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What Is the Subconscious Mind and How It Works?

Have you ever wondered what the subconscious mind is? Is that an assumption based concept for psychological studies or if exists as a separate entity than our conscious mind.

There was a time when subconscious mind used to be a thing in psychology books and therapist were most interested in knowing how it works, but these days every person interested in self-growth is coming to know about it.what is the power of your subconscious mind

Despite reading a lot about the subconscious mind, I used to be a little confused about its exact definition because hypothetically we can discuss such stuff in detail but when someone desires to get a simple explanation of such complicated and hyped stuff, it becomes a bit difficult to come up with an answer that can satisfy them.

After doing a good research I consider myself prepared to answer this question to anyone who asks me about the inner mind (and I get such questions a lot), so here I will provide you an answer to it based on my understanding hoping that it will be helpful to you.

The Subconscious Mind – A Simple Explanation

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9 Cool Mind Hacks That Will Help You Stay Ahead of the Curve

I love reading about the ways to enhance our mind abilities in big and small ways to get better at what we do and these mind hacks that I am about share with you are what I have used successfully in various situations.

It is amazing how we can have more control over our lives by learning the methods that make our powerful mind to work in our favor.

Some of these techniques will make perfect sense to you, but there are others that cannot be understood using rational thinking since it works by altering the subconscious mind’s behavior.

Our mind is so powerful that it can make all our goals achievable, only if know how to tap into the power of subconscious mind.

A few these methods that I am going to share will work on a deeper level than what is discernible and that’s why I want you to try it for yourself before you make any conclusion about it.

Here are the awesome mind hacks that you can use to stay a step ahead in life always: –

1 Chewing Gum for Relaxation

This is a very interesting one folks; you can use a chewing gum to alleviate your nervousness to a great extent.

Okay, back in my college days I was very obsessed by snooker and there was one player who used to dominate in all the clubs I knew. I noticed something about him that whenever he reaches to a crucial point in the game, he will pull out a chewing gum from his pocket and start chewing it before making his next move.

Now I know how it helped him, it was enabling him to stay relaxed!

Studies have shown that it can reduce anxiety and increase memory recall, but I have seen it working well for dealing with nervousness until now.

2 Smile to Be Happy

We smile when we are happy, a natural reaction that is hard to hide when we are feeling a lot of positive emotions right?

Well, what’s astonishing is that we can reverse this process. Yes, you can become happy by smiling.

Our mind is wired to release “happy” chemicals when we smile since it has associated “smiling” with “happiness”.

Next time you feel sad, try to put a long smile on your face and see what happens.

3 Let Others to Be in Control When You Need a Favor

Accept it or not, we all want to be in control whenever we want something from others, but in most cases, people either give away their power or come up as a total jerk by trying to manipulate the other person in such situations.

The secret to making others do what you want is to make them believe that they are in control of the situation. This is very helpful for parents while dealing with their kids.

So what you should do is to formulate your words by giving them options that are constrained by what you want them to do.

For example, if you want a busy friend to go to a movie with you on the weekend you will first ask something like “which movie do you think would be better to watch on the big screen, Suicide Squad or Mechanic? Now, after they have answered, you will next ask “Alright then let’s watch it together this weekend!”

I am not saying that this will always work, but it is better than asking directly. What happens is that the other person will have to go against his own opinion in order to deny your request, which is often a very difficult task for us humans.

4 Kill Procrastination with Rewards

As kids, our authority figures used to make us do the boring tasks by luring us using great rewards.

It could be cookies for doing the homework or permission to play video games for cleaning the room; we were programmed to beat procrastination by the desire to get something we love in return.

We all may have grown up enough that no one can fool us like that anymore, but our subconscious is still and always be a kid.

If you will closely observe, when we procrastinate, we are saying to ourselves something like this “today I will watch a movie, and I will finish this task tomorrow at any cost” and guess what? Tomorrow never comes.

This way our thoughts are working against us and though we want to do something useful, we end up wasting our time.

All you have to do is to reverse this thought – “Pleasure before work” to “Work before pleasure” using what our authority figures used to do.

Make something you love as a reward for doing the task and be very strict about not allowing yourself to get it before you finish the work.

Right now, I will be watching a movie after completing this post!

This way brain associates something pleasurable at the end point of your immediate work and it will start working in your favor.

5 Learn by Teaching

Some of you might have already realized this; we get better at anything by teaching it to others once we have learned it. This one is especially for students and learners.

I had a scholar friend who used to love teaching others before exams and that made him an expert at whatever subject he choose.

Teaching is a task that our mind finds a lot more interesting than learning, but it has to be good at learning in order to teach.

See, if you will learn something for some future purpose of yours, your mind won’t be that much interested in it. But if you will do it for helping others you will find yourself more focused.

The reason behind this is an ego need, we love to be seen as a “good helpful person” and we can use this need consciously as an advantage.

6 Fake It Till You Make It

I know many people don’t like to hear such words, they believe we should be “who we are” and not pretend to be someone else, I agree with that, we should be “who we are”.

But, who are we?

There is no proper way to define one’s identity; I have shown this to many people practically who are actually willing to know their truth that there is no truth “we are who we believe we are” and nothing else.

That being said, call it a new age mantra or psychological trick, we can alter everything about ourselves by acting as our “ideal self”, that’s a tough process when we aim too high but small changes can be made right away.

