In the film ‘Inception’ Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a guy who steals valuable and secret information from someone’s mind by getting into their dreams and influences the way they behave in that dream. To make things even more complicated, Dom is challenged to infiltrate deep into the mind of the subject, and the way he’s doing this is to create several layers of dreams in which he can manipulate the subject’s subconscious: A dream within a dream within a dream.
Now that got me thinking. How do you know when you’re dreaming and when you’re actually awake? I mean, when you’re dreaming, you’re vividly imagining the things in your dream (people, animals, buildings) to be real.
They’re so alive, that even your body responds to your mind’s subconscious freestyles: your repertory rises, your blood pressure either drops or increases, you might even wake up sweaty and all, realizing that you’ve just been dreaming so vividly, you’d swear it was real.
Science today now researches the similarities and the differences between what we think is real and what is fiction. If there’s a gap, then how big is it, and if there isn’t, then what would that mean for our personal lives, our relationships, our careers, our health, and in the end, our total view of life itself?
With the new sciences of quantum physics and string theory, we’re now investigating on bot a micro-level as well as on a macro-level how we can shape our life exactly the way we want it.
You see, here’s the thing about those new sciences:
They say that your mind is the catalyst of everything happening in your world. In other words: whatever you focus on in your mind, you’ll find outside of it.
Now this may sounds like a quote from a hippy, but the interesting thing is that we’ve got so many proof of it, we can’t deny it.
Think back of this: you probably remember a time in which you were madly in love with someone. That beauty and you were so over each other, the world seemed to vanish when you two were together. And perhaps you even went out for a romantic dinner at one point, and with the pleasure of a nice wine and the staring of each others twinkles in both your eyes, you heard the sweeping notes of a tune that would remember you that moment for the rest of your life.
As time passed by, you and your beloved shared some good moments, some bad, and possibly even some rocky ones. And if you’re one of those fortunate people who had the privilege to make a giant leap in your personal development from this last one, you might remember the moment after your break-up in which you heard nothing but that one particular song, that would remind you of those good, bad and rocky moments you had with your love.
Everywhere you’d go, you’d here that song, putting its musical fingers on the sore spot of your heart, triggering memories and feelings you rather leave in the past.
You remember that feeling? All right, so let’s step out of that now, because it’s more of an example to point out what I’m about to say, than to get you sad and depressed.
So take a deep breath in, firmly breath out and with every breath you clap your hands together saying the word CHANGE out loud. If you do this three times, a state change will happen and your focus is here on the digital paper.
Now your mind was so powerful just now, it reconstructed part of your memory. With pictures and emotions, leaving no detail unseen. But the most interesting thing is this:
The focus you had on the song at the time you made the connection in your subconscious was so strong, that it created an a powerful anchor that made you hear that same song everywhere you’d go after that break up. Why?
Because that’s what you were looking for!
Our mind sees, hears and feels what it focuses on. And with nearly 4 billion bits of information coming in every second, and being able to ‘only’ process about 3 million of then, your mind filters out the pieces that aren’t necessary to perceive.
With this said, we can establish that your mind works like a homing pigeon. It goes straightly for its objective, neglecting the pieces of the environment that aren’t important.
You’re with me so far? Okay, let’s get back to the dreaming.
When we’re in a dream state, our subconscious mind creates a world so exquisite, it resembles the ‘real’ world, as we know it consciously perfectly. Every detail that is important to dream about is filled in by your subconscious mind, as you slowly go deeper into your dream.
Time doesn’t seem to exist, and if it does, then it definitely runs slower in your dreams than it does in real life: you can have an adventure from A to Z in just ten minutes!
When we’re asleep, we can create anything and everything we want.
So how would that be if we’d be able to do the same thing when we’re awake?
If we focus on the things that are important to us and we are automatically attracted towards it like a homing pigeon, then what should we be thinking about in order to upgrade the areas of our life a couple levels?
How would you want your financial situation to be? Or the relationships with your spouse? What kind of job would you have, in order to be in that state of happiness and fulfillment constantly?
It’s as if you take a blank piece of paper and a set of colorful pencils to draw your ideal life. How cool’s that?
You see, you can have the life you really want. Without all the restrictions that otherwise would hold you back in ‘normal’ life.
Now I don’t want to sound like a hippy, and proclaim that with just a thought you can change the world, but you must realize that this is where it starts. You change your outer world by changing your inner world.
So… think about how you want your ideal life to look like. Or better yet, dream about it.
To our success,