Have you seen the movie,Â Titanic? The one where that ship crashed into the iceberg, and sank? I’m sureÂ you realize that the reason they crashed into the iceberg is because ninety percent of the iceberg is below water, where they can’t see it. AndÂ of course, since they didn’t have very advanced sonar back in those days, theyÂ didn’t really see it coming. The factÂ that they were trying to go fast to impress the newspapers, and weren’tÂ willing to always pay attention didn’t help either.
How about thatÂ episode ofÂ Seinfeld, where George went the movie theater and that guy was shining a laser pointer at the screen? Because everyone thoughtÂ it was so funny, GeorgeÂ decided he would try the same thing, only he gotÂ different results.
Or how about those books that have all those satellite pictures from space? WhenÂ you look down atÂ small towns inÂ sparsely populated areas,Â you can barely see a dot of light.Â Yet in that dot of light are hundreds if not thousands of people, all with thoughts, dreams, fears, hopes, and memories of wonderful pleasure.
Your brain is like that. The thoughts that you are thinking now are the proverbial tip of the iceberg, because there are literally millions of thoughts that are going on in your mind that you aren’t aware of. AndÂ the difference between the thoughtsÂ that you know about, and the thoughts you don’t know about, are a lot different than the 90/10 ratio in that iceberg.Â George’sÂ laser is a little bit closer, with theÂ dot beingÂ the thoughts you areÂ conscious of, and the whole screen beingÂ your other than conscious thoughts.Â
For example, what are you thinking right now? What were you thinking before you thought that?Â What are you thinking now, as you read these words, and remember to feel your left foot?Â How about as you feel your left foot and begin to wonderÂ what is going to happenÂ exactlyÂ one week from now? And when you think aboutÂ that, can you remember your birthday when you turned seven years old? How about your first kiss?Â How about the firstÂ amount of moneyÂ that you truly earned? How about the firstÂ time you were alone with thatÂ someone special? How about the night you were so scared, you didn’t think you were going to make it? (But thankfully you did!)Â How aboutÂ that time you were so happy you cried, and thenÂ wonderedÂ if anybodyÂ noticed?
One of the most fantastic thing aboutÂ the brain being setÂ up like this is thatÂ there are literallyÂ millions of thoughts in your mind that you can harness to support you. While the magnificent potential is always there, sometimes our thoughts aren’t asÂ cooperative with each other as you’d like. It’s when you give your brain a clear, strong, direction, infused with good emotions, thatÂ these thoughts start toÂ sychronize.
A great way to do this is to think of something youÂ want to accomplish or attain. Imagine how it will look when you accomplish it. What will you see,Â what will you feel, what will you hearÂ that will show you, without a doubt, that you wereÂ able to accomplish this?Â Make anotherÂ picture, filled with otherÂ pieces of evidence ofÂ your accomplishment.Â
For example, imagine that you want to earn a certain amount of money. Decide on the exact amount. How many things can you picture that show evidence that you have your goal, already achieved? What do you hear people saying to you about your achievement? How do you feel? Can you feel the paper? Is it a bank statement? Are you opening an envelope? Can you feel the weight of the actual cash in your hands?
Once you have a picture in your mind of what you want, close your eyes and sit with it for a few minutes, and really feel gratitude for having it. Really feel thankful for yourself, already achieving it. Feel thankful for all the people that have helped you achieve this goal.
Do this at least twice a day, every day. This will powerfully align the thoughts in your brain to be more cooperativeÂ so you canÂ achieve what you want.
And if you think that this is encouraging, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.