A Marvelous Mind is given to you – use it
Here is why I thought of writing about our marvelous minds. I did a live video on Facebook talking to young people.
It was not planned and I was not really prepared for it, but it made me think afterward about some questions I got and what is the root which distracts and disturbs especially young people. What keeps them from going confidently after a dream. A marvelous mind is given to us, but we need to be aware and use it
I remembered that I did write around 40 years ago into a poesy album of my son. This was common for kids at that time to have a poesy album to get quotes and advice and connect to friends and family members. Everybody liked to put a quote, a picture or did draw something for the kids.
I wanted to write something meaningful to remember for my son and did write: “No ruler of this world can be the ruler of your mind” Now Time changed and I should have written: “No ruler of this world can be the ruler of your mind if you are conscious.”
The influence of the mainstream media
In between things changed a lot. We are influenced by the wanted manipulation of Media, TV, and advertisement which can rule our minds if we are not aware of it. Eldon Taylor did write an eye-opening book about this called” Mind Programming”. From Persuasion and Brainwashing to Self-Help and Practical Metaphysics”
Paradigms and limiting beliefs
But even without all this, we have been conditioned we have paradigms and belief systems which we inherited or have been taught by our parent’s teachers and society Things that changed in between and are not true anymore. Like the quote, I did write for my son. It can be little things, but it summons up if we really look at it.
I have been only 18 years old when I went first time to Iran, a totally different world, beliefs, religion and I realized some beliefs which were totally different or some I knew for sure are wrong. Not very big things, sometimes only little things but which made a big difference in people’s perception. This made me, even more, search and seek than before.
There was always a conflict between young and older people and today sometimes more. Many blame parents and elders for not understanding the youth, but what if, they do not know better? What if, they have been taught this way and believed in what they have been taught? What if, if they have been taught wrong? or what they have been taught is not true anymore but they are not aware of it?
Certainly, parents always want the good of their kids. But often they are not aware that they lived in another time. Tagore is right: “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” – Rabindranath Tagore
Better is instead of blaming and conflict, we all, and especially the youth needs to learn to take responsibility for life. “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams”. Les Brown
You have been given a Marvelous Mind
You are the ruler of your Marvelous Mind and can choose what you let in. And you are given mental faculties imagination, memory, perception, will, reason, and intuition which you can use. If you take responsibility for your life and use your marvelous mind you have been given, only you are the creator of your life.
“Memory” is the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, Information.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.― Albert Einstein
“When things aren’t too good, you can change them by changing your perception of the situation.”-Bob Proctor
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” -Wayne Dyer
You may like to read Eldon Taylor’s book “What If” which demonstrates beautifully how the way we look at things can change our perception. A book about What If?: The Challenge of Self-Realization
“Change your perception of temporary defeat. Look at it as a setup for your big win.”
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” proverb
“Reasoning is the mental tool that use to think with” -Bob Proctor
The only real valuable thing is intuition”. Albert Einstein
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ― Steve Jobs
Follow your intuition, follow your heart
Your intuition is your connection to divine guidance. Intuition is what your heart tells you and always gives you a good feeling, the feeling to be correct. Often the first feeling you have after a good Idea and may be followed right away by doubt and fear, which is the ego. It is good to learn to differentiate.
Taking full responsibility for your life and following your intuition is the best thing you can do to get to your dream. It keeps you from blaming others, comparing yourself to others. If you are certain about what you do, you will gain confidence and are not vulnerable to blame and guilt others want to put on you. You will be happy and even more confident if you followed your heart and it worked outright. It is a process, but knowing and being conscious brings experience.
“Each man is questioned by life, and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life, he can only respond by being responsible.” “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl
Take full responsibility for your life and be yourself the ruler over your marvelous mind and go confidently after your dream.
To your marvelous mind.
See also Who Gave You Your Belief System?