How Positive Thinking Can Make Us Happier And More Successful
One’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein and will continue to produce their kind.
Every thought-seed sowed or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into the act, and beating its own fruits of opportunity and circumstances. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.
For the past year, I have made a conscious effort to monitor my thoughts and actions so as to fill my life with happiness and joy rather than the stress and anger that has consumed too many years of my life.
When my thoughts are positive and full of love my day progresses much more smoothly; I am happier and full of joy. If I allow myself to react negatively to a situation or action of another, more and more problems and issues arise.
I know now that I am creating my life with each and every thought and action.
When your heart is singing, you are allowing Well-being. When you are appreciating, you are allowing Well-being. When you are yelling at somebody, you’re not. When you’re feeling insecure, you’re not. When you’re frustrated, you’re not.
How do you feel when you are so happy that you feel as if your heart is singing? Do you feel full of life and energy? Do you feel as if you were on top of the world? If you are truly happy in a moment you would feel all of these things because you are generating positive energy and are attracting the same in return.
When you are angry, afraid, stressed, or frustrated do you feel drained afterward? It takes a lot of energy to create those negative feelings.
Wouldn’t you rather “spend” your energy on something that makes you feel great? You have a choice, in every moment and situation in your life, as to how you will feel and react. Obviously, it is quite simple to just take a great moment and enjoy it. It is much harder when you are upset, doubtful, worried, or downright angry.
While not always successful, I tell myself that I refuse to allow myself to have that negative, upsetting, fear-filled, doubtful, or anger-filled thought that is trying to take over. Personally, once I go down the path of anger or negativity, I can now see the result of that negative energy in my life whether it is being stopped by every red light, issues arising in my job or a piece of equipment or technology breaking.
Knowing that I will, without a doubt, see this manifestation later in my day, or even the next, I make a very conscious effort to focus on only positive thoughts afterward. Fortunately, I am blessed with a great family and often use thoughts of them to aid in the process. I focus on how happy I am when I see them smile, how joyful the sound of their happiness is to me.
What are the steps you took to change your thoughts from negative to become more positive??? please share in the comment box below...