The subject of this podcast was to be, Memories and Thinking.
And, while we stayed on track for most of the time, it wasn’t exactly a direct route! Once again Aaron manages to ask some intriguing questions and provide excellent examples from his own memories.
The interview covers:
- Why memories are inaccurate.
- How we change memories every time we revisit one.
- Why others who have experienced the same event may have different memories it.
- How thoughts use all our senses.
- Ways to change thoughts that affect us negatively.
- Why beliefs affect our perceptions — rather than perceptions affecting beliefs.
- How a negative old memory can continue affecting you all your life – unless you change it.
- The importance of how we code memories time in – and the repercussions.
- Why reality is a fallacy.
- How beliefs affect your outcomes (Quantum physics describes how experimenters unintentionally influence their experiments.)
- How changing your behaviour affects other peoples’ reaction to you.
- Why many beliefs are unconscious – but still affect us.
- Ways to change beliefs to experience a more positive life.
- Why some folk think that getting others to change would make their lives easier – and why that’s erroneous thinking!
- How we can make adjustments to negative beliefs, so they have less impact on us.
- How realising that your beliefs are not universal can be freeing.
It could be useful to reflect on your own thinking while you’re listening to the interview and even practice making some of the adjustments I suggest to Aaron. I suppose the key takeaways from the interview are that you’re in control of your thinking. If you’re not happy with some aspect of your life, try changing your own thinking and behaviour first.