Most everyone has heard the expression “You are what you eat”, but have you ever thought about “You Are What You Think”?
If You Think You Can You Are Right, If You Think You Can’t You Are Right
When you let your mind do the driving, you are letting it control you. If you think you can or can not do something or you will or won’t succeed, either way you are right. You are letting your thoughts give you your self fulfilled prophecy. Your own destiny is being created by what you think. The decision is yours rather you want to think pleasantly, miserably, or not at all. Let’s first look at pleasantly.
Here is where you will probably think I’m going to tell you to have positive thoughts. You may think I’m going to tell you to keep yourself from having negative thoughts. That is NOT what I’m going to tell you. Why? Because if I told you not to think about something, that will be the first thing you will think of. It is like telling someone on a diet not to think about food. That’s the first thing they are going to think of. You probably just instantly thought about food didn’t you?
So, how do you go about being pleasant without having to think about? Millions of things happens to us throughout the day, someone who has no control over their mind react. They don’t respond. We instantly, barf up the programming and what we are used to doing in response to almost every scenario. How to change that? When your mind starts talking a bunch of nonsense or going down a not so pleasant memory lane, simply be aware of it, catch it. Catching it will get easier and easier, as you do it. You don’t have to stop the thought, but instead ask yourself “How is this making me feel?” Ask yourself “Do I want to feel like this or do I want to be pleasant and happy?”. Most, people want to pleasant or happy right? Would you make yourself feel miserable just for the fun of it? At that point, you can choose if you want to keep that thought carrying on or if you want to be pleasant.
When you first start doing this, you may have to give yourself something else to do or think about for a second, or you may just need to laugh at your mind. As I may sound crazy, this is my tactic. When I realize my mind is trying to control me, and there is no reason for me to be getting in a mood because everything is just fine, I laugh. I smile, and I thank creation I’m still alive and nothing is wrong at this moment. It eventually becomes more and more automatic.
You Start To Think Less
People think that thinking is a good thing. It is if it’s related to work or something highly important. However, when thinking is just playing in your mind what could happen or what has happened in the past that is constant mind sewer. It does nothing but distract you and waste your time. If you find yourself stuck in a life cycle that keeps repeating itself, most likely it’s because you keep repeating yourself in thought.
Thoughts Are Real and They Are Powerful
Thoughts are real, they are energy. That energy attracts other things to happen as everything is a part of the consciousness. When you think strongly on things, you create a magnet in sense for the same things to be repeated or at least similar things to be repeated. When you relive what happened to you in the past, even though it isn’t real in this moment your physical body can think it’s reliving it.
I know it sounds contradictory to say, “The only thing that is real is what is happening right now”. I’ve also had said the past is not real and the future is not real. The only thing that is real is this moment. If you are thinking of the past though you are making that real again to you. This is where you have the choice of creating your own reality or destiny. Most people want control of their lives, they want to be happier. This is one of the best keys to get there. You chose your thoughts, therefore you chose your reality (what is real).
Thinking Is An Addiction
I remember one of the first videos I watched was by Eckhart Tolle when he was talking about thinking being an addiction. If you really think about it (yes pun intended), he is right. An addiction is something you generally do out of habit. You aren’t even aware of it. When you become aware of it, then you tend to do less and less of that addiction don’t you? Anyone who is addicted to anything coffee, smoking, eating or whatever knows this to be true. Thinking is no different, and you can think yourself into an abyss. I hope this post helps you be more aware of what you are thinking and helps you on your path to a Blissed Mind. Until next time, be blissfully blessed.