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Thoughts Are Your Greatest Power- Learn How To Harness It

Thoughts Are Your Greatest Power- Learn How To Harness It

Your thoughts run through your active mind all day long and help to create your experience of life. It is believed that we have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day, which equates to about 42 thoughts per minute. So how many of those thoughts are you aware of? How many of those thoughts are helping you or hurting you?

Many thoughts are repetitive, day after day, year after year, and decade after decade. Imagine if some of those repetitive thoughts are not of the highest possible vibration? Could it effect our bodies, our minds and our lives?

In the attached video, Dr. Masaru Emoto showed the impact of how thoughts put into music or written down, effected the water he was testing.

“By exposing water to a particular word or piece of music, freezing it, and photographing the ice crystals formed, Dr. Emoto has shown that from beautiful words and music, come beautiful crystals, and from mean-spirited, negative words, come malformed and misshapen crystals. What is the significance?

It becomes clear when we remember that the adult human body is approximately 70% water and infant bodies are about 90% water. We can be hurt emotionally and, as the water can be changed, for the worse physically by negativity. However, we are always closer to beauty when surrounded by positive thoughts, words, intentions and ultimately those vibrations.”1

Many of our thoughts are repetitive and arise from the deep subconscious level. So, if we are experiencing over 60,000 thoughts per day and we are not aware of many of them, how are we creating our lives? Are we creating by default, using old, outdated thoughts and beliefs? Or are we aware of our thinking, influencing it, and taking charge of what we are thinking?

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Thought Power Process:

So how does one begin to master their thoughts? It’s actually quite simple using this exercise below.

Step 1:

For the next minute, think consciously. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Are these thoughts happy or sad, fearful or delightful, loving or hateful? How do the thoughts make you feel inside?

Step 2:

All thoughts, conscious or unconscious, will create a feeling inside of you.  Acknowledging that feeling allows you to define the type of thought you are experiencing. This is the beginning of awakening your own mind and power. Welcome to the potential of creating a new world for yourself.

Step 3:

Decide. Do you like the feeling the thought is creating within you? Does it make you feel good or bad, happy or sad, revengeful or forgiving, fearful or loving? You begin to ask yourself, are these even my thoughts? Am I just repeating old beliefs that were handed down to me by friends, society, and family? Do I really believe these thoughts I am thinking? Then make a conscious decision to change the thoughts that are no longer serving your highest and best life.

The End Result:

Liberation. True freedom will begin to arise in your life. Repeating these three steps over and over will make the greatest changes you have ever seen in your life because as you change your thoughts, you change who you are, what you believe in and what you will experience around you.

Dr. Joe Dispenza is author of, You are the Placebo-Making Your Mind Matter. He shares his findings on the power of the mind and the effect thoughts have on our health and our lives.

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“As we learn new things and have new experiences in our lives, our neurons make new connections, exchanging electrochemical information with each other. Those connections are called synaptic connections. Our thoughts produce a blend of various chemicals called neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine and acetylcholine). When we continue thinking the same thoughts, the neuron keeps firing in the same way. So as soon as you think a new thought, you become changed-neurologically.”2

Thought is the spark from which the flame of creation is ignited in our lives.

The thoughts could be as simple as asking, “What should I have for lunch?” or as complicated as, “Why am I here?” Either way, as you become aware of the thoughts running through your mind, you begin to take charge of your thoughts and thus the creation of your life.

You are awakening to a new level of awareness and a new level of power over yourself. You discover the real you as layer upon layer of false thoughts are removed. Your thoughts become your own and you challenge your own thinking. Once you understand you own, the power over your thoughts and what to think, you begin to retrain your mind to become your greatest power and best ally, in this adventure called life. There are wonderful websites that are accessible to provide information about your powerful thoughts.

Here are some:

Dr. Masaru Emoto

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Many great, successful individuals have always known the power of the thoughts we think. From the Buddha, to musicians, to writers, politicians and now even the every day human. Here are just a few of those magnificent quotes to share with you.

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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

May the new day bring to you the understanding of the greatest power you already possess- your thoughts.

1 www.masaru-emoto.net

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2 You are the Placebo-Making Your Mind Matter, by Dr. Joe Dispenza Pg 56-57

3  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/buddha121308.html

4 http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/willienels184361.html

5  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/normanvinc130593.html

6  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/eleanorroo143006.html

Featured photo credit: Inner Demon Affirmations via innerdemon.net

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Last Updated on July 10, 2020

How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

Boundaries are limits

—they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

1. Self-Awareness Comes First

Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

  • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
  • When do you feel disrespected?
  • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
  • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
  • When do you want to be alone?
  • How much space do you need?

You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

2. Clear Communication Is Essential

Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

Sample language:

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  • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
  • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
  • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
  • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
  • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
  • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
  • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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Final Thoughts

Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

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