The mind, which pervades the body, is largely the result of heredity, which, in turn, is simply the result of all the environments of all past generations on the responsive and ever-moving life forces.
Heredity determines many of our basic characteristics and traits. On the surface level, we get most of our traits from our parents.
These traits go beyond the physical, such as eye colour and hair colour; we are also imbued with tendencies toward other traits, such as political affiliation, smoking and drinking, the way we talk, and other sundry characteristics.
These characteristics are passed to us by the fact that we are influenced by our parents (or primary care-givers) from birth, and even before birth as we receive vibrations and impressions when we are in the womb. All of these impressions are the foundation upon which our mental world is constructed.
These impressions continue throughout one’s life. We are influenced by our home, business, and social environment, where we receive from others opinions, suggestions, and statements.
We are thus the result of our past thinking and we will become what we are thinking today.
The Law of Attraction will bring to us “our own.”
If a child is born to a family of alcoholics and as that child matures he sees his parents imbibing daily, then chances are good that he, too, will move from the baby bottle to the liquor bottle. It is similar in almost every aspect and permutation. A child of Republican parents will probably become a Republican; middle-class parents will raise a middle-class child; honest and virtuous parents will beget honest children.
Look around, the trend is true.
Why is this?
If we see something enough, then we see that it is true. (Not good or bad, per se, because the subconscious does not judge. It just accumulates.) As it is in the subconscious, it is then passed to the Sympathetic System, from there it is built into our physical body.
One of the first words a child learns is “No.” Is it any wonder that later in life, when he wants to do something, his first thought is “No!”?
The word has become so inculcated that it becomes the first response to just about any idea or thought — whether it is true or not.
In libelli veritas.