Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts (become) Things: Recognizing It!

Very interesting morning I've had thus far.

A terrible night's sleep. Tossed and turned for hours.

Then I recognized "why"...

There's been a certain subject that seems to have reared its ugly head over and over, almost daily this past week and a half and voila, I "recognized" why...

It's because everytime it's made its way to the forefront, I've dwelled on it for hours and hours.

Constantly thinking about it. Trying to fix it. Trying to forget about it. But all along continuing to "think about it."

That's the problem...

The more you think about something - positive or negative...

The more it appears...

So, this morning, after "recognizing" that I've been dwelling on this negative subject so much, I've made a clear and conscious decision to snap (using the elastic band on my wrist) out of it...

"Thank you for sharing" I say, and immediately change my thought/emotion to something of a positive nature.

Folks, "recognize" when the thoughts and feelings that are bothering you seem to be surrounding you. Admit, that they are there because you are continually thinking/focusing about/on them, and then change your thought process...

~b2

3 comments:

  1. Hey Bill,
    Very interesting... This may explain it...
    I came across to something similiar too today:
    Apparently, at any given time within our subconscious mind, as many as three negative thoughts are fighting it out with one positive! Not knowing right from wrong, our subconscious chooses to believe the most dominant thought pattern. Unless we feed more positive messages than negative ones to our subconscious, we become a prisoner to negative thought patterns.

    I got this from "What To Say When You Talk To Yourself" by Shad Helmstetter. I highly recommend it!

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  2. Michelle WilliamsJuly 14, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Hi Bill,

    I think many of us can relate to the battle of the mind...I know I can. A wise book (the Bible) tells us we should "take every thought captive" because as we "think" so we "become".

    I recognize that when I go through a season of focusing on a particular thought, it is because I need to deal with or release a behaviour, emotion, sometimes a person from my life.

    I truly believe that we act in accordance to how we think. So if we want to do better, we must think "better". Some will argue that changing our mindset is a challenging process, but once we recognize the challenge lies in our minds resistence to change, we can all overcome this obstacle.

    Here's to taking every thought captive!

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  3. Gohar,
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting...You make a very valid point and I'll definitely have to pick that book up. Thanks for sharing and recommending...

    Michelle, I love the term, "taking every thought captive"...Thanks for sharing...

    ~b2

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