The Mind Unleashed
The Mind Unleashed ~ When studying the great philosophers that have existed throughout history, as well as some of the most successful men throughout the annals of time, I notice something unique. While there were many differences in philosophical opinion, one thing remained consistent across the board with each and every one of them — they all believed that your mind creates your reality. It did not matter what religious affiliation they claimed. Their background and race had no bearing on this philosophical idea. Could this be a simple coincidence, or have these exceptional minds nailed down the key to success, wealth and overall fulfilling life?
What once appeared to be a gelastic premise, during my youth, has developed into one of the most well-founded truths in the universe. While the actual function itself, is highly complex, at its most simple form, a person’s life is what their minds make of it. You are what you think.
The human mind is one of the greatest marvels known to man. The truth is that even the most erudite scientists and historians only have a limited perspicacity of the massive potential and range of the human mind; however, what we do know — with remarkable certainty — is that he who is able to master his mind, will master the challenges of life.
The human mind should be viewed as being analogous to fertile soil. Soil that is fertile is primed to return to the planter whatever is planted. It is important to understand the principle of planting because this principle applies equally to the human mind. Soil is a neutral element, meaning that it does not care what is planted in it. Whatever is planted will be returned multiplied. Whether the planter plants nutritional vegetables and fruits or seeds of poisonous fruit, the soil will return only what is planted. The human mind is the same way. It has no preference as to what is planted in it, but whatever is planted will be returned in like form.
What follows is my attempt to provide a succinct but lucid explanation of the power of the human mind. In studying the principles of the successful and wealthy, the one common denominator has repetitively been recognized as the human mind. Three of the most influential books that address success through the universal law of attraction are ‘The Science of Getting Rich’ by Wallace D. Wattles, ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill and ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho (Coelho, 1992 (translated and published); Hill, 1938; Wattles, 1910). Each of these books points out, with exceptional distinction that when the mind can grasp any concept that travels through it as being real and possible, it initiates a universal process in which the universe conspires to bring to that person that which their mind has conceived and their heart desires. Of course, it calls for the person to put in their share of the work, but authentic faith and belief in anything demands action — so this is not a problem.
When I am working with my clients through my “Visionetics” courses, I place great emphasis on the power of the mind and its neutrality. When engaging the power of your mind to produce the desired reality, it is important to remember the analogy of the soil. The mind does not care what you plant, it will take it, cultivate it, multiply it and return it to you in like form. This is why it is of Brobdingnagian importance to guard your mind against entertaining negative thoughts. You are what you think. Said another way, you become what you think consistently.
Your subconscious is the most remarkable computer the world will ever see, processing millions of bits of data per second, while simultaneously processing between 40,000 and 50,000 thoughts per day. Even information and ideas that may slip past your consciousness will be captured by the subconscious and stored for processing.
When the subconscious encounters anyone thought, or any specific type of thinking at a substantial level, it applies to it a certain priority of reason. Additionally, any thoughts that the conscious mind considers to be of value will also be given a high priority. Thoughts and ideas that are given a high priority by the conscious and subconscious mind will activate what is known as the reticular activating system.
The brain is quite spectacular in all of the functions that it carries out over the course of a day. In fact, each and every function that humans perform in a state of consciousness is facilitated by some part of the brain — even some subconscious actions as well. While the brain itself is not the totality of the mind, it is the physical structure through many mental tasks are carried out. The Reticular Activating System is one of the most important parts of the brain — having an exceptional influence over cognitive function. There are multitudinous studies on the mammalian brain that have revealed the RAS as a great deal to do with cognitive functions associated with awareness.
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In simple, the RAS is considered to be the brain’s attention center, in other words, when the subconscious and the conscious mind determine that a particular thing is of interest, the RAS amplifies awareness of that thing. Have you ever been in a situation in which you see a new model vehicle that really catches your attention, and you decide that you are seriously considering buying one — then all of a sudden, every time you look up you see that car. The truth is that the car didn’t suddenly start appearing more; it has always been there. You RAS simply amplified awareness of it.
The RAS will do this with any idea or concept. This is why it is so important to monitor what you allow into the gates of your conscious and subconscious mind. If you focus on the negative, the RAS will amplify the negative, which will create a cyclical effect that will culminate in achieving a progressively negative outlook on life. The same is true of the reverse. When you fill your mind with positive thoughts, the anticipation of great things and high expectations, your RAS will identify and highlight the positive as well as those opportunities related to that which you desire to achieve (Unknown, 2016).
