You made a choice and you thought it was with free will, your decision, yet research says 96 to 98 percent of the time it was your subconscious mind, not conscious will. Maybe you had an inspiration and you thought it was your idea. Maybe, maybe not. It begs the question, where do ideas come from? What influences our thoughts?
I know, thinking about thoughts can be a tricky exercise; if we try to think about our thoughts, the thought changes! It can make a person dizzy. The real problem that befuddles folks, including a few in this video, is the fact that our thoughts are not always…well…ours!
Sometimes, someone-somewhere-somehow, installed a thought or belief (a software program) inside the subconscious mind and they push our buttons. Lets take this one step at a time.
First, a thought is an electrical impulse. Secondly, they travel through time, space, walls, and floors just like a particle beam. Thoughts live forever; they don’t need any food or refrigeration. Our thoughts are influenced by what we see, hear, feel, touch, and taste as well as by blogs, books, music, movies, and memes. Our thoughts create our beliefs, which form our values, and dictates our behavior.
Witness how you know exactly what to say to your little brother or sister to spin him or her up. We call that pushing someones buttons. As demonstrated in the clip above, it wasn’t some random accident that they all decided to pick ‘duck’ as their animal. The duck was suggested by virtue of the words they were unscrambling.
Why is it so important to understand how your thoughts are influenced? For starters, it affects daily choices-what you buy, where you shop, eat, or drink. It starts to get a little more important when it comes to who you plan on voting for. It gets even more important when it comes to your life. Everyone was born with a dream, a purpose, and a unique gift. The problem is not that we don’t have dreams, talents, and gifts, rather we may not believe and use them! To become all we are meant to be, we must develop the quality of independence and critical thinking skills.
In the end, our ability to exercise our free will, human rights, and even spiritual rights, requires each of us to gain control over our thoughts and carefully monitor who and what we allow to influence them.