Saturday, July 23, 2011
Believing in the power of thought.
This post is not what it was meant to be. The title is correct and I spent a lot of time writing my thoughts on the power of positive thinking. In fact I wrote a whole lot of words and then I added an awesome image with a positive saying on it at the bottom and as I went to add a caption, I inadvertently deleted the whole post and then Blogger did an automatic save and I lost everything.
I've now spent several minutes staring at the screen in absolute disbelief and the reality is that no amount of positive thinking is going to bring my 'wonderful post' back. I have to laugh or otherwise I'll cry.
I'm not going to write all the words again, besides the fact that I can't remember half of what I'd written. I am going to re-write the essence of what I was trying to say and here's positive thinking for you - maybe this post is going to be better than the last. The thing is I do believe in the power of our thoughts, that what we think is what we attract be it good or bad. Not sure how my thoughts led to deleting my post but anyway....
There are people who will passionately agree with the theory that what we think we attract or there are others who will vigorously argue the fact. My hubby is one who will vigorously argue about it because he's a black and white man - unless he can see it, feel it or hear it he won't believe it.
I've had too many occurrences in my life where what I've truly believed in and / or pursued has eventuated. That's not to say that my thoughts are always happy, shiny positive ones either. Sometimes life is bloody hard and I have times that I feel like everyone and everything is against me. Good or bad though - I believe we attract what we think
Several months ago I was going through some really difficult times with my two eldest boys. I wasn't sleeping well, I wasn't eating properly and I was making myself unwell through the stress of it all. It was only when I started suffering from migraines on a weekly basis that I realised I wasn't following my own beliefs, I was letting my fears get in the way of my positive thinking.
So I did an about face and started going to bed with my mental tape re-programmed in my head to remind me that 'everything will work out the way it's meant to and I trust in the universe to provide all that I need'. This was my sleeping thought for several weeks and I don't know why I was suddenly able to discard the worry and negatives thoughts but I did and I truly believed in my mental tape.
This post was the result of my positive thinking
The thing is, it doesn't matter whether any of you believe in this concept, the important thing is that I believed it. Trust me when I say that I live with the biggest disbeliever on the subject of positive thinking and the power of the mind - but that's okay too because I have enough belief for the two of us and I wouldn't change his beliefs because then he wouldn't be him.
and while I'm on a roll, tomorrow I'll share another story about the power of my positive thinking
So the question is - do you believe that what we think, we attract?
Affirm the positive, visualize the positive and expect the positive, and your life will change accordingly.
When you have control over your thoughts, you have control over your life.
You can close the windows and darken your room, and you can open the windows and let light in. It is a matter of choice. Your mind is your room. Do you darken it or do you fill it with light?
Posted by Fiona Biedermann