Plant positive Thoughts
(Vinod Anand)

How many of us utilize the power of the subconscious mind? Your subconscious mind does not need your advice to say what is to be done to overcome barriers, when there is a blockade in your daily life.

It is continuously alert: Whatever your need may be — your desire for a promotion, purchase of house and precious household items, or anything else — you are able to get guidance from your subconscious mind.

Through our conscious mind, we are directed to talk, speak, write or do any work which brings harmony and peace to us, our family members and well wishers. The subconscious mind does not understand all these things.

If you sincerely and with devotion and conviction ask for help, it will not only help you but also guide you to the right solution, if you are able to understand its signal. The subconscious mind is like ‘gigo’ — garbage in/garbage out — or pipo’ —positive in/positive out. It is entirely up to you, how you use its power. Despite its charismatic power, very few of us are aware of it enough to use the power.

Except perhaps a few eminent scientists, lawyers, doctors or businessmen, for example. Many creative scientists have used the power of the subconscious mind to find solutions to complexities associated with their discoveries. For example, the celebrated chemist Friedrich Von Stradonitz of Germany of the nineteenth century was completely puzzled because of his inability -to solve a complex problem related to the structure of hydrocarbon called benzene.

He was exhausted, tired and a frustrated and decided to utilize the power of the subconscious mind. In his sleep, he saw the image of a snake biting its own tail and turning around like a pin wheel. When he awoke next day, he got the long-sought answer, the circular arrangement of atoms, which is known as the benzene ring. Students of mind or psychologists are aware that we have one mind.

This mind has two functional and characteristics parts. One is known as the conscious mind and the other is the subconscious. They are classified as the subjective and objective minds, the waking and sleeping minds, the voluntary and involuntary minds and the male and female minds and so on. Let us take the example of a garden.

By his habit, the gardener plants seeds with hope that one day the garden will be full of quality fruits and flowers. Similarly, if the conscious-mind goes on thinking positive thoughts, the subconscious mind will accumulate the same.

It works like a mental bank. As and when you are puzzled, you face anxieties, you foresee any problem or you are not finding any solution to a problem, you ask for help exercising your mental power, and the subconscious mind will definitely assist you.

If the balance of accumulated thoughts are more positive than negative in the mental bank, your subconscious mind will guide you accordingly. So, you have to act like a gardener.

You have to always make a habit to plant positive thoughts. You will see that your subconscious mind is getting enriched with positive thoughts receiving the continuous flow of the same from the conscious mind.

Then your life will be a bed of roses, perhaps of course, with occasional thorns. These thorns may slow your progress a bit, but they cannot throw you off balance because you have nourished your subconscious mind effectively and efficiently.

Author's Bio: 


Born in 1939, and holding Master’s Degree both in Mathematics (1959) and Economics (1961), and Doctorate Degree in Economics (1970), Dr. Vinod K.Anand has about forty five years of teaching, research, and project work experience in Economic Theory (both micro and macro), Quantitative Economics, Public Economics, New Political Economy, and Development Economics with a special focus on economic and social provisions revolving around poverty, inequality, and unemployment issues, and also on informal sector studies. His last assignment was at the National University of Lesotho (Southern Africa) from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that he was placed as Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of North-West in the Republic of South Africa, and University of Allahabad in India, Professor at the National University of Lesotho, Associate Professor at the University of Botswana, Gaborone in Botswana, and at Gezira University in Wad Medani, Sudan, Head, Department of Arts and Social Sciences, Yola in Nigeria, Principal Lecturer in Economics at Maiduguri University in Nigeria, and as Lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Nigeria. Professor Anand has by now published more than 80 research papers in standard academic journals, authored 11 books, supervised a number of doctoral theses, was examiner for more than twenty Ph.D. theses, and has wide consultancy experience both in India and abroad, essentially in the African continent. This includes holding the position of Primary Researcher, Principal Consultant etc. in a number of Research Projects sponsored and funded by Universities, Governments, and International Bodies like, USAID, IDRC, and AERC. His publications include a variety of themes revolving around Economic Theory, New Political Economy, Quantitative Economics, Development Economics, and Informal Sector Studies. His consultancy assignments in India, Nigeria, Sudan, Botswana, and the Republic of South Africa include Non-Directory Enterprises in Allahabad, India, Small Scale Enterprises in the Northern States of Nigeria, The Absolute Poverty Line in Sudan, The Small Scale Enterprises in Wad Medani, Sudan, Micro and Small Scale Enterprises in Botswana, The Place of Non-Formal Micro-Enterprises in Botswana, Resettlement of a Squatter Community in the Vryburg District of North West Province in the Republic of South Africa, Trade and Investment Development Programme for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises: Support for NTSIKA in the Republic of South Africa, and Development of the Manufacturing Sector in the Republic of South Africa’s North West Province: An Approach Based on Firm Level Surveys. Professor Anand has also extensively participated in a number of conferences, offered many seminars, participated in a number of workshops, and delivered a variety of Refresher Lectures at different venues both in India and abroad. Dr. Anand was placed at the prestigious Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla in the State Himachal Pradesh, India as a Fellow from 2001 to 2003, and had completed a theoretical and qualitative research project/monograph on the Employment Profile of Micro Enterprises in the State of Himachal Pradseh, India.