We are now on this journey from a negative to a positive thoughts process. We have figured out that the first thing in the morning has to be positive information as our subconscious mind is active at that time.
Let us work on this more diligently and methodically.
Clarity of Our Needs:
It is a good idea to first figure out what I really want in my life, what are my problems and what is the solution I want. I need to be clear on this first. For instance, if I have high cholesterol I want a perfect level – within range; or if I’m financially tight – I want to be wealthy; or my boss is difficult I want a harmonious relationship with him etc. It is a good idea to write down what I desire. E.g. my cholesterol is perfect; I have a fat bank account; my boss and I have an absolutely perfect understanding.
Now when I laze around in my bed – I need to create these positive thoughts and VISUALISE them as if they are happening. I see my blood report showing a perfect cholesterol level; I mentally check my bank account and I see my boss having a great discussion with me. However, when I get up I may not be able to remember what I had to think. So, read what you have written and visualise it. In a few days it will become a habit and slowly I don’t need to read anything at all. As the subconscious mind begins to accept these thoughts they begin to manifest, but the condition is – I shouldn’t create any doubts like- but how is this possible, my cholesterol is so high, my boss is crazy and I’m so broke. I just tell myself- I’m trying this experiment and if one person can be successful so can I. This kind of positive thinking will dump the doubts I tend to create.
Gradually, the mind begins to become powerful and our little successes give us the encouragement to use this simple method on bigger things as well.
The Next Step:
Our next input is reading something positive or hearing some good motivational, powerful music. As I move on to the activities of the day, let me be mindful of what information I receive. After every couple of hours I reflect on what I was thinking. Negativity creeps in – no problem. Replace these thoughts with positive ones. Have an alarm that reminds us every hour to check our thoughts and guide them in a positive direction. A simple and powerful tool, called Traffic Control (of thoughts). In fact there is an app available by this name. As the day moves on, I begin to realise how light and nice I feel. So, along with information in the morning I’m wary of my thoughts through the day.
Gradually, I change my habit of being negative.
The challenge here is when someone is feeding me with negative discussions. They could be talking of a problem they have and I feel obligated to listen as a part of my compassion. Encouraging a negative conversation never helped anyone. Without being confrontational, I can shift the talk from delving into the problem to delving into the solution. A little attention is all that I need and continuous practice makes perfect.
Also, when I’m challenged with a health issue, I tend to become negative. However, since I understand now that thoughts are what create every situation, I remind myself to be wary of the thoughts I create especially when I get up in the morning. So, when health is a challenge, I tell myself – ‘My body is in perfect health.’ Constant effort of this nature brings beautiful results.
As I become aware of my own information, thoughts begin to become positive which reflect on my feelings, emotions, words, actions, personality and finally my destiny. With this deep understanding I create my own destiny. As we move on to the next few steps this will be more explicit.
One of the great things about people who think positively and live happy lives is that they love to help others do the same. There are countless positive-thinking books and these below are a great way to help you start living a happy life
The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, he asks a Romani fortune-teller in a nearby town about its meaning. The woman interprets the dream as a prophecy telling the boy that he will discover a treasure at the Egyptian pyramids.
The Power of Positive Thinking is one of the most recognized positive thinking books in the world. Norman Vincent Peale has not only inspired us here, but has also helped millions of people realize that their dreams lie within the ability to practice full faith in everyday actions.
The Magic takes you on a life changing 28-day journey, with a follow-up in each chapter that contains special exercises to help you practice gratitude. We have found that this book and the positive thinking practices contained within will not only assist in changing the way you think, but will also set your dreams and desires into motion.
In The Charge, Brendon argues that the only way to measurably improve the quality of your life is to learn how to activate the very ten drives that make you most human. These drives are your desires for more control, competence, congruence, caring, connection, change, challenge, creative expression, contribution, and consciousness.