It was said long ago that what one thinks, one becomes. This simply means one’s thoughts, emotions and beliefs affect their reality.

William James (known as the “father of American psychology”) said over 100 years ago that “the greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another”.

Innovator Henry Ford put it more bluntly: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t—you’re right.”

It’s rewarding to witness the shifts that occur in those clients I work with that learn to utilize more of their innate power to replace a habitual focus on “what they don’t want” with a more deliberate focus on “what they want”.

In the mid-1990s world-renowned consciousness researchers Stuart Hameroff, MD and Sir Roger Penrose theorized about quantum processes being orchestrated within the cells of the brain, and their relationship to consciousness.

The origin of consciousness reflects our place in the universe, the nature of our existence. Did consciousness evolve from complex computations among brain neurons, as most scientists assert? Or has consciousness, in some sense, been here all along, as spiritual approaches maintain?

Recently, Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay discovered that quantum vibrations occur in the microtubules within the neurons of the brain. This corroborates Hameroff and Penrose’s original theory of consciousness. They propose that brain waves could be a result of these quantum vibrations.

Quantum vibrations are thought by many physicists to be the fundamental “building blocks” of reality. Hameroff and Penrose’s recent study suggests that your brain and the universe operate very similarly.

…conscious experience is intrinsically connected to the fine-scale structure of space–time geometry, and that consciousness could be deeply related to the operation of the laws of the universe.

It’s estimated that a person has around 50,000 thoughts a day, or more. Ever wonder how many of those thoughts in your daily story are the same habitual thoughts? One could say that the story you tell is the basis of your life. Here’s the good news: Anything you learned, you can unlearn, by learning something new.

And, if you’ve been paying attention, you may realize that whether you believe this is possible, or you believe this is impossible … you’re right.

Read the article: elsevier.com