“Yeah, when you call my name, I salivate like Pavlov’s Dogs.” -- The Rolling Stones
A huge amount of the thoughts in our heads are there because of conditioned thinking. You remember Pavlov’s Dogs from school, right? Ring the bell and salivate. Conditioned thinking is an automatic response. Event X happens and you respond with Reaction Y, just like you learned to do in the past.
What is this means is that we are not in control of our thoughts. Our thoughts control us. This conditioning started when we were very small children. A baby is hungry, she cries and she gets fed. She gets hungry again, she cries and she gets fed again. We learn that one pretty fast.
To take back control of our thinking, we need tools to help us break the slavery to our trance-like conditioning.Read More