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Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is a mental attitude that only allows into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome for every situation and action. What the mind expects, it finds.

When our attitude is positive we entertain pleasant feelings and constructive images, visualising what we really want to happen. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy and happiness. The whole being broadcasts good will, happiness and success. Even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall and the voice is more powerful. Our body language reflects the way you feel inside.

Positive (and negative) thinking is also contagious. All of us affect, in one way or another, the people we meet. This happens instinctively and on a subconscious level, with thoughts and feelings being transferred through our very being. People sense our aura and are affected by our thoughts.

There is also interesting scientific research at a quantum physics level that also supports positive thinking. At the sub atomic level, matter (energy) acts not to a set law, but as we expect it to. As we are all made up of energy, this also may have implications of how the process of positive thinking interacts with the rest of the universe, further enabling us to bring about change. Even if it doesn’t, there is NO downside.

Practical Suggestions
In order to turn the mind toward the positive, inner work and practice is required. Attitude and thoughts do not change overnight. Positive thinking is a developed skill.

Firstly write out a Gratitude list on a piece of paper or purchase small notebook. This list may consist of 5 to 10 items that you are thankful for. Even add photos or pictures. Spend 5 minutes every morning visualising these things, and feeling good about them.

Secondly write out a Dreams or Actutalisation list, and spend another 5 minutes visualising yourself in these situations. You can also collect pictures and photos that represent these ideas too. At any time during the day you can return to these lists, when negative thoughts start to bubble to the surface. Visualise only favorable and beneficial situations.

Thirdly collect words & phrases that further help you entertain positive thoughts. Use these words in your inner dialogues, or when talking with others.

Fourthly use colour and pictures to enhance your book. This helps further stimulate more of your brain, helping with visualisation and recall.

When a negative thought enters your mind, become aware of it and replace it with a constructive one, such as the words “Positive Thinking”… or another word or phrase that works for you. When the negative thought again enters your mind, once again replace it. Imagine there are two pictures in front of you, and you choose to only look at one of them and disregard the other. Remember, you can only think one thing at a time.

Also try to smile a little more, as this helps to think positively. With work you can transform the way your mind thinks. Unfortunately it is easier to entertain negative thoughts, which is why you must persevere to teach your mind to think positively. Do not give up, but keep looking only at the beneficial, good and happy thoughts in your mind. Think and speak only positive thoughts.