Your mind is a powerful tool. The best way is to get into the habit of thinking consciously.
How many times have you driven home from a place only to find an hour later that you are home, yet do not remember a single moment of the drive? The brain can only handle so much information, so it will take the path of least resistance whenever possible. The easiest way for the brain to process something without expending extra energy would be to process information that confirms the info you have already stored, as opposed to interpreting new experiences based purely on their own merits.
Once you start living consciously and avoiding confirmation bias, you can start using your brain as the powerful tool it is. Do I think I can use positive thoughts to become a super model? Well, no, but I can certainly use my thoughts to overcome injury and other adversity.
In the medical field, placebos have worked in countless ways, including sugar pills used to cure depression or, in some cases over 40 years ago , surgeons would perform placebo surgical procedures that produced positive results for the patient. Personally, I try to live life aware of my self-fulfilling prophecies. But if I wake up in the morning and draw my attention to all the times in my life that people helped me or just showed kindness, I walk into a world of lovely individuals.
Time and time again research shows us how powerful this tactic can be on a human being. For our purposes, this is confirmation that our minds are powerful tools that can take us places as sacred as healing the body.
Happiness and fulfillment are choices as close as your thoughts. I believe that living consciously can certainly affect your interpretation of life and even help you with choices that will make your life more fulfilling. Choose your thoughts carefully and mindfully cultivate them. It will serve you well. It is not often done by conscious effort.
The solution often seems to crop up from the subconscious. Believing that the conscious mind calls the shots prevents us from understanding ourselves, others, and how to make better decisions to name but a few things.
In Plain Talk , Ken Iverson offers some insight on how to turn these thoughts into practical utility. And much of what people want and need resides in the subconscious.
The job of a manager is to help the people accomplish extraordinary things. And that means shaping a work environment that stimulates people to explore their own potential. Unless you manage your environment, it will manage you. Stop me if this sounds familiar.
There is a person who toils alone for years in relative obscurity before finally cracking the code to become a hero. Spend a week or two with each meditation practice.
Meditate daily. Discover the hidden power laced within these ancient practices. Results may come quickly or they may come in time.