There is a generally accepted saying that we only use one 10th of our potential.
The world of psychology support this with the observation that 9/10 of our mental activity is subconscious.
Our subconscious is the driving force in our habitual living. What we do subconsciously, out of habit, is what allows us live, behave, and perform, at whatever level we have accepted.
A lot of our beliefs, values, views and opinions, are shaped by what we pick up in our early years. Up to a few years ago, it was thought that whoever we were by about the age of seven, that is who we were destined to be for the rest of our lives.
Not only has this been shown to be untrue by lots of empirical evidence, it is now being shown scientifically to be not true.
The name given to the newly discovered skill is neuro-plasticity.
People are changing the course of their lives by learning ways to access and influence the ideas that dwell in their subconscious.
Smokers are ceasing to smoke. Drinkers are moderating or quitting their habit. Phobias are being banished, complexes are being modified, and lives are changing for the better.
One of the most powerful skills available to anybody is the ability to access and alter the direction of their thought patterns in the subconscious.
It is now widely accepted that anybody can do this.
This is what being mindfully aware of how we’re thinking can help us do. Ask any sport psychologist. The impact of mind skills over the past 10 years is on deniable.
In any top level of sport today, the fitness and the sport skills are a given, what usually makes the difference is the frame of mind of the participants, what is now called the mindset.
Once this is understood it is simple enough to install a thought pattern that can influence and shape the direction and the power of the subconscious mind.
This undeniable fact is what has given rise to the mind/body connection and its use in life to day.
And while most people understand the effect of the mind on the body, many are now beginning to see the huge reciprocal effect of the body on the mind.
This is why breathing patterns, posture points, how we sit, stand, walk, carry ourselves and speak, are so important to our communication with others, and with ourselves.
It is through these elements that we express your true thoughts and feelings, to others and to ourselves.
We’ve all experienced the time when someone has expressed an idea or a feeling, but The voice tone, the body language, or some other non-verbal expression has given the lie to the words spoken.
The first step in the fascinating mind-opening journey to the world of self-exploration and expression of one’s own potential is in the knowledge and belief that it can be done.
Any of us can recall a time in life when we did something of which we never of thought ourselves capable, or were even willing to consider.
That irrefutable fact shows how little of our resources and abilities we use.
Often, on emergence from a crisis, while being glad to be through it, we become acutely aware are of how alive we were, alert we were, and able we were, to cope, to dig deep and find within ourselves forgotten or unacknowledged abilities.
Those unacknowledged, unused abilities are forever available to us in the depths of the sub conscious mind.
The mind/body connection, and the ability to develop them are no longer the reserve of the elite. They are waiting to be put to use and enjoyed by anyone who has the will, the desire, and the persistence to practice them.