One of the greatest regrets is not fulfilling the potential of your own mind. It is like spending an entire lifetime craving something, only to realise too late that it was always with you, in a package you didn’t care to open. Such is the power of the mind. It holds within it all possibilities you can imagine. However, you do need to peel the wrapping and get a singular focus of what you intend to do with that fearsome power, once unleashed.
Life, it seems, does not follow the path of our desires and strategies as mush as that of our intentions and beliefs. To know and accept what you desire of the future, attracts that same reality to you. The late Dr. Dyer put it thus, ” You have to just be. You have to let go. You have to allow.” That then unleashes the power of your mind and makes dreams possible.
We have heard instances of people healing themselves or psyching themselves out of a difficult patch. Diagnosed with leukemia some years ago, Dr. Dyer claimed to have cured himself with the power of mind. The coroner’s report reinforced there was not a trace of leukemia in his body.
There are reports of patients given a few weeks to live, going on to outlive their doctors by several years through the power of “positive thinking” on their bodies. In one case of “multiple disorder personality”, a lady’s split personalities displayed different health symptoms. One part of the alter ego was “diabetic” while the other was not. The patient’s blood sugar levels climbed up or down along with her alter-ego change.
Dr. Bruce Lipton, development biologist, explains the “phenomena”. He says that with the help of our beliefs, we can manipulate the way cells read our genes and DNA. The mind’s function to create coherence between beliefs and reality. If you believe something positive or negative, the mind creates that reality for you. The boy has reserve cells that will replace or heal anything that our attention is focused on. And so, a negative belief can hurt or kill as much as a positive emotion can heal and revive.
Medical research has shown that two-thirds of all healing is done through the “Placebo effect” ——- mind and belief of the patient determines response to treatment rather than the actual medicine or surgery.
Interestingly, many people do not realise that “the mind can only think thoughts we allow it to”. Thoughts are a powerful tool that travel within to our subconscious levels and influence our behaviour. But, they also travel to the Universe and determine not just the behaviour of others towards us, but also the events that transpire.
If this is the strength of thinking, imagine the power we retain if we can direct our own thoughts and mind !! The real challenge lies in unravelling the gift of the mind and then harnessing the force thus unleashed. Try this. When upset or depressed, identify the cause and tell your mind to put off thinking about the issue for some time. Meanwhile, indulge in happy thoughts in a disciplined manner, rooting out negativity from your mind. By the time you get to refocus on your problem, your mind will be a happier place, and the issue, less threatening.
Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu’s four basic virtues ——– reverence for all of life, natural sincerity, gentleness and supportiveness —– are the best way to ensure that our mind bridges the gap between our thoughts and reality.