How to Understand the Power of your thoughts
What if I told you that everything about you that people can see from the outside, is a product of your thoughts? Your external world actually reflects your inner world. A lot of people have a tough time accepting this. They’d rather imagine their lives as strictly products of their circumstances. Maybe they would blame it on their upbringing or childhood experiences. Or the amount of money they are making or number of resources they have access to.
In other words, they would rather point the finger at everything and anything except themselves. I really can’t say I blame them. Think about it, if you say that your external world reflects your inner world, where does that lead to?
Well, it leads to the uncomfortable conclusion that you are responsible for your life. There’s that word again that people seem to hate – responsibility. Sure enough, once the conversation turns towards this awkward topic, another inconvenient idea comes up.
People run away when they hear the concept of discipline. I’m telling you in our modern world, responsibility and discipline are not exactly popular. We live in a world where people order pizza and expect it delivered in fifteen minutes or they want their money back. They want their pizza absolutely free.
We live in a world where we whip out our mobile devices when we do our shopping, and we expect the package that we ordered right at our doorstep in two days or less. We live in a world of instant divorce and hookups, thanks to apps like Tinder.
This is the world where we live in. The more we take advantage of all these modern conveniences, the more our minds change. This has a serious effect on our values, and this is why ideas like your external world being a result of your internal choices in thoughts and habits seem so outdated.
In fact, in the eyes of many people, these ideas are even threatening. This is why it’s really important if you want to change your life for the better, to tap into your ability to respond to your world. It is not a foregone conclusion. Just because you have responded the same way all these years doesn’t mean that you should stay in that pattern.
At the end of the day, it’s all about reclaiming your power of choice. If you do not like who you see in the mirror, and you don’t like how your life has turned out, you actually have a lot more power over the situation than you give yourself credit for.
It comes down to what you choose, and I’m talking about your thoughts. You think your thoughts are powerless. Thoughts are just ideas. Everybody has thoughts, so how can these thoughts change your life? After all, your life consists of things that you can see, hear, touch, taste and smell. You convince yourself your life is real while your thoughts are not.
Well, you’re more than welcome to think that way. The more you think that your thoughts are just illusions and are really worth nothing, the more you will continue to live a life of frustration, struggle and helplessness. However, the moment you start believing that your thoughts actually have power and that they are the raw ingredients for reality, then you start turning things around. You start talking and behaving differently