Week 5 – We are What We Think

No one is born with guilt, shame, fear, worry, anger or hate; nor is anyone born with love, faith, confidence or courage.  All of these are learned behavior.

What we have in our mind or memory is a result of our home and social environment – what we experience through our 5 senses: see – hear – touch – taste – smell.

Our conscious mind takes it in and reasoning decides whether to pass it on to our subconscious mind.  When we are young there is very little reasoning and we take everything in and pass it on, because everything we receive is from people who are significant in our lives; i.e. parents, teachers, even peers (because we want to be accepted by our peers.)

The subconscious mind does not know the difference between the truth and a lie; it makes no judgment or argue; it believes everything it is told.  As we experience life is when we develop learned behavior.

We are the result of our past memories, what we take into our mind comes out in our actions.  We can only change what comes out in our actions by changing what we believe in our mind.  This is why Bible reading, prayer, daily devotions and Christian fellowship is so important – even the music we listen to, the movies and TV shows we watch impacts our thoughts and actions.


Thoughts = Feelings = Beliefs – This is where we experience our relationship with God

The results of our thoughts, feelings and beliefs lead our Outer World

Action = Habits = who we are


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