Thoughts – They come and go all the time. In fact scientists have stated they we each average roughly 60,000 thoughts per day. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? But the stunning fact is that 95% of those thoughts are the same from the previous day which leaves us with only 5% new and creative thoughts. OK – so we’re constantly thinking, no surprises there.
But just grasp that concept for a second. OK – so what? They are only thoughts right? – my actions are what really determines the outcome of my life. True, but deep inside, your subconscious mind is being continually programmed with the thoughts that we are thinking.
Since we are constantly thinking the same majority of thoughts on a daily basis, of course these are surely going to have an influence on what comes out through the other side. So the question you should be asking yourselves are, “Can my thoughts become reality”?
Importance of Controlling Your Thoughts To Create Your Reality
So what are you thinking on a daily basis? Most of us tend to be our own worst critics and constantly remind ourselves that we are not good enough, no pretty enough, not clever enough, not confident enough – Sound familiar? We all do it whether we are aware of it or not.
Maybe sometimes you tell yourself that you are not good enough in your relationships. Maybe you tell yourself that you are not pretty enough when standing in front of your bathroom mirror. That your not clever enough at work in comparison to your peers or that your not confident enough to apply for that job role that would ultimately pay a lot more than your current salary.
The fact is these thoughts are constantly being ingrained deeper and deeper the more they come into your mind. There is no way that they cannot have an influence especially with 60,000 of them. It’s vital that we as individuals grasp this concept.
Simply look at the difference between personalities all over the world, the difference between the rich and poor, the criminals and law-abiding citizens. How can there be so much divide all over such a vast geography? Well, the reason is simply down to their mindsets.
The totally opposing mindsets that exist between each of us is indeed what determines our actions through life. OK – so now you know – that’s the big secret.
Just stop thinking these destructive thoughts and everything will change. Yes, this is essentially true and we will discuss that part in more detail later. But the way of your actions are also dictated but what you allow into your conscious mind.
Television, the internet, music and even people around us have an element of manipulation whether intentional or not. The technologies of today mentioned above are indeed marvels which have changed the face of the entire planet so much over the last 50 years or so it’s important to be aware of their programming tendencies.
Becoming Aware of Your Current Thoughts
What were thinking before you came across this website? What first thought crossed your mind when you woke up this morning? We are all so used to just thinking a certain way that our thoughts become a habit because of it and we don’t always consciously realize we are doing it, but all the while our subconscious mind is taking in everything from what we say, see and hear either internally to ourselves, of picked up from the outside world.
Becoming aware of the going’s on of our minds is half the battle and we need to make a conscious effort in realizing exactly what comes in and dwells inside is a great achievement. You see, in doing this we would create a filter of what would we see as negative thoughts and oppositely what we would accept as a good and productive thoughts.
However, we all have busy lifestyles which tend to take over, giving us little opportunity to take time out to access and fully access the intake of our minds.
The only way around this issue is to truly dedicate a few minutes of any spare time we have however minimal we think that might be. Nobody is asking that you are 100% percent aware at all time of everything, this would be impossible and at the same time unpractical. A few minutes after waking up and the same before sleeping would be all that’s needed.
Methods of Creating Awareness
The exercise to create awareness above all others is simply that of meditation. Although a relatively new concept to the western world meditation has existed for thousands of years and for very good reasons. We have all heard that it’s good for us and even life changing, but why is this?
High-performing professionals of all sorts have talked about how meditation helps them deal with stress and succeed in demanding environments. Primarily an eastern concept but today, people across all different race’s and religion meditate to be in the present moment and to catch their thoughts in action as they come in.
This site is not to educate you in how to meditate – there are many thousands of book’s available that could demonstrate this to you with a lot more accuracy and depth.
But why is meditation so beneficial? Well, the list is pretty much endless. It’s been proven to reduce depression, anxiety, improve immune system, improve pain tolerance, boost memory, confidence, increase happiness etc.
For the purpose of this article the main and most profound benefit of meditation is that of awareness. When we meditate we concentrate our attention on our breathing. Thus, giving our attention to our breath in this fashion our focus is purely on this action. After a few minutes a lot of beginners will tend to become restless and slowly thoughts may begin to trickle in once again.
