“We become what we think about all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know most of us heard this at least once during their life time, but what does it really mean? What thoughts have to do with who we are and what we do? What have they to do with our circumstances and the people that are showing up in our lives? I came to believe that it is true, what you focus on, your beliefs, your fears, your worries and doubts become your reality because they are present in your mind. Everyday we have 60000 thoughts and most of them are the same as the day before, most of them are negative. We choose to spend our life worrying about what the future might bring, to complain about our present circumstances and about what’s missing in our lives. We choose to spend a great amount of our time thinking about past situations and to live with regrets, with “what if’s”. If you have no control over a situation, a situation that might never happen, why worry? And if you have control over it why worry? If you have no control over, leave it, and if you have control than there is no reason for you to worry. Everything will be taken care at the right time. Don’t worry.
“Worry clogs the brain and paralyzes the thought. A troubled brain can not think clearly, vigorously, locally.” Orison Swett Marden
We are not trained in this field. We have little knowledge about the power of our mind, about the power of our thoughts. Most of us have no control over our thoughts and we let our mind take us wherever it feels like taking us. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly—you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you.” Eckhart Tolle
I can give you one simple example so you can better understand what is it that I’m talking about. Did it ever happen to you to think so much about something, about something you didn’t want in your life, something you were scared of, something you hated or you were afraid of? I bet it did. Every single person I know told me that they have experienced this situation. It also happen to me many times. One example of situation that kept repeating over and over again was in high school. I was sitting in class, not prepared, or maybe just scared of sitting in front of the classroom and when the teacher was ready to get somebody to present the lesson I kept repeating:” Please not me! Please not me! Not me!”. And guess who was called in front of the classroom? Me! I received exactly what I was focusing on. I was focusing on “not me”, I was putting a great amount of energy in that and the answer was always:”Oh God. Not me! Why ME?!”
You see, with our thoughts we make our world. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” Buddha. If everything is energy, and you are sending your vibrations in the universe, you get back what you send out there. If you are only thinking about that which you want to have in your life, if you are only thinking about what you need, you will send your energy in the universe and you will start attracting all the wonderful things, all the wonderful situations and people that will help you get there, that will help you achieve your dreams and goals. It is a law, just like the law of gravitation, we got the law of attraction. Like attracts like. What you think about expands. “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
If you want to change your experiences, your life, you have to change the frequency of your thoughts.. You have to pay closer attention to your thoughts because they are the ones that shape your life. “As you think so shall you be” Jesus. Maybe it is time for you to take a pen and a peace of paper and to start asking yourself what is it that you want for yourself. What is it that you need in your life? What are the things that you believe will make you happy? Ask the question and then let that inner voice to give you an answer. Have faith. Be patient. You have nothing to lose. You have done it your way until now and it did you no good.
Why not try something new?
Keep an open mind. Decide to shift your attention from the things that are making you unhappy to those that can bring you peace of mind and happiness. Decide to finally live the life you always dreamed of and you can do this by changing your thoughts and your limiting beliefs. All day every day put your focus and your energy on that which you want for yourself, only on that which you believe will make you happy and your life will change in a wonderful and beautiful way.
Believe it and you will achieve it.