So, if you want to be more confident “act as a confident person” or if you want to be more attractive “believe and act as if you are attractive”.. This really works, gradually your behavior will change according to your new beliefs and you will soon realize that you have become what you wanted to be.

7 Increase Your Memory Recall by Writing on Paper

With the technological advancement, most of us have forgotten that there used to be something called the paper, but our subconscious mind has not.

Studies have shown that those who write things down on a paper in order to remember it do have a very high chance of recalling it afterward in comparison to people who use the other ways.

8 Foot in the Door Method

This is another psychological hack that you can use to get things done from others, I absolutely love how it works, but please use it only when you have any serious need rather than for exploiting others.

What this method is all about is that you can make others to like you and do you a big favor if you can make them fulfill your small requests first.

Our brain wiring makes us to like people for whom we have done any kind of favor because we justify our own actions by convincing ourselves that the person is good and deserves that favor.

On contrary to what people believe “if I do them a favor they will return it”, they will instead be doing more work for the same people over and over again.

Sharing and helping is the key to joy. I am not asking you to be unkind, but I also want you to be aware of this fact.

9 Short Afternoon Naps

Here’s the final one, and I love it. I got to know about this when I was reading a book for reviewing purpose named “the instant switch“.

I have been using it ever since, although many times I don’t get time or feel sleepy, however, I know it works!

Just try to take a short 10-20 minute nap in the afternoons before 4 pm and you will gain the energy to stay active for the rest of your day.

This is a perfect solution for people who get tired after the half day mark, make it a habit and your body will automatically feel sleepy at that time, it will also wake you up after 10-15 minutes once you get used to it.

It is far more effective than a cup of coffee, but you need a bit patience to make yourself accustomed to such naps.

 

I hope you enjoyed the article. I would repeat what I said in the point number 6 again, our inner beliefs make us who we are and I use energy block clearing methods for altering my limiting subconscious beliefs which I believe can work for you as well.

Thanks for reading, I would love to hear from you, so please do share your comments below.

You can also mail me with your queries at hari@zerotoinfinitude.com, I will be very happy to help you.

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Power Pause Technique – The 3 Minute Magic

I don’t know if you have ever heard of the power pause technique or not, but it is a personal development tool that can help you to overcome any of your life problems.

Last week I read a very good book from John Harricharan named “The Power Pause” and that was the very first time I got to know about this method, it is something so simple that even a kid can learn it, but please don’t make the mistake of doubting its effectiveness by its simplicity.

Honestly, for me also it was hard to believe that the power pause method can help me in any way to improve my life because what it teaches appears to be very primitive from the perspective of someone like me who has explored a lot of self-help materials.

The three steps you will learn here that this whole thing is all about, is not a secret formula that you won’t be already knowing, however, I think what makes it so effective is one important thing it does to a person’s mental state when he is facing any kind of problem, which is to break his focus for a while from the troublesome thoughts.

A sudden shift in focus is crucial in solving any life problem, so many spiritual teachings and great philosophies have pointed out that all our problems are created by our mind and the focus we give to them is what magnifies it.

Well, that makes sense, but according to John Harricharan this process can do a lot more than just that, this 3-minute practice can do miracles and he has witnessed such powerful workings of this method in his own life.

Your Ability to Affect Your Reality

As I mentioned, this simple process is much more than just a tool to change your emotional state, it is something you can use to change your life situations even during times when it seems totally out of control.

I am not saying this just because I believe that we hold the creative power to live a life of our desires by being in harmony with the universal laws, but I have read the testimonials where many people have shared the stories on how this one simple method has changed their lives.

I have gained a more control over the way I react when something distressing happens by the use of this method, that alone makes a lot of difference.

If you have heard about the law of attraction or learned the techniques to use your subconscious mind power for achieving what you want in life then you might be well familiar with the creative visualization process and how it gives you the power to attract what you want in life.

Based on the same principles when you do this 3 steps which include a quick visualization, you emanate some strong intentions while you also stop fueling the emotions that were intensifying your problems.

The author has described some cases where he used this method to instantly deal with some serious situations, like I have heard a story that once when he went to Somalia, he somehow he got into a place where he saw a lot of tribesmen with spear in their hands and he used this method which uncannily opened ways for him to escape.

Well, I really appreciate him to have made it worked in such circumstances, but he says that the effect could be instant or it can take a lot of time.

It is not at all necessary that you can only use this in difficult situations; you can make it a part of your life by performing it whenever you feel negative emotions in your daily life.

I really believe that you can make a lot of positive changes in your world using this method; it is especially very useful for people who find it hard to meditate or do creative visualization. After all, who cannot manage to use 3 minutes for their personal development right?

The Three Steps

You will find a lot more about this technique in the book, but I am going to show you how to perform the power pause from what I have learned.

 

1 – Stop/Pause

In the first step, you will break the flow of negative thoughts or emotions that any situation might be causing in you.

Sometimes you will have to convince yourself to draw your focus for 3 minutes, you are not going to take the whole day or even an hour, so you will succeed in making your mind to agree on focusing somewhere else for just three minutes.

2 – Visualize and Feel

Don’t worry; you don’t have to be good at creative visualization for doing this. You just have to think or imagine a different life situation where you are not having any troublesome thoughts, you will have to bring the feelings of being in a good situation while doing this, it doesn’t matter if you are seeing any vivid image or not..feelings are important.

