Do you ever wonder what someone else is thinking about you?
Interesting isn’t it?
Guess what that other person is thinking about then?
Chances are, they’re thinking about what you are thinking about them.
And it’s rarely a positive thought.
Did you know that 75% to 95% of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about affects us physically and emotionally. It’s an epidemic of toxic emotions.
Every day, you have more than 30,000 thoughts.
Your thoughts generate emotional responses that cause you and your body to act. TEA. Thoughts-Emotions-Action.
The more uncontrolled thoughts you have, the more you create the conditions for illness; you make yourself sick as your body acts in response to your thoughts and subsequent emotions.
We know from research that fear, all on its own, triggers over fourteen hundred physical and chemical responses involving more than 30 different hormones. The toxic waste generated by poisonous thinking is directly associated with: diabetes, cancer, asthma, skin problems and allergic reactions among many others. When you consciously control your thought life, you begin to detox your brain.
Consciously controlling your thought life means not letting thoughts run rampant through your mind. It means learning to engage with every single thought that you have, and to analyze it before you decide either to accept or reject it.
So how do you go about doing that? You need to start “looking” at your mental processes. That may sound like a strange, if not impossible thing to do. But it is a uniquely human capability: we can choose to take an external view of ourselves whilst being aware of all internal conscious thinking.
Ask yourself the following:
- Do you regularly think that you “could-have”, “would-have”, “should-have” done or said something?
- Do you often think “if only” as part of your vocabulary?
- Do you think you have created an unpredictable future for yourself?
- Do you replay conversations you have had that pained you?
- Are you always honest with yourself?
- Do you frequently think that if ‘they’ would be more helpful, then you would be better off?
- Are you forming your personal identity around a disease or condition? For example, do you speak about ‘my heart problem’, ‘my poor back’, ‘my tiredness’?
- Do other people owe you an apology?
- Do other people fail to recognize you?
- Do you find that things just don;t go right for you?
If you answered yes to even one of these, your mind needs detoxing. It is time to get a little brain washing done.