Thursday, June 14, 2012

We Rock Our World

Or How We Think Is What We get!

"We become what we think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People are about as happy as the make up their mind to be.” – Abe Lincoln

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – N.V. Peale

“As you think, so shall you be.” – Jesus Christ

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”-Shakespeare

What do you believe? Is it true? Are these great thinkers of our time right? Are our thoughts powerful enough to direct how we feel? If this is true, then it only makes sense that the “good” or “bad” of our reality is simply a matter of how we perceive our world. Perception, then becomes ones Reality.

What do you think? What do you believe? Is it something you can buy into, or NOT?

If we habitually think in certain patterns, will it change our moods? Is it possible that our thoughts are that powerful? Does habitual thought in a negative, sour manner really affect our mood?

If it does, it would mean our mood directly follows our thoughts. These thoughts would then lead us to choose a label, which develops into a feeling; a feeling, which moves to become the foundation of our disabling emotions. It’s like a huge, ugly emotional iceberg waiting for the Titanic.

That’s a lot to believe… It leaves us with significant Responsibility; Responsibility for what we think, what we believe, what we feel, and what we do. And like the Titanic, it was not what was on the surface that sunk it. It was what was underneath, hidden below the surface.

Noted Psychologist Paul Haulk thought so and it is the foundation of today’s “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”. He believed if we continued to think in negative patterns our mood would follow our thoughts, causing feelings and disabling emotions of Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Sever Inadequacy.

Defeating these four horseman of the apocalypse would then be a matter of recognizing the faulty or irrational thought patterns and replacing them with more truthful, less distorted, positive patterns and beliefs.

Do you think it is possible that our thoughts really do create our reality? Do you believe it is possible to “think” our way into an anxious world, a depressed one, or an angry one? Do you believe we can influence our emotional moods by what we think? And if so, can we then, in turn, change our experiences, behaviors and ultimately our world?

“The Secret” says we can…. “Jesus Christ” said we could. Even “Abe Lincoln”, who suffered from a severe mental illness himself, said we could.

Is it really all about choice? I know, if you have been reading any of my previous Blogs you will know that I believe it is all about choice. The question is, do you?

If you find yourself “Rocked” by your world instead of “Rocken” your world, you might want to try it. What do you have to lose, Negative thinking? Well, that’s not the end of the world even if you don’t gain anything else. A little dose of positive reality never really hurt anyone. You might even find that the suffocating hold the world has around you loosens a bit and that external things and events don’t have to control your life.

For some of you it is not a stretch, as you have already experienced this. For others, it is as if I am asking you to jump to the moon or at least off a cliff. Give it some thought, No not the cliff jumping….. and let me know, OK? I would like to hear YOUR STORY… It could “change your world”. Maybe it already has.

As for now, this Reservation Recluse has to say so long…. I have bullets to bend and maybe, so do you…

Until next time…Ride with a purpose. Sleep like a baby and Make Love like a hooker, paid for a million dollar night. And remember, it’s Your Reality, make the most out of it! No one can live it quite like YOU!

I have made my choice… Now go make yours…

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