Change Your Life With A Thought
Have you ever heard anyone say; “don’t be so negative”, or “try to be more positive”. Well, it turns out there is some validity these phrases.
If you are the kind of person who is thinking negative thoughts all the time, then bad things will come your way. Don’t believe me? Good! Skepticism is healthy. However, this isn’t an idea I just came up with. This is a way of thinking that falls in line with a lot of eastern and western philosophy.
For example; one of the Buddha’s famous quotes goes as follows; “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves”. One may infer, that a positive mind can free your spirit even if you are in the worst of places; however, there is more to this. Our thoughts shape our reality, and manifest that which we think about.
In western philosophy this is described as “every thought is a prayer, every word is a spell”, which is also points out the importance of speech and the spoken word. We take for granted that everything we say has an effect, thus, we must also be mindful of not letting our tongue go wild. Many times silence is your best ally.
Positive thinking will also bring changes to your relationships, and what you do in your daily life. The drudgery of work can be transformed into a joyful experience, and the barriers set by your mind will be courageously knock down as one matures into a fully complete being. Moreover, you will also gain some health benefits as you will feel stronger and more ready to tackle any obstacle thrown at you by life. Modern medicine provides a wonderful example of this idea, as there are many people under placebo meditation, which have been known to recover just as well as people with normal medicine. Thus, even scientists are aware of the power of the mind and the influence it has for the body.
Does that also mean we need to monitor all our thoughts and watch everything single thing we utter from our mouths? The answer is yes; this is a constant practice, and though, it may at first seem daunting it will become easier as time passes. Moreover, this is an essential skill to master, and should become a priority to develop. That is why for hundreds of years we see the development of rituals and exercises around the idea of controlling one thoughts, and relaxing your mind.
Eastern meditation or western grounding exercises; they all serve the same purpose, which is to bring balance ‘within’ so you can create balance ‘without’. This is in turn will help you achieve anything that you want in life.
Here at Yoga Retreats Malaga we will guide you in all you need to know to start or to continue with a meditation routine, and creating space in your mind to plant the seeds of positive thinking.
In the words of Napoleon Hill “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”. This is the importance of believing in one self and not allowing negative thoughts to cloud your judgment. Remember, you are your worst enemy, so begin now to watch yourself and what you do, because it all counts.
Lastly, I want to leave you with the story of John Hall, who, as a child, was diagnosed with severe autism and mild retardation. He spent most of his early childhood years in an intensive therapeutic program in Los Angeles. However, By the age of 6, John had shown significant progress and was mainstreamed in a regular first grade classroom with special education support services. Today, he is CEO and co-owner of a national communications firm based in Southern California, where he lives with his wife and two children. Defying his initial “slightly retarded, low-functioning autistic” diagnosis, he pushed his way through elementary and high school, put himself through college, earned an MBA, and is sitting for a doctorate.
This is all thanks to the power of the mind, and the perseverance that brings a positive a state of mind. So, if John Hall, who had insurmountable obstacles could achieve success, so can you! Do not ever doubt that, and strive forward until you have reached your goals. doubt that, and strive forward until you have reached your goals.
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