An Awareness Experiment Part I

woman_confusedThis week we are going to conduct a little experiment. I hope you will participate. Despite the fact that both modern science and ancient wisdom confirm that our thoughts are very powerful things; many, many people still fail to grasp their significance.

The words people say are often a window into the thinking that pervades their minds. Words are the outward expressions of thoughts and the next step forward in manifesting the reality – positive or negative – that thoughts create.

This week I want you to pay special attention to all the negative and disempowered thinking around you. Pay attention to your family and friends. Pay attention to your leaders and the media. Listen for how often people articulate – even glorify – the negative side of things.

Keep track of how many negative statements you hear in a day. Listen to how the people around you limit themselves, deprecate themselves, and hold themselves back through their thinking and their words. Pay attention to the reasons people give to justify their negative, disempowered thinking.

How to proceed:

  1. Listen for all the “I can’t…”, “I’m not good at…”, “I’ll never…”, “I’m not lucky at…” statements put out into the world by the people around you.
  2. Listen for negative self-judgments.
  3. Listen for catastrophe thinking in the media and among leaders.
  4. Watch how people respond to positive thinking or the suggestion that their negative perspective might be wrong.
  5. Watch how the media reacts to positive thinking or empowered thinking.
  6. Listen to how people justify negative, disempowered thinking – “realistic”, “other people lucky”, “I’m unlucky”, “That’s how things have always been.”, etc.

This experiment is not meant to judge anyone. This is simply for you to become more aware of the mental environment you inhabit.

Here are parts II and III of this experiment.

An Awareness Experiment: Part II
An Awareness Experiment: Part III

Stay inspired!

Ray

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot and focuses on empowering minds to think positively, achieve goals, and live dreams.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorHe is the author of the Anunnaki Awakening series (2015). Book 1 – Revelation – is now available in paperback and on Kindle. Can one woman really change the world? Can she expose a lie told for millennia? Can she make the future possible for two worlds?

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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4 Responses to An Awareness Experiment Part I

  1. I saw some of your tweets on Twitter and had to check out your blog! This ‘experiment’ is something I catch myself doing everyday. Although I am not perfect, and I still have disempowering thoughts, I try to be aware of them and change those thoughts as I go. You won’t hear the news on my TV or radio simply because they fill your home and mind with all the things that are wrong in the world around us. If we would just change how we look at things the things around us would change.
    That was for you because I know you have to be as big a Wayne Dyer fan as I am! Great blog!

    • Ray Davis says:

      Thank you for the kind words. Yes. That’s one of my favorite Dyer quotes. Was listening to an interview from a few years ago between he and Tony Robbins yesterday. Wonderful stuff! Absolutely. The trick here is many people do fill their minds with this stuff.

      Did a show this past weekend where I was talking to people about motivation and positive thinking and sharing my audio affirmations. I am amazed at how often people will tell me that’s all really interesting, but they don’t need it. Then within one or two sentences they have taken a verbal/mental swing at themselves and their potential.

      This was process I followed about 15 years ago. Started by noticing my environment and then turned it on myself. Recognizing there is an issue is the first step. The next step is to take action to do something about it.

      I still deal with these things at times myself. I always tell people I write affirmations for me and hope they help others too. I appreciate you reading the blog and connecting on Twitter.

      Would love to hear more about what you do.

      Stay inspired!

      Ray

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