Most people make a mistake of imagining a solution or a future event where they don’t have the specific problem which is bothering them right now. Please keep in mind that the solution is not in your hands, so just focus for a few minutes on the feelings by imagining a pleasant experience, it could be something opposite to what is troubling you right now but don’t imagine how it will happen..just think about the end results.

3 – Gratitude

A heartfelt “thank you” can do wonders and that’s why it is the final part of this particular process. After doing that short visualization just say “thank you” to the universe or any higher power you believe in.

This gratefulness that you are expressing here is an act of faith where you trust that the universe will bring your life back to the track.

I have found this method very useful for shifting my focus from the unwanted thoughts and I am pretty much sure that this will be useful to you as well. I would also suggest you my post on how to increase the happiness in your life.

In my personal development journey I have always been too much focused on changing the limiting beliefs present in my subconscious mind, which indeed is necessary for a long term effect but recently I have come to learn that our conscious mind’s abilities are also pivotal when it comes to achieving any goal.

This power pause thing was one small example of that and I am also learning a technique which triggers “physiological languages” that are certain behavioral methods that can greatly influence any situation in your life and thus turning it to your favor. I am learning it from a programmed named Alex West’s Tesla code secrets so I think you may also find it helpful.

I hope you enjoyed this post. How do you feel about this method? I would love to hear your views on this so please do leave your comments below before you leave.

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What Are Paraliminals – Do They Really Work?

One very good tool that is often used by many self-improvement programs nowadays are Paraliminals and it has gained a lot of popularity recently.

Since every day marketers come up with a new concept and technique, you may be confused whether Paraliminals really work or if it is just another over hyped technique. That’s why in this post I will be talking about these audio tracks in detail which will clear all the doubts that you may be having in your mind about it.

When I first tried an audio of this type, I felt very relaxed and positive, even though I was not able to comprehend what was being said, I enjoyed it and knew that those positive words were sinking deep into my subconscious mind.

I don’t know whether it was the music, the story being narrated in the audio or the positive affirmations in it, I felt energized after listening to that module. I have often used these types of audios from that day onward because from my experience, I know it is effective.

Paraliminals vs. Subliminal Messages

There are lots of differences between paraliminals and subliminal messages but many people are confused between these two so I would clarify that before proceeding.

Main goal of these two tools is the same, they help you to send positive suggestions deep into your subconscious mind so that it could work accordingly and change your behavioral patterns in a way that you can achieve what you desire. But both the process is entirely different.

Subliminal messages are passed in a hidden manner when a person’s conscious mind is engaged in something else, whereas paraliminals are the audios that takes messages deep into one’s subconscious mind since the conscious mind allows it due to the appropriate conditions created by the audio.

Paraliminals in Detail

Here’s what it is all about – Two different voice suggestions are passed through two channels of a headphone, the same procedure is used to create binuaral beats, but here the aim is to communicate with to your subconscious mind efficiently.

Yes, you will need a headphone for this since you are supposed to hear two different audios from each ear.

You may be thinking, how you will be able to understand what’s being said when you hear two voices simultaneously. Well, that’s what paraliminals are, you don’t need to understand the message consciously, all you have to do is to relax and let the audio do its work.

Two different audios here are aimed for your brain’s left and right hemisphere individually.

One audio is for your mind’s creative part which is usually a story that represents the message and the affirmation audio is for your logical brain hemisphere.

You will be able to hear what’s being said, there is nothing hidden here, but since you will hear two voices at once, you will naturally let go the need to understand after a while because the audios are very relaxing.

Both the voices won’t be there from the beginning, you will be guided using a relaxation exercise first, gradually you will hear a voice through one channel of the earphone and the other voice will be alternatively heard..after a while both the voices will start appearing together.

Bottom Line

You can make use of the paraliminals in a plethora of ways, many people are now using these audios for various purposes like for motivation, deep relaxation, eliminating limiting beliefs, gaining confidence, overcoming addictions etc.

I too have found them very useful, whenever I listen to a particular paraliminal I know that some sort of inner work is being done.
Paul R. Scheele was the person who popularized this tool, many sites are offering it nowadays, but I will suggest you to get the ones created by Paul, you can begin with his “Belief: Strengthen Belief in Your Abilities to Achieve Your Desires” paraliminal.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. I have discussed how you can tap into your subconscious mind power in a previous post, you may like to read that as well.

Please share your thoughts on this with me by commenting in the box below, I would love to hear from you. (Your email id will be safe and hidden, you can even prefer your secondary email id for commenting)

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Bulletproof Coffee Review – The Biohacking Buttered Coffee

I am writing this bulletproof coffee review based on my experience and by doing a short research on the subject since I was very curious to know more about this over-hyped buttered coffee that went viral a few years ago.

Considering the impact Dave Asprey’s biohacking coffee recipe has made on the internet and social media, I think I am arriving very late in the scenario, anyways it is a fresh thing for me and so is for many people who are yet to know about it after me and maybe through this post itself.

People have praised and criticized this particular secret to stay more energized while shedding pounds from Dave Asprey, so it has become very difficult to know whether this thing works or not.

That’s why I think I can help a few people to know the truth with this post, where I will be talking about it in full detail.

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

In simple words, it is the regular coffee prepared without adding sugar or milk, but using butter instead with a little MCT Oil (or coconut oil).

