How powerful is our mind really?? Big question. Short answer, we may never really know. Philosophers,thinkers,psychologists and everyone who cares have spent time in the past centuries asking question and writing about how powerful our mind is and how we gradually become what we think about.
It would seem even in philosophy and religion, there was some form of agreement on the matter.The Buddha puts it slightly “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” Along this same lines, French Philosopher Rene Descartes concurs when he made his famous assertion ‘Cogito ergo sum’ ,I think. therefore, I am’ .
Why theories so much about what we already know? Well, we might aware of this fact but not cognizant of the immense power it holds. A recent study shows that if you want to be happy, changing what you think about constantly could go along way. According to an article from Mayo Clinic on Stress Management, people who engage in positive thinking tend to enjoy increased life span, Lower rates of depression,Lower levels of distress,Better psychological and physical well-being,etc.
Read full article here:Positive thinking: Reduce stress by eliminating negative self-talk
While this post is not about positive thinking, it only highlights the powerful effect the mind has on everything we do even our health.The same mind we can use to create something really significant with our lives just as we have used to it to put man in space,create the atomic bomb.
In conclusion, with such power at our disposal, we could literally do anything we can think of. Just as Archimedes said: “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. ”