There is some profound empirical evidence thoughts have an uncanny power. It seems that what you are thinking right now plays a major part in how you might deal with your next experience.
If your underlying mind-talk is flavoured with positive outcomes, you could be better positioned to deal much more favourably with anything that you are faced with next.
Conversely, if your subterranean mind-chatter is peppered negative thoughts, your resultant ability to cope with the next event might be that much harder.
The question is how do you know which side you are on?
The answer is quite simple. You need to become consistently aware of your thoughts.
For example, as I am writing this article I am noticing my mind running with the following thoughts:
- I should be doing something else – I’m wasting time.
- Maybe people won’t like this topic.
- My writing doesn’t flow.
- My computer is irritating me – the screen is too small.
How different would it be if my thinking went like this:
- I’m really enjoying this space – I’ll catch up with the other stuff a little later.
- I’ll finish writing this article and then review.
- I’m okay with my computer for now – I can upgrade in the near future.
The two states of mind are exponentially different!
Will the one prepare me differently for the next event in my life? It seems so!
The two states are exponentially different. The one state emanates from a space of “I can’t” whilst the latter comes from a space of “I can!”. The one is about “I’m losing” whilst the other says “I’m winning”.
Being prepared to go into the next event with “I’m winning” has to be exponentially different to “I’m losing”.
As mentioned above, there is increasing evidence in quantum physics that thoughts create outcomes. I’ve written about this before.
It is abundantly clearer that by being in charge of your thinking you are in better control of the results you create. More particularly, your experience becomes empowered – you have the power to choose that experience!
In the above example, my thought-choice creates two substantially different outcomes.In the former I’m choosing anxiety and stress and in the latter I’m choosing calmness and support.
So here it is:
You are what you think.
It is that damn simple!
Simple, yes. Easy, no. It requires practice, practice, practice, practice!