The mind also plays an immense role in the law of attraction. In fact, your reality is the result of your thoughts. If you are a person who harbors negative beliefs, it is those beliefs that are attracting the negative circumstances you continue to encounter. Remember, your mind will produce spiritual energy based on what it entertains most. So, even if you are thinking about what you don’t want within the context of constantly thinking and saying you don’t want it, you are still giving it mental attention, and it is registering through neural processes of the brain, and it is emitting negative energy into the universe, and that energy is like a seed planted in fertile soil, it is absolutely going to return to you what you have planted in it.
You must train yourself to entertain positive thoughts that are directly associated with those things that you do want. In my opinion, one of the greatest deficits of mankind is that we don’t value our minds. You see, familiarity and infrangible access breed contempt. We don’t have to fight for our minds. We are not required to earn our minds. We are born with our minds, and for that reason, we take them for granted.
There is a standard belief among many of life’s most successful people that we only use 10 percent of our brain capacity. While there are many who attempt to invalidate this theory, there is much left unanswered in their efforts. While there is some confusion as to where the idea of 90 percent unused capacity originated, it is likely the essay by William James in 1906, which was later published in 1910 entitled “The Moral Equivalent of War (James, 1910). While James did not say that humans only use 10 percent of their brain, he did say, “we are only making use of a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.”
Here is what we do know. There is an entire population of people who consistently defy logic and reason as it stands in today’s world. By all definitions, the feats that they are accomplishing are impossible. So, what sets these people apart from the rest. It is their background? Absolutely not. These people come from highly diverse backgrounds where there is no common denominator to mention. Could it be that they grew up with a silver spoon in their mouths, and had a financial head start on others? No. The fact is that the majority of these people come from meager beginnings. So, what is the difference? The one common denominator among every last one is that they believed that they could, and they had a mindset that supported the type of behavior and habits that ensured that they would get whatever they set their minds to have.
So, is this mental capacity exclusive to only those who are currently successful? No, it is not. Every person on this planet has the capacity to develop a mindset that expects to do the exceptional, the extraordinary and the phenomenal. Unfortunately, the vast majority are either unaware or choose not to. Despite the fact that our minds are capable of extraordinary feats, the vast majority of humans assign menial tasks to it — never challenging it to perform at its capacity.
Far too many people reside in the limitations and boundaries of a box that they have been placed in by the limiting beliefs of others that have been passed on to them. The truth is that the only limits that are actually real in your life are the ones that you accept as being real in your mind. When you uncap the potential of your mind — when the mind becomes completely unleashed — there is absolutely nothing that can be conceived that cannot be ultimately achieved. The person who possesses the mind unleashed is absolutely unstoppable.
It is unfortunate that so many people allow the opinions of others to become their reality. They are being squeezed into these small areas and simply asked to exist. To them, it is too much to ask their mind to dream. Their imagination has become emaciated because it is inactive. It is a situation in which an organic process has been replaced by the systematic procedure — producing an assembly line of marginal performers in an infinite world of possibilities.
When I take on a client, I immediately introduce them to the Warrior’s Creed, which is designed to challenge people to demand more of themselves, to expect more out of life and to accept no excuses — from themselves and others.
The good news is that no matter where you are right now, you can change your life, starting today. It will not be an overnight process, but you will be able to track your progress. You must begin by exchanging your negative beliefs with positive ones that support your desires and aspirations. This will initially take a great deal of conscious effort because you will be literally shifting paradigms — the lens through which you view life.
The best way to change your belief system and your thought processes is by exposing the subconscious mind to information that supports the new belief system that you wish to develop. The things that enter your gates (eyes and ears) most frequently and consistently will impact your belief system, and once this information, and the ideas associated with it, become a part of your belief system, your subconscious will take over from there. The subconscious is remarkable, having the capacity to execute the incredibly powerful mental programs that are responsible for facilitating every aspect of your everyday life.
It is my goal in this series to unveil, in digestible portions, the entire idea of the power of the mind, the 7 universal laws, and the unlimited potential associated with mastering it all. So, what is it that I am attempting to convey in all this? Well, that is simple. You are what you think. ~ Rick Wallace, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Coelho, P. (1992 (translated and published)). The Alchemist . Unknown: Alan R. Clarke.
Hill, N. (1938). Think and Grow Rich. Meriden, CT: The Ralston Society.
James, W. (1910). The Moral Equivalent of War. London, England: Read Books.
Unknown. (2016). What is the Function of the Reticular Activating System? Innovate Us.
Wallace, R. (2012). The Warrior’s Creed. Houston, TX: Odyssey Media Group Publishing House.
Wattles, W. D. (1910). The Science of Getting Rich. New York: Elizabeth Towne Publishing.