As human beings, we come into this world with three extraordinary tools to create and experience life: body, mind, and heart. To explain this, think of a coachman, a horse, and a carriage.
The only way they can travel the distance and reach their destination is for the three of them to go in the same direction. The coachman is your mind. He knows the direction, and must keep the carriage and the horse on the road. He can hold the reins and guide them to destination, or he can lead the horse and the carriage off a cliff.
The horse is your love, the energy of life. You can go all the way only if you are pulled by love, the only real power. If you are driven by your emotions, you will not go far because they are nothing more than momentary spikes of energy.
The carriage is your body. It doesn’t move without the coachman and the horse. In the pursuit of dreams, you cannot have inner conflicts. You cannot think you want to go left, feel you want to go right, and then walk forward, because you will end up going nowhere. The path you have chosen must be traversed with the body, the mind, and the heart as one.
In the 1990s, cellular biologist Dr. Glen Rein organized a series of experiments at HeartMath Institute in California to see if people can influence matter using only their thoughts and emotions. Rein had 10 practitioners who were trained to feel love and heart-centered feelings of appreciation, gratitude, and compassion. He asked them to hold a sealed tube containing a sample of DNA for two minutes. They were then divided into three groups. The first group self-generated in their hearts elevated emotions of compassion and gratitude, but had no clear intention in their minds to change the DNA. They found that the statistical change in the DNA was insignificant.
The second group held a focused intention to wind or unwind the DNA, but were instructed to not enter into an elevated emotional state. They only focused their minds on the outcome. Nothing happened to the DNA tubes of this group.
The third group of participants held a focused intention in their minds to wind or unwind the DNA, and felt in their hearts love and elevated emotions of compassion and gratitude. In this case, the DNA strand changed up to 25 percent.
If the DNA in a sealed tube can change in two minutes by thought and love alone, just imagine what you can do if you focus your mind for years on what you love. Jesus said, “If two make peace with each other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, ‘Move away!’ and it will move away.” When your mind and your love become one in your body, and you act toward your dream, even if the mountain doesn’t move, you will have the power within yourself to climb the mountain all the way to the top.
From the book The Pursuit of Dreams: Claim Your Power, Follow Your Heart and Fulfill Your Destiny
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