According to Dave, a large cup of this coffee in the morning helps you to stay more energized throughout the day, which allows you to perform better and be more productive in whatever work you do whereas it also kills the food cravings.

One of the prime reasons why people are attracted towards this coffee is due to its weight loss benefits, it is said that if you will drink this during breakfast you won’t feel hungry at all for the rest of your day! But that doesn’t mean you should avoid food.

There is a specific diet plan to be followed along with the intake of this buttered coffee for achieving its true benefits, which is all about skipping breakfast and giving about an 18 hour gap between your dinner and the next day lunch.

The weight loss mechanism that works here is the same one that has been used by many diet plans “ketosis” which means the body automatically kicks into the fat burning mode when it runs out of carbs.

Dave Asprey discovered this recipe in 2009 after drinking a yak butter tea in Nepal and since then this special coffee has been used by numerous people, including some well known sportspeople and celebrities, he claims that drinking this in the morning improves your cognitive functions.

Bulletproof coffee has been featured on many television shows and it is a very popular thing in the Silicon Valley.

The Actual Bulletproof Coffee Experience

People say that this coffee is delicious; I didn’t believe that initially, butter in coffee? How could that be a good taste? But it was! Without even adding sugar, the taste was good.

Unlike what I expected, I felt hungry later and skipping breakfast did not really felt like a good idea.

Honestly, for a few days the only thing that appeared good to me about this whole thing was the taste and on contrary to the purpose, I often felt sluggish during the day while doing this so called “biohacking”.

Slowly I realized why people are talking about it so much, I felt no real need to eat during my day and I was more alert than usual.

My work doesn’t require any physical effort, all I need is focus and it was helping me in some way with that.

However, even though I wasn’t eating much, I didn’t lose a pound!

A little extra energy during the day was not enough to motivate me to go into the kitchen every morning and make this coffee, so I finally stopped drinking it.

Dave Asprey has also received a lot of criticism from nutritionists and other people who believe that this is just a false publicity method he has used to make money.

On the other hand, I have also seen so many people attributing their increased energy levels and weight loss to this little morning secret.

Overall, I think this thing works well for some people and not others depending on their body types.

See, I do have a lot of weight to shed, but I don’t crave for high calorie food nor do I eat more than needed, so it didn’t work well for me to lose weight. It surely did made me feel more energetic, but I don’t have a tiresome schedule in order to use it for that purpose.

If you are among people who start feeling sluggish after the first half of their work hours, if you work at night or if you have the habit of emotional eating, then I think you must give it a try. After all, the coffee has developed a cult of its own, so there must be some truth to it right?

Preparation

1 – Make 2 cups of black coffee in the regular way. (You can use bullet proof upgraded coffee for more benefits, says Dave Asprey).

2 – Put 2 spoons of grass fed unsalted butter in it with some MCT oil or coconut oil.

3 – Mix them in a blender, allowing it to be creamy as it should be. (Do not use a spoon or any other way to mix)

4 – Done, enjoy your bulletproof coffee.

If you find it hard to get all the required items then you can also order the upgraded bulletproof kit.

Here’s a video where Dave shows how to make it: –

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. You may also like to check out some methods to use your subconscious power for achieving your goals.

Do you think drinking coffee in this way can make a change in your life? Have you tried this already? I would love to hear your views on this so please do leave your comments below before you leave this site. (Your email id will be safe and hidden, you can even prefer your secondary email id for commenting)

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Smart Drugs for Cognitive Enhancement – What Are They?

I got curious an excited when I heard about the smart drugs for cognitive enhancement while watching the promo of a personal development product “the amazing you” that I reviewed recently. Since then, I have been reading and trying to gather as much information about them as possible.

I had many questions in my mind about this like – What are Nootropics? Does smart drug really work? Is it safe to use them? etc, etc. I cannot say all my questions got answered completely, but I have gained enough knowledge about it now to decide whether I should try it or not.

What Are Smart Drugs?

Well, as the name suggests, these drugs are brain enhancing supplements that can help you in various ways to perform better by increasing certain brain activities.

This is not about the old myth of 100% brain use like what we have seen in the movie limitless, but it is about improving your cognitive functions like memory, reasoning, focus, awareness, etc by stimulating the brain parts associated with these activities.

The purpose for which these drugs could be used may vary from person to person, but in most cases, they are used by people who want to stay more focused in their work without getting distracted or tried for long.

Does It Really Work?

I have read a lot of things related to this subject and from what I have learned, it is not certain yet whether such supplements really have the expected impact on one’s mind.

Many American university students and people from all over the world are supposedly using these drugs secretly to perform better, but the effects reportedly differs for each individual.

Modafinil, a drug for treating narcolepsy is one very popular such name which is used by many people to stay more alert all day long. People have claimed to have highly benefited from this drug in using their brain abilities more than before.

A lot of surveys have shown that many corporate guys and students are using such drugs regularly to stay ahead in the competitive environment, a plethora of such drugs are used for relieving stress and to become more mentally alert so that the individuals taking such pills could work more efficiently than a normal person.

There is no doubt that thousands of people believe that such drugs have improved their brain power, but it can also be another placebo effect created by the hype and rumors.

So, answer to the question whether such drugs really work would be a vague “yes”, because it indeed is possible to make one’s mind more alert and energized with the use of some drugs, but if it can enhance the cognitive functions of the human brain or not, cannot be answered with certainty right now.

Are the Smart Drugs Safe?

