“Thinking is becoming, therefore, be extremely careful in your thinking. ” Sri Chimnoy
I was invited to teach in a breakout session yesterday for a non-profit organization that I am closely involved with. My 45-minute session was titled, Power of the Mind. I love this topic because I don’t think people realize (a) how powerful our minds actually are and (b) how we, on a daily basis, let the tail wag the dog, so to speak.
“A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” Mahatma Gandhi
Think about one consistently negative thought you have about yourself right now. Is it about your finances, your job, your career, your relationships, your physical appearance, your future, etc.? This is a thought that you believe to be true right now and it’s likely that everything in your being believes it as well. Imagine what would happen if you DIDN’T believe that thought to be true for you? Imagine if you believed the opposite to be true! What would happen then?
“You have the power to change your thoughts and your thoughts have the power to change your life.” Unknown
Now, take that new thought—the extremely positive and optimistic one—and perseverate on that for a while. This isn’t being necessarily Pollyannaish, but in some ways it is, in a good way. Our thoughts have the capacity to change a negative into a positive if we begin to think about how we can do that. Don’t accept the negative to be true, reach for the positive. That negative thought isn’t helping you anyway!
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. Proverbs 23:7
Let’s GO! WE GOT THIS!