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Have you made your New Year resolutions? Many of us have. But
the key question is: how many of them are going to materialize? To accomplish
these resolutions, we need to make some changes in our lives. But making
changes may not be as easy as we think: many of us are not only reluctant but
also resistant to change. We all love staying in our comfort zones and hate
venturing into an area of the unexpected and the unpredictable.
But the truth of the matter is that life is changing all the
time, whether we like it or not. Any change is neutral: neither good nor bad;
it is our perceptions that may play a pivotal role in the changes we are going
to make in our lives. According toJames
Allen, author ofAs A Man
Thinketh, men are “makers of themselves” and the human mind is the
“master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of
circumstance.” That is to say, it is all in our minds. So if we can change our
thinking, we may change our lives—making 2016 a better and happier year. It is
The human mind is composed of the conscious mind and the
subconscious mind, both of which process and interpret our physical sensations,
leading to thoughts that may be positive or negative, depending on our mental
input. Thus the human mind may play a pivotal role in either changing negative
thoughts into toxic desires, or controlling them in a positive way.
Your conscious mind voluntarily controls your mental input (that
is, what you want to and what you don’t want to remember); while it is your
subconscious mind thatinvoluntarilyremembersallthephysical sensations you are
exposed to. But it is your subconscious mind that directs and controls your
conscious mind. Your subconscious mind is the master mind behind all your
actions and decisions in your life. Therefore, it is important to have the
wisdom to understand betterhowyour subconscious mind works in
order to have better control of your conscious mind.
Your mind is powerful only if know how to control it. Learn how
to empower your mind to control your mind to control your desires. For example,
when you see something that pleases the eye, such as a beautiful dress or a
watch, you may become desirous of it. That perception can bevoluntarilyrejected by your conscious mind,
but it may be imprintedinvoluntarilyon your subconscious mind, which,
ultimately, controls and directs your conscious mind. Live your 2016 as if everything is a miracle.