Transforming your thinking is the key to changing your life. It is our thinking that creates or generates our feelings which in turn dictates our behavior, what we do in life. While it is true that we act or do from how we feel it is our thoughts and beliefs that cause us to feel a certain way, whether positive or negative. Change your thinking and change your life. I can think of five ways to go about practicing this type of transformation.
First is Reading. When we read and think about the words we are reading we are in the process of altering our thoughts, if just for a moment when we are reading. If we continue to read the words they begin to imprint on our mind, having in some cases a lasting effect. Some even belief that when we actually read something that we are what we are reading, that the language and words that we are contemplating is who we are at the moment.
Second is Prayer. Praying is a way for us to practice an internal dialogue with ourselves. Praying will alter our thinking especially if we do it repeatedly, every day for example. Again, when we pray, when we say what ever it is that we say in prayer, we are the words or language that we create. When our words are about getting connected to our Spirit or Source it is at that moment that we are getting connected.
Conversation is third. Having conversations are either a way of reinforcing the beliefs and thoughts that we have already or a way of starting to create and generate a new thinking process. This is especially powerful when you are having a conversation about some topic that you are in the process of learning, say, something spiritual in nature, some conversation that has to do with transformation. When you discuss the topic with another human being you have the possibility of imprinting the thoughts and beliefs from the conversation even more.
Positive Affirmations is the fourth way. Using positive affirmations is one of the most powerful ways to change your thinking. When you use positive affirmations daily you begin to alter the very beliefs and thoughts you have about yourself, that which forms the context of who we think we are, our self image. When who we think we are alters or transform then our entire life starts to shift in a very powerful way. What we have been sourcing into our life will then start to be different when our self image transforms.
Gratitude List is the fifth way. Having a gratitude list and repeating it daily, especially in the morning upon rising, is a way of causing or generating that which you want to have in your life. When we say what we are grateful for we are continuing to source those things and people into our life. Like the above mentioned five ways to transform your thinking, having an attitude of gratitude will cause you to create positive language and words for you to live from.
Putting all five ways of transforming your thinking into a daily practice will have an extraordinary impact on your life. Done repeatedly as part of your daily practice will transform your life and let you begin to live the life that you say you want.
Dr. Harry Henshaw