We all have a bajillion new concepts and ideas popping into out field of experience daily.
Just think of all of the information that hits us in any given day. We’re surrounded by prolific digital information via Google, Facebook, Email, Videos, Podcasts . . . not to mention the never ending intrusion of information and ideas from the people around us who are equally bombarded and feel compelled to tell us all about these cool things, they’ve heard about by the prolific digital information via Google, Facebook, Email, Videos, Podcasts . . . not to mention the never ending intrusion of information and ideas the people around them who are equally bombarded and feel compelled to tell us all about these cools things, they’ve heard about – and so on – and so on – and so on.
It’s not surprising to me that most people are lucky to have the attention span of a gnat.
It’s also not surprising that most people fail to gain a full understanding of any new concept that shows up while our attention is passing through.
Instead of knowledge, we’re archiving bytes that arm us with words that impress others.
The fact that we can “google” just about anything we don’t understand in a nano-second doesn’t help much because we usually forget what it was we were looking for before we complete the query.
This has taught us NOT to pay attention when we hear words that we’ve heard before even if we don’t understand their meaning.
This is our RAS (Reticular Activating System) . . . an information sorting part of our brains. The RAS programs our brains . . . It’s VERY powerful. When you buy a new car, you start seeing LOTS of cars just like the one you bought (Even the same COLOR) because the RAS is filtering out all of the cars that aren’t like your new car.
This is a fun happening, but the RAS can also be self-limiting.
How many words or thoughts do you s’pose are programmed into your mind that might instill fear, or insecurity, or dread, or counter-productivity?
The RAS does not differentiate “Healthy” from “Destructive/Harmful” . . . It only knows the data – the words and images. When the RAS ‘s program detects that you are fearful, it does the only thing it knows to do . . . If filters out all thoughts that are not that fear . . . resulting in drawing you into the fear rather than giving you the tools to find safety.
What we focus on expands because of the RAS.
When we focus on the bad things that could/might happen – They do!
When we focus on the GOOD things that could/might happen – They DO!
Pay attention to what’s going into you head because it matters.
Believe in abundance!
What goes in . . . comes out!