Memories are imprints on your brain, they are neurological pathways. We all have good and bad memories. Rather than focus on memories that hurt or anger you, traumatic memories, choose to focus on good, happy ones that create good feelings.
All memories are a record of your past. As you focus on and remember a memory you are starting your day in the past. Each memory is connected to an emotion, it might be sadness, fear, loneliness.
How you think and feel creates your state of being. So as you start your day with a memory, your entire state of being is in the past.
That means that your familiar past will soon be your predictable future, because what we focus on we bring into existence, you will keep creating the same result.
First thing each morning do you check your emails, check Facebook, check Instagram, creating the same behaviours each day?
Do you get out of bed on the same side, go to the toilet, get a cup of coffee, have a shower, get dressed, drive to work the same way, do all the same things, see the same people, have the same emotional responses. This is a routine, it’s a programme, and it’s all imprinted onto your sub-conscious mind.
By the time we are 35 years of age, 95% of who we are is a memorized set of behaviours, emotional reactions, unconscious habits, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions. Our mind and body is computerized.
So how can we change all these daily habits and unconscious programming. Is it possible to change our mind and in doing so, change our habits and behaviours?
People often wait until something traumatic happens, they go through life on automatic and don’t give a thought to how things could be different.
Instead of learning to change in a state of pain and suffering, why not learn to change in a state of joy and inspiration.
The stronger the emotional reaction you have to an experience in your life, when all your focus and attention is on that experience, your brain takes a snapshot of it and that is called a ‘memory’. That’s why you remember something traumatic, but you can’t always remember all the other lesser emotionally charged experiences.
When you constantly focus and think about a traumatic experience, it makes that memory even stronger, a deeper neural pathway. Your subconscious tells you to pay attention to what happened, it’s telling you to be prepared just in case it happens again, this is your subconscious trying to keep you safe.
So you end up living your life in survival mode, under stress, because you are anticipating life based on a past experience.
You’re actually conditioning yourself into a state of fear and doubt.
Holding onto stress and being constantly fearful can also cause you to have a panic attack. It’s all programmed subconsciously.
When you recall that same emotion the mind sends a signal to the body, that then creates stress and all the connected negative emotions. So your body is constantly living in that past experience. Those negative thoughts keep firing and wiring those circuits, they become more ingrained and so you have a thought that creates the stress and anxiety and it’s a vicious cycle.
Your body tenses up and the programme runs. It’s the emotion that follows the thought, when you have a fearful thought you feel anxious, then your brain checks in with your body. You think more corresponding thoughts equal to how you feel. That cycle conditions the body to become the mind. When it comes time to change and you attempt to make a different choice, and you start to feel different, your body then says you’ve been responding this way for all these years, so are you going to stop feeling guilty, stop suffering, it’s an unknown. And so you decide to return back to familiar territory and you say to yourself, I’ll start tomorrow, you’re just like your father, you can’t change, this won’t work for you, it doesn’t feel right. You keep up the same behavior.
Your body is your unconscious mind, when you think about something that might happen and you’re fearful, you begin to feel the emotion, your body isn’t aware of the difference between reality and thought.
The best way to predict your future is to be consciously aware of your thinking, your thoughts create your future, make sure they are positive and that your behaviours are in your own best interests. Your brain doesn’t know the difference between what you are creating in your thoughts and what you are experiencing. So you can install the neurological hardware in your brain, so now the brain is no longer a record of the past it is a map to the future. Keep doing this and priming it that way, and you will start acting and feeling happy, more confident and in control.
We can teach our body emotionally what the future will be like ahead of the actual experience.
We don’t need to wait for something outside of us to change how we feel inside.
The moment you start feeling abundant and worthy you generate wealth. The moment you feel empowered and confident, then you can step into your success.
When you can love yourself and all life you’ll create an equal and your causing an effect.
Stop living like a victim. You are not your past experiences. Become the creator of your world.
When you focus on the memories in your past you predict your future.
Your environment controls how you think and feel, unconsciously. Your daily patterns, your daily habits create neurological pathways in your brain. Start your day differently, change your regular habits, take a different route to work, try new taste sensations, be adventurous.
Be aware of your thinking, choose to remember good memories, happy events. When you find your thoughts turning to unhappy memories and events, STOP immediately.
You have a choice to create your own vibrant and healthy future by letting go of the past and living in the now.