On Defining Further the Mind

On defining the different positions and roles of our marvelous mind. Excerpts came from Bob Proctor writings.

  1. Conscious Mind – The Thinking Mind

  • it is the part of your head that thinks and reasons
  • it’s where your free will lies. where you decide what you want to do and what you want to focus on.
  • it is also where your sensory factors and intellectual faculties are.
    • sensory factors allows you to correspond with the outside world
    • intellectual faculties such as your will and imagination, allow you to direct the power (energy) that is always flowing to and through you inward. By focusing there, you can build any ideas or thought you want.
  • the conscious mind can accept or reject any idea. As you accept a thought, it is impressed upon your subconscious mind.

2. Subconscious Mind – The Conditional Mind

  • every thought or word your conscious mind chooses to accept (whether its currently true or not), the subconscious mind must accept.
  • it has no ability to reject.
  • any thought you consciously impress upon the subconscious over and over (such as affirmations) becomes fixed in there.
  • fixed ideas automatically express themselves in feelings and actions, until they are replaced. Fixed ideas are commonly referred to as habits.

3. Body – The Instrument of the Mind

  • the physical representation of you.
  • the actions your body takes determine the result.

THOUGHTS ——> FEELINGS ———-> ACTIONS ———–> RESULT

The Rule of Quest Physics

If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, and set out on a truth seeking journey either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher — if you are prepared, most of all to face and forgive most difficult realities about yourself — then the truth will not be withhold from you.

-Elizabeth Gilbert

Book Notes: Rich Dad Poor Dad (Chapter 8)

Author: Robert Kiyosaki

1. The power of spirit: Find a reason greater than reality.

  • many want to be rich or financially free, but they turn away because the road seems too difficult to get there.

2. The power of choice: Make daily choices.

  • you have the choice everyday whether to be rich, poor or middle class. Your spending habits reflect who you are. The poor have poor spending habits.

3. The power of association: Choose friends carefully.

  • Robert learns from all of his friends, both those who have money — seeking their knowledge — and those who struggle financially. The latter group teaches him what not to do. Robert warns us not to listen to poor or frightened people.

4. The power of learning quickly: Master a formula and then learn a new one.

  • Be careful what you learn, because you become what you put in your head.

5. The power of self-discipline: Pay yourself first

  • To successfully pay yourself first, keep the following in mind:
  1. don’t get into large debt positions that you have to pay for. Keep your expenses low. Build up assets first.
  2. When you come up short, let the pressure build and don’t dip into your savings or investments. Use the pressure to inspire your financial genius to come up with new ways of making money.

6. The power of good advice: Pay your brokers well.

  • Many people try to save a few dollars by using discount brokers or selling their house on their own. But not only do good professionals save you time, they make you money.

7. The power of getting something for nothing: Be an Indian giver.

  • In terms of investing and asset column, it’s key to be an Indian giver; that is getting your initial investment back and quickly.

8. The power of focus: Use assets to buy luxury.

  • Developing cash flow from an asset column is easy in theory, what’s hard is the mental fortitude to direct money to the correct use.

9. The power of myth: Choose heroes.

  • By having heroes, we tap into their genius and because they make it look easy, they inspire us to try.

10. The power of giving: Teach and you shall receive.

  • Whenever you feel in need of something — whether that’s money, a smile, love or friendship — give it first and it will come back in buckets.
**giving money is the secret to most great wealthy families**

Q Notes, Lesson 6: Napoleon Hill

“There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until they believe they can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish.

Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds will not inspire faith, courage and belief.”

-Napoleon Hill

Mental Check: Exercising the Mind

Yoga would have been my first choice to exercise and clear out my mind but, about 4 months ago I had been feeling dizzy every time I move my body (or my head) rather quickly. So when I am lying in bed it should only be on either my right side or my left side, no twists and turns, no laying flat on my belly anymore. I’m hinting it’s because of my eyes and after using anti-radiation glass for a while, I felt the lessening of my nausea. Hopefully, it will go away.

  1. Accept what is. Couple of months back, I’ve accepted the fact that the cause of my dizziness is because of age. There are things that a 35-yr old self cannot be done by a 36-yr old self anymore. It could have been a forced acceptance because I do not like going to doctors. I recall that a 30-yr old me is so in-tuned to doing yoga even at home just following the music. Recently, after attending classes, my body just feels so heavy. It could just be a phase, I will get back on track soon.
  2. Recite your blessings. Most especially these days, we are all locked up at home, the normal routine is gone. There are those simple miracles around us that we are most likely not missing since we have all the time for ourselves.
  3. Recite and repeat your affirmation. Even though we are all at home, always keep your mind on the track. Never let negative thoughts linger in your mind. Always recite a prayer of gratitude and positive attitude.
  4. Meditate. I posted a self reminder in front of my wall desk – doing meditation the right way, just for myself. I had from previous experience been practicing meditation from a Buddhist temple, which I really appreciate. You know what Bill Gates and other philanthropists are saying — you cannot connect the dots moving backward? I did, I was quite young when I joined a Buddhist temple and learned how to meditate properly. Clearing out your mind and thinking nothing is pretty powerful. This knowledge has been my tool in overcoming my life’s hardships, such as the death of my husband and other decisions I need to make with a clear mind. Having a clear mind is really important.
  5. Always keep the positive attitude. Having a positive attitude manifests positive environment. I try to always keep my head up high of course with humbleness and kindness.

Comparing – Types of Income Strategies

Bob Proctor

  • trade time for money (employee, job)
  • invest money to earn money (stocks, bonds)
  • set-up multiple sources of income (passive income)

Robert Kiyosaki

  • earned income (employee, job)
  • portfolio income (stocks, bonds)
  • passive income (invest in real estate, etc)

 

Notes to self:

  1. they both offer the same principle of income strategies
  2. they both agree on having passive income
  3. they both believe in having money work for you instead of the other way around.

Q Notes, Lesson 5: The Self-confidence Formula

  1. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life therefore I demand of myself and continuous action toward its attainment. “I hereby promise to render such action.

  2. I realized that dominant thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality. Therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become. Thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.

  3. I know through the principle of auto-suggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expressions through some practical means of attaining the object back of it. Therefore, I will devote 10 minutes daily to demanding to myself the development of self-confidence.

  4. I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life and I will never stop trying until I have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.

  5. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice therefore I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all human effects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by developing love for all humanity because I know that a negative attitude towards others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them and in my self.

Think and Grow Rich Condensed narration by Earl Nightingale.