Harness your mind power to bring your happiness, which is the ultimate pursuit of many in this day and age. To pursue happiness, you must have the happy intention first.
Every intention begins with the mind. First and foremost, you must have the happiness intention to change your thoughts in order to become happy.
One of the secrets of happiness in life is to harness mind power because happiness has to do with mental perceptions and the capability to change those perceptions. How you perceive an experience is stored in both your conscious mind and subconscious mind. You are the sum of your thoughts, and your thoughts affect your choices and hence your actions, which precipitate happy or unhappy situations in your life.
A perception, of course, cannot change the reality, but it may change the mind. Yes, you can change your mental perceptions with cognitive therapy, which is the use of affirmations and images through visualization. The classic example of a glass half-empty and a glass half-full shows how a perception can make a significant difference in the state of mind of an individual. Indeed, research studies have attested to the capability of mind power to alter mental perceptions by altering neurotransmitters, which are brain chemicals, such as opiates to dull pain, serotonin to increase self-esteem, as well as dopamine to elevate moods.
Harness your mind power to free yourself from the self-imprisonment of self-delusions created by the self-consciousness in your mind. Albert Einstein once said: "A human being is part of the whole called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison . . . . " Therefore, let go of your self-limiting thoughts that prevent you from truly understanding who you are and what you really want from life. This profound understanding may open the door to further understanding what true happiness is.
So, the first step is to change your perceptions to have a better understanding of not only who you really are, and not who you wish you were, but also what you really need, and not what you want from life. This profound wisdom may make you a better and a happier person as you continue your life journey.
Be A Better and Happier You WithTao Wisdom: This book contains the whole script of the 81 short chapters of Lao Tzu’s immortal classic TAO TE CHING, which underlies his wisdom (known as Tao wisdom). Understanding his profound wisdom helps you attain true human wisdom through asking self-intuitive questions, creating an empty mindset with reverse thinking to let go of the ego-self in order to become a better and happier you. Being better and happier is essential to living a life as if everything is a miracle. In order to do just that, you need human wisdom, in particular, the wisdom of the ancient sage from China thousands of years ago.
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