What is “Thinking”?

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We all accept that thoughts are powerful. Our thoughts determine what we become and what we achieve. Predominantly negative thoughts create negative results. Predominantly positive thoughts create positive results.

Tons of personal development books including the popular ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill clearly state that the path to riches begins with thought. Think. Then, do. Then, have what we desire.

However, a lot of us think, or at least we believe we think, and do not achieve what we desire. Why? Well, have we ever stopped to ask ourselves if we truly understand the word “think?”

Not the dictionary meaning of the word “think.” The real meaning of the word.

Our conscious mind consists of memories and knowledge that we’ve each accumulated from our life experiences over time. This is all neatly-organized information for us to tap into whenever we choose to. As such, when we want to create something new, we instinctively look inside our conscious mind for instructions. We call this “thinking.”

However, if we have never before experienced the thing we are looking to create, our conscious mind cannot help us. We retrieve the same old knowledge and run it in a circle in our mind over and over again. It’s like riding a stationary bike and expecting to move forward. We can sit in a room for years and think like this, and we will get nowhere.

In addition, because the new desire is not in there, our conscious mind has no memory or knowledge of it, and therefore after a few minutes of thinking, the mind tells us that we cannot achieve it. It’s just not logical to believe we can.

This is not thinking.

We each have access to Universal Wisdom – the accumulated Wisdom of past and present – available to us. This is what we often refer to as intuition. A feeling of knowing something that we never actually experienced before. Something that is not in our conscious mind. Something new.

Thinking is silencing the conscious mind in order to be able to access this Universal Wisdom. All new inventions, discoveries, and creations come from this Source.

When true philosophers and success coaches state that we must “think,” they’re implying we must figure out our own unique method for tapping into this Source of Universal Wisdom for new knowledge in order to manifest our new desires.

So, think.

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