Mind IS Over Matter

I agree with Gandhi here. There’s a transcendent force that goes beyond the physical and beyond the senses that challenges our conception of the universe.

For more than 30 years, I’ve been studying the human mind, consciousness, and spiritual, scientific, and alternative explanations for them.

I’ve come to believe one thing quite firmly. Our current scientific consensus on the composition of the universe is upside down. That consensus contends that the universe is made of matter and that mind/consciousness is what’s called an “emergent property” of matter.

The idea is that, given enough time, the physical properties of the universe become organized enough to birth biological life and the intelligence that comes with. Eventually, you wind up with an intelligence as complex as a human being.

Here’s my contention and it’s the baseline all the affirmations, positive quotes, and inspiring messages here. Mind/consciousness is not an emergent property of matter. Matter is an emergent property of mind, consciousness, and their output – thought.

That’s the reason saying and thinking positive or negatives things is creative in the world.

Again, the scientific consensus argues that mind cannot alter the objective reality of matter. However, there’s a paradox in that view. They’d readily agree that hands and feet can make things happen in the world. Hands and feet don’t invent things. They are physical extensions of mind. In that way, mind does alter reality using them as tools.

Can mind, though, alter reality directly? Is mind actually the source as the causative force underlying the physical world?

I think yes. That’s the evidence of 30 years of study and practice in my own life. That’s the conclusion of numerous great spiritual teachers. Even the science that scoffs at this idea is starting more and more to prove the truth behind this conception of the universe.

The reason it’s not glaringly obvious is that our ability to use this truth to our advantage is limited today. It’s limited, perhaps by the biology we’re working with, but I contend it’s limited more by thousands of years of human thinking that has mistaken the material world as the underlying reality.

We’re born into all this shine and sizzle constantly feeding our senses and we assume it’s the truest of true.

Many of us have begun to suspect that the blinders and the limits are about to come off humanity, opening a new reality and possibilities we’ve never before considered, even for a moment.

So, when we use affirmations and intention and prayer and meditation to bend matter, we should not be surprised it can. We should not be surprised that the more we practice, the better we get at it.

Perhaps, it’s a kind of homecoming for us. Focused and undistracted by the shiny things around us, we are reestablishing ourselves as the powerful creators we always were.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you awesome.


Write A Life Purpose Statement

Finding your purpose is a big deal, but it’s not as mystical or difficult as it sounds. It simply involves bravely and soberly asking the question, “Why am I here on this planet?”

When you consider this question deeply you find that the standard resolutions we all make, while worthy goals, don’t go to the heart of the matter. “What is my life about?”

One of the best ways to identify your purpose and keep in front of you every day is to write a purpose statement. Make it fun and motivational so that it will inspire you to keep going in tough times. You can share your purpose statement with others or keep it completely private. I’d encourage you to make that decision based on what will keep you the most motivated to pursue your purpose.

Here are some tips for creating your purpose statement.

  • Answers the question, “Why am I here on this planet in this time and this place?”
  • Answers the question, “What do I want to accomplish while I’m here?”
  • Answers the question, “What would I be doing if I was truly following my bliss in life?” (What are your true talents? What do you absolutely love doing? What activities make time pass so fast because you enjoy them so much?)
  • Identifies the activities necessary to transform your purpose into a reality.
  • Written as a positively-worded statement that clearly states your life purpose.
  • Edited until it is clear and you are happy with it. Remember it is not a static document. As your purpose becomes clearer, you can always adjust it.
  • Sets a timeline or milestones for your goal.
  • Keeps you motivated throughout the year. Keep your purpose where you will see it every day. Read it every day. Say it every day. Keep it in front of you even when you don’t feel like it.
  • THINKS BIG. This is your life purpose – your ultimate dream – don’t limit yourself to your limited view of what you think is possible right this moment.
  • Revised as life and your goals change.

Here is a sample life purpose statement.

