We only get one chance at this life assignment thing, right. A great start in getting the best results possible would be in looking at how we, as individuals, go about perceiving the assignment we’ve been given.
Many believe our perceptions to various situations in life determines how we will choose to live it out, and not only our perceptions, but our secret thoughts about those behaviors and reactions. You know the ones… they are the voices inside of our head, the chatterboxes of our thought.
“We are what our thoughts have made us;
so take care about what you think. Words are secondary.
Thoughts live; they travel far.”
Freedom from the Negative Chatter
However, there is freedom from those voices that take root in our head, which we’re glad no one else heard, and that always seems to congregate in the auditorium of our minds.
We improve our thought patterns by noticing what we think in each passing moment, and by stopping them in their tracks, before they conjure up anymore ruckus then they’ve already achieved within side of ourselves and outwardly throughout our lives. We take back the control of our environment and make considerable changes to our inward being.
In order for that type of change to occur there has to be some form of growth, transformation, or metamorphosis taken place first. Since the change is one of a personal nature, I believe it’s up to the individual to investigate the best and most effective way of identifying the route they choose to take for themselves.
As I see it, the power to create ourselves anew comes from our inner awareness needing to awake. Only then can we individually control what we must tame in ourselves to bring the life of our dreams into fruition.
The most important thing is in not letting the present conditions define those we want for ourselves in the future. It took me awhile to understand this truly, but nor does our past, present, or the voices in our head get to determine our future. The only time that it does is when a person has done nothing to change the condition they no longer wanted.
The Challenge We Face in Correcting What Moves Us to Think Negatively
When we become self-aware, we are more able to take full responsibility for making the second part of life the better part of it. The second part of life is always the present moment. It is so because whatever has happened, whether in the past or presently, is officially over. You can never revisit it or change anything about it.
From where we are, right now, in this present moment – will we be able to move forward into a brighter future for ourselves.
For most, the challenge is breaking outside of the normal way of thinking.
Thinking in such a way that you and I were taught to be “the right way” we are supposed to think. We’ve had a lifetime of information, rules, principles, expectations, and ideas shoved into us that at this point in the game it is impossible to figure out which ones are our own, and which belongs to everyone else. That’s what has been making it such a difficult challenge for so many of us to improve our stinking thinking.
It was the main challenge that I had to face in releasing me.
So once we become aware that there is indeed a problem with the way we think, and discover the challenge we face in changing the problem; the next thing in need of taking place, is finding a solution.
Obviously, we cannot stop ourselves from thinking. The mind is our connection to the Higher Source, which is essential how we’re able to make our thoughts into a reality. So the last we want to do is stop thinking.
Since stopping ourselves from thinking isn’t an option, we can only control what we allow to take root in the futile soil of our mind. The moment an unproductive thought forms, it’s solely up to us what we do with it.
We can nourish it, or pluck it out.
A few weeks ago, I underwent a dental procedure that loaned me a metaphor that I believe will prove useful for this discussion.
If you’ve experienced having a toothache before, then I need not tell you how extremely painful they can be. My own pain came from a hole in a tooth exposing a nerve. It was excruciating. It was so severe that it bought this 35-year-old adult male, full of health and energy, to his knees and crying mercilessly for someone… anyone to offer me some kind of relief.
Even when it wasn’t actually hurting me, I remembered vividly how the pain felt. The memory of the pain would sometimes trigger the excruciating feeling to return.
My dentist advised me to have the problematic tooth pulled, along with a few others that were ticking time bombs just waiting to go off. This time the memory of the pain would be my motivation.
Fast-forward a bit…
After the surgery to remove the problems that were causing me the most pain, even those I wasn’t aware of yet, I saw how I could apply that same scenario with my negative thoughts.
It left me with this…
Some thoughts are painful for us to have, whether they cause us physical pain or not. If it isn’t a fruitful, productive, or loans us positive results; then it’s unfruitful, and we must…
YANK IT OUT!
As long as it’s there, potentially, it always will be a cause of pain for you and/or others. Yanking out the source of the pain takes away the root of the problem and brings relief and order back into the auditorium of one’s mind.
Over to you,
Do you consciously make an effort to free yourself of thinking negatively? What are other successful methods and tips would you share with readers.
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