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What You Are Thinking is What You Are Feeling!

11 Oct

What Are You Thinking?

Let’s begin with some bad news. Social scientists report that you have around 60,000 thoughts in a day. Of which, 54,000 can be classified as negative. The remaining 6,000 thoughts are positive.

It’s been said that you are what you think, so do the math. For every positive thought you have in a day you think nine negative ones. NINE! No wonder our mantra is, “Same crap, different day!”

But it’s not just the trash talking thoughts about you that you thought today. You’re the sum total of every thought you have entertained going back to when you were a young child. And, every negative comment you’ve heard others say to you or about you.

Think you’re a klutz? You’ll be tripping over things. Think you’re stupid? You’re almost guaranteed to fail the test. Think you are a procrastinator? Nothing will ever get done. Think you have two left feet? You’ll never learn to dance. Think you’re poor? You’ll never get rich.

We become exactly what we think.

And Feeling?

Here’s some more bad news for you. If you are feeling sad, lonely, fearful, dejected, doubtful, worried – you can thank those 54,000 negative thoughts. Yes, it’s true. Negative thoughts create negative feelings.

I suggest everyone learn to monitor their thoughts and replace every negative thought with a positive one. Now that you know a negative thought will generate a negative feeling it is easy to monitor and change the wrong thought to the right one.

Change your thoughts and you change your mind. Change your mind and you change your life.

With Love,

Michael

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What Does Fear Sound Like?

5 Jun

You’re probably thinking, “That’s a weird question. How does fear make sounds?” But it does.

Have you ever said, or heard somebody say anything like, “I can’t do that! I wouldn’t know where to begin; I’ve never been good at mechanical things; I wish I could help but I’d probably make a mess of it; Who you really want is my older brother, he’s great at that, but certainly not me; I’m such a klutz; With my luck it will never happen; You’re talking about something way above my pay grade.”

If you have heard or said anything like the above you now know what fear sounds like. Often said with self-deprecating humor by the individual, what you have really heard is a long standing internal belief that they hold about themself. And often it was given to them by someone else when they were too young to argue its validity.

You see, what often happens is others (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, classmates, friends and even teachers) define who we are. And because they’re usually older and we look up to them, we take it as the truth. Their truth about us, becomes our truth about our self. And we forever live with it.

Take for instance the woman who thinks she’s a klutz. Probably when she was a toddler or preschooler she wasn’t very coordinated, constantly bumping into and knocking things over. Not at all unusual for that age. Whenever this happened her parents and other family members probably joked about it. But to the little girl their looks and laughter created a deep seated fear and belief that it was true. And then, even many years later, when faced with a situation requiring poise and balance, she would immediately declare to all that she wasn’t the best choice, because she was such a klutz.

My belief is that we create our life through our thoughts. What we think about and give emotion to manifests in our lives. If the Universe hears you berating yourself by saying you’re not good at something what do you think the Universe gives you in return? Certainly not proficiency. What you actually get is more proof that you’re not good at something. It’s like a self-fulfilling-prophesy that you can’t escape from.

Henry Ford once said, “The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t, are both right.” It’s just a matter of which side of the equation you think you’re on.

With Love,

Michael