How To Focus Your Mind Through Thought Traffic!

Maybe this sounds familiar to you. You have an idea for an article, a product, a book, etc. You sit down to meditate on your idea, to develop it, and get a clearer understanding of the next steps. All of a sudden, every thought since the dawn of mankind is racing through your mind.  What do you do?

Focusing on a single idea, a single thought has always been a challenge. The very process has even been given a variety of names, like “writer’s block,” for one. For most, the harder they try to focus on that single idea, the bigger the thought traffic-jam.

Well, there are a couple of things you can do to help this situation and at the same time, help to strength and clarify your idea, so your subconscious mind can better assist you as a resource.

First things first, let’s begin with an understanding of the mental process going on. Your conscious mind is great at scanning your surroundings and giving you up-to-date info on your environment. It’s also good for remembering short-term events and bits of information.

But ideas, real ideas, have their birth place in the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind with its vast storehouse of memory is also your gateway to intuitive information (as in access to the universal mind).

The subconscious mind is constantly receiving information from this universal mind and a variety of other sources. So how does it judge what it should try to make you aware of, as a conscious thought? I can sum it up in one word…emotions! Emotions are the tags we put on thoughts to let our subconscious mind know what’s important and what isn’t.

That’s why, for example,  if you sat down to get some idea on how to make more money, when you’re already worried about your bills, a majority of the thoughts that pop into your mind are fearful thoughts about poverty, going broke and not being able to pay your bills. Is your subconscious mind working against you? No! It’s just paying attention to the signal you’re sending it. The emotion attached to the thought!

Here are some helpful steps you can take to relieve the thought traffic jam and better focus on your ideas.

For starters, don’t try to focus on your idea when you are feeling fearful, overwhelmed or uncertain about things. Before you sit down to meditate on your idea, get yourself in a better mood. Remember, your thoughts can only attract like thoughts and that will be governed by the emotions.

Next, talk about your idea out loud, in a mirror if possible. You want to hear the words you’re using to describe your idea. It’s the only way you can determine if you have the right emotion associated with your idea.

You might find the way you were silently explaining it in your mind, just didn’t carry strong enough emotion. So you change a few words and BAM, you notice the idea taking on more positive intensity. And the more intensity, the more excited you become, and with that more good content is attracted to that thought and added to your overall idea.