The power of thought is the power of creation. Thoughts are not just airy vapors; they are packets of formative energy. They exert direct effect upon your body, your behavior and even the external world around you.
Your internal environment has power over your external environment the moment you choose to exercise control. You can alter circumstances and events at will by first creating a vision of what you want to have happen and then giving yourself permission to enact it.
Moment by moment, thought by thought, you author your own script. You do it actively or passively. Either way, you are ultimately the cause determining which effects occur. People are only victims of circumstance if they believe that they are and take a passive approach, letting their lives become subject to outside forces. Each one of us stands as a creative force of immense potency and potential. Believing that truth is half the battle.
Noted cognitive psychologist, Dr. Albert Ellis, stated, “We humans have real self-awareness. We can, though we do not have to, observe and judge our own goals, desires, and purposes. We can examine, review, and change them. We can also see and reflect upon our changed ideas, emotions, and doings. And we can change them. And change them again—and again!”
An even more definitive medical study was published by Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Sharon Begley in The Mind and The Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force.
Contrary to the notion that the brain has fully matured by the age of eight or twelve, with the truly crucial wiring complete as early as three, it turns out that the brain is an ongoing construction site. The hardware of the brain is far from fixed at birth. Instead, it is dynamic and malleable.
Neuroplasticity refers to the ability of neurons to forge new connections, to blaze new paths through the cortex, even to assume new roles. In shorthand, neuroplasticity means rewiring of the brain.
Conscious thoughts and volitions can, and do, play a powerful casual role in the world, including influencing the activity of the brain. Willed mental activity can clearly and systematically alter brain function. The exertion of willful effort generates physical force that has the power to change how the brain works and even its physical structure. The result is directed neuroplasticity.