The drug, which I earlier mentioned “Modafinil”, became popular after Harvard and Oxford study proved that this drug has less side effects, the media then termed it as the safest smart drug.This drug is illegal to be sold without prescription in many countries and it has many possible side effects, insomnia is a common one.

But, but, but, this does not mean that this or any other so called smart drug is safe, why would you want to risk your life for things like this? I won’t!

See, most of these drugs are actually manufactured for various mental afflictions and people have just made inappropriate use of it for other purposes. It may work well for a while in some cases, but I don’t think the end result will be that good, just a personal opinion.

You can find many Nootropics to buy online if you still are interested in trying it out, I would advice you to read the book “The Everything Guide to Nootropics” to know more about them before you buy any such product. I have also heard that the Ayurvedic herb named Ashwagandha is used for improving brain functions, and it is also being hyped a lot nowadays.

I don’t promote any use of such drugs, so I will never suggest you to try them, what I would recommend instead are some methods to make brain work at optimal levels in natural ways like by practicing meditation, performing mindfulness exercises, doing visualization etc.

You can also try om-harmonics meditation audios that will help you to relieve stress, focus better and rejuvenate your mind for better functioning.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. What are your thoughts on this? Do you trust these types of supplements? Share your views by commenting below, I would highly appreciate that. (Your email id will be safe and hidden, you can even prefer your secondary email id for commenting)

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Dissolve Limiting Beliefs – Unleash Your Subconscious Mind Power

If you want to unleash your subconscious mind power then it is essential that you should dissolve the limiting beliefs that stops you from using the higher faculties of your mind to achieve what you want in life.

People who have achieved great success in their lives are the ones who have learned the ways to make the necessary changes in their inner world because everything in our outer world is a reflection of what beliefs we hold within us.

Our subconscious mind is very powerful and it can make the most difficult tasks very easy for us, but only if we could learn the right way to make it work in our favor.

I am not exaggerating, it is all true, just like we can make traveling simple and quick using wheels, our mind can make our most difficult goals achievable for us when the required inner work is done.

Even though we have a very powerful tool at our disposal, only a few people know how to make right use of it, in fact many of us are unconsciously using this power against ourselves.

Inner Mind Programming

Our subconscious mind is like a kid who likes to do what it knows and it doesn’t like being commanded, so conscious efforts usually work in the opposite way, so we have to find a way to alter what it already knows.

I am talking about the limiting beliefs here, our inner mind works according to the beliefs we formed unconsciously in our childhood, because a kid’s mind is wide open to receive suggestions and it accepts whatever comes in its awareness as the truth.

Now, this inner truth of ours is what creates our life stories, our creative power works to paint these beliefs as our reality.

This is why I encourage people to teach their kids about the concepts like the law of attraction since I want them to grow up as people who know about their creative power and also because I know whatever a kid believes as the truth will shape his/her future life.

But what about grownups? Is there a way to change our inner programming? Yes, there is, it is not that simple, but it indeed is possible.

Change Your Limiting Beliefs

All the self growth activities help you to alter your inner mind programming because that is the only way you can make your subconscious mind to work in your favor.

It is ironic that most people are stuck where they are in their lives because their thoughts are working against them and they don’t even know it.

See, our conscious mind has the ability to differentiate between the right and the wrong, but as I mentioned before, our subconscious mind doesn’t know good or bad, it just does what it knows.

Let me explain this with my own story, I used to be a very underweight kid when I was in school and I was bullied by a very fat guy, so this made my inner mind to form a belief that “big and heavy people are strong”. As a result of this, I put on a lot of weight while growing up.

I am still struggling to shed those extra pounds, but now I know that I have a limiting belief that is stopping me from losing weight so I will have to work on altering it first before going for diets and exercises.

Likewise, if you want to get wealthy, then you will have to work on changing your money related limiting beliefs.

One of the best products that helped me to do the essential inner work to improve my relationship with wealth was Harv’s Spiritual Laws of Money program because using what I learned in that course I was able to identify the unconscious ideas I held in my subconscious mind that was stopping the flow of money in my life, so I highly recommend that program to people who are struggling to make money.

There are many methods using which you can alter your inner mind programming to make your goals achievable like visualization, affirmations, hypnotherapy, energy healing, etc. But what I love the most is energy clearing methods because it works very well for me; you too can do this at home using the methods for clearing abundance blocks that I use.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with me that changing your beliefs can change your life? Share your views by commenting below, I would highly appreciate that. (Your email id will be safe and hidden, you can even prefer your secondary email id for commenting)

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8 Common Habits of Winners – The Key to Real Success

If you want to accomplish some big goals in your life, then you must cultivate the habits of winners, these are some common qualities that you will find in the lives of people who have reached where they always wanted to be.

Everyone wants to be successful in life, even those who are already successful, want more success.

I am not pointing towards the financial success only; desires vary from person to person.

However, there are few things that separate a limited population from the rest and they are the individuals who have discovered the right formula to succeed.

I don’t know what your goals in life are, but I am sure that reading this post will touch the basic personality traits that you need in order to be victorious in any area of your life.

1 – Be a Learner

Winners know that there is no person in the world who knows everything, the day someone considers that he has learned it all is the day when he becomes a loser.

The quickest and simplest way to reach your goals is to learn from the lives of people who have done it before you and then replicate that in your own life, this saves you from learning some important lessons the hard way.

