Your thoughts have much more power than you realize. Most people think to themselves, thoughts that are detrimental to their lives, on a daily basis, and don’t even realize they are doing it. Do you say things to yourself, like, “Oh, my back (or head, or leg, etc..) is killing me!”? That is a good way to keep it from getting better. Really. Your body is constantly renewing itself. For example, your stomach lining has a lifespan of about two days. But, people live with things like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for years. The more your stomach bothers you, the more you think about it. You keep the illness active in your thoughts, and thus, in your body. Crazy as it might sound to you, your thoughts have a huge impact on your life. This goes for not just your health, but all aspects of life.
Many of our negative thoughts come from our families, and are things that our parents, or grandparents said to us over and over again. For instance, I remember my grandmother saying that you can’t go outside with wet hair, or you’ll catch your death! Meaning, I guess, you would get horribly sick. I’m sure she was just repeating what she had been told as a child. I’m pretty sure there is no proof that going outside with wet hair will make you sick, but a lot of people believe it nevertheless. A belief, whether true or not, makes it much more likely to happen.
So, while your entire body (except your brain) renews itself every ten years, if your thoughts don’t change, your body can change, and yet remain the same. If you want help in resolving problems in your life, change your thought patterns. Pay attention to what you are thinking. When you catch yourself thinking, “Oh, that will never happen!”, change it to, “It could be possible”, or, “It might happen”.
I’m supposed to skip winter, and spend my winter in warm Florida this year, but my trip seems to keep getting delayed. It’s easy to think that it will never happen. But, I am trying to remember to change my thoughts to something like, ” It will eventually happen.”
A quote from the Intuition Physician, one of my favorite physicians online blog:
Now disease is a real thing, it’s not *in your head* at all, and there is much more we can do to support and facilitate health then just changing our thought patterns. But I write this post today so that you can give yourself a chance… just a chance… to open to the fact that the conditions you have now are not the conditions you need to be saddled with forever.
This is not a new age thing, it is some of the oldest knowledge, and wisdom out there. Five hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Tao Te Ching was written. This is where the inspiration for author and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyers best-selling book called, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life , comes from. The message is in the title. A big step in making any change in your life, is just to change the way you think.
For the next few days, just try paying attention to the thoughts that are floating through your head, and when you catch yourself thinking something negative, or something you don’t really know to be true (don’t go outside with wet hair), try replacing that thought with a better thought. Try thinking in the positive instead of the negative. What have you got to lose? Do it, and things will start to change for you, for the better. It may not happen overnight, so take your time, keep at it! Your thoughts are powerful. Expect great things, and great things will happen!