10 Amazing Facts About The Power Of The Mind
The human mind/brain is the most powerful instrument that we know of in the entire universe. In fact, quantum mechanics seems to indicate that the entire universe may be within the mind. Here are 10 amazing facts you probably didn't know about the amazing potential of the human mind.
1. We use more than 10% of our brain's capacity.
The notion that we are only capable of using up to 10% of our brain's capacity is a common misconception. Scientific studies show that various parts of the brain are active and utilized at various different times with activity in various parts of the brain sometimes overlapping with each other. Such studies have shown that we may actually be capable of using up to 30% of our brain's true capacity at one time.
2. Our external reality is a representation of our internal thoughts processes.
You may have heard or read before that the clothes people wear, the way they dress, the way they act and even the way they decorate their houses are all representations of what goes on in their minds and this is true. A Schizotypal personality, for example, may wear unusual clothes with patterns or colours that don't go together. Additionally, the state of a person's house (or bedroom, if young) is an external representation of how organized their minds are.
3. We see, hear, smell, feel and taste with our brains.
When we see an image, hear a sound, smell a scent, taste food/drink or reach out and touch something to find out what it feels like, we do not do so with our eyes, ears, noses, mouths or bodies. Rather, these are just the external parts of our bodies which absorbs the information and sends it to the brain for decoding. Our mental map of the exterior world, including all visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, gustatory and olfactory stimuli, is created inside of our minds.
4. The human brain has 100,000 miles of blood vessels and 100-billion neurons.
Yes, it's true! If you took all of the blood vessels out of the human brain and straightened them out into one length of blood vessels, those blood vessels would go on for 100,000 miles. Additionally, the human brain contains as many as 100-billion neurons which fire away at various different times depending on our experience.
5. The subconscious cannot differentiate between reality and imagination.
The subconscious mind is unable to determine the difference between what's real and what's imagination. A perfect example of this is dreaming. Most of the time, our dreams may appear to be completely random and often seem to make no sense. However, our subconscious mind knows exactly what those metaphorical representations mean. For this reason, it is possible to understand what such dreams actually mean when we are under hypnosis.
6. The subconscious mind is one million times more powerful than the conscious mind.
Whilst, technically, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind are not actually separate from each other and are both a part of the same system, the subconscious is where the real processing power lies. According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, the subconscious is 1-million times more powerful than the conscious mind. Tapping into the power of the subconscious mind should never ever be underestimated.
7. The human mind can perform 10 quadrillion operations per second.
The human brain is the universe's most powerful quantum processing supercomputer. The brain is capable of performing all sorts of complex simultaneous processes, even when (or especially when) we are asleep. Although we may sometimes feel 'switched off' or not quite 'with it', the brains processes never stop and are firing away 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
8. Brainwaves travel at the speed of light.
Unbeknownst to many people, brain waves do travel and there is such a thing as the ether. According to MIT School of Engineering, brain waves travel at the speed of light. Some experts on the human mind have proposed that brain waves may actually travel faster than the speed of light. Instead of trying to figure out how to travel at the speed of light, maybe scientists should be working on how to travel at the speed of thought.
9. The Human mind can be programmed (i.e. mind control).
Seeing as the human brain is so comparable to a computer, it can also be programmed just like a computer and this can be done using linguistics. Words are known to program the human mind and vice versa and the human mind can therefore be controlled by using words. Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and other similar models are perfect examples of how this can be done effectively.
10. The brain is just a receiver, amplifier and transmitter.
As explained above, all information processed by the brain is absorbed via our five main senses (sight, sound, touch, smell and taste). The brain receives this information, decodes and amplifies it and tells us what to experience based on those external stimuli. In other words, as described in NLP, the map is not the territory. It is only an internal representation of the exterior world and therefore is inaccurate. The brain is a receiver, amplifier and transmitter intrinsic to the fabric of spacetime.
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