I am writing this post from what I have learned by examining the lives of people who inspire me; these are few habitual patterns that some of the most famous personalities in the history had in common.

Losers envy the winners, but winners learn from the winners!

If you will start to consider every failure in your life as a lesson, then nobody can stop you from succeeding.

One great example of a good learner is Thomas Alva Edison, as we know he failed 10000 times before he invented the electric Bulb and he quoted “I haven’t failed, I have just found 10000 ways that won’t work”.

Reading biographies of successful people can help you to build the right mindset to achieve your desired goals.

2 – Persistence

When you develop the attitude of viewing mistakes and failures as a learning experience like what we have discussed above, you automatically gain the quality of being persistent with your efforts.

Henry Ford is known for being persistent with his visions, once he decides to do something he will not give up until it is done. I read somewhere that his engineers were constantly following his orders to work on a task which they considered impossible, even after their countless requests he refused to accept that it cannot be done. Guess What? – After trying for years..They did it!

I have realized the importance of persistence from my online business journey, in that post I have shared my experience about how I kept working on my site for a very long time before I was able to see any good results.

3 – Dreaming Big

This is the little secret of the big shots – they dare to think out of the box. In order to make a significant change in your life, you will have to move out of your comfort zone and aim for something higher than what is easy for you to achieve.

In the story we discussed earlier that highlighted the attitude of Henry Ford, he was very certain that it was possible to the task that appeared undoable to his engineers, that mindset is a result of what he has always loved doing in his life – Making the impossible, possible.

Can you see the difference between him and his employees there? – His highly educated workers only knew to do what was already known to them, but he knew how to dream big!

4 – Unwavering Faith

Whether let it be the faith in the higher power or in one’s own capabilities, those who make things happen believe that they can bend their reality.

If you will read the autobiographies of some of the greatest people who ever lived, you will find a common thread there and it is the belief that they can make things happen according to their will.

Hitler, even though his intentions were negative he became one of the most destructive power in mankind’s history by following this rule whereas on the other hand, Mahatma Gandhi used the same principle to change the course of Indian independence movement with non- violence.

Can you even imagine how futile the idea of nonviolence would have appeared to people during that time? In his autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth, he explains how he shielded his mind from getting influenced by other people’s ideas and believed in the truth that he found experimentally.

It takes a lot of effort to form such a conviction, but once you have convinced your mind that things can happen the way you want them to happen, then you will surely be able to see some amazing results.

5 – Using Intuition

Some people deny and some people agree, it doesn’t really matter because every successful person uses his intuition to make the right decisions knowingly or unknowingly.

Most people make a mistake of considering intuition as some superhuman trait, but it is a natural mental faculty that we all have. In fact, with a little close observation we can see it being used in the everyday activities by the people.

Don’t believe me?

Have you ever seen a car mechanic knowing the fault in the vehicle within a few seconds of just looking at the engine? Have you noticed the body posture of a footballer that prepares him before he could actually know that the ball will come to him? In all such cases where people act accurately without making use of their logical mind, they are using their intuition.

So, in order to make the right choices in life, you will have to learn to make the appropriate use of your intuition.

I have found some real good tools to fine-tune my intuition in Sonia Choquette’s Tune In program, so I would recommend it to you if you too are interested in working on your intuitive ability.

6 – Risk Taking

Dreaming big won’t do any good to you unless you are willing to take the necessary action whenever you receive an inspiration.

In order to be extraordinary one has to move out of the comfort zone because safety is the home of ordinary people.

All successful people have faced ridicule and failure consistently before reaching to the top because they took the actions that were different from what their family or society has been following for centuries.

If you will avoid taking risks, then your life will never be much different from how it has always been.

7 – Decision Making

Decision making is something that winners have mastered, again you can take the examples of highly successful people and you will find that they have cultivated the habit of taking quick decisions in all kinds of situations.

You might be wondering how one could master decision making? If that is the case, then I can bet that you have presumed “right decision” when I mentioned “decision”.

That’s where the fault lies; we all are limited by the obligation to make the right choices in life, we are programmed that way.

Mastering decision making is not about making the correct decisions because you can never know if a decision is right or wrong until you have made it.

Our biggest enemy in the path of progress is procrastination and the only weapon that can destroy it is decision making.

Most of us procrastinate by not making decisions because we don’t want to regret about it later on.

I have a simple trick to offer you here using which you can stop making regretful decisions – Don’t REGRET!..Ha ha, tricky but that’s the only way.

Yes, just make decisions and stop thinking about it afterwards because retrospection cannot change it. I know that is difficult to do, but once you get into the habit of pulling yourself out of the comfort zone, it will get easier.

8 – Spiritual Practices

Before discussing this point I would like to mention that this quality is found only in the lives of truly successful people.

Who are truly successful people? – Those who have learned to safeguard their inner peace against the external factors.

You can differentiate between the true and false success by knowing how much a person is dependent on his gained assets to be happy.

We all want to accomplish our goals for one and only reason i.e. “joy”, we want to become better because we seek some kind of emotional satisfaction.

Don’t you think it is foolish to gain everything you want and then live the rest of your life with the fear of losing it?

One may learn this lesson sooner or later, but becoming an emotionally healthy person is what we all truly want in life and all these glittery things are simply illusions that promise to give us the joy that we have been always seeking. I am not saying that one should not want more things in life, what I am saying is that our emotional state is most important.

