MIND IS OUR U N D E R S T A N D I N G
•The mind is what thinks, what understands, what plans, what executes the desires of the heart. Executes in the sense of giving signals to the body. The mind is the thinker, the place where ideas and representations are made.•
GOAL: Active, Clear, Coordinated, Disciplined, Good skills and Good habits.
<CLEAR MIND THAT COMPREHENDS TRUTH> 9% of our problem on earth. Pure Heart is 90%. Disciplined Body is 1%.
|Strategy (for achieving desires)|
|Reading Others Intentions|
|Presence, Conscious Thought|
For example: philosophy, science, scholarship, mathematics, engineering, thinking, perceiving, comprehending, systems, deduction, induction, adduction, etc.
“The mind functions as a regulator between our beliefs and reality making sure that the experience is coherent. This is why when we change our beliefs, we can also change our reality. Studies have shown that in ordinary waking consciousness, we are in fact, conscious only about 5% of the time. This means that 95% of our decisions and actions are actually regulated by unconscious activity. Another way of expressing that is that programming accounts for the vast majority of our actual behaviour. -Bruce Lipton
All mind language is simply an expression of the desires of the heart.
Clean and pure Christ centered thoughts, guided by the Holy Ghost through scripture study and prayer.
you recognize the needs of others and are worthy and ready to serve.
‘Mind language is the patterned expression of the human mind’. But mind language is simply our ideas; what we think. And so we express our mind language in our concepts.
So, we need to be able to have a mind that is adequate to our environment. There are then, languages of mind. And these languages are the ideas that we build in our minds to represent the universe so that we can live and make what we think are wise decisions. Consisting basically of beliefs, of strategies for achieving our desires, and for readings of other people and their intentions.
You can hide what’s in the mind more than what’s in the heart, and that is our agency. It’s not like that in the celestial kingdom-where we will be more transparent.
We express our mind language in its concepts: the ideas in which you think about hell and the universe
Now mind language has several dimensions. We have in our mind what we call the truth, but we also have in our minds other variations of that which for the past would be “what might have been” and for the future it is “What could be”. So, we have in our minds what was, what is, and what will be. That’s one set of beliefs, but we have another set of beliefs: what might have been, in the past, what might have been right now, and what could be in the future. And so we do a great deal of thinking about what could be. Our mid is connected with truth “what is” and with possibilities of things. Now the interesting thing is when we actually think and act we don’t think and act in the real world, we think and act in our minds. That’s all our consciousness can get around. So, we need to be able to have a mind that is adequate to our environment. There are then, languages of mind. And these languages are the ideas that we build in our minds to represent the universe so that we can live and make what we think are wise decisions. Consisting basically of beliefs, of strategies for achieving our desires, and for readings of other people and their intentions.
So we have these different mind languages in which we express ourselves. All mind language is simply an expression of the desires of the heart. We build the kind of world which we think exists, which we want to believe in. We build the kind of possible world that includes the things we would like to achieve. We build the kind of people the caricatures of people around us into the kinds of persons we’d like them to be.
Vocabulary is a pretty good measure of mind language. It’s not the sole measure, because sometimes people are very good at thinking about things about which they have no words. Also, reading is a mind language And you take the normal meanings of those patterns and begin to build an imaginative world out of them. And your ability to read is usually just a function of the development of your mind language.
To be parochial is to have a narrow mind language. To be broad means to have many experiences and to be able to interpret in many ways and variations
For many, relief and happiness can come by understanding the relationship between peace of conscience and peace of mind.
Before drawing the breath of life on this earth, we were all spiritual beings living in the realm of God, the Eternal Father. Scripture reveals that even before our spiritual birth, each of us had individual identification as an intelligence. Before all else could take place, there had to be that beginning spark of light, that spark of intelligence or, if you please, the marvelous mechanism that controls our every thought, that controls our every act. We might think of this spark of intelligence as perhaps the nucleus of a human mind. This center dictates the character, the conscience, the strength, and yes, even the weaknesses of every man.
(Excerpts from the teachings of BYU professor and philosopher, Chauncey Riddle)