An increasingly influential school of thought in cognitive science regards how your thinking shapes your life, the mind as manifesting, expanding, and distributing, rather than being bound by the brain or all in the mind. There is a secret that all great historical and present thinkers, philosophers, and high achievers agree to become a universal truth. This secret revolves around this simple idea: .
The British philosopher James Allen wrote: “As a man thinks, so he is; because he continues to think, so he still exists.”
The Stoic and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote: “A person’s life is made up of his thoughts. ”
The poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “A person is what he thinks all day long.”
Author Earl Nightingale (Earl Nightingale) said: “We become what we think,”
Mark Twain wrote: “Life is mainly composed of storms of thought that flow through a person’s mind forever. ”
All these great minds have discovered the secret to living a happy, purposeful and productive life, and that’s it:
We live in a world of thought
Our thoughts create our experience, and therefore, we experience our thoughts. Therefore, it is the quality of our thoughts that creates the quality of our lives. When we are unhappy in places where we are in life, we seek to create change. Therefore, we continue to change our environment, believing that doing so will create the necessary changes we hope to see.
We buy things for material happiness. We travel to escape our problems. We seek matter to numb the mind and help us forget. But of course, we are back where we started: dissatisfied with where we are today. So the cycle repeats itself. We buy, we travel, we forget-always pay attention to the external factors that we need to change to create a better environment.
This happens because we mistakenly believe that change starts from the outside. In fact, the environment does play a role in changing your environment, but it does not solve the root cause (your thinking), which is the driving factor behind the way you feel about yourself.
Here’s what you need to realize
If you want to change the outside, you must first change the inside. To realize how your thinking shapes your life, you must change the attention of your thoughts, because your thoughts directly affect your feelings, your feelings directly affect your physical response, and your physical response directly affects your behavior.
The way you behave defines who you are and what you have experienced in life. “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. “-Eckhart Toller It all starts with your thoughts-our life experience stems from the thoughts we actively participate in: you are your thoughts. To understand the essence of this sentence, you first need to understand the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
The Link Between Thoughts, Emotions, and Behavior
“Thoughts themselves have no power—they only begin to appear real when we actively devote our attention to them. When we come into contact with specific thoughts, we begin to feel the emotions triggered by these thoughts—we enter a new emotional state and then affect the way we behave. ”
For example, if you often think that you are a failure and give more attention, you will start to feel frustrated, worthless, discouraged, and even frustrated. How does your body react to this?
You are sullen, your shoulders are collapsed, and you have no confidence. However, if you participate in more empowering thoughts, they will increase your confidence and trigger a more positive emotional state, which is then reflected in your physical response: stand upright, optimistic and energetic.
How your thinking shapes your life and how you feel directly impacts your body reaction
All three affect the way you behave and the actions you take, and this is how your thoughts create your reality. Your behavior and way of behaving determine who you are and what you have experienced in life-and your behavior and way of behaving are just the construction of your thinking, feeling, and behavior. So, in short:
- Emotions are reactions to the thoughts you are concerned about.
- Your feelings (and your body language) reflect what you are thinking.
- Since emotional and physical reactions are triggered by the thoughts you focus on, you live in a world of thoughts: your thoughts create your experiences, and therefore, you experience your thoughts.
This means that all the problems we encounter are nothing more than a problem of thinking
The real problem” is not the problem. The “real problem” is how we view our problems. We are not in our situation. We are what we think we are. Your failure in your business is not a problem; the problem is that you perceive it to be a problem-it is in how you think it is
You don’t like your job, blaming your career choice is not a problem, the way you think about it is a problem. “Our problems are nothing more than our emotional and physical reactions to the thoughts of the problem.
Therefore, if we can observe and change our attention or perception, we can change our emotional response, then change our physical response, and ultimately change our behavior and experience of our reality.” This is why real change starts from the inside, not from the outside. “We spent all our time, money, and energy trying to change our experience on the outside, not realizing that the whole thing was being projected from the inside out. “-Michael Neal, author
So, if you think you are a failure, you will feel like a failure, and then you will behave like a failure. As long as you notice that you are a failed idea, you will continue to experience this reality, and then strengthen your belief that you must be a failure. This is called although mode, it has the ability to destroy your life.
Create new models and create new realities
- When you keep thinking the same thoughts, producing the same emotions and performing the same actions, you continue to live with the same experience.
- When we repeatedly participate in the same thinking patterns of thinking, feeling, and doing, these patterns are encoded as blueprints in our subconscious mind.
- Your subconscious automates your life, which means (if you don’t know your thinking pattern), you will continue to live in the same pattern of behavior—therefore, your current experience. As Carl Jung said: “Until you make the unconscious aware, it will guide your life, and you will call it destiny.”
How do you create a new mindset?
- Improve your awareness by observing your emotional and physical reactions.
- Be more aware of what ideas you are focusing on. This is what psychologists call metacognition—the idea of thinking about our thinking. Next time you feel a strong emotion, raise your awareness by pausing and asking yourself: What am I thinking now? Why do I feel this way? Why am I angry? Why am I upset? Why do I feel so low?
This can help us figure out why we feel our feelings and drive us back to the root cause of these feelings: the thoughts we pay attention to in the first place. Your mind is very powerful. However, if you are like most people, you may spend very little time thinking about your way of thinking.
However, the way your thinking shapes your life. If you draw inaccurate conclusions about whom you are and what you are capable of doing, you will limit your potential.
Challenge your conclusion
Look at the label you put on yourself. Maybe you have declared yourself incompetent. Or maybe you have decided that you are a bad leader. Remind yourself that you don’t have to let these beliefs limit your potential. Just because you think about something does not make it a reality. The good news is that you can change your mind. You can change your outlook and change your life. Here are two ways to challenge your beliefs:
Look for evidence to the contrary
Pay attention to any time when your beliefs are not strengthened. Acknowledging exceptions to the rules will remind you that your beliefs are not always correct.
Challenge your beliefs
Conduct behavioral experiments to test how true your beliefs are. If you think you are not good enough, do something that can help you feel valuable. If you label yourself as too cowardly to step out of your comfort zone, then force yourself to do something that makes people feel a little uncomfortable. Through practice, you can train your brain to think in different ways. When you abandon those self-limiting beliefs, you will be better equipped to reach your maximum potential.
Worry, Doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If you suffer from negative thoughts, take heart.
Now it’s your turn to:
- Gain control over your mind and find freedom and peace
- Recognize damaging thoughts and stop them from influencing your life
- Be patient with yourself even when you make mistakes
- Arm yourself with the word of God, praise, and prayer
Don’t surrender to misery another day. Find out today how to guarantee your victory in life by reading BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND by Joyce Meyer.
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