Did you know that it only takes one sperm of a man and one egg of a woman to create a baby? But do you also know that we are all miracles? On LiveScience.com they have published this article called “Why Are 250 Million Sperm Cells Released During Sex?” And according to the article and their research, it said that an average male can produce roughly 525 billion sperm cells over a lifetime and can shed at least one billion of them per month. On the other hand, women are only born with an average 2 million egg follicles also known as the reproductive structures that give rise to eggs, but by puberty, a majority of those follicles close up and only about 450 will ever release mature eggs for fertilization. The interesting thing is that in a single ejaculation, a healthy adult male can release between 40 million and 1.2 billion sperm cells. Meaning that when creating a baby, 40 million and 1.2 billion sperm cells are competing for one egg.
I also read this article on StarOverSky.com called “Three Minds: Consciousness, Subconscious, and Unconscious,” and it says our minds are divided into three categories.
The first one is “The Conscious Mind,” and according to the article, The Consciousness Mind is your awareness at the present moment. This awareness can be something on the outside as well as some specific mental functions happening on the inside. For instance; you are aware that you are alive, you are walking or talking on the phone, you are aware where you are, your environment, and et cetera.
The second one is “The Subconscious Mind,” or you can say a storage mind that consists of accessible information or memories that are easy to recall. And according to the article, you can become aware of this information once you direct your attention to it. One example the author used is when you walk down the street to your house without consciously needing to be alert to your surroundings. Other examples are, when you easily bring to consciousness, the subconscious information about the path to your home, or when you easily remember the phone numbers that you frequently use.
The third one is “The Unconscious Mind,” which consists of the primitive, instinctual wishes as well as the information that we cannot access. According to the article, even though we may have some behaviors that may indicate we have some of the unconscious forces that drive them, we usually don’t have easy access to their information stored in the unconscious mind. We acquired countless memories and experiences during our childhood that formed who we are today, however, we cannot recall most of those memories because they are unconscious forces of beliefs, patterns, and subjective maps of reality that drive our behaviors.
Now, according to other experts out there, they also estimate that our minds can think between 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day. If you divide that by 24 hours a day, it comes to 2,500 to 3,300 thoughts per hour. So, imagine that!
If you check out the news of today, whether on TV, Radio, Phone, or Internet, more than likely you will hear so many bad news and negative influences than good ones. Things like there was a bomb somewhere and several people died, or so and so disappear or was stub in the night club, celebrity so and so, broke up or ended their marriage, bad reputation news, and so on. Apparently it looks like these kinds of stories get more attention and sell more than other kinds of stories on the globe.
There is a need to alert and warn people what’s going on, but when it becomes a daily thing to hear bad news, or negative influences, it can be really damaging into our minds, memories, and how we view the world.
Anyway, it’s part of life I guess, and it’s up to us to decide to change the way we see things and let those bad news we hear every day to be another way to remind us to be grateful to God. Those people could be us, but instead God decided to keep us alive, and protect us from some of the chaos that other people are going through in everyday lives.
And even if you are not the person who is watching, listening, and reading the news every day, it doesn’t mean you can escape the negativity that goes on in our lives. Every day we are surrounded with toxins of all kinds; we meet different types of people in different places, we go through all kinds of experiences, circumstances, and because of that we get to be influenced by so many things whereby some of them will be the reasons of whom we have become today.
Myself for instance; since my childhood, like everybody else in this world, I also have accumulated so many toxins. And honestly, I thank God for not letting me perish and letting all the things I have been through to determine my destiny. Let’s just say, “God had His hand on me.” And to this today, I believe He still does. But it came a point in my life that I had to learn how to detoxify myself, and become better with my thinking and mindset, especially when I realized it was a very important area for me to started working on if I wanted to change my life.
I knew the first thing I needed in order to transform my life to where I wanted or desired to be was to change my negative thinking. I have shared my story about this in “Change Your Mind Change Your Thinking.”
Imagine thinking 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day, and they are all negative and destructive thoughts…What good can come from that? Even if let’s say 2,000 of them are positive, good, and of invaluable information, then you will need a miracle for them to dominate the rest of your thoughts in your mind that are irrelevant, negative and toxic. Unless of course you have already stored some good and valuable information and memories before, then you will have more other good and positive information, memories, and beliefs to fall back on, or to recall and choose to think about.
We can change our old negative thinking and mindsets and override them with new positive, good, invaluable and relevant knowledge, information, and awareness. It’s never too late; each day God is giving us another chance to change our lives. Let today as you read this to be the day to decide to make that first step.
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