Have you heard about the titanium-encased hydrophone scientists placed on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench? The trench marks the deepest part of the ocean, approximately 11,000 metres below sea level.

Scientists are aware that manmade sounds have been increasing—potentially interfering with animals who use sound to migrate, communicate, and eat—and the team wanted to see if any noises were making it that deep.

What’s That Have to Do with Happiness?

Does Your Happiness Start At The Bottom of the OceanRobert Dziak, the chief scientist, said, “You would think that the deepest part of the ocean would be one of the quietest places on Earth. Yet there really is almost constant noise from both natural and man-made sources.”

The hydrophone picked up whale calls, the sound of ship propellers as they passed 11 km/7 mi overhead, earthquakes near and far, and a category 4 typhoon that just happened to pass overhead.

That’s a lot of noise for a place you expect to be quiet, and some of it came from much farther away than imagined.

Your subconscious is like that. It’s hard to accept that events and things said at what seems like a faraway time make any impact on it. But they do.

Just like we didn’t know what sounds made it to the bottom of the ocean until a hydrophone was there to record it, there are ideas, beliefs, and memories in your subconscious that you aren’t aware of unless you have a way to detect them.

Why Does It Matter?

Your subconscious guides you much like sound does for some sea animals—it influences how you communicate, the choices you make, and even where you go and what you do in life both literally and figuratively.

How Do You Know What’s There?

If you listened to the recordings from the Mariana Trench, you wouldn’t know what you were listening to unless you already knew the sounds it recorded.

For example, if you’d never heard a boat propeller in water, you wouldn’t be able to identify that sound 11,000 meters below sea level any better than 1 meter below.

So, the first step is learning the various “sounds” that might be in your subconscious in order to identify them. I call them themes.

What’s a Theme?

For every area of your life, you make decisions and take action based on a specific theme. The major themes are lack, separation, drama, fear, and love. Each theme plays major and minor roles in the different areas of your life.

For example, if you hear about someone taking a vacation and think, “Must be nice!” your subconscious is working from a theme of lack. Instead of thinking through a way that you can eventually take a similar vacation, you assume you never will.

Your subconscious will help you make choices and take actions to reinforce your lack theme. I call it the “same shit, different day” cycle. If you don’t change your theme, it will repeatedly play out in your life.

Rewrite Your Story and Change Your Life

No matter what theme you’re currently using, you are free to rewrite it or choose another. It’s not always easy, but the process is straightforward and effective.

If you take the time to learn about your themes and change the ones that are causing results you don’t want, a rewarding life filled with love, success, and happiness can be yours.

Where Do You Start?

The first step is learning about the different themes in order to identify them at work in your own life.

I talk about the different themes throughout this blog, but I also wrote a book.

If you could see the number of people who are simultaneously pressing the accelerator for greater happiness and abundance while applying the emergency brakes of limiting beliefs to keep them from real change—all while you know how to stop it—you’d have written this book, too.

If you aren’t happy, successful, and living the life you want, it’s time to ask yourself, “Why not?” And if you’ve already been asking yourself that question, it’s time to get your answer and change your life.

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