The Mind Runs the Ship

If you ever wanted to know who the captain of our life is, now, by reading this article, you have the chance to explore that which ’runs the ship’. Thanks to the research on how the mind works, we know much more about our minds than ever before. Our mind programs our voyage As any other good captain, our mind …

Thinking about “Thinking about Thinking”

We all think about a lot of things, but most of it is driftwood, so to speak. Thoughts drift in and out of our minds with little conscious input or direction from us. Yet, at times, we do take control and consciously direct our thoughts. But do you ever think about thinking? “Thinking about thinking” is called metathinking. So, when …

How many positive thoughts are in our minds?

I was walking with a friend of mine when he suddenly raised the question, “How many positive thoughts do we have in our minds?” “What do you mean by that question? Why is it so important to you?” I asked, very surprised. “I have the feeling that I always have more negative thoughts than positive ones. Is this true for …

You’ve already Learned Your Limitations; Now It’s Time to Learn Your Powers

Everybody knows what’s wrong with them, but few know about the powerful resource that can change everything for the better. What resource is that? Our subconscious! At this point some readers will be tempted to say, “Oh, that’s nothing new. I know all about the subconscious.” Well, let me ask a question. If you know all about it, how come …

The Mind/Body Connection: Is it the best healing machine?

I knew that I would have a tough time finding all the facts to prove the above statement. Actually, everything started when Jack, a friend of mine, got an email in which a person said that our body and mind is `the world’s most perfect healing machine’. “Do you believe in this?”, asked Jack. I wasn’t scared to express my …

The Mind-Body Connection

Recently, I had a chance to speak about the mind-body connection before a group of people who came from non-medical professions. At the beginning of my presentation, I asked my audience a couple of questions. The very first question was: Do you believe in the mind/body connection? “I do believe in the mind/body connection,” was the answer for 60% of …

Is the Placebo Effect the Triumph of Mind, or Not?

You don’t know the answer? I don’t know either, but the placebo definitely seems to work. The Placebo Effect is a phenomenon that is many decades old. Sadly, it has also been frequently abused by many people, from charlatans to health care professionals. I like to look at this from an alternative medicine perspective: as long as the treatment is …

Mind Power

“The Eagle who thought he was a chicken” “A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. “Years passed and the eagle grew …

The right train of thought can take you to a better station in life

I’d like to introduce you to your own best friend and worst enemy, your mind. It is an instrument capable of creating a magnificent life. As long as you remain in control, it will act as your best friend. However, if you don’t remain at the wheel, in control, it will run on autopilot. Without direction from you, it will …

Man’s mind is not a container to be filled but a fire to be kindled

Did you ever dream of becoming an author? Well, guess what? You are! You are the author of your life. It’s exciting to realize how much power you have. But there’s a price for that power. The price is called RESPONSIBILITY. Here’s what I mean. If I’m unhappy with my present situation, I have no one to blame but myself. …