Change Your Thoughts and You Change Your Life

There is a saying: ‘If you keep on doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve been getting.’   It is maxim particularly pertinent to those who are making efforts to change their lives for the better yet seem to be making little or no progress.
The ‘keep on doing’ refers not only to our actions but to our thinking, and especially to our imaginings.   For our imagination, our daily habits of self-talk and dwelling on circumstances, is what eventually precipitates as reality into our lives.

 
Desires can best be achieved by imagining scenarios in which those desires are enjoyably lived in our mind’s eye.  Our visualization and imaginary role-plays are what we radiate out into the universe.  When we’re humming contentedly and daydreaming of pleasant things, this is what we are giving out.  The Law of Attraction says what we give out we get back.   As it states in the Christian Bible, “As ye give, so shall ye receive.”   What we receive back might come in the way of a manifestation or in the shape of coincidences and opportunities which we have only to say “yes,” to and act upon, and they become manifest.   They appear in our reality.

 
This being the case, and I believe it to be so, it behooves us to dwell on the enjoyable.   If an unpleasant or upsetting thought arises, the advice is to say, “Next!” and turn our attention to something pleasant.   That something we turn to could be something already extant in our material world, a pleasant memory, or an anticipated enjoyable happening.  The important thing is that it vibrates within us as something we feel is pleasant and desirable.

 
There should be no intense wanting or craving here.  Also, no aversion registered to things we don’t want in our lives.   Simply acknowledging that a thought has arisen and then choosing to move on to another thought should be enough to keep us focusing on the things which will bring what we want, rather than what we don’t want, into our lives.   The proviso is we need to be aware; we need to develop a habit of stopping every so often to monitor what we are feeling and thinking from time to time.  The automatic habit of ‘coming back into awareness of the now moment, and what we are feeling at that moment needs to be established, if we are not to fall back into our old ways.

 
So how can we achieve this?

My suggestion – and it’s not an original thought on my part – is that you get into the habit of doing daily meditation; something that brings you into stillness and that awareness where you are able to wait for a thought to come up and then to dismiss it and go back to stillness.   There are, of course, many meditational techniques.  Find one that is right for you.  When you have found it, practice it – and keep on practicing it every day of your life.  The object here is to bring your mind under your control.  And as you do this, you will be able to bring more and more of what you really want into your life.   So if you don’t want to keep on getting what you’ve been getting, change your thinking.   Change your thoughts, and you change your life.

About Tom Ware

I'm into speaking to audiences. My particular forte is telling stories. Morevover, I've addressed over 750 audiences and in excess of 40,000 people during the past eighteen years - excluding those I've addressed in my Toastmasters clubs. Additionally, I've presented classes to adults on Metaphysics and Spirituality (non sectarian) and Popular Psychology between 2001 and 2008. I'm an avid writer, been at it for forty-five years. Speaking is a passion, of course, as mentioned above. I started in 1972 with Toastmasters. My speciality is Storytelling and some years ago people began to flatter me with the titles: Prince of Storytellers, and Master Storyteller. Also, Tusitala Tom (Tusitala means Storyteller in Polynesian) I am also into 'serious' meditation (Vipassana as taught by S N Goenka) Started that in 1986. Additionally, I'm an Automatic Writing practioner and have been able to 'channel' for over forty years. Bit about me. Born in London UK and migrated to Australia in 1951. Started my first job day after my fifteenth birthday in that year. I've been a postal worker, sailor, aviation air-ground man, overseas telegraph operator. I've worked for an electrical power-supply company, been a truck driver, a foundry labourer, laboratory assistant, a police radio operator, and office worker - even an Antarctic expeditioner. Worked and lived in a number of countries, but am now 'retired' and enjoying life - probably as never before. I've been married - yes to the same woman! - for fifty-three years and have three grown up children and four grandchildren.
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