There is a remarkable story of a man called David Webber, who was blinded from uveitis, a condition which causes inflammation of the uvea, which is the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer of the eye. David spent over 5 years receiving regular steroid injections and having 5 surgeries to resolve it, only to be told at the end of it, that he would be blind for the rest of his life.
This did not stop David. He decided to resolve his issue himself.
He stopped all of his medications over a period of time and learned to see again by using visualisation and a variety of exercises taken from the Feldenkrais and Bates methods.
See, most people in the same situation, would have accepted that they could not change their circumstances, that there was no hope for them. Though what this story highlights, is that when you decide to take charge of what is happening in your life, like David did, then anything is possible.
Neuroscientists call this phenomenon Neuroplasticity. Which is the ability of the brain to continuously create new neural pathways. When we repeat a skill that we are trying to master, we strengthen the neural networks that represent that action. The same happens physically in the brain whether we perform the action, or simply visualise it.
Your brain cannot tell the difference between an action you performed and an action you visualised.
Albert Einstein, who is credited with saying “imagination is more important than knowledge,” used visualisation throughout his entire life.
Like with most things, this is something that is of course easier said than done.
The Power of the Mind is about directing your thoughts toward a desired outcome. Simply put, what you focus on, you attract. Focus on success and you attract success. Focus on fear and failure and you attract failure.
And what drives this is your day to day thought processes. You must fill your mind with the kind of thoughts that propel momentum in your life. Your mind will either be a place of victimisation or victory.
Most of your thought processes are driven by what Biologists call Epigenetic, which literally means that external factors influence your DNA to turn particular genes “on” or “off.” This is why you see certain patterns of disease or behaviour repeat itself over generations in family.
In the first 7 years of our lives, we are like sponges absorbing information from our environment, which is heavily created by family life.
By mimicking and interpreting this information, we create the sub-conscious beliefs and behavioural patterns that then become the blueprint of who we are.
Though by tapping into the Power of the Mind, you can become more conscious of what you are thinking about. Hopefully what you are starting to realise is that your thoughts are the primary creative force in your life. By becoming more conscious of what you are thinking about, you can start to re-write the subconscious beliefs and behaviours, which then allows you to awaken to a whole new life of possibilities.
See, what’s really important to know is that our brains only have a certain capacity for attention.
If you’ve got something that’s really commanding your thoughts, then there’s less attention left over for thinking about other things. To keep your attention in the right place it is essential to remind yourself every day of what is truly most important to you. Because your mind will always divert back to the pre-programmed subconscious belief and behaviours otherwise.
Water takes the shape of whatever container holds it, whether it be in a glass, a puddle or a river.
Likewise, your mind will create and manifest according to the images you habitually think about in your daily thinking. It’s easy to get distracted way too much and to feel overwhelmed, and stressed out, so don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get this straight away.
The power to transform your life and create more of what you want begins with changing how you think, one thought at a time. Inconsistent results are the product of unintentional thinking. If you do not like what you are producing in your life, then tap into the Power of the Mind.
So in the words of the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche “we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.