Positive Thinking – Keys to Combating Mental Wars And Negativity
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are some truths to this fact. There is an invisible force at work that hinders the mind in its ability of bear good fruit in terms of public speaking. Yet, the fact remains, It is your thoughts which determines your past, present, and future, not the person sitting across from you, or the that stranger you have 410 bore ammo always suspected to have an evil eye toward you. Likewise, just like a computer’s hard drive (HDD), whatever you save or program the machine to do, it will do just that, nothing else. Whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Gal. 6:7)…Junk in, junk out! Therefore, we cannot expect to reap corn in a bed of roses; we cannot sow evil and expect good; we cannot hang around people with ill-intent and expect our disposition to remain wholehearted. Hence, one bad apple spoils the whole bunch. If you think negative about yourself and others, do not expect anything positive to happen. If your thoughts are:
o I don’t think people want to hear me speak
o I don’t even sound like a speaker
o I’m no Dr. King, who am I fooling?
All these are negative enforce and re-enforcements. In so saying, what makes you think that your body will do any different than what you have told it to do? It will not. But still, you might say, well, what about sickness and diseases? Well, what about them? Truth be told, you are what you eat, and you become what you practice. But, tell your mouth to speak those things which are not as though they were (Romans 4:17) and see what happens.
Many people including me at one time or another, used to believe that I would be lying to myself and others if I said those things which are not as though they actually are. It turns out that, the earth was formed by this same principle. The fact is, you are not lying or misleading yourself. What you are actually doing is observing your current circumstances, choosing not to accept them, and recreate your environment based on what you would like it to be. Hence, you are basically saying the following:
No to all the negatives, but yes to all the positives
No to fears, but yes to challenges
No to impossibilities, but yes to possibilities
No to sight, but yes to faith
No to failure, but yes to success
Ultimately, you are saying No to death, but yes to life.
It doesn’t matter who you are, or from what walks of life you’ve ventured, we are all susceptible to negative impulses; however, it is the way in which we process, internalize and then manifest the information that makes the difference. Ten people can be in the same environment, yet still different; not because they are differentiated by race, religion, or culture, only thinking makes it so.