What Do You Believe? – Day 168 of 365 Days to a Better You

Good Monday, my friends. I hope you enjoyed an amazing weekend and that your week is off to a great start. April, Mia, and I are still running with our hair on fire getting ready for our big move now just 11 days away. Remember this evening, before you go to sleep, to spend five minutes focusing on the positive energy from today. This is a fantastic practice to get into right before going off to sleep.

My question for you this evening is, what do you believe? If you believe your future or humanity’s future is bleak, then you have to own that your thinking is contributing to that outcome.

If you believe your future and humanity’s future is bright and brilliant, then your thinking is helping to create that outcome.

The outcome may come immediately in this moment. It may come over years. Either way, the outcome projected by your thinking will become your dominant reality.

Yes. There will be bright spots in the darkness. Yes. The primary rules of this three-dimensional existence will still apply to you. It’s the environment you inhabit along the way that comes directly from your thinking.

To paraphrase Rumi:

Want more thorns? Think about thorns. Want more roses/? Think about roses.

I’m not saying this is always easy. I certainly have my moments and days where I vibrate more thorns than roses. When I do, I get thorns. Yet, with just a gentle shift in your focus, the roses are always ready to appear.

So, I ask you again. What do you believe?

You’re awesome! Stay that way! Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Ray

 

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The Sin of a Negative Thought

In this daily motivator, Ray Davis of The Affirmation Spot debunks the sun of a negative thought concept. Having a negative thought is a normal and natural human response to certain situations. Ray sets the record straight on this topic.

CALL Your Negative Thoughts – The Affirmation Spot for Monday March 17, 2008

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woman_eyes_closed_sun_rs“Speak of the Devil and he appears,” goes the old aphorism. Some people in the positive thought movement seem to think the same thing about negative thoughts. They are something to be avoided at all costs. You must stamp them out like burning embers of a campfire to prevent their spread.

Obviously, the goal of positive thinking and affirmations is to diminish negative thoughts and counter them with positive thoughts. This is a worthy and highly beneficial goal that enahances your life.  Negative thoughts, however, are a natural part of being human. We all have them and we will always have them.

To panic and spend a lot of time concerning yourself with them, only causes them to blossom and grow. Recognizing them, accepting them, and letting them go steals their power and allows them to vanish back into the void from where they came. Having a negative thought is not the problem. Allowing them to become your habitual way of seeing things is what you want to avoid.

Actually, our negative thoughts provide a natural benefit. They spread light on the parts of us that need work and attention. If you always have negative thoughts about your job, maybe that part of your life needs some attention. If you have negative thoughts about certain people, those may be relationships that need work.

It’s rather entertaining sometimes to simply “thought watch”. Our minds are interesting things. When we relax, close your eyes, and watch your thoughts for a while you notice how impermanent thoughts are. They appear and create feelings. The disappear and the feelings disappear with them.

If your thoughts are very destructive and involve hurting yourself or others, get professonal help.
Here are four  things you can do to handle and live more harmoniously with common negative thoughts. They form the word CALL.
  1. Counter – counter your negative thoughts with tools like affirmations. Persistent negative thoughts can be countered and changed by offering a positive alternatives.
  2. Accept – accept that you will have negative thoughts and it’s OK. You’re human afterall. No beating yourself up.
  3. Listen – listen to your negative thoughts. They may provide insight into where you need to focus your self-improvement efforts.
  4. Laugh – some of your negative thoughts really are pretty funny when you get enough perspective. Lighten up and see the humor in the way your mind works.

I’m not saying don’t try to transform your negative thoughts into something positive. I’m just saying that when they want to come out and play, CALL allows you to say, “Bring it on!”

Be peaceful Be positive Be prosperous!

Ray

The Affirmation Spot.com

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