When you're able to have positive thoughts regardless what is going on – when you are able to see the higher power in all individuals and in all situations – you are well on your way to spiritual health.
A lot of times we spend hours and hours dwelling and ruminating on the damaging and fearful things in our lives. Rather, our focus and attention needs to be on the favorable, the good, and on thoughts that will move us in the right direction. Read one of these statements to yourself each day -- and dwell on it.
If you pay attention to the dark, you'll never find the light.
If you study and relive your past experiences, dissecting them, and "getting in touch with your feelings" you'll only reinforce those feelings. If you want to get away from an issue, you shouldn't focus on it. Center on the good, the positive, the beautiful, the nice.
A happy individual is totally caught up in the moment --and isn't thinking about the past or the future.
Too much thinking and dissecting just makes any issue worse. Today is a fantastic day – live it in the here and now.
Why do little youngsters think ghosts, goblins, and monsters are real? As grownups, we know they aren’t. Your thoughts aren’t "real" in either the sense that you ―produce‖ and reinforce them -- and the emotions that go along with them. Your thoughts are only what you decide to trust in and continually reinforce in your brain.
For instance, you're sitting alone in the dark in your home. You're down, depressed and thinking damaging thoughts. All of a sudden the phone rings and it’s an acquaintance you haven’t talked to in 6 years. You become alert, your mood picks up, and you've a nice conversation. Then, after you’ve hung up, you get depressed again and fall back into a blue mood. How come?
Hint: Even though we don’t feel it – we have more might over our thoughts than we believe. We may decide to stay "up" after the phone call by doing everything we can to keep from dropping off back into the quicksand of contemplation and despair.
If your thoughts start to change, you'll feel better.
If you act in spite of your feelings, your beliefs and emotions will follow behind.
There is so much in life I can’t control. However, this is my life and I’ve decided to be happy. I may choose to be happy regardless of my other conditions. It’s not "when I receive a promotion, I’ll be happy...‖ or "when I may speak in front of a small group of individuals, I’ll be happy...‖ The focus ought to be on learning to be happy straightaway. Tap into your inner peace and contentment in the way that works best for you.
Happiness is a result of a choice to be happy.
Your emotions and feelings are produced by your thoughts.
Unhappiness can't exist on its own. It happens because of thoughts, which may be altered.
Your past thoughts are about issues that are no longer true. That bad experience occurred yesterday (in the past) and is over. It's at peace and exists solely in your brain. Now is a fresh day, a better day, and
fretting about the past simply dooms us in the here and now. It’s how you process it now that makes a difference.
You are a thought-producing machine. When you recognize this, you are able to start to slow your thoughts down and let your anxieties and fears rest.
Your automatic damaging thoughts are only thoughts: they're not real.
Our inclination is to think a bit much and to paralyze ourselves with our contemplations. We have a choice: recognize what we're doing to ourselves, get up, find a distraction, and do something interesting (favorable).
Happy individuals understand that to enjoy life you live it -- you don’t think about it.
Watch a roomful of preschool youngsters. They're enjoying life as they're centered on the moment and are not thinking of it. They're immersed and engaged in living.
Analysis produces paralysis.
Anxiety killing you? Quit thinking about it, take that step, and simply do it.
Thoughts grow with attention. If you center on damaging thoughts, they'll grow and grow and get bigger. If you center on your progress and the fresh thoughts you're learning, they'll grow stronger and take "automatic" control.Even if you understand and know why you've a problem, this won't help you in solving it. Going over and over the reasons for your issue is like pouring salt in an open sore.
The only factor making you distressed is your own thoughts. Relax, eject them, and let them go.
When you observe self-limiting and self-defeating thoughts playing again and again in your mind, state, "STOP! I will not give you any more power over me! I have greater things to accomplish!‖