The mind is a powerful thing

I woke up today ready, energized, expecting greatness, but I had you on my mind. See the mind is a muscle just to be bias I believe that the mind is one of the more important muscles in the human body. This muscle is being constantly used everyday. Basically the methods used to exercise this muscle will determine the performance that it displays in life. What I am trying to say is that a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

There is no weight machine or exercise that can strengthen this muscle. What I have come to learn is that when a person makes up his/her mind to succeed or fail. There is nothing that anyone can do to alter that.

Well why is that?

The mind is the head of the body. Everything that we see, touch, taste, smell and hear is based from the minds ability to interpret these actions. For example you see a fuzzy pillow. It is all white with a hint of grey. You reach to touch the pillow only to feel the texture of it. Your sensory and neurons start firing off sending a pulse communicating to the brain what the human flesh just experienced. The Brain then takes this information and can either tell your body what you just experienced was soft pleasure or this softness caused pain to the body. From this you will develop a assimilation and accommodation of anything that you see fuzzy is soft and pleasurable or anything that you see fuzzy causes pain.

Now let’s play around with this real quick. Let’s just say that the fuzzy pillow caused pain and discomfort. From this point on anything that you see of fuzzy texture will be deemed as bad. This is based upon your last interaction. You feel you mind with negative assumptions going forward. Now what if you see a dog that is appealing to the eyes. The dog that you witness is one of those sheep type dogs with alot of fur.

Is that dog dangerous? Will it cause pain and discomfort because it has fuzzy fur?

I introduced two terms that I remember studying earning my psychology degree from college.

1) Assimilation

is the cognitive process of fitting new information into existing cognitive schemas, perceptions, and understanding.

2) Accommodation

is part of the learning process that allows us to change our existing ideas in order to take in new information.

This is key to understanding what I am trying to communicate. Children know these two psychology terms very well. For example, parents have you every experienced this with your children.

Source: Piaget’s Example

When a child learns the word for dog, they start to call all four-legged animals dogs. This is assimilation. People around them will say, no, that’s not a dog, it’s a cat. The schema for dog then gets modified to restrict it to only certain four-legged animals. That is accommodation.

As adults we do the same as children. So maybe assimilation and accommodation does not just apply to the little people. It’s called


A schema describes both the mental and physical actions involved in understanding and knowing. Schemas are categories of knowledge that help us to interpret and understand the world.

As people we learn (experience) troubles, heartaches and pains. Only to start calling (labeling) everything else in life that appears as a potential threat negative. We constantly feed the mind negative thoughts. We know this too well. Why not tell yourself positivity? Negativity has become so much apart of our learning process and way of living that other people have to talk to us, help modify the way we allowed negativity to sculp our view of the world.

What has transpired whether a quarter, half or a full century of our life should not be something that we are continuously feeding the mind to believe that the rest of our life will turn out this way. The reason why the world around you is not changing is large in part of what dwells inside of you.

What every the mind believes the body will achieve. This is true because the body takes it’s orders and acts on the commands that the brain gives. So if you tell yourself that you have a wonderful life and there is nothing to be sad, mad or even ungrateful about. The body will begin to operate accordingly to the words that you speak. I believe the word of the heavenly father says it best,

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof

Proverbs 18:21

Your mind is powerful. It is scary how much you can achieve just by having a made up mind. Whether good or bad. It is amazing how the words you speak carry so much weight that the brain takes it, process it and communicate to the body that this is what to live accordingly to.

Sorry but I don’t have a list of 1-10 on how to achieve this. However I can tell you how to approach change. Simply make your mind up. No gimmicks. I’m not going to sell you that if you spin around five times, Pat your head and stomach at the same time and say the words abracadabra. You will be fixed. Naw, I’m not interested in playing with people’s emotions. You’re searching, wondering and hoping for something. You just have to make your mind up do you want positivity or do you want to negativity to keep lingering in your life. Bottom line. It’s all based on you making up your mind and being tierd, done of the same recurring garbage that should not be still there.

So let me ask you a question

Change starts today, but first modify the way you think.

Wassup world. I am Keyshaun Jamel Collins and what can I say about myself. First thing is that I never thought that I would be sharing my life, thoughts, experiences, ideas, and dreams aka my business with the world. I’m simply an introverted guy who views the world differently but prefers to keep to myself. I graduated from college nine months ago with my Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. That’s a big accomplishment for me. Yet, that’s not about me. I am a Chicago native born and raised to a black dad and mom who are still married till this day. That don’t describe me. I got a Puerto Rican and Mexican fiancée; my guy friends I had to break free from them because they were jealous. Couldn’t understand how I had the tools to get that one girl, while they stepped up to the plate swung and missed. That’s not about me. Went outside day after day practicing on what started as a dream in hopes of one day becoming a reality. I did not have the mental strength to let this curricular activity go, so I could realize that this was meant to be metaphor to teach me life and prepare me for my true gift. Now that’s me. I am a firm believer in to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48). My goal is to give back, it is very easy to receive so much in life, but the real reward is to give back that knowledge so you can help the next fellow man under you struggling in whatever his/her situation may be. Through this website I have an opportunity to inspire, encourage and motivate. Paint a picture with my words while telling a story about my struggles, hard aches and pains; also the down falls and faults that I bare witness to everyday while I interact with numerous people everyday. How am I able to achieve this, simple I know myself. I know my self worth as a man because I envision it, claim it, speak it and walk in my authority confidently because I understand it. Like my dad and mom always say “If you don’t stand for something than you’ll fall for anything. Now that’s me.

16 comments on “The mind is a powerful thing

  1. So true! Very well written!!

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  2. Great informative yet inspiring post! Well I agree with you, we should really choose to start using this brain in a positive way and urgently! Too much negativity in this world while we have a great gift such as brain!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this post. It’s so true that the mind is powerful. I love to look at it from the psychological, educational and Biblical points of view!!

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  4. Very good post. Mad me look at Proverbs 18:21 with a new ser of eyes. I am bookmarking this for future reference. You may get a pingback.

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  5. Simply superb!. A thoughtful and carefully written post on the amazing power and workings of the mind. I knew nothing about the terms ‘accommodation’ and ‘assimilation’ until today. Thanks for providing great insight on how my mind works and how to achieve more by programing it properly.

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