests? Just like a farm or garden, it takes time and the work is never finished. You need to tend and nurture your mind each and every day. It is a lot of work but it is also the most rewarding. Now that you know this, what program(s) will you weed out and what seeds will you put in their place? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
Your V10 Health Coach,
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