When I was fourteen years old, I read a book called The Power of the Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy. It propelled me on a journey of discovery about the mind and how it operates – something I have always been fascinated by.
This is also how I started exploring and practising meditation (I’ll write more on my meditation journey and its benefits another time). The Power of The Subconscious Mind was written in 1963. It became an immediate bestseller and has been referred to as one of the original and best self-help guides ever written.
The basic premise of the book is that you can change your life by using the power of your mind.
Essentially, what you put into your mind, manifests into your reality.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve wholeheartedly believed in the power of our thoughts and our minds to create change.
Neuroscience and quantum physics have proven that our thoughts do in fact create our reality. So if we know this is true, why do we struggle to be aware of what we’re thinking?
One thing that we can do is make a choice about the information we are receiving through external sources, like what we read or watch. These sources of content have the potential to to linger or create thoughts in our mind.
As someone who tends to be a bit of a worrier, I haven’t watched the news for years now, because I’d rather not input any negativity or fears for my mind to dwell on.
Significant news stories and world events still make it to my attention one way or another, so I have never felt that I was missing out or being totally ignorant (and it has certainly never influenced my life or career).
We all know the importance of good nutrition for our physical health, yet most of us are still feeding our mind with junk food.
With the explosion of negative news stories and depressing world events, there has never been a better time to consider a mental detox.