A Quality of Thought: Mind vs. Brain
Use whichever words you prefer. I’m choosing “mind” and “brain”.
But do this: draw the distinction between the conscious thinking that you do; and the impersonal body organ that’s designed to do what you instruct (a.k.a. the “brain”).
- Mind: active/proactive
- Brain: passive/reactive
We forget that the brain is designed to serve us. It’s biologically wired to carry-out our instructions.
Its instinctive organising principles around survival can oftentimes complicate that. But that’s exactly why I need to be in control of my “mind”: so that I can issue crystal-clear, irrevocable commands to my “brain”.
If I “try” or “wish” or “hope” or “long” for something, my brain is not receiving an instruction. It’s hearing weak, uncertain and unclear words. Not the inevitability I want for my plans and goals.
Come not from a place of trying or wishing. Instead: have your mind – your executive – put your brain to work with Conscious, Committed Commands.