Sunday, March 30, 2008

Positive Thinking

The Power of Negative ThinkingFor some reason, most people find it easier to think in a negativeway than in a positive manner.
It seems that some effort is needed tothink positive thoughts, whereas negative thoughts come easily anduninvited.
This has much to do with education and the environment one has been living in.
In order to understand how positive thinking works, and how to useit efficiently, it is important to understand the power of negativethinking.
If you have been brought up in a happy and positive atmosphere,where people value success and self-improvement, then it will be easier foryou to think positively and expect success.
If you have been brought up underpoor or difficult situations, you will probably go on expectingdifficulties and failure.From an early age people let outside influences shape their minds.
They view everything through their predominant mental attitude.
If theirthoughts are positive, that is fine, but if they are negative, their lives andcircumstances will probably mirror these thoughts.If you believe that you are going to fail, you will unconsciouslysabotage every opportunity to succeed.
If you are afraid of meeting newpeople or having close relationships, you will do everything to avoid peopleand relationships, and then complain that you are lonely and nobodyloves you.Do you often think about difficulties, failure and disasters?
Do youkeep thinking about the negative news you have seen on the TV or readin the newspapers?Do you see yourself stuck and unable to improve your life or yourhealth?
Do you frequently think that you do not deserve happiness ormoney, or that it is too difficult to get them? If you do, then you will close yourmind, see no opportunities, and behave and react in such ways, as to repelpeople and opportunities.
You let the power of negative thinking ruleyour life.The mind does not usually judge or examine thoughts and opinionsbefore accepting them. If what it hears, sees and reads is always negative,it accepts this as the standard way of thinking and behavior.
The media constantly bombards the mind with a lot of informationabout disasters, catastrophes, wars and other negative happenings.
Thisinformation sinks into the subconscious mind, and let the power ofnegative thinking grow. By occupying the mind with negative thoughts andexpectations one radiate negative energy into the surrounding world, thus creatingand recreating more negativity, failures and disasters.
The mind can be directed towards positive thinking or negativethinking.The power of thoughts is a neutral power. The way one thinksdetermines whether the results are positive and beneficial or negative andharmful.
It is the same of energy acting in different ways.Persistent inner work can change habits of thoughts. You must bewilling to put energy and time to avoid negative thinking and pursue positivethinking, in order to change your mental attitude.
Each time you catch yourself thinking a negative thought, changeit into a positive one.If you catch yourself visualizing failure, switch to visualizingsuccess.
If you hear yourself repeating negative words, switch to positiveones.If you hear yourself saying, I cannot , say to yourself, I can .Do you repeat useless and unnecessary negative words and phrasesin your mind? Change them to positive ones.
Open your mind to positive attitude, happenings and events. Expectthem and think about them, and soon you life will change for the better.Decide that from today, from this very moment, you are leaving negativethinking behind, and starting on the way towards positive thinking andbehavior.
It is never too late. Soon your life will turn into a fascinating,wonderful journey.
The least we can do as individuals is to motivate and inspire another human being!Because a candle loses nothing by lighting another!