What you pay attention to grows. Or, as it’s been said, “What you think about you bring about.” What this means is by focusing on the right things, you can create a better reality and visa versa. Seems simple, right?
The key here is to learn how to control your thoughts. Conscious or positive living is BIG and in the news these days but it sure isn’t NEW. There’s plenty of documentation in the 2,000 year old Bible and men like Albert Einstein and Henry Ford and more recently, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, state that what you focus on and a positive mindset can make life so much better in so many ways.
There are some key points to breaking the negative cycle and changing our lives today; redirecting our waking thoughts to create more happiness, better health, prosperity and love and they include:
- First thing when you wake up in the morning, think of three things you are grateful for.
- Practice non-resistance and total acceptance of what is going on right now. That means NO complaining!
- State out loud, in writing or to another what you would like to see happen differently. If you’re in the middle of a negative state, proclaim the opposite!
- Don’t criticize, complain or gossip about anyone or anything, especially yourself.
NOW, watch to see what happens and how things will start evolving for the better.
A KEY principle here is learning to control your thoughts. Always be grateful. It’s easy to just look around and see great things. If you are constantly thinking of the lack in your life, that’s exactly where you’ll stay. The most important place to focus is on our attitude and Chuck Swindoll, in his book Strengthening Your Grip said it well.
“The colorful, nineteenth-century showman and gifted violinist Nicolo Paganini was standing before a packed house, playing through a difficult piece of music. A full orchestra surrounded him with magnificent support. Suddenly one string on his violin snapped and hung gloriously down from his instrument. Beads of perspiration popped out on his forehead. He frowned but continued to play, improvising beautifully.
To the conductor’s surprise, a second string broke. And shortly thereafter, a third. Now there were three limp strings dangling from Paganini’s violin as the master performer completed the difficult composition on the one remaining string. The audience jumped to its feet and in good Italian fashion, filled the hall with shouts and screams, “Bravo! Bravo!” As the applause died down, the violinist asked the people to sit back down. Even though they knew there was no way they could expect an encore, they quietly sank back into their seats.
He held the violin high for everyone to see. He nodded at the conductor to begin the encore and then he turned back to the crowd, and with a twinkle in his eye, he smiled and shouted, ‘Paganini … and one string!’ After that he placed the single-stringed Stradivarius beneath his chin and played the final piece on one string as the audience (and the conductor) shook their heads in silent amazement. ‘Paganini … and one string! (And, I might add, an attitude of fortitude.)”
Swindoll goes on to say:
“This may shock you, but I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-do-day basis is my choice of attitude. … Attitude is that ‘single string’ that keeps me going or cripples my progress. … When my attitudes are right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me. Yet, we must admit that we spend more of our time concentrating and fretting over the strings that snap, dangle, and pop—the things that can’t be changed—than we do giving attention to the one that remains, our choice of attitude.”
We are creatures of habit. Try changing your attitude for 30 days and see then and thereafter, without even awareness, how the cycle breaks and you can become happier, healthier and have better relationships.
Everything is Energy and our Thoughts Carry That Energy
Really. This is true. Have you read or heard of the books written by the New York Times bestseller and internationally renowned Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto who shows how the influence of our thoughts, words and feelings on molecules of water can positively impact the earth and our personal health? In his books, and using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered and shows that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns. Definite differences and amazing how our emotions can effect so many things, including water crystals!
If you want to have great energy, start by changing your thoughts. And notice your words. What are you telling yourself? Practice being at peace with what is, not what might (or should) be. We’re control freaks! So, this can be tough to do. Our egos like to over analyze, judge and complain. It tells us that “as soon as this happens or I do this or that, get this or that, become this or that, things will change.” NOT SO.
We are naturally conditioned through our parents, our society, media and peers for success. Does it just not “FEEL” good to be always striving, never happy? This can be a constant struggle and absolutely NO FUN. The key is to FEEL GOOD NOW and not believe everything we think. Don’t get too attached to your wondering thoughts.
Want to uncover and unleash your best life now? Truly the most important thing you can do DAILY is check in with your attitude. This can be hard in the beginning, but after awhile, it gets easier. It’s a choice. We make choices many times a day. Make this one the most important. Be that positive person that others are gravitated to. Empower yourself and take the responsibility, the action necessary to get out of victim mode, get unstuck and create your BEST LIFE NOW.
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(c) 2015 D.C. Brown