It is quite easy to get caught up in the business of every day life, feel as though we are pushing shit up hill and blame everything outside of ourselves for how we are feeling. Our minds spend way too much time over thinking things and thinking the worst. We forget we are much more powerful than our minds. We have the ability to create our thoughts and control our mind. However too often we let our mind take over and go off on a tangent. Then we get a annoyed at ourselves and wonder ‘why on earth do I keep thinking this’? Actions follow emotions and emotions follow thoughts. We love to beat ourselves up over how we are thinking, feeling and acting. It is as though we thing ‘oh I don’t want to be feeling this way, I don’t want to be thinking this way but I just can help it. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t stop.’
We do have the power to change our thoughts, our emotions and our actions. I have said before and I will say it again, nothing outside of ourselves forces us to think, feel or act in a certain way. It all comes from with in us and only we have that power to make the changes we desire. I often hear ‘I tried, but I can’t, it’s too hard.’ No it isn’t too hard. It doesn’t have to be hard at all. It is actually very s simple to trigger a change in thought, which in turn instantaneously changes how we feel and perceive things. There are two very important to remember:
- What your resist persists. You can not change your thoughts by thinking “I am not going to think about this, I am not going think about this’ or ‘why am I thinking this again (beats self up.) You are still focussing on the same thing and what you focus on grows. It doesn’t matter whether you want it or not, if you are focusing on it, then you are going to attract it. If you want to change your thinking focus on something different. Focus on the things that you prefer to be thinking about. Focusing on the negative is very draining and restrictive. Trying to fight it is like a losing battle. Redirect instead of persisting. Redirect your thoughts to what you can do, what you do want and how you would prefer to be feeling. Instead of ‘I am so tired, I don’t know how I am going to get through the day’, think something along the lines of ‘I am glad I am feeling refreshed and have enough energy to through the day. Focus on what you do want, not on what you don’t want.
- Think of how an antenna picks up a frequency. Changing the frequency can be as simple as slightly shifting the dial slightly. It is very quick but with in a split second you can be changed. There are certain words that can be quite powerful them when we say them. For example, if you are struggling with how you are thinking or feeling you can simply say to yourself ‘I already have all the love, all the strength and all the power with in.’ This powerful affirmation affirms that we have the power with in us to direct our life and make the necessary changes. Often we put ourselves down to much and don’t realise we have that power. Even when we do have the realisation that we do have the power with in, we usually don’t realise the extent of that power. The power, strength and love we have with in ourselves is way beyond our imagination. We are capable of so much more than we ever dreamed of. We just have to remember who we are. Don’t focus on what we are not. We are not our thoughts, we are not our emotions, we are not what other people think of us. It doesn’t matter what any one else thinks, as long as you know who you are. I know who I AM. Focus on what you are, affirm what you are. I AM is a very powerful statement. Making I AM statements connects us with the highest version of ourselves. Focusing on what we are not only inhibits us but focusing on who we are allows us to expand.
If you are feeling stuck, defeated or not your best, then just try to make the shift in these simple ways. They are very easy and don’t take much time at all. Repeat as many times as necessary. Habits are formed with enough repetition and having positive thinking patterns is always a good thing. It has domino effect. Changing your thoughts, changes your emotions, perceptions and actions. It changes your life.