Stop Being Hypnotized Without Your Knowledge
This isn’t some conspiracy theory of weird ‘mass control’ hype.
It’s about a simple truth.
The truth is that, whether we know it or not, we are all constantly being hypnotized everyday of our lives.
Sometimes this is deliberate, and sometimes it’s also good.
When a friend cheers you up after you’ve had a bad day, they probably don’t know it, but that’s a form of hypnosis.
When you decide to by that new pair of shoes after being dazzled by the latest ad, yes I’m afraid you were hypnotized.
Of course, by ‘hypnotized’ I don’t mean in the creepy mind control sense you see in the movies, what I mean is that you responded subconsciously to an idea placed by somebody else.
Often that happens to subtly that even if you’re looking for it, it’s hard to spot.
Perhaps you said hi to an old friend the other day, and they ignored you.
In reality they probably just didn’t happen to hear your greeting, but maybe you subconsciously interpreted this as a form of rejection, and left feeling bad.
Why is this hypnosis? Because your state of mind changed based on the implied idea or message behind someone’s non verbal communication (or lack thereof).
This subtle, unintentional hypnosis happens all the time.
Some people live their lives constantly being buffeted around by ill-informed guesses as to what others think of them.
If someone pays them a compliment, they cheer up because they accept the positive hypnotic suggestion.
If someone is rude to them, they get depressed because they accept the negative hypnotic suggestion.
This can be a big problem, because before you know it instead of living YOUR life on YOUR terms, you’re merely a hacky sac being kicked around clumsily by the ideas and messages you surround yourself with.
Of course, as human beings and members of a social species, we cannot help responding in someway to the messages and reactions around us, which is what it’s important to surround yourself with positive people in a positive, interesting environment.
But there’s only a certain amount you can do to control the world around you.
What you do have more or less complete control of, however, is the world within you.
This is an attitude shift as much as anything.
Imagine how much better life would be if, instead of being at the mercy of the outside world, you were in complete control of your word.
Not only does this make things better immediately but it also has a ripple effect.
The way you think affects the way you behave, and the way you behave effects the world around you.
I think the “law of attraction” hyped things up a little too much when it claimed that your thoughts effect the real world directly, but that’s just my opinion. What I do know is that the way you think effects YOUR world, and the way you BEHAVE effects the world at large.
The paradigm shift I want you to make is to realize that the way you react to what happens in the world is often much more important than what actually happens.
Stop being ‘hypnotized’ without your knowledge by the world around you, and become your own hypnotist!