How to Train Your Old Horse?
Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Are you agree our mind is like an old horse and we have to train it?
Human is a good thinking machine. He creates 60 to 70 thousand thoughts per day. Most of us create the same thoughts and emotions every day, and slowly our thoughts and emotions become a part of our reality. We become addicted to them. Where these thoughts and emotions are coming from?
Most of our thoughts are created by our emotions, and emotions are like running programs in the background of our system; they are always there, and most of the time, we are not aware of them because they are sited in our subconscious and unconscious part.
When we talk about conscious, subconscious, or unconscious parts, they are information that our mind uses to manage our activities and body functions through the brain.
Our brain is like a computer for better understanding. We can consider the way that a computer analyses information. In a computer, once the data has been received, the central processing unit (CPU), along with the help of other components, takes over and processes the information it was
given. Once the data is ready, it will be sent back through an output device that can monitor, speaker, printer, ports, etc.
In our daily use of our PC, we don’t know the name of programs in our CPU or how much information we have stored in our computer. Of course, most of us are not aware of details till the message appears on the monitor; memory is full.
In the human energy system, our back storages are our energy bodies and chakras. The energy of all our life experiences is stored in our energy system.
The most important part is to understand what we are holding in our storage system. Our mind is working like a CPU for our brain. It only processes information.
According to Harvard brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor,” Ninety seconds is all it takes to identify an emotion and allow it to dissipate. At the same time, you notice it”,
and it is the time that our mind process information stored in chakras, emotional and mental bodies to order the brain for reaction or action, may in this reason we call the mind as the subconscious, unconscious or conscious, according to the type of information.
The subconscious mind is the powerful secondary system that runs everything in your life. Learning how to stimulate the communication between the conscious and the subconscious minds is a powerful tool on the way to success, happiness, and riches.
The subconscious mind is a data bank for everything, which is not in our conscious mind. It stores our beliefs, our previous experience, our memories, our skills. Everything that we have seen, done or thought is also there.
Many psychological scientists still view the unconscious mind as the shadow of a “real” conscious mind. However, there is substantial evidence that the unconscious is not identifiably less flexible, complex, controlling, deliberative, or action-oriented than its counterpart. This “conscious-centric” bias is partly due to the operational definition within cognitive psychology that equates unconscious with subliminal.
Our subconscious and unconscious mind is a powerful force to be reckoned with. It makes up around 95% of our brain, power and handles everything our body needs to function correctly, from eating and breathing to digesting and making memories.
It’s an extraordinary being when we think about it. The subconscious mind isn’t creative, it doesn’t understand jokes, and it can remember everything you have ever done, said, or witnessed. The remaining 5% of our mind, the conscious mind, has the sole purpose of interacting with the physical world.
However, by taking control of our subconscious mind by becoming aware and in sync with it, we can be sure to take back control of our life and achieve anything we want to. This is because when our subconscious mind and our conscious mind are working together to achieve a common goal, we can believe that it will happen.
How we control our subconscious and unconscious While we don’t know what we are holding there?
May you heard; Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. - John Adams
In school and university, we train our minds and brains to read and write, solve mathematics and physics exercises, and even understand old texts but never train our minds to control emotions and thoughts and understand old minds.
Thoughts and emotions are products of what we are holding in our system. Even unpleasant repeated incidents more or less are created by what we carry in our system.
A new age is talking about mindfulness. Mindfulness is practicing prolonged awareness of our thoughts and emotions. In other words, mindfulness means giving more power to our conscious mind or bringing our attention to the conscious level and let it play a more significant role in controlling our life.
Some small mindfulness tricks with significant results.
1.Be present and be aware of the environment
Most people follow the past–present pattern and, in the worse scenario past–future pattern. They live in the past or are worried about the future. The result is missing present moments. This is a habitual pattern that may be shaped during our life experiences. Practicing forgiveness, accepting the past as an expired experience, and being of our gains from the past till now will help us be aware of our presence. These will allow us to expand our consciousness.
Gratitude is the best practice that helps us to live in the present.
Being grateful for all our life achievements and counting our blessings will let our awareness shift to a conscious level.
Always Remembering this words of Mark Twain, “Worrying is like a debt that you don’t owe.”
The future is not born yet. And past is only an expired experience.
2.Use pause bottom
We have to use the pause bottom more often to watch and monitor our emotions and thoughts that creating.
Listening to our Replied Thoughts or words.
Being aware of them will help us understand what we are holding in our subconscious and unconscious systems. Most of them are related to an experience in the past or an old pattern of other people repeating in the background of our mind. It will be good if we start to observe and
listen to our replied thoughts or words is the first step of practicing on the conscious mind.
When we are aware of them, we can manage to even stop them from being repeated.
How to use pause bottom;
Sit in comfort position and a calm environment, connect your tong to your pallet, take some deep breathing, watch your thoughts, see if it is real, or because of an old emotion that started to run in the background of your mind an experience from the past. Is it related to an actual situation in the presence? Can you manage it? Do you need help to handle it? And if you had that experience before use of the lesson of experience.
But if it is not accurate, then no need to let it use your energy and ignore it.
3. Observing our thoughts and emotion is the key
Thoughts can create emotions. According to the research of Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University, a human being has approximately 60,000 thoughts per day- a big part of them are not related to our current problems or issues. Most of them are coming from social media, news, or other people’s life experiences.
Practicing prolong awareness is the key to stillness. It is time that we will find answers to our questions.
Before going to bed, review the day from the view of a third person. It helps us to understand what happened and how we could manage it in a better way.
Ask yourself which emotions or thoughts I want to have and which one I want to replace? In this way, we can manage them or stop them of to be repeated.
Ask yourself which thoughts do I want to have and which thoughts do I want to replace.
Build your conscious mind muscles
To build our body muscles, we need a goal, time, practice, and patience; in the same way, we have to increase our awareness by practice it needs time. We need to build our mental muscles.
Do breathing exercise
Breathing exercise is one of the most powerful techniques that help us expand our conscious mind and awareness.
Inhale and exhaling air from noes and feeling the air moving from noes nostril, counting our breathing, being aware of our chest expansion and trunk contraction in each breathing is an action.
That converts the breathing of our subconscious to consciousness and helps us improve our prolonged awareness of our actions.
This practice will help you have more control over your mind and create good vibrations, “It will not let big fish eat small fishes.”
Regular relaxing meditations will help you to build up your conscious mind muscles; this will help you to let go and releasing stress, fear, and thoughts that are disturbing your inner stillness.
“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.” - John Adams.
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