Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2560 - The mind only knows what we tell it

It's time to say the stuff we need to hear


Have you ever noticed how if you believe you've lost your keys, it's harder to find them?

You might stomp around the house looking in all the right places mumbling to yourself "where the hell are the keys?  I can't find the keys; I've lost the damn keys" and then you retrace your steps and happen upon them even though you've already looked in that spot 5 times.

It's because the mind only knows what we tell it. We believe what we tell ourselves.  If we tell ourselves the keys are lost, then even if they're right in front of us we might not see them because we already believe that we won't.




"You'll see it when you believe it."
Wayne Dyer

We go through life being programmed with the statement "I'll believe it when I see it" when in actual fact the reality is we'll see it when we believe it.

The subconscious mind is something that we program.  We train ourselves to believe certain things. The subconscious mind only knows what we tell it or what we allow other people to tell it or what we allow perception and perspective to tell it.

So in order to achieve certain results we need to tell ourselves the things we need to hear to achieve those results.

We need to open our mind, which will open our eyes, to the possibilities.

Next time you lose the keys don't say "I've lost the keys" believing you'll never find them in time and you'll end up late. Instead say "the keys are here somewhere" so that your eyes actually see what the mind tells them to see.

Of course this post isn't really about finding the keys.  It's about the power of positive self talk in all aspects of our life.  But it actually does help us find keys too.  Oh ... and car parks.  Try it next time you're at the mall (if you believe there's going to be a car space, you'll find it).

How often do you say "I'll believe THAT when I see it"? 

When was the last time you lost the keys? 

Had a car space win lately? 

15 comments :

  1. That's a cracker of a quote - Wayne knows what's what! I am pretty good with my keys, but I am always losing my glasses... That's usually because they're on top of my head!

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  2. Ha!That must be why my mum ALWAYS finds a car park, and usually a good one.

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  3. That's a great way to look at things! Getting me thinking, as always :)

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  4. I was taught the power of visualisation through asking the universe for a car park and visualising someone leaving their at the moment I needed it. Such a powerful lesson and a wonderful way to think.

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  5. I haven't lost my keys in a while but I have lost a child recently when we were in Bali. Panicked for a little bit but then finally found him. ARGH

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  6. LOVE this post. Such great food for thought. Thanks.

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  7. Oooh yes I do like this! It's so true. The hardest thing I have to talk myself out of is that I'm boring, have nothing worthwhile to say, and people won't like me. That's what my head tells me when I'm in an unfamiliar social situations. I need to go in with more positive affirmations "I'm likable. I have lots of value to add." But maybe I'll start small - with the car spaces!

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  8. I love it. I am going to try this out...

    (I bought a Chipolo which is a Wi-Fi device for locating both my mobile and keys. Pretty sensational.)

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  9. Very good point indeed! You know what for me it is my glasses I'm always losing and often they are on my head or tucked into my top and I'm racing around like a lunatic looking for them. I also lose my car in car parks. Oh that's a fun one (not)! lol :-)

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  10. I used to lose my keys all the time until I trained myself to hang them on a hook in the kitchen. Still lose my glasses all the bloody time! Seems to be a common thing!

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  11. Love this approach! I used to say a similar thing to myself when I was sitting up the portacot when my kids were bubbas. "This will not defeat me. This is a portacot. There are steps to take to set it up. Just do the steps calmly and rationally. This will not defeat me. This is a portacot..." #teamIBOT

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  12. I think I might have mentioned to you that I realised I got to that point re dieting. I'd been saying 'when I lose weight' for so long that I realised I'd actually stopped believing I really was going to lose weight at some point.

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  13. I often can't find my keys in the bottom of my bag. I know they're in there, it's just what are they lurking under? I love this quote and I reckon it can be applied to many 'lacks' in life.

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  14. I rarely lose my keys. I tend to misplace my glasses, in my classroom, all the time. Fortunately I have 18 little pairs of eyes to help me figure out where I put them down!!

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  15. I lose my keys all the time (but not really because I always find them) and my husband always gets a carpark. Probably speaks volumes about our self talk.

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