Mind Control Techniques for a Good Life
Our mind is really powerful, yet we can control it using mind control techniques. It is possible to just implant a certain thought in our mind, and feel the emotions related with that thought and to train your mind to respond in a manner that we desire.
Every thinking individual aims at happiness and pursues his or her own path towards this goal. As individuals, our concepts of what constitutes happiness differ.
Often, there is a vague unease in our lives that we are aware of but unable to pinpoint. This is because of our unachieved dreams and wishes (as many of our wishes, hopes, and dreams remain unarticulated).
Our subconscious mind is aware of the sources of our happiness but our conscious mind is often unable to comprehend the same. To harness our full potential, it is essential that our conscious and subconscious minds work in tandem.
The subconscious mind is the seat of our attitudes, emotions and outlook on life. By harnessing the power of the subconscious, we can focus on things that are important to us. Irrational fears hold us back from achieving our potential. Often, negative emotions like fear, loss of hope, loss of faith in humankind and in God hold us back from being happy.
By harnessing the power of the subconscious, we can control our mind and free will.
Mind control techniques
Here is a bird’s eye view of some common mind control techniques that can help you to improve your lives:
By visualizing ourselves achieving success, we train our mind to work towards success. Read some practical tips on visualization in our post Positive energy can be attracted.
However insurmountable the goal may seem, by positive visualisation, we actually attract good luck! Sports psychiatrists use this technique extensively to produce peak performances in athletes.
Khalil Gibran has penned a couplet which states that whatever you singlemindedly ask of the universe, the universe gives to you. This is a reaffirmation of the power of positive visualisation which has also been reaffirmed by Rhonda Byrne in the recent popular film “The Secret.”
Meditation is one of the oldest techniques of controlling the mind. By calming the mind and emptying it of all thoughts, we actually allow peace and calm to flow into our minds. Meditation quiets disparate thoughts constantly flitting through our mind and gives our subconscious its voice.
It is scientifically proven that the alpha waves produced by the mind, peak after meditation. Alpha waves enrich creative and positive thinking. Meditation empowers the mind to focus on the present and only on what is important.
3. Mirror talk
Man is his own best friend and worst enemy. Negative self-talk becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Always talking down to oneself can be a surefire way of being looked down upon by all.
If, on the other hand, we give ourselves positive strokes and encourage ourselves, the mind feeds and focuses on what is achievable and works towards that goal.
Self-hypnosis, like meditation, empties the mind of all thoughts and focuses the mind on a single goal. Self-hypnosis and repetition of a single mantra is a technique which has been used successfully by Alcoholics Anonymous to free alcoholics from their self-destructive alcohol dependency.
5. Writing down goals and continuous self-assessment
Writing down our goals gives them concrete form. Continuously reviewing goals and the progress made towards achieving them enables you to make necessary the changes needed. Reviewing the progress made also helps keep your purpose constant and spirits upbeat.
Read more in the Power of goal setting.
Mind control techniques are effectively used to cure many ailments, in relieving acute pain, and in reducing stress. It is a tremendous way to stay positive and energetic in trying situations.
Autosuggestion for example is a mind control technique that is best used to get rid of bad habits like smoking, drinking and drug abuse.
It is never too late to learn and put to use some mind control techniques and take control of your life and make it better.