When you become aware of these incoming thoughts you begin to appreciate what is happening in terms on your thoughts on a daily and consistent basis, albeit totally on an unconscious level. You can then, begin to see that constant thoughts impressed in your mind will begin to drive you actions.
If you believe your life to be an unhappy one, then, seek out your thought patterns and substitute them with new one’s. If you tend to feel overwhelmed by thoughts of failure, then substitute that same thought with one of success.
The main aim is to catch yourself once immersed in these negative thoughts patterns, as catching yourself is becoming aware. Once you have this awareness then, it becomes a lot easier substitute thought with one of a more positive nature – This is the process of meditation.
Another exercise which is fairly recent in comparison which has gained a huge following is that of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the exact present moment. The practice of mindfulness has been proven to promote greater well-being and improvement of one’s health.
Whereas meditation brings us to the awareness of our breathing and thoughts, mindfulness brings us to the exact moment in exactly what we are doing. To truly be immersed in our present actions with such focus gives us a sense of deep awareness.
I personally prefer the process of mindfulness as it can be practiced throughout the entire day and brings you to such a deep-seated place in everyday occurrences.
Being in this state you will begin to see that everything in way of destructive habits and behavior simply disappear as instead you are caught up in the very thing you are doing. This could range from looking out of a window, mowing the lawn, cooking or even putting out the garbage.
What both these methods provide is aligning you with the state of being present. Being present in everything you do puts you in the one reality that has ever existed in your life. Experiencing this moment will bring you to the realization of the now and only the now. Most people seem to be always dwelling on past events or alternatively, worrying about a future that hasn’t happened yet.
Living in the now is the only real thing that exists. Even in your past it was always in you present that you experienced it. Likewise, the future, is not a real existence either as you are always in the present moment living it once you reach it. The past and present are purely concepts that help to differentiate old memories from yet to experience moments.
You see – The now is here and always present and it never changes from that.
Create Your Reality as You Wish by Changing Your Thoughts
We are all in control of our destiny (or destination) in life by the way of our thoughts. It therefore stands to reason that, if our past thoughts have gotten us to the exact spot we are at now then, we do indeed have the power to shift our thoughts for improvements if they are so desired.
In a very small amount of time you have come to the realization that you and you alone possess the ultimate power needed to position yourself exactly where you want to in life. Like anything however, changes do not happen immediately unless you truly make a deliberate positive shift.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and the same way you need to appreciate that your mind has had ideas imprinted upon it from a very early age – as they say old habits die hard. However, this does not mean that changes are impossible. Start small and build your way up. The first step is awareness.
Become aware of your current thoughts by way of meditation or mindfulness. Once, these have been identified then, take deliberate action to change this by doing the opposite. The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
If you find yourself with destructive thoughts of fear, sadness, lack then, immediately change these thoughts with their opposites. By replacing a negative thought with a positive one every time you see them come in then, you are taking control and not settling for anything else. For the most part we should always be in control of our minds.
Instead, the opposite happens and most find themselves at the mercy of the thoughts that come due to either fear, outside influence or upbringing. Once you are truly in control of your thoughts, then, the world becomes your oyster. You then, become the driver in your vehicle or mind, nobody else!
The trick is to make a change each and every day towards your required goal. Even if you only move 1% towards your goal daily, then, by the end of it you will see how far you have come.
You already possess riches beyond your imagination. You have the capacity to control your thoughts, so indeed anything is possible and always within your grasp. Acknowledge the fact that you are the master of your destiny. You see, your thoughts will either stand in your way, or instead help you to achieve your lifelong dreams and ambitions.
Start to attract the desirable life by changing your thought patterns TODAY! Realize that thoughts will always become things, and that your past thoughts are the reason you are exactly at the current point in your life. Realize that when you ask yourself the question “can my thoughts become reality, that the answer will present itself straight away!
Be positive with everything in life and know that the Universe, God, Law of attraction, your higher self or whatever belief system you adhere to will align itself to help you get that wealth, health and happiness that you truly deserve. Also, be ready to let go some things that weigh you down such as negative relationships, fear, and low self-esteem.
Instead, embrace a purposeful life where every goal can be attained. Everything will start to function accordingly as soon as you accept that nobody and nothing can stand in your way but yourself.
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