If you are only aiming to become famous or wealthy, then you can simply skip this point, but for others I would suggest meditation and mindfulness exercises so that you could give priority to your spiritual connection over everything else.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Did I miss something? I would love to hear from you on this, so, please do leave your comments below before leaving. (Your email id will be safe and hidden, you can even prefer your secondary email id for commenting)

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5 Awesome Ways to Access the Infinite Intelligence

If you could access the infinite intelligence you will be able to receive solutions to all your problems and you will get the ideas that can make your dreams come true.

Take a look at the lives of most successful people and you will find that what changed the entire course of their journey is a particular idea or inspiration.

Some people think that these ideas are born within them, they fail to see the bigger purpose due to their egocentric approach and that’s why it doesn’t happen to them that frequently. Whereas some people know that there is a higher intelligence present everywhere which rewards people with the information that can bring forth something into the world to make a change and in the process their success is also ensured.

Creative people understand this well, there have been many writers and artists who have created their masterpiece from the inspiration they received in dreams which is one common way to tap into the higher intelligence.

What Is Infinite Intelligence?

It won’t be incorrect if you will call it God, but for the sake of explanation, I would prefer to avoid any label that is associated with people’s strongly held beliefs.

Infinite intelligence is a power that carries out the creative process in the universe and its sole purpose is “expansion”. When I say creative process I am also referring to the maintenance of all creations and the destruction of what has served its purpose in the universe.

You can also call it as the collective consciousness of which we are all constituents like the water drops in the ocean. This is the source from where you can get the information that will help you to progress in whatever way you want.

But receiving the ideas from this unlimited source requires you to understand a few things because you can’t directly tap into this magnificent creative power, in order to do that you will have to build a good rapport with your subconscious mind, let’s see how.

Subconscious Mind and the Superconscious Mind

So far we have been talking about this collective knowledge base, this unlimited source of creativity, now let us see how the creative process works, and our role in it.

The creative power is present within all of us, but it is not a part of our consciousness, instead our consciousness is a part of this stream. This is why it is also called as the super-conscious mind.

Let me explain this with one simple example, suppose you have a source computer (infinite power) with internet connected to 10 computers (10 people) in your office through a LAN connection. Even though you have the internet (access to the creative power) available in each computer, still the internet connection is not a part of these 10 computers instead these computers are the parts of the whole network.

One more important thing you must understand is that we cannot easily access this collective knowledge base because our conscious mind is not directly connected to this power.

Our subconscious mind is able to download the information from this source and then you should be able to bring it into your conscious awareness.

Here’s how the creative process work – First you desire something and with the proper tools you impress that idea into your subconscious mind. Now your subconscious mind taps into the unlimited database of the universe and receives the needed information. Once you have it in your subconscious mind it either comes to your conscious awareness like a sudden realization or you will have to deliberately work to bring it to your awareness using certain techniques.

After that, if you trust the universe and act on that idea you will be amazed by the results, but thousands of people fail at this particular step, why?? – Because they fear to take actions.

See, we all are constrained by our beliefs, so when we see things from our limited perspectives, often what is intended by the collective consciousness as the blueprint of our success appears as a futile thing to us.

So I want you to understand that when you use these techniques you will be getting ideas, and even though you may not be sure of it initially, taking actions is essential to see if it works or not. Gradually you will get better at recognizing the voice of your inner guidance.

In truth, we all have complete access to this collective consciousness always and our subconscious mind is always receiving the solution to our problems, what we should aim to do is to bring this information to our conscious awareness. The methods I am now going to share with you here will help you to do that.

Techniques to Receive Messages from the Infinite Intelligence

1 – Meditation

The major cause of our inability to hear our inner guidance is due to the voices inside our heads. The restlessness of the mind caused by the unwanted thoughts blocks our intuition and if we could silence our thoughts somehow it will become easy for us to bring the message received by our subconscious mind from the universal mind to our conscious awareness.

Meditation helps you to calm down your mind and thus slows down the rate of thoughts; as a result, you will be able to receive the inspirations.

The idea of this website which started my online business journey came to me during a special meditation session only.

2 – Mindfulness Exercises

Mindfulness exercises increase your present moment awareness and that means you will be able to detach yourself from your thoughts more frequently. As we have discussed when you lessen the rate at which thoughts comes to your mind you open yourself to receive the insights that lead you to success.

3 – Free Flow Visualization

You might be already familiar with the above two methods, but here I want to bring to light an awesome technique that will help you to receive the ideas from the superconscious mind and I call it the free flow visualization.

If you have been exploring personal development materials, then you might be already knowing that the “creative visualization process” is a great tool for communicating your desires to the universe, but what most people don’t know is that this technique can also be used for two-way communication.

Free flow visualization is when you start to let go your control and allow the imagination to take its own shape gradually.

What happens is that when you give up the control of your imagined scenario, your subconscious mind starts to write the story and in doing so it often shows you the action plan.

4 – Dream Interpretation

Dreams, they are generated by our subconscious mind, hence you can use it to hear the voice of your inner mind. I am not telling you to fret and worry about things by interpreting your dream as an indicator of your future events like most people do, but I just want you to become more interested in your dream world.This is something that made me learn lucid dreaming.

All you have to do is to set a strong intention to get solutions to your problems before sleeping and write your dreams in a journal when you wake up, this way you will be able to understand if the dream had any important message.

