You have the power to decide what to allow into your mind...what you focus on.. How ?? This is not possible ..you say. We are just ruled by circumstances, bad upbringings, unlucky stars, abuses we suffered...etc...
It all comes down to focus. What you focus on is what you perceive. If you focus on worry you perceive worry. If you focus on fearful thoughts your emotions will respond with fear and anxiety. It starts with what you focus on, and ultimately what you think. Then it becomes a matter of conditioning. And finally it evolves into beliefs and expectations etc .
As a student I studied infant research and I was especially moved by what one of the experts on Infant Development, Daniel Stern.. describes as a crucial aspect of the learning process of infants :
He observed that the infant mind begins to process and organze self experience through R.IG.S.. (Representations of Interactions that have been Generalized)
Daniel Stern wrote the highly regarded and studied book called 'The Interpersonal World of the Infant" In it he discusses his theories of infant cognition and the development of subjectivity in humans. Subjectivity is simply what a subject thinks, believes, feels etc. It is the experience of 'being in the world' It is the experience of being a "SELF"
What he concluded was that we process information through generalization and then more specifically through RIGS that is , through repetition and conceptual generalization . In other words your subjective experience is based in what you focus on, what you think repeatedly. Self experience is processed by what you first generalize and later what you specifically believe is "reality".
Given these indisputable facts, (unless you doubt evolution) It follows that if we decided to pick and choose what representations of "reality" we include in our focus, we would have the power to generalize what we CHOOSE> and thus create the quality of our thoughts..ie. happier sadder angrier, more hopeful etc.
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