Speaking of the mind should be, in these times, should be something just as normal as talking about apples, butterflies, or the news. It shouldn’t be taboo, or some sort of secret, or cause any surprise by learning to develop such a powerful tool as the mind. We have possessed mind since the beginning of man, and we have squandered it for thousands of years.
The mind is a tool with which you can, or could, do an infinite amount of things. We can do things you wouldn’t even imagine, like curing yourself, using telepathy, and more. Unfortunately, these powers are so frequently poorly understood, and people go through their lives without ever taking advantage of this ingenious tool. Many people use only 2% of their total mind’s capacity.
Talking about this fascinating and mysterious tool can truly be practical and simple; the mind is just thoughts. It’s that simple. So from here on out, every time someone talks to you about mind, you will know that they are talking about thoughts, right? Learning to use your mind is the same thing as learning to use your thoughts.
How can I learn to use my Mind’s Powers?
Well, the first thing you must learn is that thoughts are neither good, nor bad. The truth is, thoughts are electrical frequencies the flow through your mind every time you think, imagine, reflect, watch the TV, etc. When someone says that a thought is “good” or “bad”, what they are really doing is judging their thoughts according to a very personal opinion.
And opinion is extremely relative. The opinions that your neighbor has, for example, about the crisis, can be extremely different from the opinion your friend has, or your teacher, or a child, or an elderly person. Even you yourself can have a different opinion regarding the exact same topic.
Opinions are merely the result of conclusions that someone comes to based on what they have lived and experienced in their life. As the saying goes “opinions are like shadows, everyone’s got them”. And if some old guy has gone completely broke in his business, he’ll talk very poorly about it. He’ll be fearful, resentful, but for someone who hasn’t struggled to earn his/her money, they will speak very well about it, and will enjoy his money.
So rule number one is to learn to use your mind: learn to free yourself from outside opinions, even if it’s from your mom, your dad, your boss, or anyone else. When you hear an opinion about yourself, or about anything else, remember that this is how other people think, but it doesn’t mean that’s how things truly are.
Your friends and others will talk “well” about you, for example, when they feel good, or when you give them something nice. They might not think so nicely about you, however, if you don’t give them something they asked for last week.
So if you can’t help but feel attacked or influenced by the opinions of others, you need to take a look at how closely your own opinion coincides with theirs. This is one of the most important keys for beginning to manage your thoughts confidently. Learn to observe what you feel when someone says something about you or something else.
For example, if someone says you’re stupid, and you feel sad because of it, the problem doesn’t have anything to do with the comment, but with you believing the comment. If you truly think you are stupid, you will then feel attacked. See? But if you truly felt very intelligent, those comments would simply roll off your back, and you wouldn’t stew in them.
And just to sum up this short little lesson, so you never forget, study the following: What would you do if someone shouted to you “you’re a flat banana!” on the street? More than likely, you would laugh. You know you’re not a banana…and much less a flat one! The comment just seems silly.
So every time you hear something and react angrily, or if you feel affected by it, take a look at where you might truly feel that way, and strengthen that part of you by stopping the criticism, or feeling guilty or sad by what you feel. Instead, learn to accept who you are, and to strengthen your weaknesses. If you learn a little more about yourself everyday through observation, you will see that you will feel less and less affected by outside opinions, because you will be sure about who you are.