The Secret to Transformation: Renew Your Mind

By Laura Silva Quesada

While doing a little reading this past weekend, I came across the following,

"Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is good and pleasing and perfect."

One would think the statement above is some kind of advice by some modern day proponent of personal development.

The fact is that statement is about two thousand years old and comes from Romans 12: 2.


To renew your mind means to restore, regenerate, and change the way you think. In fact, the Spanish version of "Renewal of your mind," is translated to read "Change the way you think."

If you think in a negative manner then change the way you think to be more positive instead.

If you are pessimistic, then become more optimistic. If you think of doom and gloom, then start thinking more of things that are hopeful, happy and healthy. If all your thoughts are filled with problems, then start thinking of solutions.

If all you depend on is what you perceive with your physical senses, then begin to depend on your mental (spiritual) senses. Your spiritual senses have no boundaries of time, space or dimension.

This means that you can become aware of an endless amount of information that can be applied to solving problems of all kinds, making your life better and better through time.

Learning to use your mind in a new and changed way, a way that depends on the mental senses truly allows you to have a sense of and discern between right and wrong, good and bad, problem or solution, good choices and bad choices.

In other words using your mind and mental senses in a renewed way allows you "discern what is good and pleasing and perfect."

It allows you to live the life of your design, a life that you desire, and one that is your birthright to have.

I purposely left out a phrase from that verse and it is probably the most important part, "That you may discern what is the will of God, what is good pleasing and perfect."

For most people, God represents perfection in power, wisdom and goodness and is one with the Universe from where all things come.

God (Universe) responds to thought, all thoughts, both positive and negative, and so, it is of great importance that the thoughts you have be that of what you want and only that.

This discussion is not unique to just one religious doctrine but to all doctrines that aim to guide those who have ears and want to listen and eyes that want to see towards positive, loving transformation.

"Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one." 
Marianne Williamson

Buddha, Sakyamuni. who was born in the fifth century B.C.E. in present-day Nepal stated "Whatever is well-spoken is the word of the Buddha."

Meaning, if a particular teaching results in greater peace, compassion, and happiness, and if it leads to a lessening of negative emotions, then it can safely be adopted and practiced no matter who originally propounded it.

Let's face it; we live in an era of great turmoil. If the teachings that are out there, wherever they come from, help in solving problems, resulting in health, happiness, peace, a greater love for one another and overall success, then you can count on them as true and real.

They are worth incorporating.

Maybe it's time to renew your mind; your heart and soul will be right there with you.


Laura Silva

Laura Silva Quesada is President of Silva International and the daughter of Jose Silva, founder of the original Silva Mind Control Method. Born during the pinnacle of the Silva research on mind development, Laura was one of the primary research subjects which gave her extensive personal experience and insight into the creation and use of intuitive techniques.

Wanting to continue researching where her father left off, she brought together some of the most experienced experts in the mind development field and continued research that unites the best and most useful of the concepts behind the original Silva Method programs with the latest findings from studies on the human mind, intuition, alternative health care, NLP and spirituality.

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