When driving a long journey or performing some repetitive task that frees your mind to process other thoughts, which of these most closely describes your pattern of thinking?
If thoughts are responsible for manifesting our reality, are you thinking mostly positive or negative thoughts?
We process about twelve thousand thoughts each day. Do you remember what you were thinking about yesterday morning?
Are you consciously carrying around resentment, hurt or anger towards another person for something that happened in the past?
Do you consciously change your focus when you notice that you have started thinking something negative rather than just allowing the thought to carry on uninterrupted?
You have reached the end of this quiz.
Here are your results for Thought Control.
Your score of 25 here indicates that you are very strong on Thought Awareness and Thought Control.
So, just why is it so critical that we control our thoughts?
Does the thought output of our conscious mind really cause things to happen in the world around us?
The answer is yes. However, it is not the case that you think a thought of an object – and bang! – it appears.
It is a reiterative process. In other words, it is through continuous focus on a particular outcome that it will eventually manifest.
After all, there are very few stories of ‘instant manifestation’ by applying the Law of Attraction – but what you do hear is, where somebody gets results after maybe 2 months, a year or some suitable period of time.
One area of science that helps us make sense of the time delay and the real ‘mechanics’ of the LOA is Fractals.
The essence of a fractal is very, very simple. You take any system and place something into it. Something comes out. You take what comes out and you place it back in.
The simplest mathematical fractal would be x = x + 1. Start off with x being any number, say 10. So you add one to x and you wind up with 11 (x = 10 + 1 = 11). You then take that result, and run the equation again. x now equals 11, x = x + 1, now x = 12 (x = 11 + 1 = 12). That simple little equation, as we take its output and put it back into the input becomes a fractal.
Fractals were only identified about 30 years ago in the field of mathematics, but already scientists are finding that fractals are not limited to the realms of mathematics but abound nearly everywhere you look in nature. Tree branching, cloud structures, galaxy clustering, fern shapes, the veins of humans and of leaves and very much more all involve ‘self-similarity.’ In other words, each new output bears similarity to what created it. These discoveries are focusing on to the possibility that the universe as a whole might be a fractal system.
“From subatomic particles to enormous galaxies, nature has a nested hierarchical organization. The idea of similar forms on different size scales seems to be a fundamental property of the cosmological hierarchy. These features are the hallmarks of fractal structure. Could nature, as a whole, be a fractal system?”
Interesting - but what does this have to do with controlling our thoughts?
Well, Einstein once commented: "It has often happened in physics that an essential advance was achieved by carrying out a consistent analogy between apparently unrelated phenomena."
Consider that what we think is partly a product of our external environment.
But, what we think in turn AFFECTS our external environment.
Today’s environment = environment of yesterday plus our own thoughts.
And in turn…
Tomorrow’s environment = environment of today plus our own thoughts.
We live our lives and do certain actions, make certain decisions.
As a result of those actions and decisions, we wind up being a certain type of person living in a certain type of environment. The person we are and the environment we live in then act back upon us, and we must again be who we will be. Every day we have new decisions. Every moment is another creation and another manifestation of the fractal relationship.
The subconscious mind does not know the difference between reality and a day-dream. If a person imagines himself driving the car of his dreams down the road, the subconscious mind accepts it as reality and not merely as a day-dream. For this reason, visualization is as effective and successful as it is a necessity to living the life of your dreams!