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According to researchers, our Mind wanders on average 47% of the time, preoccupied with negative/worrying thoughts. Although it is essential for human nature to analyze the past and imagine the future – allowing our Mind to ponder and wonder without self-observation becomes a recipe for a life dominated by stress, anxiety/fear and unhappiness.
Various researchers discovered that meditation de-activates this “non-present mind noise” and helps the meditators, across all types of meditation, to strengthen the neural connections in brain regions associated with self-monitoring, awareness and cognitive control.
Many ancient traditions recommend training our Mind to increase not only our intelligence, productivity and creativity – but also our happiness.
Freedom from any limitations begins in our Mind. Freedom from limitations is the basis of happiness, and when it comes to freedom and happiness, there is no one who can give it to us, but ourselves. To free ourselves from fear of life, we need to first look into our Mind.
Practicing Mind Awareness consequently leads to Heart Awareness.
And knowing your Heart – leads to happiness and joy of life.
* In the Master Teachings of HOPE, we use the word “Heart” to describe the core of our essence, our “pure inner person”. The part of us where we hold our own, beautiful truth, free of any conditioning and fears.
Training our Mind to focus on pleasant thoughts as well as learning how to empty our Mind through relaxation exercises and meditation – leads not only to living a mindful and happy life, but also becomes a very important step to turn our Mind into a Genius Mind. As the human brain uses only a small percentage of its potential – there is a lot of room to improve its function and allow our Mind to expand its capacity.
The human brain constantly keeps evolving and altering. Our brainwaves change according to what we’re doing and feeling. For instance, Beta brainwaves (with a frequency of 12 to 38 HZ) dominate our normal waking state and are present when we are alert, focused, engaged in problem-solving, decision-making, judgment, or any form of focused mental activity. On the other hand, Alpha brainwaves 8 to 12 HZ are present when we slow down, quiet our thoughts, are in a relaxed state – but not quite meditating. Thanks to Alpha, we can be present in the “here and now”, with the highest capacity for learning, almost genius-like.
The most intriguing for science, however, are not only Delta or Theta brainwaves (occurring in deep meditation and sleep), but especially Gamma waves, related to expanded consciousness, altruism, and the “higher virtues.” Researchers are still puzzled by the fact that Gamma rhythms modulate perception and consciousness, disappearing under anesthesia, or in a deep trance. Another mystery is how Gamma is generated – since its frequency is above neuronal firing.
Any process that changes our perception – changes our brainwaves.
You can learn how to use the brainwaves to improve your intelligence, expand your vision, and alter the reality that you live in.
Our Mind can be trained. It is a powerful tool to help our evolution.
Our Mind can be genius.
As the consciousness that we are – that is a vibration, a current, a signal that lasts as long as it is developing/progressing and remaining aware of itself – we have a choice to either exist or perish.
The consciousness that we are is not limited to either the material or spiritual world, and it won’t perish as long as it is progressing and remaining aware of itself.
There is a way to sustain the existence of the consciousness that we are – through progress: which allows for constant development of our awareness.
What we think, we become. No matter what our circumstances, no matter where we were born, no matter where we are going – we all can learn and use the power of our Mind. For some, it will be a longer process. Others have already been doing it, without being conscious of it. The power of our Mind can be altered, trained or induced.
The power of our Mind is a tool helping us to better understand ourselves and the world we live in. So that we can find our purpose, look into our heart, and they convey our own truth.
We are capable of changing the cycle of our thinking. We can consciously emphasize our happiness and diminish our worries – for the purpose of constantly deepening our knowledge of ourselves.
The Power of our Mind has no limits, other than those we have imposed on ourselves. We are here to grow into our full potential. We are here to let ourselves to be the magnificent beings, we all were meant to be.
You can read the original article on Wisdom Magazine’s site HERE