The Equation of Thought

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Scripture and The Miracle Inside My Mind
The Equation of Thought
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   For me, overcoming emotional trauma was like solving a puzzle. If you like puzzles, maybe you can overcome inner conflicts, too! Also, it was like playing a sport, and the same principles of ethics, discipline, and hard work were practiced. If you want to get good ideas concerning overcoming emotional trauma, listen to a good athletics coach who preaches about inner strength as well as physical conditioning. Apply what the coach says to the challenge inside your mind. You need to feed the soul as well as the body to become a good athlete, and it's the same with becoming good at overcoming emotional scars. Figuring out the Concept of the Equation of Thought was like discovering a puzzle inside my mind. Below I share some excerpts from this website concerning the Concept of the Equation of Thought. See if you can relate the Equation of Thought to the way you think and feel. Over 30 years ago, I related the Equation to the way I was thinking and I believe it probably saved my sanity. 

    The Equation of Thought occurs in the mind due to emotional trauma, and represents a mathematical expression that can be graphed. Using the minds eye and picturing the graph exercises the mind, gets stagnant thoughts moving, and increases stability, strength, and confidence. To study The Equation of Thought is to learn about human nature, and to become closer to God. Chapter two explains in detail how I used the concept of The Equation of Thought to help overcome the emotional scars. Below, I briefly introduce some of the preliminary ideas concerning the equation. In chapter one, under the heading, Types of Thoughts, several other thoughts that are included in the equation are listed.

       In the Equation of Thought, 1-2 thought means seeing yourself as separate from your thoughts. For example, the thoughts of the medical examination weren't who I was. They were a part of me, but my sense of self, the ONE, was separate from the thoughts of the medical examination. The number one in the equation represents the conscious soul, “I am,” self-awareness--the bare naked self stripped of thoughts, feelings, senses, and memories. The TWO in the equation represents the thoughts, feelings, memories, and senses of a traumatic experience frozen in the mind. Concentrating upon 1-2 thought unfreezes them and constructively exercises the mind! The recollection of what was going through my mind while they were putting wires on my head is 1-2 thought. Concentrating on 1-2 thought and visualizing the ONE together with the TWO creates additional 1-2 thought. It's the most important thought in the equation, the thought that all others are built upon. 1-2 thought includes vivid memory of emotional trauma, living in the now, and facing the moment. In my journal I wrote:


“…Conscious life is a string of microscopically attached ‘nows.’ Whatever is bothering you, it once was in the present moment. That is a very powerful thing this moment has in common with then. You can cry and cry and cry, but if you don’t face this moment, this most powerful of all ‘nows,’ you’ll never solve your problem. You’ll never solve the ‘now,’ then.”


     It's common for people to talk about living in the now. People say things like, “The power of now.” Well, for me, I ask, which now? Is it the now of this moment or the now of fifteen years ago? Perhaps you’ll laugh at my question, claiming that, of course, it’s the now of this moment that they mean. Well, I’d like you to know that I overcame the emotional scars due in no small part to having a profound respect for the now of yesterday. I fought very hard to get to the now of yesterday. Another question to ask is, “Why is it that anyone even mentions the importance of living in the now?” Well, I believe it’s because people don’t live in this moment, but are stuck in the now of the past! So the more important question, and one that will be answered in this book, is, “How to move from the now of the past to the now of this moment, and vice versa?”


          The moment includes every traumatic experience of your life. The moment waits for acknowledgement, for without it, you’ll never become whole, you’ll never become all you could have become. It’s through the moment that the vibrations of emotional trauma move through the mind. The vibrations of emotional trauma create the Equation of Thought, and 1-2 thought is part of the Equation.  Self-awareness is the ONE. Feelings, thoughts, memories, and senses are the TWO. Visualizing the ONE with the TWO creates 1-2 thought and constructively exercises the mind!


     In relationship to emotional trauma, 1-2 thought is pure, clear, and concise—the first cube in the building blocks of thought and the most important thought in the Equation. 1-4 thought is the second cube in the building blocks of thought. 1-4 thought is the vibration of emotional trauma influencing present moment thinking. Usually when this happens, we don’t acknowledge the 1-4 thought because facing it causes pain or discomfort. It’s easier to push it away and try to forget it. Unfortunately, it’s easy to blame ourselves for the traumatic feelings because they linger and become a part of our lives, like a part of our personality we were born with. We confuse them as being a part of who we are. For me, I was ashamed of the traumatic thoughts and feelings and denied them... 






Types of Thought

    There are always different ways of looking at something, but there are only so many ways of looking at a thought or feeling in relationship to emotional trauma. If traumatized, it’s as if a part of you freezes at a moment in time, and everything else is viewed in relationship to the trauma. In this case, there is a finite amount of thought in the mind. The most important is 1-2 thought, or base thought. This is the exact thought you are thinking this moment, or any moment. The second most important is 1-4 thought. This is base thought influenced by thought. Thoughts influencing base thought can be 1-2, 1-4, 1-8, 1-16, 1-32, or 1-64 thought. Childhood emotional trauma is like standing on a mountain. If you are traumatized at the age of two, at the age of five, you don’t forget, but look at the mountain differently. The mountain is in the distance; you see the trauma from a different angle. This different, distant view of the mountain is 1-4 thought. During different stages of life, you view the mountain differently. At age eight, the mountain is farther away than at age five. This creates 1-8 thought. Age eleven brings on a different view; this is 1-16 thought. Age fourteen brings on 1-32 thought. At the age of seventeen, you’ve completely forgotten the mountain; it’s unseen, but as real as stone. This is 1-64 thought. It’s like whispering a secret to a friend, who whispers it to another, and the other whispers it to another, and so on, six times. The last friend understands the sky is falling, but the first friend whispered that the sky was blue. Only in this case, the first friend whispered something awful, and the situation gets uglier. Anytime a feeling influences thought, the individual is experiencing 1-4 thought. The feeling could be from an original experience, therefore, 1-2 thought, or it could be a feeling from a different view of the mountain, thus, 1-4, 1-8, 1-16, 1-32, or 1-64 thought. Each stage of life, approximately every three years during childhood and young adulthood, brings on a different view of the mountain, and experiences the mountain uniquely, doubling the emotions, because as the new view emerges, the old is retained. It’s as if the thoughts are reproduced liked molecules in a Petri dish. Therefore, the second number changes from 2 to 4, 4 to 8, 8 to 16, 16 to 32, and 32 to 64. This can be graphed, and represents the mathematical expression called The Equation of Thought. 1-64 thought is extremely dangerous. Senses and feelings from the original experience pop in and out of consciousness, causing confusion and disorientation. The person may hallucinate.

1-4 Thought

   The relationship between trauma and thought is very important. Seeing how common thoughts react to feelings of trauma is to view the second most important thought, 1-4 thought. Each thought that reacts to the trauma is 1-4 thought. By identifying the 1-4 thought, and concentrating upon 1-2 thought, the individual begins the road to recovery. As an adolescent, I searched for 1-4 thought throughout my life. I searched for 1-4 thought from the age of two, through adolescence. When 1-4 thought was located, I concentrated upon 1-2 thought. As I located the 1-4 thought and concentrated upon 1-2 thought, energy was released, and more 1-2 thought was created. This made me healthier.

    You’ll see in chapter two, that when a feeling was present, the type of 1-4 thought was identified. It could have been 1-2, 1-4, 1-8, 1-16, 1-32 or 1-64 thought. As I identified the type of 1-4 thought, and concentrated upon 1-2 thought, the feelings were shaved away, until, I got to the essence, the vivid memory of the trauma.