Your brain doesn’t differentiate between a real experience and the one that you imagine. However, the trick is to make your brain believe something long enough to bring it into existence. And if you accept that your brain can fool you into seeing things that aren’t there. Then, your mind is “playing tricks“ on you.
How Our Brains Tricks Us Into Believing The Wrong Things
The brain is an incredible organ and has evolved to create situations of adaptability. The point is we are actually becoming slaves to our bodies.
“Be a master of your brain, Not make the brain become your master”.
Humans, we have become the dominant species on the planet. It’s because of our brain, we are the most intelligent creature on Earth. But are our brains playing tricks on us?
Let’s see how we become trapped by our minds:
- For example, you are sick. You need meditation. But you start to believe that you will not be going to be fine. This disease will kill you and you may have less time. But in reality, you will be fine in some time. That’s how your mind made you conscious.
- Another daily trick your brain plays on you is zooming in on your most embarrassing moments, making you think everyone around you noticed too.
- When you repeat over and over the same thing, it will become the reality for you. Because when you repeat words-visualize images or look at images-feelings about them and value (true or wrong), then your brain will connect your statement to your belief system. So, it comes real to you.
This is how all fears and even all negative emotions are created.
The mind is a very interesting thing. It only sees what it wants to see based on reality or the level of unconscious fear one has.
There comes a stage in your life when you feel stressed and face depression as well. To tackle these types of situations and with your minds, you have to be self-disciplined and mentally strong. “and this is a part where you find out who you are”.
Do you know about visual hallucination?
The visual hallucination of people and objects that are not actually there. It seems like your mind is playing tricks on you. Research shows it’s surprisingly easy to make someone have false memories of events that did not really occur.
Like if you’re watching a movie and there comes a scene. You are watching that scene with full concentrate and later on you start to believe that you had done that thing by yourself and you convert yourself into that character.
There’s no way to avoid all of these potential problems, but being aware of some perceptual shortcomings, and memory tricks that your brain is susceptible to can help.
Here are some ways you can work to calm your mind and racing thoughts:
- Use cognitive distancing. Our mind usually worries about things it is convinced are true but, most of the time is actually not true.
- Use a mantra.
- Focus on the present.
- Write things down.
“One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday, and then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. This is your life."
be a master of your brain
Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life.
Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts affect your perception. Psychologists discovered that humans have more than 6,000 thoughts per day. Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your thoughts.
When you change your thoughts, you change your feelings as well. Be someone who can control your thoughts – become a master of your mind.
Your mind can be used for constructive purposes or destructive purposes. You can allow your mind to be occupied by joy, happiness, peace, love, compassion, or undesirable, unwanted.
Make your mind your best friend, your biggest supporter, and someone that encourages you or you could be in control of your thoughts.