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It can choose which thought to entertain, and which one it needs to focus on.

Deep within the inner recesses of our minds buries the greatest power either waiting to crush us down or to fuel us up to our greatest achievement yet: to be the persons we always dream of! However, every golden gift yet to be discovered does not come so painlessly. We have to experience evolution in thoughts and must undergo complete cognitive reframing if we want to gain a paradigm shift–from being egocentrically blocked persons to renewed, 21st-century thinkers.

Our minds can do incredible things.

It can choose which thought to entertain, and which one it needs to focus on. It has billions of neurons that can do unimaginable things. It can choose to be stagnant or free-flowing. It has a tremendous potential to learn and be educated from the University of Life. It can be sharpened, be molded, and be cultivated so it can pay respect to those who love to internalize every situation, and will not just blindly follow those who are consumer and lover of the-hubris-of-the-defeated attitude. Our mind is so vast that even the combined galaxies and universes there are outside our Milky Way can be put together inside it, and yet it has still enough room to gain intuitive wisdom to be worthy of this life; nonetheless, it can also be too narrow that it has a great tendency to dupe itself and be guilty of exclusivist understanding about the divine power.

Our mind, especially when things around us seem counter-intuitive, can experience placebo effect. Aren’t we all guilty of it?

It can accept orthodox truths. It has an animalistic tendency and lust to initiate and trigger conspiracy. Its ability to think deeply is so perplexing and mysterious than what lies below the Marianas Trench. If it harnessed into another level of deep concentration, our minds can be used to mystify people and lead them into the vortex of pessimism. Fortunately, according to Pope Francis I, even a whirlpool of cynicism can be overcome with faith. It can measure human agony, but it can be used to seal a wounded soul with a flaming love, too. It can choose to call something stupid although others call it innovation. The point here is our mind can choose how it sees through things.


Our minds can either refute seemingly truthful facts or embrace it thoughtlessly.

When we begin to analyze and evaluate our thoughts, we can start to experience a once-in-a-lifetime chance: blossoming independence and no more enslaving emotion! Consequently, even seemingly insurmountable tasks can be viewed as golden opportunities for personal growth and development. The truth is, every step along the way to wholeness, we may still be tempted to consider experiences as either forms of rewards or punishments; struggles could be contemplated as an exciting chronicles or depressing journeys; life’s tests could be regarded as a commencement for a higher purpose or an end in itself; demoralizing and dehumanizing moments could be associated as a Death March or as a time of renewal. How you embrace each of these events that come depends on how you may want to use your most powerful yet hidden and least appreciated asset: your mind.

We need stouthearted individuals who are firm in their beliefs that we have to continuously educate our minds.

We have to multiply those people with multi-cultural minds; those who believe in the sanctity behind the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, canonization processes, and other noble initiatives to elevate those who have “beautiful minds” and sanctified souls. It is essential that we must inspire those minds who safeguard our surrounding from the overwhelming effects of bad images; after all we don’t want our young minds to experience that Lucifer Effect. We don’t want to have generations of “nature-deficit disorder” minds either; hence, I firmly believe that all, most especially the parents, should heed Richard Louv’s advice. 


The truth is there are few highly-spirit individuals who conquer their fear and are willing to think outside their boxes.

They wholeheartedly believe that everyone has a choice; that life is not just like the mythical golden apple where only the fairest of them all have the right to choose. They firmly believe that inner contentment is really achievable. Regardless of the bitterness they have tasted in this life, they cannot simply allow darkness to overshadow their hope that spectrum of happiness is still beaming. They are aware, however, that fear is like venom that may attack a vulnerable spirit. They know that fear, if not properly handled, is like a toxic waste; it is too poisonous for the body yet it could be addictive because it brings euphoric effects that drags them to their eternal death. Can you imagine yourself like a living dead? Yet our minds have its power to let go of this “pollutant” especially if it too heavy to be part of our system.

The only question is: are you willing to let it go?

