And let me tell you, positive thinking is an art!
The concept of positive thinking has been on my radar a lot lately. I suppose that is not a coincidence, as ‘the mindset’ is something I love spending time learning about, and I do call myself Your Mindset Nutritionist after all.
Positive thinking is not as easy as it sounds.
This morning I finished the book Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting – The Astonishing Power of Positive Feelings. by Lynn Grabhorn, (I think her surname is the perfect one for her book!).
In brief, the book is about the Law of Attraction, which no doubt you’ve heard and maybe read lots about. This concept became wildly popular with the movie The Secret in 2006, but in fact this concept has been around since the early 19th century.
Wikipedia describes it as this…
The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. This belief is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from “pure energy”, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy.
So the basic premise is this….
We are made up of energy, yes we exist in a physical body form but our true essence is energy. How you then use this energy/life-force that you possess, whether negatively, positively or just flat lining, then it is this energy that attracts what comes or what doesn’t come into your life…
People, relationships, events, bank accounts, your wellness, your waistline etc. etc. etc.
The unfortunate thing is, our brain tends to operate more on the negative side of thinking than on the positive.
Spend a day listening to your thoughts and unless your tens steps ahead of me on this, (if so Go You!), then I think you’ll be surprised with what you find.
A whole lot of negativity.
It may not be the kind that hits you over the head and keeps you in a black hole but it might just be small negative thoughts that are constant in your thinking.
You may not realise this but every negative emotion you feel…
- Anger etc. etc. etc.
Comes from a place of lack. Lack of what we really want….
So if we are constantly spending our time in a negative headspace and think about the things we don’t want i.e I don’t want to be overweight/fat/have no energy, even though we are saying you DON’T want this or to be like this, we are concentrating our thoughts on lack…of what we don’t have.
So guess what you’re going to get more of and attract…the same.
Am I starting to make sense?
I find this topic fascinating and I’m going to delve more into exploring it over the coming weeks. If you’re in the mood to delve into some more of my musings on this topic go here.
In the meantime you can, only if you want to change for a better you, do something about this. As I mentioned earlier, take time this week to look at the thoughts you’re thinking.
Every time you find you thinking something negative or involving a negative emotion or thinking about something you don’t have or don’t want, then…
- Stop that thought
- Take a deep breath (or 5)
- Switch/flip immediately to something positive.
I don’t care how little that positive thought is.
Whether it is thinking about…Seeing a new flower bud, looking at the moon in wonder, or a grand thought, such as the love of your child/partner/parents/friends.
SWITCH & FLIP IT!
Join me … this takes practice. But I’m willing, how about you?
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Be Healthy. Happy & Amazing!