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The Power of the Mind Body Connection

Aug 17, 2007
What is the mind? Obviously it's got to do with thought, so it's kind of related to the brain. And the brain's pretty important, the boss of your body, sending signals to breathe, pump the heart, move the muscles, and function.

Here's how the mind body connection works:

The Conscious Mind

This is the part that thinks. Your conscious mind makes decisions, reasons, holds preferences, makes plans, sets goals, and chooses what to think about all day. This is the part of your mind that enjoys free will. You also process what you experience in your conscious mind. You use it to imagine and create. You make decisions about what you will and won't do, will and won't believe, will and won't concentrate on. You focus on a project or goal. You reason, weigh options, and find solutions. You choose the thoughts you create, or settle for thoughts someone else tries to give you. You've got the power to accept or reject any idea that comes to your mind. Nobody and nothing can force you to think about something you don't want to think about. Whichever way you go, you imprint your conscious thoughts onto your subconscious mind. It's as if your conscious mind is the king. The king makes his wishes known, and everyone else jumps into action to comply.

The Subconscious Mind

Your subconscious is fascinating, wild, vast, and mysterious. High achievers have worked to gain a solid understanding of how the subconscious mind works. They understand the power of the subconscious mind, how it affects their results in a very powerful way.

The subconscious mind isn't confined to your brain, it lives and works in every cell of your body. This is the part of your mind that swings into action at night when you dream, no rules, no logic, no limits, no impossibilities. When you awaken, your subconscious mind snaps to attention, ready to ask "how high" when your conscious mind tells it to jump. It is completely without reason, without the power to differentiate truth from lies; it accepts every thought without question.

Your conscious mind impresses thought after thought on your subconscious mind, which in turn demonstrates these thoughts through your feelings and actions. It expresses your conscious thoughts through feelings and actions. Thoughts that are frequent and repeated burn themselves deeply into the subconscious mind, becoming a fixture in your personality. These fixed ideas take on lives of their own, becoming habits and paradigms. Living these ideas becomes effortless because of the repetition. Changing these ideas requires purposeful effort.

The subconscious mind is the faithful servant to the king, the conscious mind. It exercises every resource to obey when the conscious mind makes a statement or request. It doesn't discriminate between what seems possible, likely, healthy, good, or bad. A huge part of your subconscious mind's job is to "make it so." It commands your body and your senses to do its bidding. You think, "I'd like to find a great home-based business opportunity." Your subconscious says, "Right on it!" and commissions your to look for home-based business opportunities. Similarly, if you think, "I'm never going to fall asleep. I'm going to be exhausted tomorrow," your subconscious mind still says, "Right on it!" and marshals every thought, anxiety, and obscure song lyric you've ever heard in order to keep you up all night and leave you feeling exhausted the next day.

The subconscious mind is a tireless and efficient worker. It does whatever it is told, without question. It accepts every thought your conscious mind plants there and does everything possible to obey completely and immediately.

The Body

Successful people pay close attention to their bodies, too. They recognize that the body is just the outward manifestation of the inside elements, conscious and subconscious mind. Our bodies, full of vibration, perform and look the way they do because of the internal workings that impact it. In learning to interpret our bodies' signals, we become more attuned to our feelings and others' as well as other non-verbal communications between people.

Your body houses your conscious and sub-conscious mind. It is the tool your mind uses to enact your thoughts. Your body brings about the actions and results your mind directs. Your body is like the fruit on a tree. It shows what you think about; it does what you command it to do; it obeys your subconscious mind in its commission to fulfill the orders your conscious mind gives. Rather like a field that's ready to harvest, your body is a visual demonstration of the thoughts you've planted and tended. Your body doesn't think at all, it simply serves as a canvas for your mind, it shows on the outside whatever is going on on the inside. It is a result, not a cause.

When you're going about making changes in your life, it would be foolish to start on the outside and work your way inward. The quality of the inside determines the appearance and performance of the outside. So, it only makes sense to focus on the mind body connection. Focus on your thoughts first, and watch what happens through your body
About the Author
Andrew Cocks and Terry Zambri are Certified Bob Proctor Life Success Consultants and Network Marketing Coaches. Their new FREE book, The Life Success Factor, combined with their exclusive 3 step marketing system is creating massive success for their team. Visit: http://www.TheNetworkMarketingCoach.com
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