The human brain procedures between 11-60K thoughts daily. The mind is always buzzing about something. And regrettably, most of the ideas are repetitive from the past, afraid of the future or merely absolute rubbish.
How many of these thoughts do you think we understand?
The majority of the repeated thoughts are on automatic; configured into the subconscious mind and beyond your conscious awareness. (The mindful mind can process about 40 little bits of information per second; the subconscious mind can process 40 Million bits of data per second.).
The sheer number of ideas and the unbelievable power of the subconscious mind make one wonder if we are ever in control. Can we control our thoughts? And do we have to control our thoughts?
I don’t think we have to control our thoughts
However, we need to analyze them and develop a mental gate, so negativity doesn’t continue to leak into our subconscious based on previous idea patterns and experiences.
The negativeness was programmed by having thoughts go straight to the subconscious. Gradually, they turn into regular unpleasant beliefs. They can activate emotional reactions before we can process what took place. Recently I’ve been exploring a fun idea that I wish to share with you today. I call it the believing partners.But before I describe the idea in detail, let’s take a look at why I’m recommending it.
Separate ideas from yourself
When you appoint other things to be the bearers of your thoughts, you separate yourself from them. You recognize that you are not your thoughts. They can come and go and you are the same, unless (or till) you think them.
Pay more attention and filter inbound ideas
This is a result of separating yourself from your thoughts. This separation permits you to stop and decide if you wish to believe this idea or not. This can be a significant enhancement from the automated configured action.
Lighten up and don’t take thoughts too seriously
The process is an enjoyable exercise of the imagination. We envision all sorts of things all the time. So why not change our thinking pattern while having a good time?
Ways to create your own thinking sidekicks
Thoughts either support you or they do not. Some can be useful and reliable. Others can be limiting, unfavorable, and damaging. And a lot of thoughts can be merely mental sound, absolutely nothing crucial.
Imagine that you have two sidekicks, one sitting on your right shoulder and the other on your left shoulder. They are your thinking partners, protectors, supporters, or any different name you wish to call them.
Choose Your Partners
The Supporter: On the right-hand side sits a character that’s creative, cool, and supportive. My option is Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s feisty and lively. I chose him since he advises of the fun video games I played in the past.
The Destroyer: On the left side sits a gremlin-like animal. He’s crucial, analytical, and unfavorable. But he’s not actually evil. He doesn’t know any better. My picked character is a demon that nags a lot but is well intended. He wants to support me in his own wacky method.
Thought receivers: When a thought comes through, listen and see which side is informing you this. Is it the Supporter or the destroyer? Is it valuable, harmful, or just nonsense?
This is where you begin to discover
You become more aware of thoughts as they pass by. The idea improves with practice.
Filtering ideas: If the thought is just worthless drivel, picture one (or both) of your sidekicks tossing it away. If it’s helpful, smile and imagine your fan kissing you on the ideal check. Gently touch your right shoulder and thank your supporter.
When an unfavorable thought comes through, do the following
Have a conversation with the partners: This is very important when faced with a new challenge or experience and you think: “This is crap, I can’t do this.” Envision your gremlin/demon whispering these words in your left ear. Mine pokes me with his pitchfork. Often he’s jumping up and down and I need to inform him to settle down.
Stop and smile
- Ask the demon: Is that so? Exactly what makes you state that?
- Pay attention to what the evil force states and continue questioning. Your fan can chime in any time as well.
- Imagine that the 3 of you are conversing about the new idea. There is you (the observer) and your advocate and the noisy unfavorable sidekicks with their arguments.
- Don’t think of the destroyer as a wicked creature, he/she is more like a delicate dork that wants to secure you at any cost.
After the conversation is over, punch the destroyer by touching your left shoulder and thank him/her for their assistance. And you choose which side to act upon if you have to act at all.
The idea is planned to be fun and speculative
It is not a rigid technique that you either solve or incorrect.
You will not capture every thought this way but you will do far better than absolutely nothing at all. The function is to question the negative and clear it out before it sets in.
The thought gate will help you in stopping thoughts from going straight into actions and emotions. This can be extremely useful.
This experiment deals with the majority of the daily difficulties and thoughts. I don’t think it will operate in emergency situation scenarios. At that point, your level of awareness will be increased by your instincts and you will act without much thought.
Have a good time with it
Taking things too seriously will increase the negativeness, not decrease it. Have fun with the idea and don’t hesitate to act silly and make fun of the whole thing.
This experiment is fun and spirited to guarantee that we don’t deal with a lot of resistance from the old regular patterns.
Choose characters that resonate with you
The sidekicks do not need to be animations or animated graphics. They can be actors or characters that resonate with you or certain characters from movies and TELEVISION. Use your creativity.
Our ideas have incredible power if we believe them. The process of discovering, and breaking ideas down will assist you exceptionally in becoming more mindful and less reactive to negative thoughts that drain your energy and limit your growth.
You will not catch every thought But the more you practice, especially with the unfavorable devastating thoughts, the better you get at it.
Which’s it. I hope you found the concept beneficial to you
Thank you for reading 🙂