“Let’s play a little game called Just the TIP. Just for a second. Just to see how it FEELS.”
T.I.P. = Thought In Progress
How would you like to drive without the ability to see?
What if I told you that many people go through their entire life blinded because they are not consciously aware of their thoughts?
What if by changing your thoughts enabled you to literally begin changing your life?
First off, this article is not a “positive thinking article” that will tell you to “just be optimistic.” This article is a self-awareness article that emphasizes the importance of “thought awareness” along with “thinking for yourself.” A thought in and of itself will not create change in your life, but many similar thoughts repeated over time will, for better or worse, create meaningful change in your life. To explain how this change takes place, I first must explain that there are two different types of consciousness (awareness), the conscious and the subconscious. In a nutshell, the conscious is what you are aware of (what you see) and the subconscious is what you are not aware of (what you don’t see) yet is greatly effecting you. For example, the conscious is like the software on your phone (i.e. the apps on your phone and all the things you can visually see when you are using your phone) whereas the subconscious would be like the hardware in your phone that you don’t see (i.e. if you open up the back of your phone and look at all of the inner parts, then that would be your subconscious). Both the software and hardware of your phone are equally important and essential for your smartphone to work properly.
Consciously Rewire Your Subconscious
Your conscious FEEDS your subconscious, and your subconscious effects you exponentially more than your conscious. This is why a positive thought or “just thinking about what you want” will not get you what you want yet many positive thoughts repeated consciously over time will begin to bring you what you want. Many people get what they do not want because they have been unconsciously feeding their subconscious negative thoughts of “what they do not want” for a LONG TIME. Your subconscious mind is unemotional and simply grows what it is fed; hence, your subconscious does not see positive (good) or negative (bad). If you have been unconsciously thinking negative thoughts for a prolonged period of time, then I am going to be honest with you in that it will take time, discipline, and desire to rewire your subconscious to work for you rather than against you. For example, two people want to quit complaining; one person has been complaining for two months while the other person has been complaining for twenty years. In most cases, it will be easier for the person who has been complaining for two months to change their HABIT than it will be for the person who has been complaining for twenty years because the longer you have created the habit of doing anything makes it that much more challenging for you to change the habit.
With that being said, I will make you a promise. My promise is to you is that no matter how long you have been practicing negative thoughts or what negative things you have done, it is 100% possible for you to rewire your mind and ultimately rewire your life to how you see fit. Furthermore, I have some really good news and some “not so good news” to share with you. The really good news is that there is a short-cut that will enable you to consciously rewire your subconscious mind much more quickly and powerfully than just “thinking positive.” The “not so good news” is that this short-cut is hard work.
The short-cut to rewiring your mind quickly and powerfully for the betterment of you and all those you care about is to create the HABIT of dwelling in POSITIVE EMOTIONS. Think of your emotions as your “limitless power resource.” It is scientifically proven that your heart emits energy (“vibes”). When you begin to FEEL and DWELL in positive emotions, you literally begin changing the energy (“vibe”) around you, for the better. On the contrary, when you are FILLED with negative emotions, you literally begin changing the energy (“vibe”) around you, for the worse. For example, think of yourself driving your favorite sports car, and perceive your emotions as “your fuel.” When you are unemotional, your car is in first gear (you are traveling very slowly); hence, the thoughts you are thinking are traveling very slowly into your subconscious which is causing you to rewire your subconscious very slowly. When you are highly emotional (positive or negative), your car is FLYING down the road quickly just like “nitrous oxide” causes a car to go faster; hence, your thoughts are traveling quickly into your subconscious which is causing you to rewire your subconscious quickly. The key difference between a person dwelling in positive emotions versus a person dwelling in negative emotions is that a person dwelling in positive emotions will be focused on solutions (“what they want”) whereas a person dwelling in negative emotions will either have no focus or be focused on problems (“what they do not want”).
So, how are your emotions generated?
Well, there are many factors contributing to what emotions you are feeling, but the #1 way you generate your emotions is through your thoughts. Here is a small excerpt from my book, iSin: Upgrade To Life 2.0, explaining how your thoughts generate your emotions:
Article originally posted on RealMinded.com