Some of your most Intense Battles are Fought....In Your Mind.
"A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes."Mahatma Gandhi
I love the above quote. It makes me reflect back to a time in my own life when my thoughts were very destructive and my mind was the enemy. My internal thought process was the element I had to fight each and every day. My mind had become cancerous to my whole being. I literally had to wake up and be at war with my own mind. If something happened or if I didn't understand something I would immediately think the worst possible outcome. I would always think the worst of people and circumstances. My justification was; if I think the worst and something good actually happens..it's all good. But if something bad happens, at least I won't be disappointed or crushed when things don't go as intended. I'm sure I'm not the only person that used this morphed sense of rationalization.
What I realized through prayer, motivational text, speakers and various positive thinking publications..is that your thoughts, ultimately become your reality. If you are always down, negative and draining...that is exactly what you will attract from the universe. The energy you give off...is the energy you will receive. Speaking death, defeat, depression and downfall will result in you being stuck in a place where your authentic self cannot thrive. There is life....and death in the tongue and there is power in your words. Thoughts become actions---and those actions become the character-builders from which you identify with. If you can only see the bad in a situation and you only see how things aren't going the way you intended, more than likely you will become swallowed in your own abyss of despair. Change your vocabulary and omit words that are self destructive. Change your conversations from "woe is me" to "I can do ALL things!" Change your focus from "What can people do for ME?" to "How can I be a blessing to someone else!?" Have a spirit of expectation...not just for material things but for the renewing of your mind! A new mind that builds you up instead of knocking you down. I could go on and on but I'm sure you get the picture.
Please don't read this and think I have it all together, because I don't. I still practice the art of positive thinking...each and every day. I'm not a master at this but I've seen my life totally change because I no longer have to fight my mind. I no longer break myself down every day with thoughts that will not produce fruit. I no longer see the glass as half empty; I see it as just amount that God wants ME to have. I no longer automatically think the worst of people. I no longer kill my dreams with a defeated spirit. You see, by simply changing the way I think...I've allowed the universe the full ability to have its' way with the course of my life. No, things aren't all peachy...No, I don't have all the things I want and desire...Yes, I still find myself getting in a "glass half empty" frame of mind, But when that happens..I'm aware and mindful of it and I can coach myself back on track. We are all works in progress. We are all wandering through this thing called life trying to find our way. We do not have control over many things in life but we CAN control our thoughts. We can control how we perceive situations, people and our circumstances. Practice the Art of Positive thinking, I promise you will feel free! You will give the universe an opportunity to send those energies your way that will add to your life and not subtract from it. You are what you think....
Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.