Genuine happiness is really something easy if we know how to let our minds let go of those things which are not really necessary. If we envelope the center of our thoughts that true bliss is just like breathing, then definitely we can have it. You will be surprised because eventually it becomes a part of your system. Others may call it the law of attraction; I call it as a heavenly blessing.

Another bite of reality is some individuals, unfortunately, love to exercise every fiber of their minds to cultivate hatred of reason, who are addicted to grave doubts, and would rather be overwhelmed by the eerie culture of silence. Others find war like a glorious chaos, they are, however, completely conscious that the consequences of such behavior is a total poisoning of their soul, that they are experiencing sagging spirits, and they feel like living in a psycho-spiritual dungeon. Yet deep within them, whether they accept it or not, mind has its own power to protect itself; it will always find a way to get a glimpse of life and find consolation where the channel of eternal life awaits. 


What about those who can control their minds over matter?

I don’t know if David Blaine or Harry Huodini can be called as “the Stradivarii” of the magic world, what I am certain about is I am flabbergasted by their excellence. Is it mind over matter? I am clueless. If some mind can do some incredible things, other mind may seem admirable but actually unhealthy for personal development to really achieve self-actualization; they are those who always believe they need to save others. This superman complex may be good in cinema, but not really in real life situations.

On the other hand, there are those who are visually-challenged individuals, like the great Homer and Helen Keller, yet they believe that they are luckier because they accept that their lives are blessed with the extraordinary gift of inner vision. Those who accused Homer of corrupting the youths could not understand that his mere presence was seminal that even the walk of fame of Hollywood would not suffice to immortalize his name. 


Sometimes, I find it awesome that ordinary minds understand what the intellectual paragons cannot fathom.

Though they don’t possess that cosmic knowledge, yet they know how important it is to search for abounding happiness and find deeper connection with the rest of the world. They don’t need to drink the elixir of life, sprinkle themselves of the water from the fountain of youth, decode the holy grail of mathematics or achieve the precipice of perfection; they are just aware that they cannot simply berate themselves mentally even if they commit errors because they believe that life is not about “ninety-nine percent perspiration, and one percent inspiration”; they think that equilibrium is a better rule of the thumb. They want to experience the imprinted beautiful legacy of The Shawshank Redemption: a choice whether to busy dying or to be busy living! An icon in my country once said: “Filipinos are worth dying for.” I am glad somebody heartily responded that our race is also worth living for! What is the difference? It is in our mind. If we broaden our horizons, certainly we can grasp the undisputable universal truth: we are all programmed not just to die but to live a worthy life. Indeed, everything depends on how we think.

Let us also honor those political, social or media savvy people that their influences could be so compelling that even breathless souls could experience a meaningful and “purpose-driven life”. Their minds serve as bridges for other minds to believe in the innate goodness of their existence. We may not have the minds like those of Albert Einstein’s and Stephen William Hawking’s, but we can still have the chance to prove that even ordinary minds can do extraordinary things. Indeed, there is a hidden “magic” in our minds that can transform us from being an ordinary folks to being connoisseurs of our chosen fields. We may not possess with spectacular vision, photographic memory, and telekinesis like the famous Professor X or with mutant powers like the rest of the X-Men, but as transformed people who never give up in training our minds until we become what we are meant to be: minds with a purpose!

Our mind, like our universe, still hides thousands of mysteries waiting to be understood; this is what makes this journey exciting after all.

Kim Peek, considered as a living Google, whose mind, according to the documentary I watched in YouTube “remains mystery to the medical experts”. Is it not amazing?

What is inside your mind? Indeed, mind matters.

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Words enliven my soul. I advocate science of happiness whenever I am with those eager and enthusiastic minds. To discover, to unlearn, and to seek wisdom with gusto fuel me to continue. My heart desires for genuine happiness. "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann serves as one of my guiding principles. "3 Idiots" never fails to make me laugh, cry, fall in love, and follow those things I am passionate about.

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Precisely, in life it is always mind over matter. We are the one who’ll choose on what to entertain. Sometimes we focuses on those things which are not worth entertaining. We tend to forget important things that we must be focus on.

