Turning a Negative into a Positive
We all know about positive thinking and the Law of Attraction but do we really put it into practice?
I have so many friends who say they completely understand the Law of Attraction but I find these very same people asking me to join groups on Facebook with very negative connotations, such as ‘Stop Child Abuse’ or ‘Fight Cancer’ . They still don’t quite get it.
So how do you phrase with positivity then?
It does take some getting used to and it can be thought-provoking but it is possible. Mother Theresa said something very profound to demonstrate this premise, it went along the lines of: You’ll never see her at an Anti-War Rally but you will find her at a Pro-Peace Demonstration.
“When we harp on negative words or phrasing we are actually calling them into existence or perpetuating their existence…”
Let’s take the ‘Stop Child Abuse’ campaign, this can be rephrased as the ‘Love and Respect our Children’ or ‘Joyous Childhood’ campaign. ‘Fight Cancer’ can equate positively to ’Complete Physical Well-being”.
What Happens When we Focus on Negativity?
When we harp on negative words or phrasing we are actually calling them into existence or perpetuating their existence. Feeding the problem, making it recur over and over until we change our mindset.
Let’s try to think a little differently and see what a world of difference we make.
When I talk to most people about this they nearly always tell me that it is far to difficult to alter ones thoughts. It is not — it just takes time, awareness and patience.
How to Stop Negativity
The first step is to put your awareness on your thoughts and try to stop the negative ones in their tracks.
At first, some of these thoughts will slip through the cracks and you’ll find yourself in a fear induced state of panic of what might be or what has been and might happen again (isn’t this conducive to how most of us think?).
This is actually quite a normal state of mind in our society – one could even say a collective state of mind. Don’t give up on it though, with repetition things will change and you will find it easier and easier to stop your train of thought when you want to.
One by one you will slowly begin to eradicate these unproductive thought processes from you mind.
Patience is a Strong Virtue
Everything takes time and a bit of getting used to so the best is to be patient with yourself and gently usher in the new positive thought process.
Do not judge yourself if you fall of the track every now and again – you just pick yourself up and get back on track. Before you know it, you will be identifying negative thought patterns more and more easily and you will be able to alter the pattern to positivity.
“Just remember the ‘what if’s’ usually never ever happen anyway – how much time have we wasted on this?”
I know this for sure because I practice this and find it to be very effective. It has taken me almost a year to be at a point where I can change negative thoughts midstream and reverse it to a more positive scenario.
What if I Lapse?
Believe me, I also have my lapses but more often than not it can be stopped before one gets carried away in the stream of ‘what if’ scenarios.
I was very good at the ‘what if’ scenario – I’m sure we could all win Oscars for that but how about changing the ‘what if’ into a ‘what is’ because only what is happening now is of true importance. Just remember the ‘what if’s’ usually never ever happen anyway – how much time have we wasted on this? Read more about how to stop worrisome thoughts HERE.
Easier said than done? Most definitely, but anything of great importance is worth the persistence. Persist with this and, I promise you, you will reap the rewards of a clear and positive state of mind.
Positive thoughts can pull you out of the darkness.
Positive thoughts can heal a sick body.
Positive thoughts can help eliminate our biggest obstacle, fear.
You are in Control
Positivity will alter your perception of the world you live in – the choice is, and always will remain, with you.
You create your life experience, you are in control. What you see reflected in your life circumstance is what you have projected, consciously – or most of the time unconsciously. Be clear about this and move on to filtering your wants and don’t wants.
Live your best life – you can only do this when you take responsibility for your actions and thoughts. Take control of your life and truly live!
Have Your Say…
- Are you a positive person or do you feel yourself slipping into the negative realms before you can stop it? Share your thoughts and experiences…I’d love to hear from you.
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I have read so many posts on this topic, this post is truly a pleasant.
Thanks, Bernard 😉 Glad you think so.
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You are so correct. It took a cancer diagnosis to snap me out of my negative belief system. I had read a few books about law of attraction and how thoughts create our life story but I never took it seriously. Now I do and my life changed for the better. I am cancer free and I have no doubt my change in attitude helped me get well. Thank you for being a positive voice and your artwork is lovely.
Thanks you, Inge 🙂 I am always so thrilled to hear these positive and empowering stories — thank you so much for sharing this. A big ‘well done’ for turning your life around! xxx
Thanks, Cherie! I REALLY needed this!
My pleasure – thanks for reading! 🙂