It’s easy for people to get trapped thinking they are their emotions and forget their thoughts sent neuropeptides down into their glands to produce hormones that we verify our experience with (emotions).
In Breaking the habit of being you by Dr. Dispenza he states:
“By definition, emotions are the end products of past experiences in life. When you’re in the midst of an experience, the brain receives vital information from the external environment through five different sensory pathways (sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch). As that cumulative sensory data reaches the brain and is processed, networks of neurons arrange themselves into specific patterns reflecting the external event. The moment those nerve cells string into place, the brain releases chemicals. Those chemicals are called an “emotion” or a “feeling.”
Consequently if you get stuck perpetuating an emotion (by feeling the way you think, you then begin to think the way you feel) which causes you keep thinking about the chemicals your now feeling, it’s called a mood. And if you get trapped within a mood that is called a personality trait (think of the grumpy old man). ALL stemming from what you started off thinking in the first place!
“Psychologists tell us that by the time we’re in our mid-30s, our identity or personality will be completely formed. This means that for those of us over 35, we have memorized a select set of behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, emotional reactions, habits, skills, associative memories, conditioned responses, and perceptions that are now subconsciously programmed within us. Those programs are running us, because the body has become the mind. This means that we will think the same thoughts, feel the same feelings, react in identical ways, behave in the same manner, believe the same dogmas, and perceive reality the same ways.
Think about that: 5 percent of the mind is conscious, struggling against the 95 percent that is running subconscious automatic programs. We’ve memorized a set of behaviors so well that we have become an automatic, habitual body-mind. In fact, when the body has memorized a thought, action, or feeling to the extent that the body is the mind—when mind and body are one—we are (in a state of) being the memory of ourselves. And if 95 percent of who we are by age 35 is a set of involuntary programs, memorized behaviors, and habitual emotional reactions, it follows that 95 percent of our day, we are unconscious. We only appear to be awake. Yikes!”
Your thoughts are the start of it all, that’s why I created a way to gain the upper hand and input what you truly what into the programing of your subconscious. With daily repetition you can be in control of this powerful machine we walk around in.
Be aware of being aware, that is your job as the 5% of your awareness