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Old 08-24-2019, 05:17 AM   #11
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I have read a few already. In fact this is what got me thinking about it working. Perviously I read a book on neuroplacticity of the brain and that thesis was that the scientific reason why your brain changes when you think certain things -- cognitive behavior -- is that there is some physical action that physically changes it not from the inside (actually they proved this with PET scans). So those scientists have now come to believe that there is something emanating from us and that there is a "mind" and a "brain". The mind is something they don't really have any science for. Only circumstantial evidence. But it can control external things, including health. Buddism and mindfulness are based on this idea as well. Your brain is not you... there is a mind that is you and has its own control.

Later in some news articles touching on quantitive science I saw some scientists now believe that the universe was created by this idea of beings (life) shaping the reality around it. Rather than say a great creator.

But I get you, a lot of the way this book interprets it seems like it is what positive people want to hear. TO me there is a whole subset of people who have grown up with mooshy values and they think "love" will solve everything -- so if they hear all you have to do to be happy is love and smile all the time, that is what they wanted to do anyway.

Many people do "think" health conditions away. The books are littered with people being highly motivated to beat cancer and, beating it. Or being in bad car accidents and recovering more than any doctor thought was possible. I also look at the phenomena of couples not dying until one of them does. My mother than stomach cancer and though we didn't know ... I saw signs of it in 2007. But she didn't get stick enough to die (and it went quick) until my dad died in 2010. If your mind, if your will, is not leaving this earth.... did it keep the cancer at bay?

Personally I believe there is something to it but it is much less direct. It is like pushing. There was one episode of the x-files with a baddy who was a pusher. He could push you to do things against your will with his mind. Personally I think it is like 1/10 like that. If you are always thinking something I think it could effect the small reality around you inadvertently.

I downloaded the book for free on audible so it isn't costing me money.
Yeah for sure, just to clarify I have no problem that you read the book, obviously, haha.

But I just feel like sometimes those books are kind of wishy-washy about their theoretical basis.

Honestly, sometimes, they're good to get you thinking about stuff though!
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I would like to think that the mind can choose a reality. I think it takes meditation and vigilance to do so. If I know that if the Universe contains unlimited potential for me, than I would like to think I can select a possibility and draw it to me. If I'm thinking of a particular thing, like a new sports car, then I will start seeing more sports cars than I used to see. It's only because that is now my way of thinking not because I've manifested more sports cars. I'm tuned into that part of reality. And so I keep feeling inspired to do something to get a sports car. And now when opportunity knocks, I'm prepared to act. I think in a common sense way, we can affect reality via perspective. Positive attitudes are important because they help you believe and have hope. It's like goal setting and working on your plan. I don't know if changing my vibration about something draws more of that to me, but I do think perspective influences a lot.
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Positive attitudes are important because they help you believe and have hope. It's like goal setting and working on your plan. I don't know if changing my vibration about something draws more of that to me, but I do think perspective influences a lot.
A lot of the "secret" is basically a positive attitude book. I always say even if you don't want to believe in the LOA most of the teachings of the power of attraction will be helpful period because it frees you from normal negativity and that alone, in this very negative world, can bring positive things to you.

I was just thinking the other day of a possible example. When Princess Diana died I was literally in pain thinking about her kids, particularly William. I just wanted them to be happy. I think so many people thought of the kids for years later. Particularly William because he would be king. And it seems, he does have a relatively happy life and is pretty stable. Kate Middleton seems to be the perfect parter for him and I wonder... did we call her forth? Did we make it happen?
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