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  • Writer's pictureDr. Robert V. Gerard

Give this a Thought! by Robert V Gerard

Thought is one of the most powerful tools available to humankind. It's a key component in your creative process. Thought can be the element that separates humankind from the animal kingdom. Instinct is an automatic process for all living things but thought utilizes the ingredient of time and possibly space.

We can assume that thought is a deliberate action. Dogs classified as "Retrievers' instinctually chase birds, balls, or sticks. Humans must decide on that process. Successful athletes, on the other hand, do their best to convert their specialized skills into an automatic behavior, that's, getting into the "zone." Thoughts can disrupt that process. If you think about it, you'll lose it. When in gymnastics, your successful high bar or broad jump routine is based on the mastered behavior of years of practice. A little thought could dismantle the harmony of that behavior, causing unsatisfactory results. The results depend on your thoughts before and after the skilled routine rather than during it. Thus, we could verify that thought utilizes time and space.

Is a hunch a thought? Yes, when you consider a future event, you can say it is a thought. Virtually any conscious cognitive process can be construed as a thought. Thoughts and thinking go hand in hand. And both are independent of your sensory stimulation. Your building blocks of creation are intriguingly based on a stream of thoughts. We can also call this imagination; however, imagination does not require any input from our senses.

Our past, present, and future, in effect, depend on our thoughts. We can go in any direction and even generate sensations. Nonetheless, our thoughts are integral to our Self-Concept and State of Being. We can either build a healthy future or get lost in our past. Or stay grounded in our present—the Now.

Give this a thought. How many thoughts does the average adult person have in a day? 1,000? 20,000? Well, science has calculated that to be around 60,000. That seems unimaginable. Do the math. I can easily count about 40 thoughts per minute. Times that by 60 minutes per hour, that equates to 2,400 thoughts. Times that by 24 hours. You get 57,600 thoughts in a day. Now the sad part enters—bad and negative thoughts. If I initiate two (2) negative thoughts a minute, I will have 2,880 negative thoughts in one day or approximately five (5) percent negative thinking and poor mental quality control. Folks, that's destructive! That's depression! So, the real question about thought concerns your state of mind for which you are accountable.

Try this thought: The adult human body consists of about 130 trillion cells, and our Milky Way Galaxy has about 250 billion stars. In comparison, these facts are significantly in opposition based on the size of one human compared to the reality of our galaxy. Using these facts, evaluate your reaction to this comparison as either a thought or an emotional sensation. That is, was it a rational calculus or a physical jitter? Do thoughts alter your state of consciousness?

How you think minute by minute becomes crucial to your existence. When I meet a person who is depressed, I usually sense their lack of future and some form of depression. On the other hand, when I meet a person who is energetic and busy pursuing life activities, I find that person to have a positive attitude and a good sense of self-respect and confidence. Thinking positively about yourself becomes vital food for life.

Your DNA holds memory and emotional energies. Should an individual be bogged down and emotionally stuck, you can bet that they subconsciously hear mental chatter, which lowers their emotional energy. This situation is like being stuck in an invisible heavy bubble. Communicating positive thoughts into your DNA could be the relief one needs to break through that bubble.

One must remember that the human body operates with an extraordinary interactive process. Commanding it to serve your Highest Good is an excellent example of how one should use their thoughts.

Using your thoughts constructively improves your capacity to expand your consciousness and enables a keener sense of awareness. Here's an excellent "How-to" trick. Everything you create has an event horizon. That's the moment when you become subject to the consequences of your creation. A consequence is how the circumstances affect you. One of the best ways to imagine Life is to envision your circumstances the way you desire them to be. Let not a circumstance dictate how you will react. Instead, create the circumstance that serves the fulfillment of your desires.

For example, you forgot to add orange flavor while baking a cake [your creation]. After baking the cake, you carefully tasted some residual crumbs, but voila! No taste of orange. That is the moment of consequence. To offset these tragedies, see yourself successfully completing your creation or event even before you create something. Generate thoughts of success and fulfillment. Another good practical example we use when we travel is to see ourselves safely arriving at our destination [consequence]. These generating positive thoughts help create a happy event horizon. Here's a quote from George Bernard Shaw "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

Remember, our thoughts build our future. Thoughts make the pathways for joyful life adventures; the best thought is that they are free!


Dr. Robert V. Gerard

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893 words [ 26 June 2023 ]

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