The mind is the master builder. If you think it, you make it real! The mind has the power to heal or destroy our body, create wealth or perpetuate poverty. The mind and our thoughts create reality. From Buddha to Gandhi, to Henry Ford (I’ll keep Yoda and Obi Won out of this), all understood what Ford once said, “If you think you can or can’t, you’re are right.” As identified in the video however, the mind cannot distinguish between a real event, or something you simply think about.
Gandhi put it this way, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, and your values become your destiny.” This isn’t mumbo jumbo philosophy, there is a science behind it, and as noted in the clip, one of the most fascinating aspects of our mind is that it cannot tell the difference between a real event or a thought about that event. The speaker uses dreams as a great illustration. How does this actually work?
I’ll leave the quantum physics, entanglement theories, and uncertainty principle for another day and try to keep this simple. Let’s begin by exploring the power behind our thought processor, the most powerful supercomputer in the world, which is trillions of times more powerful than a smart phone. Although the video says we are producing 10 quadrillion transactions per second as we communicate to 6 trillion cells, we now believe it is closer to ten trillion cells.
Just like a smart phone, every one of us is constantly transmitting and receiving thoughts that affect not only ourselves, but others. These thoughts come in the form of emails, television shows, games, music, radio programs, and of course, just thoughts. The video shares a few fascinating examples of this including one about how an athletes thoughts created the same muscular reactions as if he was actually performing the activity. As our supercomputer is sending 100 trillion electrical impulses to 100 trillion cells in a fraction of a second, we are selecting what to receive and process with our intentions and beliefs.
Like Mr. Ford said, if you believe or don’t believe, you are right. If you think you are sick, or poor, or will amount to nothing, then you’re right. Our thoughts, you see, are actually changing matter at a subatomic level, including restructuring our body. This is discussed in the video using the placebo affect, a fake treatment that actually works, or the nocebo effect, where mere suggestions can bring about negative effects.
Although you cannot see or touch a thought, they are very real things. These thoughts get stored in our subconscious mind as something similar to a software program in your computer. It doesn’t matter if the thought is good or not good, neither the computer nor your mind can distinguish between a real or imagined event or thought. Both are computers, it believes what it processes. Hence, if it is stored in the program, it becomes a reality. This is what Gandhi meant in his quote above. Think you’re sick, poor, or worthless, and so shall you be.
So how do you turn this master builder into a powerful allay? If you want to live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life, you have to understand the power of your thoughts, beliefs, and how the subconscious mind works, then make it work for you. First visualize what you want in your mind. Like the good book says, ask and you receive. Create a vision of the outcome in your minds eye, then write it down in a clear, simple, sentence. Next, imagine you have it and feel (not think) what it is like to have it. Then speak it as if it were so (positive, present tense). This is called a ‘positive affirmation.’