Thoughts allow humans to make sense of, interpret, make predictions and model the universe they experience.
Understand that the all is mind. Touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste. – Your senses receive information and the mind intreprets them through thought. These interpretations can become our beliefs about the universe around us.
As you read this blog post, your eyes are receiving information through the form of word symbols, sending them off into the mind where the words are either read by your inner voice, or you’re a speed reader and are interpreting the information through images and intuition. Either way, the experience is happening entirely in your mind.
You don’t have to be reading for this to happen. Look up from this blog post and look at anything. If you are looking at a wall, you aren’t really seeing the wall. You are seeing your mind’s interpretation of the data that it receives through your eyes. Nothing is seen until the data passes through cornea, into the retina, passed down the optical nerve and into the back of the brain, where finally, then an interpretation is created for you as a thought. Based on the information received from one of your most trusted senses, your mind thinks that there is a solid, material wall in front of you.
There literally is no spoon. Thought is EVERYTHING that you’ve ever experienced.
Thoughts vs. Beliefs
One of the most important things to know about thoughts is that they are not beliefs. The difference between a thought and a belief is that a belief is a thought that you accept as true.
The average person has around 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day but none of them have very much power except those that are beliefs. As we know, these beliefs are lies that we tell ourselves to help us make sense of the world. Therefore, when we learn how to create beliefs, we then have a conscious choice between what’s a belief and what’s nothing more than a thought.
On their own, thoughts are like empty vessels or dish soap bubbles. Fragile, lifeless, and popping out of existence as effortlessly as they appeared. However, when these empty vessels are filled with energy, they become something new. They become a belief and the subconscious mind can then decifer the thought as not empty but with energy and stores its data into memory.
The energy is known as emotion or energy in motion and is the difference that creates a belief. Once the thought becomes distinguishable to the subconscious mind by emotion, it doesn’t associate the thought as good or bad. It does associates the emotion with the thought and then stores it.
For example: When you think of something sad, it is the emotion assoiated with the thought that makes you feel sad, not the thought itself. It is important to understand that is not our thinking that creates our emotions, but the emotion that is attached to our thoughts. The subconscious needs strong feelings of emotions to be tied to a thought for it to be remembered because as stated the subconscious speaks in emotion and symbol, not in conscious language.
Getting off subject for a brief moment: There are other ways to bypass the necessity for emotion to imbue a thought for it to become a belief. We will dive into them deeper later but some of them include repetition, images, and muscle movement.
So, in summary, on their own, thoughts are nothing more than the vehicle by which information can be stored as memory. However, most thoughts pop in and out of existence without being remembered because we don’t speak the same language as the subconscious. The subconscious is looking for thoughts imbued with energy in the form of emotion to get it to stand out so the subconscious mind can recognize its value over the countless other thoughts and place it into storage.