How Our Thoughts Affect Us
I wanted to write this article as a companion article to both
and The Law of Attraction
thinking patterns, or the content of our thoughs, is relevant to
both of the above topics because our thoughts are
attractive to energy
repulsive), and thoughts are either
affirmations or negations, each with resultant outcomes.
We use thoughts constantly.Our thoughts are not 'who we
are', because often we use thoughts foolishly - for example, we can be
thinking negatively about a subject simply due to lazy thinking or
sometimes simply out of a habit we've started, or even catching other
people's thinking habits. All of this thought in our mind goes on
constantly, many times without real conscious awareness. Often we don't
stop to look at what we are thinking, and so the thoughts we generate
are the easiest
available or most comfortable to use. We think the thoughts that
least effort. Whatever thought comes to us is what we think; we never
question if we should use a thought, we just go ahead and think it.
only reason this can become a problem is that most thoughts are
over and over again. An errant negative thought once harboured in the
mind can become habit and then a daily if not hourly mantra in the
mind. Take a negative thought about body image. It could begin as an
idea to perhaps get fit, or eat less, but soon turns into an obsessive
negative pattern that repeats in the mind at any opportunity it gets.
Until you literally have your own mantra of "I am fat. I am fat." What
we think has a lot of power. The only way we can use this power is to
first be aware of it and then harness it.
thoughts have power for two reasons;(1) The Law of Attraction and (2)
because any thought can reprogram our subconscious mind. Let's look at
point 1 first.
The Law of Attraction
thoughts are either 'attractive' or 'repulsive' to what we want and
what we are trying to create. We all have desires and dreams so it
follows we would want to become skilled at creating them to happen. We
make things happen using the Law of Attraction to attract to us what we
want or need. When we think positively, we send out positively charged
energy to the universe and this positive energy attracts back the like
energy to us. We literally create the outcomes we expect to create
through our thoughts. So we can attractive positive outcomes,
more positive feelings within ourself. When we send out negative
thoughts, we literally attract back other people's negativity, which
then comes into our aura and into our minds and affects us negatively.
We also can attract negative outcomes through the power of our negative
This teaching is important because it allows us to
become aware of how we create, and it might be the answer to the
question of why do negative things keep happening - take a good, honest
look at your thoughts to see what like or similar energy you attract
The Subconscious Mind
As mentioned, our thinking when repeated like a mantra does reprogram
our subconscious mind to believe a thing.
subconscious mind is the mind that is below our conscious mind, it
contains all the thinking that goes on that we are unaware of
consciously. Although we cannot hear what our subconscious mind is
thinking, it constantly thinks on its own level, below our awareness.
It can be filled with all the negative junk we unwittingly put in
there, or it can be filled with positive affirmations and thinking that
supports us and is highly attractive to positive outcomes.
Being Conscious of What We Think
The way to alieviate this problem is to simply practise positive thought
and also affirmations if you want to take it a step further.
idea is to simply be mindful of what you are thinking and why you are
thinking it, and then making a deliberate effort to cultivate a more
positive thought to replace the negative one. It is actually easier
than it sounds. This is not something you have to do constantly unless
you are very keen. But you can start by choosing one area of life (ie
money thoughts, or relationship thoughts, or self image thoughts) and
on gently reminding yourself of positive ideas or statements to say in
your mind instead of the usual thoughts. This is especially useful to
use on any area of your life that isn't working. Be honest, as we
create our life though the medium of our thoughts. We attract to us
what we expect and what we have programmed our subconscious to expect.
It is wonderful to know that we have the power to turn this around at
any time; the sky is the limit. Why not try out a bit of positive
thinking for yourself and judge how good it makes you feel.
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