We often underestimate the power of our thoughts when it is precisely the things we think that influence our days and, in a broader sense, our whole life.
All of us experience in our lives an alternation of positive, neutral and negative days, based on the events that have occurred in them. Often, however, we catalog a day in which nothing serious happened as negative or, vice versa, although there were adverse situations, we have a neutral evaluation of what happened.
From this we can deduce that a day is “good” or “bad” on a subjective basis and that the same episode can be interpreted differently depending on who lives it.
The question therefore arises: what are the roots of this interpretative choice?
The answer, which for some may be less obvious, is the thought.
Let me explain; thought influences the way in which we perceive what is happening around us, the impression we feel and consequently how we react to a given event.
This implies a very important concept: we can change our vision of the world, modify the way we reason and create connections of ideas.
A practical example of the power of thought is shown to us by the experiment of the Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto on the water. The simple thought of love, happiness, fear or anger works so deeply on the liquid that it changes the structure of the crystals, so more is it affected by negative feelings and more it degenerates and becomes irregular.
And what does this have to do with the power that thoughts have on human beings? Simple, just think that our body is made up of 70%~ of water and the math is soon done. Because of this, our body reacts in the same way.
So if we have a negative thought, are our cells affected? At first it is just like that, even if our structure is so perfect as to be able to compensate for these imbalances, at least at the beginning.
What happens, however, if that same negative concept is repeated over and over again over a long period of time? I leave you the freedom to choose for yourself whether or not to believe that recurring thinking can be a cause of illness, given the multiple implications that are implied and the enormous amount of physical, spiritual and mental factors to be examined.
Let us pause instead on the capacity of thought to change the adjunts of a situation. What if when we are stuck in traffic, instead of ranting against other drivers and blaming the streets too narrow and frequented, we take time to observe what is around us and discover some new detail? Or another example, what if, instead of being convinced that we will not meet a parking lot and that we will have to do at least five laps of the block before giving up and looking for a paid parking place, we convince ourselves with the intention of thinking that arriving at destination we’ll meet not only a parking, but a convenient place near our target?
I decided to experiment it, the first times taking it as a game. I decided an area where I knew that finding parking was very difficult, I got into the car and replaced this thought with another of this kind: now I will arrive there and there will be my place waiting for me. Do you know what happened? That the place was really there and the more I was detailed with the request, the more this was fulfilled. Powers of the Universe?
Who knows, maybe we’ll talk about it in a specific post. What I challenge you to do now is to try and verify; and do not lose heart if at first it is not so easy. Often, the reminiscence of negative thinking persists preventing the positive one from implementing its full potential.
But what does all this have to do with the article’s title?
In reality, all that we have said so far is nothing but a preamble to what is really interesting and which we have partly realized with the last example.
If what we think influences what we are and how we interpret life, then surely it will also influence what we do.
In which way, are you wondering?
Well, if I think I can, then I can. That explained in a nutshell means that there are no limits to what we are and what we can become or do. The only true, and sometimes insurmountable, obstacle is our mind.
What do we mean when we talk about mind? From an early age, we are routed to have full confidence in our rational capacities and to shy away from the feared illusions. This often leads to an atrophy of our emotional and creative spheres, which no longer have an outburst; imagination loses sharp outlines and everything is uniform in the so-called “emotional flattening”.
The bad thing is that those who are affected don’t realize it, because with the passage of time this has transformed into the main state of consciousness and any “strangeness” that comes out of the rails of the ordinary is to be stigmatized.
So there is no way to change the situation? Obviously there is. And we can find it right in thought. It is very important not to preclude any possibility, abandon the conformed forms of thinking and leave space for creativity to guide us in the wonderful path that is our life.
The thoughts we make have their own special force that can help us to evade the barriers of “this is impossible” or “I will never succeed”. Nothing is decided at the start and the will can also change extreme situations.
Witnesses are the ones who can change a physical state through motivating thoughts, those who don’t give up and continue to work with passion every day to get what is most important: a satisfying life, where one gives a hundred percent of oneself without any remorse and with the certainty of being able to obtain anything, because the only thing that limits us is us; once you have overcome the obstacle of the mind, the road is all downhill, towards our best version.
Have a good trip and remember that it is a good habit to always replace a negative and demoralizing thought with at least one positive and motivating pair.
Test it to trust it!
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