It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. – Sally Kempton
We have an internal saboteur, a gremlin, who keeps rearing its ugly head, several times a day, sometimes all day.
Once we can recognize that naysayer inside us, the very act of becoming aware of it, diminishes its power over us.
With practice we can let our real self, our strong, powerful, positive self, emerge. The fear subsides and the path becomes clearer by the day.
The first step must be to recognize this negative voice inside us…
Recommendation: Awakened Heart: Two Guided Meditations
I was going to buy a copy of ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’, and then I thought: What the hell good would that do? – Ronnie Shakes
Well why is all this positive thinking stuff, good health, happiness, joy, God, life purpose, love etc., necessary or even valid?
Well sometimes you need to turn a commonly accepted concept on its head. Why accept what others tell us? Why accept what any book or article tells us? How can we know for sure? How can we be sure about anything?
Recommendation: Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
The conscious mind knows the secret of living impersonally. – Vernon Howard
The whole world doesn’t revolve around you. When someone says something or appears to mean a certain thing, it’s not aimed at you! And what if it is?
Once you get that, you’re free. You couldn’t care less about what the whole world thinks. You’re still a loving and caring individual of course, but you’re not unduly affected by others.
A conscious mind is one that’s aware of where your thoughts come from and what they lead to. You are then conscious of all your reactions to events. Your reactions to or lack thereof determines how peaceful you can be.
When you don’t think that the whole world or others are conspiring against you, you can be at ease. And that’s the goal. Once you’re at ease you are a more effective human being in all arenas of life!
Recommendation: The Mystic Path, also see this video:
True masters are those who have chosen to make a life, rather than a living? – Neale Donald Walsch
On what topic do we spend most of our thoughts, daily? The whole idea of material progress was to effect more leisure time so that we could do things and think about things that really matter.
Why hasn’t that happened for most of us? How does one make a life out of all that we do?
- What’s truly most important to you?
- How much are you being rather than doing?
Recommendation: True Purpose: 12 Strategies for Discovering the Difference You Are Meant to Make
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. – Norman Vincent Peale
You control your thoughts and therefore control your actions. But for these thoughts to turn into things you must be at a high vibrational level. You’re at a high vibrational level when you think positive thoughts, feel joy in your being, are happy, feel love and optimism! Then you simply leave the ‘how’ to God or the Universe.
That does the trick!
So the steps are:
- Picture what you’d like
- Stay joyous, happy and positive.
- Leave the rest to providence.
Recommendation: Choose Them Wisely: Thoughts Become Things! – Mike Dooley
What we see depends mainly on what we look for. – Sir John Lubbock
Do we ever pause to think, where our thoughts come from; I mean how did a particular thought arise or what caused it?
Once a thought arises what events (past or present), tendencies, biases and inclinations color this thought?
Our entire life experience is run by the thoughts we manufacture about what’s going on, these thoughts in turn are colored by our personality and life events.
Be aware of what you think and hence what you see.
Recommendation: Awareness by Anthony De Mello
Would you not be better off to think the thoughts you want to think, than those of others? Are you not better armed with creative thougths thoughts than reactive thoughts? –Meditations from Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch
To live the life we want we must choose the thoughts we think. What kind of life and actions will we create if we were original thinkers? Borrowing only the positive and useful from others, otherwise contributing our unique mark on the ever flowing river called life…….