You don’t have to think every negative thought, now think about that

Joe Dispenza describes it this way.

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He said….

Your thoughts are incredibly powerful. Choose yours wisely.

So you can choose what you think? What a liberating thought.

This sounds so easy and very simple to do. But why do we still submit ourselves to limiting, degrading, small, fearful, anxiety and panic thoughts? Because we do not choose our thoughts wisely?

Do you think thoughts just pop into your mind? Yes, I also think so, but what do you do with them?

“You are not a victim. You can control your reactions. You do have a choice.”
― Caroline Leaf, Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

We all know about Thomas Edison and how he failed until he was successful with the first electric light bulb. But look closely at how he managed his thoughts. Some will argue it is his attitude but I believe it is also how he reacted to thoughts of failure. His famous quote.

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

He controlled his reaction. He forced himself out of the victim mindset by choosing to try once more. How many inventors were also close to making the same breakthrough? Why did they give up? Money, time, opportunity could have played a role. But if they “thought” it could be done they probably would have persevered and succeeded?

Thomas Edison’s actions showed how he managed his thoughts. Although he experienced failure he did not give in to negative thoughts. If Edison pondered too much on his 10th failure or 100th or failure number 1000 he was doomed.

He did not think too much about every negative thought. What he did was he used it. What would have happened if he thought that he was a failure at attempt number 580? or even worse attempt number 9999?

The latest research supports the notion that we have a natural ability to change the brain and body by thought alone, so that it looks biologically like some future event has already happened. Because you can make thought more real than anything else, you can change who you are from brain cell to gene, given the right understanding. Joe Dispenza

You can create your world with the way you think. This sounds so abstract and airy-fairy. Something you may hear from a world-famous motivational speaker or a backyard soothsayer. Not believing either one of them deeply truly fundamentally.

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a Ph.D. in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She is a bestselling author, mental health & mind expert, and researcher. Dr. Leaf is also one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input.

One definition of neuroplasticity is that it can be described as brain plasticity, neuroplasticity, or neural plasticity, it is the ability of the brain to change continuously throughout an individual’s life.

“Thoughts are real, physical things that occupy mental real estate. Moment by moment, every day, you are changing the structure of your brain through your thinking. When we hope, it is an activity of the mind that changes the structure of our brain in a positive and normal direction.”
― Caroline Leaf, Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

So if we hope we are building those positive highways in our brain. The alternative is building negative pathways. But you have a choice. You do not have to think that negative thought. What you repeatedly do then creates what Joe Dispenza explains here.

Conscious thoughts, repeated often enough, become unconscious thinking. Joe Dispenza

So go ahead and use the choice you have been given and choose not to think negative limiting thoughts. You are really practically and physically changing your mind.

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. Peace Pilgrim”
― Caroline Leaf, Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

You have the power to change your mind! One easy way is Thoughtarrest.

2 thoughts on “You don’t have to think every negative thought, now think about that

  1. I have been diagnosed with a fib and I would like to heal myself. I find it hard to mediate and am negative by nature. Please help me change. I really want to.

    1. Hi Diane
      I’m not a doctor, and can only tell you about my experience. Every person deals with it in their own way. My “strange” method is to understand that we all are going to die (me included). Therefore each day that I have I am grateful for. This does not mean I don’t get anxiety or panic attacks, but it has gotten better over time. It is a cliche, but you can see the glass half full or half empty. While I’m breathing I see it half full (and the possibility to run over).
      I’m a Christian and believe I have everlasting life through Jesus Christ (John 3:16) and that has been one of my biggest pillars to lean on.
      Dr. Caroline Leaf has a book “Switch on your Brain” which will help clear negative thoughts. Mine was a process over time with many ups and downs.
      You can visit my resource page on my website to get the book or use this link below.
      I pray you get better.


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