The Power of Positive Thinking

"Your mind must arrive at your destination before your life does."

I'm currently listening to the audiobook The Law of Attraction by Michael J. Losier.

In this book, Losier suggests ways to deliberative positive affirmations.

Step one?

Rid yourself of words like "don't," "no," and "can't."

Losier's theory behind this is best explained as so:

If I were to tell you "don't think of a snowstorm," there is no way you wouldn't think of a snowstorm.  Losier argues that your subconscious completely ignores the "don't" and instead focuses on the rest of the sentence: the snowstorm.

The same is with your thoughts.  If you tell someone "don't slam the door on your way out!" the law of attraction only delivers and matches up to what you're actually thinking about: slamming the door.

Instead, Losier suggests that we should change our words and our thoughts.  Although it's not our actual words that the law of attraction responds to, it's what is in our focus when we use them.

So how do we do this?

In Losier's example, he suggests changing "don't slam the door" to "gently shut the door on your way out." In the first statement, the focus is slamming the door. The universe will react to your focus and deliver a slammed door.  In the second statement, the focus is gently shutting the door. The universe will return what you're focusing on and provide you with just what you're looking for.

This was my focus this week: to change my words and to change my thoughts. I am still working on changing what I make my main focus. Interesting though, huh?

And even more interestingly, I ran into this quote towards the end of the week:

"We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are."

is relative. If we choose to turn our focus to the positive, we will see only the positive side of things. And vice versa - if we focus on the negative, we will only see other things as negative.

What a powerful exercise!

What do you think? 



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