Q: Could you tell me please, how destructive can our thoughts be? And how the power of positive thinking can enhance our lives and change our world ?
A: Our thoughts can be as destructive as we allow them to be. A negative “thought force” can destroy a brick, a house, a city, or even a country! That’s how much power thoughts can have.
On the same token, a positive “thought force” can create a brick, a house, a city, or a country in a more peaceful and prosperous way.
Your own thoughts dictate your own life, our collective thoughts dictate life in the world as a whole.
Collectively, we can destroy or create within our world.
The more we fall into negative or unproductive thinking, the more negative things they can create in our lives and in the lives of others.
Negative thinking not only affects us emotionally but it has serious effects on the physical body as well. Studies have shown that a very high percentage of doctor’s visits are related to stress. Mental stress deteriorates the body to the point of “allowing” diseases to enter more freely.
But going deeper than that, the continuous development of habits and beliefs fueled by negative thinking can lead o a very destructive part of ourselves. This deeper part is what I like to refer as “being in the hole.”
A hole because we can fall so deep in it that almost nothing around us seems good anymore, we lose hope and begin to feel helpless. Nothing seems to make us much happy if at all, and we start to see the world as a really bad place to be in.
We may start blaming everyone else around us, any outer circumstance is to blame for our misery. Screw the world! We also start falling deep in depression and are very harsh on ourselves blaming our own actions for our misery.
As you can see this becomes a vicious never-ending circle where our emotions are all over the place…we cry, we are full of rage, depressive, nostalgic, feel like crap, we see ourselves as worthless, and even as being unable to be loved. Whether we blame others or ourselves deeply, it’s all negative…Or is it?
How To Get Out of This Miserable Hole
In a way yes, we may might as well put the blame on ourselves, this is the point where we begin to wake up, this is the turning point. But it is not the sort of blame that just adds to our misery and makes it worst.
It is the sort of blame that we begin to dissolve by realizing that we can change it. Because in the end it is up to us to chose the path we want to go in. That’s the true power every single one of us has. In a way, we have the power to destroy or create ourselves some wonderful things and experiences.
It begins with having a clear vision and goal of where we want to be, NOT where we DON’T want to be….Where we WANT to be! Our minds need direction, and the best indicator always comes from our heart.
Look at your emotions, feel what feels right to you and what doesn’t. It is the best mechanism to guide us in the right direction. All we have to do is decide. Make the choice and take the action to go in that direction.
Notice how destructive thinking can lead us down a negative path. In the same way positive thinking can lead us to a better one by simply choosing to nurture the positive thoughts more.
Which wolf do you want to feed the most?
The power is yours…because you are your own wolf.
There is a battle of two wolfs inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wold that wins? The one you feed.
– Cherokee Proverb
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