Can you imagine yourself like a living dead? Yes. It’s like you’re waking up everyday just to live life. You didn’t what is your purpose of living, or the so called mediocre.

For me, genuine happiness means contentment and satisfaction. Even if that new car, diamond ring or a signature stuffs makes a person happy. The new car smell will fade. The diamonds collect dust as time goes by. The signature stuffs will become outdated. But being contented and satisfied on what you have is the real thing.

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ma.michelle hernandez

Our mind can move mountains. Many times we underestimate the strength of our mind. We fail to see the potential our strong will can have and how it can be used to achieve something. The truth is that our mind prevails over physical problems. It has a power to surpass reality or influence it. We can either use our mind to affect us negatively or positively. It is our choice to use it wisely or we would just let our minds rust. Our mind can do great things. It can make impossible things possible. What we think can have a big impact or even change in our life or someones life. No matter who you are and what you want to be, what you think matters.

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Rovic Rollan Nava

Indeed, everything depends on how we think. Our mind is a science that was nourished by unending learning through Science and those beautiful minds behind magnificent laws and theories who are willing to share the knowledge that they’ve acquired. Our minds are equipped by numerous systematized body of knowledge that continue to sprout.
We, humans, can really perform incredible things through our minds as stated in this article. Imagine that? We are all magnificent. Our minds is so powerful that even though love is often associated with the heart it is the mind that really decides and choose.
It is overwhelming knowing that there are people who stand with their beliefs and conquered their fear to think outside the box. Actually, everyone has the ability to move mountains through their minds yet few are brave enough to abandon the “pessimist” thinking and pursue the things that can make them happy. As stated, “Genuine happiness is easy if we let our minds let go of the unnecessary things we must learn to keep these away from us. Our minds need happiness that can only be found if we are already contented.
Controlling our minds over matter is difficult yet possible. Sometimes we are just being blinded by “worldly things” that put us in a situation where other minds need to enlighten us just to believe in the innate goodness of our existence that really “No Man is An Island”
Science say that our mind functions only by ten percent. Imagine if it happened that it will work a hundred. Indeed our mind is a symbol of countless possibilities and undiscovered truths. Nobody knows what lies ahead.

Shelly Mae Urbano
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Shelly Mae Urbano

The way I see and imagine it, the brain is a parasite and the mind is it’s characteristics and qualities when developing. It is the mind that commands and controls the whole body. That’s why it matters. You see, you develop the mind while growing up to do humane things and inhibit humane acts so that it’s bearer wouldn’t resort to inhumane acts and be a threat to society. This by the way, is also taught with the help of others’ minds.

Human mind is quite intricate for it has hundred billion neurons per human, of which only 50 percent are activated. There are more connections in the human body than there are stars in the galaxy. We possess a gigantic network of information to which we have almost no access; and if given a chance, this will be the greatest weapon of all.

Angelica Gayon
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Angelica Gayon

The mind is the gateway into our hearts and souls. We are not our thoughts. We need to tame this mind the best that we can. But most of the time we do what our bodies want and we justify it. We do not feel that we are the masters of our bodies. We feel in many ways that the body pushes us around. It is important for us to understand how mind moves matter, because the process of unfailing success is to move life, to move the conditions of life around to make them favorable. Our mind is so powerful that can control everything even in all aspect of our entire life, he can play it. Sometimes we didn’t notice our action if it is good or bad. The mind beliefs has such a power that can ruin or do good things for ourselves, also mind can be effective instrument for accomplishment in life. And yes! Our emotions also connected to our mind that can dictate anything, however our mind have lots of questions to do so and even when we hurts for someone else our mind still there to control it, second when we get alone our mind thinking deeper to do anything that can pass it, our happiness, the truth of our life our mind still working to think and to understand everything happened. The mind can play anything inside our hearts and souls, because facing our real life with our mind set will motivates us to do things in a right way, to give our self a chance to change our mistakes to make it correct, there’s a time that we felt guilt because of our wrong doing and wasting our time in nonsense. But lastly our mind is just like machine that control everything and the best thing we can do for our minds is to think wise for ourselves and everyone we come into contact with is to be that positive light. By having daily practices in place for a positive productive mind we then can handle difficulties in our lives.

