"If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain"
You take your beliefs for granted.
They filter your experiences and you're not even aware of it. The only way to notice them is to make a huge shift in your beliefs. It's not easy and it takes some serious brain hacking skills. Only then would you see the contrast between your old belief and the new ones.
Most beliefs are subconscious. They run on autopilot. We don’t even notice them.
Installing a new belief is like putting on a Band Aid. At first you can’t help but notice that you have some foreign object sticking to your skin. But after a while, the sensory input patterns stop making impressions upon your conscious mind. You stop noticing the Band Aid. Essentially it becomes a part of you. Then later you see it again, or maybe someone else notices it, and you say to yourself, “Oh yeah… I’m wearing a Band Aid.”
The subconscious mind is very pliable and programmable. That makes it very powerful. But it has a downside as well. Once some programming is installed, it takes more effort to uninstall and reprogram it. A half-assed effort won’t get you very far; you’ll just solidify the old programming by piling more code on top of it.
One of the best ways to change your beliefs is through a process of immersion. You've got to consciously set the old beliefs aside and push yourself to adopt the new beliefs - 24/7.
It isn’t easy but it works. So just exactly How do you hack your brain?
Recognize which Operating System you're Running
There are two types of brain Operating Systems (OS). Subjective and Objective.
The key to hacking your brain is, instead of running an objective operating system, consciously run a subjective one.
As with any good operating system, it takes some getting used to, but after a while your comfort level increases, and you don’t notice it so much. You'll start running programs on top of it, but you might take the underlying OS for granted much of the time.
However, one or the other OS is always running, and it dictates which programs you can and can’t run on top of it. It'll be doing a lot of work in the background and can fry your brain.