Our Thoughts Become Our World. Think Not?
Everyone wants to be successful, happy and complete. A healthy mental attitude is essential for all. Especially for Latinos, as we are still a new community in the US. We have really been migrating here in the last 40 years, and that is new. We or our parents come from countries with that have less opportunity to grow, and that is the very reason why most of us and or our parents, and our grandparents came here; “in search of a better life”. And because of this we as a community have more challenges then other ethnic groups that have been here for over 100, 200 years, US Latinos are mostly 1st and 2nd generation deep. We can especially benefit from deliberate positive mental attitude, in which we watch and control our thoughts to make life a little easier, with the increased possibility of being happier and more successful. So in saying that, I wanted to these words below, which were originally published a few months ago in my publisher’s column on LatinTRENDS Magazine
Think yourself into a great year for the rest of 2015. It is still a relatively new year, make the best of it, because, as we all know “time flies”, and not just when you’re having fun! Get excited about 2015, but be careful what you think…did you know that the biggest secret to success and happiness is your mind?..and that it can make you or break you? Well…it’s not just your mind. It’s what you put into it. It’s your thoughts!
“if we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. if we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. in our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. (Betty Eadie)”
Having increased awareness of your surroundings is important, having an increased awareness of what goes on inside you, “your mind” is even more important. It’s the gate to all else. Our thoughts basically rule everything. “Our thoughts become things.” The dominating thought that we carry in our minds, whether concisely or subconsciously will bring exactly that into our lives. If you live in fear, you’ll get more worries, more problems and more fear.
If you think hateful and angry thoughts, you will repel people, and even attract the some like minded individuals and situations into your life, such as relationships, friends, bosses, etc. If you come from a place of abundant, prosperous, happy, thoughts, that is what you will get, happiness, good will, abundance.
Our thoughts will dictate how we feel. Feeling happy, sad, mad, or successful? Check your thoughts in that moment, and you will be surprised in the bond that exists between mind & life. Case in point: ‘Prayer does not work for most people” because most people turn to prayer when they have a problem, when all else has failed or when they are afraid, anxious and nervous. Under these conditions they are coming to prayer form a position of fear, not of faith. If you are going to pray, do it with faith, and do it in the highs and the lows, not just when you want something. Faith is the key word here, and faith is the key word to add to your thoughts. A thought without the emotion of belief and or faith is just a thought. However a thought mixed with the “magic potion” of faith becomes powerful in that it manifests into reality in your life. That’s what happens when the two elements are in place; you either create a way, find a way, or it finds you! It’s simple; let’s say you are dealing with a problem. Your either focus on the problem and get stressed out, maybe even catch an ulcer OR you focus on the solution, fix the problem, feel great about it, then on to the next one…with a smile ( no ulcer here).
Thoughts are what separates humans from the animal kingdom, we can control our thoughts, and animals cannot! Every single thing on this planet started with a thought, whether it is a law, a building, a car, a suit, and dress, even us! If it would not have been for the initial thought of our parents communicating on that very first time and then following through and “getting jiggy with it” we would not be here today. Thoughts indeed manifest and become things in our life, good and bad. Thoughts created us tambien!