What Are You Thinking?
Friday, 19 October 2018
Because most people are identified with their thoughts, they are also identified with their thoughts. Many believe that thinking represents the highest level of consciousness of every human being.
This is not strange. Out of reason, thinking is a higher level of consciousness that represents intuition, love, compassion and creativity.
When this higher level is responsible for thought, I call it conscious thinking. Most unconscious thoughts are caused by unobservable and uncontrolled and can be very destructive. The point about "mind" is that they are not immaterial phenomena without substance, but electromagnetic realities that affect the mind, brain and body. They are 'food' for the mind: we become what we think. Therefore, what we think is very important.
"Positive thinking is strong thinking. If you want happiness, satisfaction, success, and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results. "-Kent
Most people in Western society (especially Europe) are emphasized and enslaved by their minds, who constantly think and pursue them during the day and keep them awake at night.Therefore it is important that we learn to stop this busy mind and discipline our thinking.
The mind is a valuable tool for the analytic mind to be used to solve practical problems.However, as Eckhart Tolle points out in his best-selling book, The Power of Now, most of us are busy with almost incessant inner dialogue. We keep talking to ourselves, constantly assessing the events around us and the behavior of ourselves and others.
Most of the time this dialogue is unconscious, even though it is the foundation we feel reality. It also affects our feelings, which is our body's reaction to our minds. Therefore, negative thoughts create negative feelings, which drain our energy and can cause stress and disease.
It is a heavy burden to not be able to stop thinking, but most of us are not even aware of this, because this is a very common condition. The problem is that 90 percent of our minds are automatic - they spin around like old notes, more or less unconsciously. For the most part we don't use it; they use us. And when we identify with them, we let them control us.
How can we regain control? It's very difficult to stop thinking compulsively. Say you want to stop and it doesn't work.
You cannot stop the mind with other thoughts; instructions must come from a higher level. So you have to increase your level of awareness one step up and imagine that you are observing both your own thoughts and thought processes from a higher level. Try to observe the scenery on the hill.There are several different methods that you can use to increase your awareness above the level of thinking, such as meditation and brainwave training. (There is an illustration or illustration in the book, New Brain, New World) In neurological terms, watching from a higher level might mean, that the frontal lobes observe and control everything that happens in other parts of the brain. The point is that observing the mind not only makes you aware of that thought but also makes you aware of yourself as a mind witness. The new dimension of consciousness has stepped in. Compulsive, habitual thoughts have lost their strength and will gradually subside. Then, when you learn to stay aware at this time, you can decide when to think. In that situation you are far more aware, aware, and present than when you identify your mind.