Isabel arroyo
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Isabel arroyo

Skin is the largest organ of human being. And tthatwasvproven according to the scientist. But did you know that our mindvisvthe most powerful asset we have ?

Our minds can do whatever we want them to do. Our minds can be whatever we want them to he. It can be positive or negative. It depends on how our emotion overtake our mind. Our mind is our built-in storage of ours since the day we born in this planet. Thisvstorage contain: a secret book that fullvof our mysterious secrets, a diary book whereasvour daily story lives written, bibliography book which is compact since our first day ’till the last day of our lives, a journey or a planner book where it indicates where we want to go, or dreamt where to go, a dream book in which our dream is putting in, and of course our psycho path book whereas our ridiculousness and rudeness and other psycho stuffs are written.

It says here” our mind can choose how it sees through things” among the billion human being living in this world, you could be, you would be and should be different from amongst. They called that ” the one of a kind”. In our mind we can imagine whatever ambience we can imagine. Because in our mind we are the creator itself, the character itself, the scenario it self and the director itself. We can also implied here the “forever” a forever that only exist in fairy tales.Because our mind is only our peaceful place away from the reality of the world that full of chaos.

isabel arroyo
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isabel arroyo

Skin is the largest organ Our minds can do whatever we want them to do. Our minds can be whatever we want them to be. It can be positive or negative, it depends how our emotion overtake our mind. Our mind is our built-in storage since we are born in this world. This storage contain: a secret book that full of our mysterious secret, a diary book whereas our daily story written, bibliography book which is compact since our first day ’till the last day in this world, a journey or a planner where we want to go, or dreamt where to go, a dream book in which our dreams including day dream is putting in, and of course our psychopath book whereas our ridiculousness and other psycho stuff are written.
human being. And that was proven according to the scientist. But did you know that our mind is the most powerful asset we have?

Jacquiline Sadje
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Jacquiline Sadje

I think this article discuss about what thought we have in our mind. Our mind is the powerful weapon that we have. We are the creation of our mind. We have the right to think possitively and negatively. Our mind is just the nature of the tangible part we consciously and subconsciously. I realized after I read this article that its existence but we cannot feel it using using the 5 senses. I think it simply says that the real power of our mind is not in supernatural nonsense. Its real power is in the ability to take things from its own depths and bring us into the here and now.

Jeala Ladra
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Jeala Ladra

Our mind functions in accordance with what we feel for a certain moment or what we believe is the truth behind matters. But, our mind can also affect the way we feel about something just for instance, you think about the rejection of a certain person who means the world to you. Naturally, you will get hurt and think about those hurtful rejection you’ve encountered but if you think about it in another way or you always put into your mind that he’s not worth it, then I can say that you will never feel hurt any longer since you dictate your mind about thinking ’bout it the other way around.

I even experienced myself being so stupid enough for thinking things so hard that even in my wildest dream at night it appears to be the same problem I faced in my real world. It made me so depressed and upset. I don’t even want to sleep since I know that I will dreamt about the problems that I think and I don’t know how to escape myself from this. I’m so afraid.

Furthermore, I always heard the phrase from the people around me that, ‘you feel it because you think about it’. Well, I truly doesn’t believe it for I never try to comprehend it myself. But when times that I was in my greatest downfall, I tried this one. I tried not to think about it and think things differently and keep myself busy, and surprisingly, I made it. I surpass the depression because I don’t think about it. I began to ignored it.

One thing for sure that I wholeheartedly realized is that, your mind can control the way things happen and the way you wanted it to happen. It will never be as easy as eating a pie but if you will just try to control yourself from thinking about the things that will hurt you, you can surpass it and surely, you will be okay.

Our mind is totally powerful.

victoria rose
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victoria rose

Mind matters because we must always think first before we do something. That’s why God put our brain at the top of our head. I remember what our professor said, we must always use our brain and heart but before our thought get to our heart, we must first think it over and accept it, and in that way it would flow to our heart.