How do thoughts create your reality
Did you know that the average person thinks 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts per day? Can you even imagine that? Did you also know that most of these thoughts occur on a subconscious level and we remember less than 10% of them? Did you also know that
for most of us, 87% of our thoughts are negative and generally they are the same thoughts we had yesterday and the day before? Something to think about, isn't it?
What does that mean? How do thoughts affect your reality? If you are thinking negative thoughts, then you will also be feeling negative. Whether you call those feelings sad, mad, depressed, scared, worried, frustrated or anything else, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter whether it is true, or false, it doesn't matter how you explain or justify your negative feelings. As the Law of Attraction says, "like attracts like". So when you think negative thoughts about one subject, then you will start remembering other past hurts and injustices that will keep you locked in your spiral of negativity. It is great to be reading self-help books and watching TV programs that educate and inform, but if as soon as you turn off the TV or computer, you start remembering past disappointments or future fears, you are setting yourself up to perpetuating this negative train of thought and attracting more of what you don't want.
This is not to say that you can't or shouldn't feel sad, angry, or hurt as a result of a present circumstance, it is just to say that the longer you hold onto these negative feelings, whether you're right or wrong, the longer you will stay in a negative mindset. If you know some people who have low self-esteem, suffer with depression, or anxiety, you will notice that most of their conversations revolve around negativity. While everyone can justify their angry or depressed state, the only way to get out of it, is to start focusing on what is going right in your life right now. When you start appreciating the little things in your life, the Law of Attraction starts giving you more things to appreciate. The problem is that most people tend to minimize the good in their life and focus on what's not working. You can guess what this leads to. Sound familiar?
Does this mean that you are destined to be negative the rest of your life? Of course not!
Our parents, doing the best they could with the knowledge they had at the time, may have unknowingly created an atmosphere of anxiety, fear, or negativity, that we, as children, adopted as "the truth" and the only way to think. The good news is we can change things now! A belief is only a habit we keep thinking. We can change our negative thoughts by become more conscious and making better decisions. There are tools to accomplish this. As soon as you choose to make the decision to become more conscious of your thoughts and take responsibility for how you are feeling now, you are already making some positive changes. They say that, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life". How do YOU want to spend it the rest of your life?
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