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Have you ever asked yourself why some people succeed in life and others do not? What is the secret to success?
Let me try to answer some of these tough questions, with help from Dr. Wayne Dyer's interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton, in November 2010.
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, is a cellular biologist. He is studying how environment and perception control genes. According to Dr. Lipton, for many of us, to change our "bad luck," is to change our negative perception of life.
Why? Simply: The brain translates thoughts into chemistry, and chemistry controls the cells and genes. If we change our negative perception, we change our "biology of belief." This is how the mind/body connection works.
The Mind/Body Connection
With a negative perception of life, the whole organism is under the attack of stress hormones. Do not expect positive results with negative input.
Perceptions and attitude (a mental state involving beliefs and feelings) are big contributors to our success in life.
Our minds, the conscious and the subconscious mind, are the next contributors.
What can we learn from these two minds? Our desires, ideas, and creativity come from the conscious mind. Whatever we want or wish comes from the conscious mind.
The subconscious mind
The subconscious mind is a different story. Dr Lipton: "In the subconscious mind, we tape our life's experiences. Whatever we learn and experience in our life, especially in the first six years of childhood, is in our subconscious mind."
We taped everything from the environment around us (parents, teachers, and peers), with no power to choose what to tape. It is a natural process of growing up.
At an early age, we learned about fear, anxiety, phobias, insecurity and many other things. We learned our limitations. We had no choice but to accept whatever we were taught or saw. We were "a tape recorder."
Is the subconscious mind bad for us?
The subconscious mind helps us not to repeat the process of learning again and again. First, we learned with our conscious mind how to walk, talk, read, or ride a bike. After that, this knowledge went to the subconscious mind.
Where is the catch? Dr. Bruce Lipton: "Well, the catch is that 95% of the time, we live our life from the subconscious mind, and 5% of the time, from the conscious mind, which represents our desires and our goals."
During our whole life, we are listening to the same tape recorder -- our subconscious mind. We are operating from the same tape which we taped even when we had no real conscious mind, when we were a child.
It sounds pretty pessimistic? No, it is the natural process of learning for everyone.
The subconscious tape is self-limiting, and comes from an early age of our life, when we had no power to choose what to tape, and we had no real conscious mind.
Secondly, our own tape is invisible for us, because the tape comes from our subconscious mind. We are running our tape subconsciously, and only other people can realize what is on the tape.
This is the reason why experts teach people not to blame life or circumstances. We are not victims of the universe. The truth is that we subconsciously live the programming of others!
It is good when the subconscious mind plays good programs, but what if the subconscious mind plays bad programs? Unfortunately, we struggle in life. We struggle because of the bad subconscious programs on our tape -- and we blame life! If we want to succeed in life, we need to look at what we have taped on our subconscious mind.
Conclusion: Our perceptions, minds, beliefs, personality, attitude and environment are running the show of our life, contributing to it by 90%. Our genes and heredity contributes to our success by only 10 %.
Jahiel Yasha Kamhi holds a degree in Medical Biochemistry and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. Jahiel writes regularly for personal-development.com and other magazines. He also delivers presentations that inspire others to find more meaning and balance in their lives. He is passionate about writing, and conveying positive ideas that help people live life with more passion and purpose. Jahiel's mission is to promote a good mental and physical health. Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.