Are you aware of your thoughts? I mean really aware at how you talk to yourself every minute of every day? Are you aware that these thoughts stem from old habits and and beliefs and determine how your life unfolds?
Ok, before I lose you here… bear with me! I’m referring to our natural consciousness and the beliefs that we’ve created through our experiences and how we associate everything we encounter with one of those beliefs – many times in the negative sense – which can translate to harmful thinking that produces undesirable circumstances.
Below is a great article by David Neagle about adjusting how we react to circumstances and creating a natural state of joy just by being aware of our thoughts ad beliefs.
Create a Natural State of Joy
by David Neagle
Through our senses and from the people around us, we absorb ideas, beliefs, perceptions and evaluations of the way the world works. Unfortunately, many of these ideas are fear-based; they stem from a limited understanding of the world, and we don’t even realize they’re there. Once “learned,” they pass to our subconscious, where they still direct our actions and results. So, we have bad results and we just can’t figure out why.
The good news is that subconscious beliefs don’t like the light. Simple awareness gives us the choice to reject them.
In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill writes, “Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate.” He outlines a process of affirmation and visualization to create the habit of positive emotion. Eventually, he writes, positive emotions will dominate your subconscious mind so completely that the negatives cannot enter.
A Natural State of Joy
Based on my experience with thousands of people all over the world, I suggest that rather than working with your thoughts, you can create a natural state in which negativity has no place.
If you get in touch with the desire in your heart, and you seek the expression of that desire and do all that’s required of you, you’ll enter a natural state in which you won’t want to be negative. You won’t talk about what’s wrong with everything or hang out with people who bring you down.
You already know that this works. When you’re doing something you love, you feel very little, if any, negativity. When you’re in harmony with something, it’s natural to express the happiness, joy, eroticism, compassion, loving, caring or jovialness of the situation. You’re automatically joyful, even if you’re habitually not that way the rest of the time.
Years ago, I had trouble following through on things that I knew I should be doing. I didn’t understand why it was so difficult. It was difficult because I was not in harmony with the thing I was supposed to be doing.
Every result, condition and circumstance in your life is an opportunity for you to get from where you are to where you want to be. Each one is giving you the opportunity to correct your course.
So, if you’re struggling with something, like I was, rather than trying to beat it into submission, look it in the eye instead. Ask: “How does this move me to where I want to go?”
When you start to come up with preprogrammed beliefs, reasons why you can’t take advantage of the opportunity or how it’s not an opportunity at all, you have to let those thoughts go. Say to yourself, That is an apparent, surface explanation, but it’s not the truth. The truth is this is an opportunity for me. What is the opportunity?
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you viewed everything that happened as an opportunity? All of your so-called failures and disappointments? Your life would be a string of opportunities all pointing you in the direction you want to go. Well, that is happening, right now, whether you acknowledge it or not.
When you acknowledge it, though, you’re happier. Your results are in harmony with who you really are. You appreciate the increasingly rare negative result because it shows you that you need to course correct. In this kind of life, you experience in every way your true, divine nature.
As Hill wrote, “Somewhere in your makeup there lies sleeping this seed of achievement which, if aroused and put into action, would carry you to heights such as you may never have hoped to attain.”
It all starts with your desire. From that, everything else, including your own greatness, will follow.
About the Author:
David Neagle, Million Dollar Income Acceleration Coach, mentors entrepreneurs to quantum leap their current businesses past the 7-Figure income level in just 12 months. David invites you to download—as his GIFT to you—his legendary “Art of Success” 4-hour audio program. This audio series is a tremendously compelling and comprehensive program that demonstrates—once and for all—that Success has nothing to do with “getting” or “achieving”, and everything to do with WHO we must BE to manifest our hearts’ true desires. For an additional bonus, Text: success to the number: 85800