How your Mind Works

“Mind is the Master power that molds and makes,
And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:—
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but his looking-glass.”

-James Allen


The brain is a very real thing. It is a physical object and an organ but the mind isn’t. It is a vessel in which the energy that creates thoughts are contained. With the brain you coordinate your moves, your organism, your activities and transmit impulses. But you use the mind to think. The mind is the expression of thought, perception, emotion, determination, memory and imagination that takes place within the brain.

However, what most people don’t know is that there is to it more than that. There are two levels of your mind:

1/ The Conscious mind :

This is the part of you that thinks and reasons – your free will lies here. The conscious mind has the full power to accept or reject any idea. No person, nor circumstances can cause you to think or believe about thoughts or ideas you do not choose. The “thoughts” you choose eventually determine the results in your life. All pain, pleasure, and limitation, are either originated in the conscious mind, or accepted somehow from an outside source (media, parents, books, society …).

The conscious mind is sometimes also referred to as the objective mind because it deals with outward and physical objects. Its media of observation are your five physical senses (to See, to hear, to smell, to touch, to taste) .. Your objective mind learns through observation, experience and repetition

2/ The Subconscious mind :

This part of you is certainly the most powerful. Every thought your conscious mind chooses to accept, this part must accept … it has no ability to reject. Any thought you consciously choose to impress upon the sub-conscious over and over, becomes fixed in this part of your personality. Fixed ideas will then continue to express themselves and even become habits in the end. Your subconscious mind is often times referred to as your subjective mind.  It perceives by intuition. It is the seat of your emotion and the storehouse of memory. Your subjective mind performs the hardest tasks when your body is resting.

As soon as your subconscious accepts any idea, it proceeds to put it into effect immediately. It works by connecting your thoughts and ideas and uses every bit of knowledge that you have gathered in your lifetime to bring about its purpose. It draws on the infinite power, energy, and wisdom within you. It lines up all the laws of nature to get its way. Sometimes it seems to bring about an immediate solution to your difficulties, but at other times it may take days, weeks, or longer…

The constructive and Destructive power of thoughts

 Positive thoughts and affirmations can make our lives better as much as negative thoughts can worsen it and create problems for us out of the blue.

The power of human thoughts in its constructive form is wonderful and magnificent. In its negative aspects it is one of the most destructive and toxic, resulting in patterns of misery, failure, suffering, sickness, and disaster.

The Following is an example of how an old woman restored her memory with positive affirmations and belief:

A woman, aged seventy-five, was in the habit of saying to herself : “I am losing my memory.” She reversed the procedure and practiced induced autosuggestion several times a day as follows: “My memory from today on is improving in every department. I shall always remember whatever I need to

know at every moment of time and point of space. The impressions received will be clearer and more

definite. I shall retain them automatically and with ease. Whatever I wish to recall will immediately

present itself in the correct form in my mind. I am improving rapidly every day, and very soon my

memory will be better than it has ever been before.” At the end of three weeks, her memory was back

to normal, and she was delighted.

The main idea is to:

  1. Think good, and good follows. Think evil, and evil follows. You are what you think all day long.
  1. Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. If you say, “I can’t afford it,” it may be true, but do not say it. Select a better thought, decree, “I’ll buy it, I accept it in my mind.

Hatem Ben Gamra

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