Sep 03

Rewriting the Mind – We Are What We Think

photo-QkaFh7l8b-fullby Zeenat Merchant Syal

In order to rewrite the mind positively we need to understand its composition. The mind is composed of three parts, the conscious, the subconscious and the superconscious.

The conscious mind is the part we are aware of – the part that does the thinking, worrying, planning and creating. It is a tiny part of the structure; it is the subconscious that is the looming bulwark, a massive entity with incredible powers and potentials. Its unique characteristic is that it can create anything that we command it to create, by virtue of the thoughts we think.

If you believe that you cannot achieve something, if you believe that you cannot have something, the subconscious will create conditions, so that your beliefs are proved. To transform your life, it is very important that you seek the help of the subconscious.

Thus the negative thoughts that create our negative conditioning, can be overthrown by affirming their opposite. The belief that we are lazy, can be overwritten by the affirmation that we are hard working and industrious.

To transform your life you must have a picture of yourself as you wish to be. The picture that we paint of ourselves is assimilated by our subconscious. The subconscious is there to obey you. It is a very obedient servant who takes orders from his master. Its decisions are to be made by you.

The Power of the Subconscious Mind

Awareness of the incredible power of the subconscious, conveyed by writers such as Joseph Murphy, author of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, is behind the New Age deployment of affirmations to change oneself. Affirmations in this light cover the whole gamut of life, employed literally as a magic genie to create money, abundance, love, friendship, and even the acquisition of material objects such as a house, a car, etc.

Louise L. Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life, one of the first books to shine a light on the spiritual and psychological causes of illness, uses affirmations extensively as a tool for creating better health.

She writes in her website, LouiseHay.com:

Our thoughts are creative. This is the most important law of nature that we need to know…thoughts are like drops of water-they accumulate. As we continue to rethink the same thoughts over a period of time, they become puddles, ponds, lakes or oceans. If they’re positive, we can float on the oceans of life.

Affirmations have helped people, who live alone, cope with fears of getting a stroke in the middle of the night. The affirmation that I am healthy, I am young, I am powerful is one that can bring about immense positive thoughts, thereby helping us cope and face life’s challenges with new fervor.

I love the use of words like love and peace for affirmatory practice.

Louise Hay says,

I am more at peace. The tendency to assert myself is decreasing. I will not try to prove a point at the expense of making someone else feel bad. I no longer want to be always right. What a boring individual that would make me. In fact these days I say when I falter, “Yippee dippee, I am wrong!

How to Affirm or Rewrite the Mind

The subconscious is physically located at the back, where the base of the skull and the spine meet. The best way to harmonize the conscious, subconscious, and superconscious (the divine potential) is to combine affirmation with meditation.



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