I know I am here on this Earth to write childrens’ books. I am destined to be a published childrens’ author. My books are going to transform childrens’ literature. To accomplish my purpose, I commit to the following activities that I know I must do reach my goal:

Activity #1
Activity #2
Activity #3
Activity #4

While I accept that there may be obstacles in my path, I choose to see them as opportunities to enhance and refine my purpose. I have waited so long to pursue my dream of being a childrens’ author. I’ve made the excuses and let other things get in the way. I will wait no longer. I resolve here and now to pursue my purpose with all my energy, intelligence, and talents. With every step I take towards my goal, I will celebrate and reward myself.

My goal is to be a published childrens’ author by (date).

With a purpose firmly stated and filling your mind, it won’t be long until you are on your way to living your dream.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!


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Are You An Extraordinary Thinker?


Do you see yourself as average, ordinary, middle-of-the-pack? A lot of people see themselves that way and are perfectly content with it. Just always know that it is a belief, not a fact. You can shift from ordinary to extraordinary any time you choose.

You are extraordinary. It’s right there beneath that ordinary facade. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. You sense that there is something extraordinary within you and you are ready to unleash it in your life and, yet, you don’t.

A big part of it is shifting your paradigms from those that support ordinariness to those that promote the extraordinary in you.

Here are 16 paradigm-shifting distinctions between ordinary mindsets and extraordinary ones. Keep these posted somewhere that you can see them during your day. When you catch yourself thinking ordinary, you can instantly change to extraordinary.

1) Ordinary thinkers are fear-driven. Extraordinary thinkers are love-driven.
2) Ordinary thinkers believe they are victims of fate. Extraordinary thinkers know they are choosers of destiny.
3) Ordinary thinkers approve the status quo. Extraordinary thinkers improve the status quo.
4) Ordinary thinkers strive to be cool. Extraordinary thinkers strive to be themselves.
5) Ordinary thinkers are tenant farmers in the paradigms provided by others. Extraordinary thinkers are constantly planting new and exciting paradigms in their lives and in the world.
6) Ordinary thinkers trust experts. Extraordinary thinkers listen to experts, but trust themselves.
7) Faced with adversity, ordinary thinkers give up. Faced with adversity, extraordinary thinkers give more.

8. Ordinary thinkers expect little and receive it. Extraordinary thinkers expect much and receive it.
9) Ordinary thinkers employ labels. Extraordinary thinkers seek understanding.
10) Ordinary thinkers believe in chances. Extraordinary thinkers believe in choices.
11) Ordinary thinkers think life happens to them. Extraordinary thinkers know life happens through them.
12) Ordinary thinkers allow their doubts to rule them. Extraordinary thinkers allow their dreams to rule them.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!


When Do You Need Your Mind on Your Side Most?


Our minds are not only more powerful and creative than we know. They’re more powerful and creative than most of us can believe.

We’ve been raised to believe that the world somehow just happens to us out there. We’re not actors, directors, and producers of our lives. We’re kind of intelligent inert rocks with a smile acted upon by forces beyond our control. We’re victims not choosers of our destination and our outcomes.

Even for those of us who know better, this mentality can surface and thrive when we’re tired, weak, feeling defeated, or facing big challenges. In such situations, it’s easy, even comfortable to suppose we’re not responsible and we don’t have say.

Even though, these are the hardest moments to do it, they’re when we most need to put the power of our minds on our side.

When you’d rather believe you’re a victim of circumstance, put your mind on your side and you back in the driver’s seat.

When they’ve told you you’re not capable and you mostly believe them, put your mind on your side.

When challenge or crisis visits your life, put your mind on your side.

When it would be easy to give up and no one else would blame you, put your mind on your side.

When your dreams feel big and distant and your way forward seems blocked, put your mind on your side.

When your egoic mind tries to work against you and beat you down, put your mind on your side.

When the inertia of old paradigms holds you back, put your mind on your side.

It’s precisely those moments when we’d rather roll over and let fate work its will in us, that we need to remember WHO we are, WHAT we are, and that we have this powerful tool at the ready to shift our moment, shift our day, and shift our fate.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!


Mind Your Energy Today

We are energy. The universe is energy. Thought is energy. The math is really pretty simple. Where your attention goes, your energy flows.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!