Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Your Conscious Mind

Your Conscious Mind is that part of your mind which evaluates what you see, hear, taste, touch and smell. It is the part of your mind that decides if something is true or false, big or small, hot or cold, sweet or bitter, right or wrong.

This is the evaluating mind, the logical mind. It is the part of your mind which decides what you want, when you want it, where to go, and what to do. It processes the environment around you at a rate of about 40 pieces of information a second, and can handle up to three events at any one time, if pushed.

We are bombarded with millions of external stimuli every minute of our waking day. It is the conscious mind that sorts out the "important" from the "unimportant" details in order that the mind doesn't become overloaded and break down.

Your conscious mind is that part of your mind which observes and experiences, and it does what it does in accordance with the second part of your mind. So, if you are not actively thinking, (see my previous post on Thinking), the mind will just substitute what it thinks you might find interesting; probably something from your memory, and probably something that gives you bad feelings inside. I believe that's what psychologists call mental noise.

Yet no one can make you think thoughts which you do not want to think. Your conscious mind works for you, and you alone.

You are the master of the conscious mind, and it is what you think with this part of your mind that can be passed to the second part, the Subconscious Mind. But I'll talk about it next time.


Friday, February 20, 2015

What's on your mind?

Have you ever tried to visualise your mind? I didn't say "your brain" I said "your mind." That's right, your mind. You can't! It's not a physical thing. It's spiritual. How about that?

And there are two parts to it; the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.

The conscious mind is the part of the mind with which you think. (See one of my earlier blogs on "Thinking".)

The other part, well... more about that later.

In my next blog I want to explore the first part. Then we'll move on to the second.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Who is doing your thinking?

Your way of doing things is a direct result of the way you think. And if you are thinking "from the outside in" you are letting what you see, feel, hear, taste and smell—especially the "big three", hear, see and feel—dictate your actions. In effect, you are not really thinking at all, merely reacting to your environment.

Is that such a bad thing? I don't know. I am sure that if I was in the middle of the road and I saw a car approaching fast, I would surely want to get the heck out of the way. And fast!

Still, the vast majority of people today let their thoughts be guided by the newspapers, the evening TV news, friends, neighbours and even family. Opinions are the cheapest commodity on earth!

Think about it.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Hardest Work in the World

In my last post I referred to a humourous statement by a currently well know psychologist.

He also stated that "mental activity" did not constitute thinking!

Well... if mental activity doesn't constitute thinking, what does????

Wallace Wattles in Chapter 4 of his book "The Science of Getting Rich" has the answer when he says, "There is no labour from which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought; it is the hardest work in the world."

Something to think about, eh?


Friday, February 6, 2015

Are you a thinker?

A noted psychologist once quipped that:

only 2% of us think,
3% of us think we think, and that
95% of us would rather die than think.

Now that may have been an attempt at humour, but even so, I am reminded of the statement, “Whenever you encounter humour, seek out the hidden truth.”

Several years ago I mentioned these figures at a study session I was conducting for a small group of, what I thought, were educated, thinking people. I expected guffaws and laughter as the response.

What I got was absolutely astounding. It was immediate, and angry. Comments like, “What do you mean, I don't think?” and, “Where did you get such stupid statistics?”

To a person, without giving the statement a moment's consideration they had classified themselves as part of the 98% of non-thinkers!

Interesting? Yes?


Wednesday, February 4, 2015


As Wallace Wattles says in Chapter 4 of his book, The Science of Getting Rich ...

There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state permeates, penetrates and fills the interspaces of the universe.

“A thought in this substance produces the thing that was imaged by the thought.

“Man can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.”

What that means is that you also cause the things you think about to be created. In other words, what you think about you bring about!

Isn't that incredible?


Monday, February 2, 2015

Energy Thinks? What next?

So... if thought preceded the creation of the Universe, and the Universe consists solely of energy, does it not follow that this Original Substance, (energy), thinks? What follows from that is that a thought in this Original Substance creates the thing that is imaged by that thought.

That means that everything you see was preceded by thought in this Original Substance!