"Noetic science is the study of the measurable effect that human thought has on our physical world. According to noetics, thoughts have mass and therefore have an impact on our physical worlds." writes Brad Szollose in his book Liquid Leadership.
The first paragraph of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill states that: TRULY, "thoughts are things", and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects."
"This isn't some New Age magic trick. Findings at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) lab and the Institute of Noetic Sciences (ION) have proven that human thought, especially within a group and properly focused, has the ability to affect and change the physical mass of things.
Whether we are aware of it or not, our thoughts - both positive and negative - interact with our physical world and change it, right down to the subatomic level. Noetic experiments have shown categorically that projected thoughts and emotions impact the molecular structure of water. In conjunction with the Internet, noetics studies how a single thought or idea, called a meme, can spread. When the conversation about this idea builds up enough momentum, how long until the conversation actually becomes a real thing, manifesting in the outside world? Can our socialized cyberworld discussions actually manifest into physical reality? According to studies at Princeton and ION, the answer is yes.
Eastern philosophies may have had it right all along, that our thoughts are things. We are the cause, not the effect in our world. So personal success expert Napoleon Hill seems to have had it right too.
If this is true, and I believe it is, noetics is a huge leap forward in human thinking and action. It means we hold within our current state of consciousness the seed to creating the kind of world we choose - as long as we focus positively on a singular vision that is charged with enough to be contagious.
From the book Liquid Leadership by Brad Szollose.