Using my lucid dreaming skills to communicate with the infinite intelligence is something that I learned from Andrew Holecek’s Dream Sculpting program, he teaches the methods from Buddhist traditions in it and that is really something very powerful.

5 – Self Hypnosis

If you want to communicate something to your subconscious mind or if you want to bring something from your subconscious mind to your conscious awareness, self-hypnosis is a great tool for doing that.

Let me show you a simple way to do this: –

Relax your body and mind by taking a few conscious deep breaths. (For this you can also use Yogic Sleep)

Do a reverse countdown from 10 – 0, by imagining each number and feel yourself getting deeper and deeper into a trance-like state.

Now when you feel totally relaxed, imagine a building named “my inner world” which is like a library which contains all your memories and now find the room where the mail are delivered.

Get to this place and search for an envelope that contains the information you need.

When you find it, sit in a chair and read it, this could be your next action step.

Leave the building and slowly start the countdown from 0-10 now, which will bring you back to the fully conscious state.

 

If you are new to things like meditation or self-hypnosis then I would recommend you to try Christie Marie Sheldon’s heart center meditation that is available in the free energy toolkit which she offers when someone sign ups for the first time, it is a cool guided meditation that fills you up with positivity.

As one of the main reasons why we are not able to get inspirations is due to the limiting beliefs present in our subconscious mind, you may also like to read my post on clearing limiting beliefs, so that you can manifest your desires with ease.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post, Have you ever used any method to receive inspirations? What’s the idea that changed your life? I would love to hear your thoughts on this. (Your email id will be safe and hidden, you can even prefer your secondary email id for commenting)

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Debunking the 10 Percent Brain Use Myth

Whenever I explore a new personal development program I often get annoyed by the strategies they use to promote their products because many of them do it based on the very old myth that we use only 10 percent of our brains.

They use Albert Einstein as an example of a person who has used his brain more than others. What’s so astounding about all this is that they have got us to believe in it despite of the fact that no legitimate research work or study has backed up this speculation.

So, how much of the brain do we actually use? 100%!.. Come on, why would the rest of the brain part would even exist if we are not using it? And if that’s true then like appendix we can get it removed, ask those advertisers to prove their point by doing that XD.

Some very interesting movies have also used this particular conjecture as the basis of its whole plot. Limitless and Lucy are two well known movies that were based on this concept.

I think such hypotheses is good for entertainment purpose, but when people use this as an instrument to give false hope to others, it becomes essential to dig deeper and find out the truth.

Who or What Perpetuated This Myth?

There is no proper information available on how this false theory came into existence, but I will point out a few occurrences in the history that might have popularized this whole thing.

Wilder Penfield, a famous Canadian neurosurgeon dedicated his whole life in studying the human brain, he was mostly known for his neural stimulation method to help epilepsy patients, in this process he found that a large part of the brain area remains silent during various brain functioning. This made some people to make false conclusions and spread the idea that most of our brain parts are not used by us.

Another significant incidence is the experiment performed by a psychologist named Karl Spencer Lashley, where he removed a large portion of the cerebral cortex from rats and he found that they were still able to perform various tasks like solving a maze that requires a lot of brain activity.

Foreword of the very popular self help book written by Dale Carnegie “How to Win Friends and Influence People” talked about this false concept and from there onward many authors began using it as the main argument in their work.

I am still inclined to believe that the advertisers who benefited by promising to provide the techniques that will help one to make use of his/her brain much more than the average people were the real culprits who disseminated this particular myth.

Some even say that Albert Einstein also believed in this theory, we don’t know the truth about that, but one thing is pretty obvious that we do use our brain completely, how? Let us now look at some logically relevant things that prove it.

Logical Inference

If you will ask a neurologist he will say that if a lot of neurons gets activated at the same time it can cause some very serious problems so, naturally our brain is not fully active always but this has nothing to do with human potential.

We can study brain activity to find that only a specific part of the brain is activated for a particular purpose, we never use the whole brain at once, but we do use it entirely, this explains why rats were able to do some tasks after removing a portion of their cerebral cortex, they still might have had access to the memory which was needed to replicate the action.

A little common sense can also reveal the truth here; don’t you think if we only used a small portion of our brain, then people would have been perfectly alright after a brain stroke? It causes the damage of few brain tissues only so, if only 1/10th of the brain is used by us then that wouldn’t have matter much.

I don’t think I need to explain any further why this concept is untrue and how foolish it would be if we buy into what people say about our brain in order to promote their products.

So does that mean that we don’t have anything to get better at? Are we already using our full potential? – NO!

We can never make use of our complete potential because our potential is limitless, let us see how.

The Subconscious Mind Power

You can believe it when people talk in terms of clearing limiting beliefs to get better in any area of your life. We all have an inner mind that controls most of our involuntary actions.

Everything in our life is a reflection of the set of ideas present in our subconscious mind; we all were programmed in certain ways when we were growing up based on what we learned from people and incidences.

If you could tap into your subconscious power, you can find solutions for any problem in your life. All you need is to do what it takes to alter these negative beliefs present in your inner mind.

I have discussed a few such methods in the post – Allow Your Abundance.

 

What are your views on the workings of our brain and our true potential? I would love to hear your thoughts on this. (Your email id will be safe and hidden, you can even prefer your secondary email id for commenting)

Have queries?? You can mail me at hari@zerotoinfinitude.com, I will be very happy to help you.

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