Perception Matters

Thoughts are things. They have energetic and biochemical consequences. Things like “the law of attraction” are considered pseudoscience by mainstream science. But, isn’t this the same pattern we have seen again–and–again?

The world is flat. The Earth rotates around the sun. Depression can be cured with electrical shock or bloodletting. The nature of science is the nature of man. We are certain. We are absolutely certain. Until we are not. And, then we are certain again.

  • The world is flat. It is flat I tell you!

  • Oh… it’s not?

  • Really? It’s not flat?

  • Oh….. hmmm.

  • The world is round. It is round I tell you!

We now know that much of what the ancient, Tibetan doctrines referenced as the state of reality has been proven by Quantum physics. Time is relative. You are energy. There is a unified field of consciousness. Mood is contagious. Matter is just another expression of energy. What you think impacts me directly – even to the level of my endocrine (hormone) response. These “crazy”, “woo-woo” notions are now being proven. And, they aren’t so “woo-woo” after all. Turns out, the world is round. Turns out, the Earth rotates around the Sun. Turns out, we’re all connected in a giant web of consciousness and emotion. Turns out, your state of happiness impacts mine.We are so resistant to the new.

In fact, norepinephrine is released when someone presents a viewpoint that is different than the one we hold. The same chemical compound is released when we are confronted with differences of opinion as those released when we are in a state of life-threatening danger.

The purpose of these chemicals? – to shut down higher level thinking (i.e., the primitive brain takes over) and creating – physiologically – the inability to consider other viewpoints. In short, it is very, very hard for us to have ‘an open mind’. In spite of this, we are capable. If we can dissolve ego and step into our higher self, spirit, consciousness, or “soul” – then we can let truth in like light through a window.

And, the importance of doing so has never been so vital as right now. Look around you – examine the state of wellbeing, the state of health, the state of our Earth mother … the call for the paradigm shift is NOW. Let’s start with what’s in it for you:

  • Our beliefs have a profound impact on our biochemistry. There have been hundreds of studies showing the remarkable impact of placebo effects, which science treats as a type of error. Time and time again we have seen that the power of the mind produces the same effect as the substance of the pill!

  • Thoughts are things. They have energy that we can measure on an EEG or an MRI. They don’t stay ‘inside’ your brain/body. Others can sense them and pick them up in much the same way as the radio picks up the FM or AM signal. This is now a scientific fact.

  • Your beliefs create your biological experience of reality. Your beliefs can make you sick. Or healthy.

Thoughts are things. Change your thoughts, change your life. “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it…” – Ernest Holmes.



Dr. Ryan Pride is the owner of the Moksha Institute, a firm dedicated to improving the wellbeing of individuals, teams, and organizations through culture transformation and leadership development. A profit-for-purpose company, the Moksha Institute applies Ancient Teachings for the Modern Time in order to transform striving into thriving.

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