What is the first step in “change”? It’s being aware. Today’s lesson about awareness.
Do you ever wonder why 3 people can witness the same event and come away with 3 different versions of what happened? I used the number 3, but you can insert just about any number into the scenario.
The reason that happens is because you see what you believe. What that means is that you see that you believe to be true. What you see is what you expect to see because of how you interpret the information from your senses based on your personality, your values and your attitudes etc.
We are surrounded by approximately 2 million bits of information per second at any given time.
Now think about it – that’s a lot of information! Of that amount, our nervous system can only process about 128 bits per second.
How does the brain reduce the data to 128 bits? By filtering it, by ignoring, distorting and/or generalizing the input of data.
Think about this……
If a person’s brain is hard wired with the belief that “money doesn’t grow on trees”, then the person’s brain will grab onto the 128 bits per second of information that support that idea that it’s difficult to make a living and will ignore the rest of the information.
There is another person who is totally convinced and he truly believe that money is easy to come by, then that person will experience and see only information that supports abundance in his life.
In this example, these two people and their brains live in on the same planet and maybe with very similar circumstances, however, the reality they perceive is totally different.
What’s one simple way to change your mind? Be grateful. Feelings of gratitude directly activates brain regions associated with the neurotransmitter dopamine. – that’s the “feel good” chemical our body produces naturally.
You are in charge of your mind – and by changing your mind – you change your reality – that changes everything!