Does the Tail Wag the Dog

Does the Tail Wag the Dog? You are always at cause in your world. And this means that what you perceive outwardly is the result of what you have conceived inwardly. What appears to be is a selection of what you have chosen to see. The meaning of things does not exist in the things themselves but in your interpretation of them.

Thus, your mind programs not only your world but your physiological reaction to it. What we call reality is nothing more than an agreement of what something means, and this agreement is never entirely consensual, so each person sees different things in the same scene. Understanding this simple yet complex concept can help you turn things around for yourself. If the world you live in is not to your liking, some self-examination will reveal how you have been critical of it, perceived threats in it, and reacted accordingly. It is the dog that wags the tail and not the tail that wags the dog. Similarly it is the inner that creates the outer and not the outer that creates the inner.

This perspective, however, is not apparent.for it does indeed appear that it is the tail that wags the dog or the outer that has influenced the inner. It takes some insight to notice that you subconsciously arrange your perception of the world.

Is this just an interesting psychological or philosophical view.or can you benefit from it? In my opinion, it is possible to do three things to completely improve your experience in the world. In other words, when you recognize that the inner does affect the outer, you are open to the idea that you can reprogram your biocomputer with new software instructions. These three things are metaprograms, or master programs, that run the rest of your subconscious software programs. The first metaprogram that needs to be upgraded is your self-image. This can be upgraded by simply seeing yourself in all situations as competent.

As you do this, you will notice where your actions differ from your ideal; then by responding to a negative feedback loop, you can make course corrections. Thus, over time, and with practice, competence will become more than an will become a fact, obvious to yourself and anyone who observes you.


Saleem Rana is a psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado. Free audio interviews on the secrets of achievement by some of the greatest success legends and free e-books on how to get what you want are available at


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