Years ago, as I sat in my high school Physics class, the teacher was talking about atoms and subatomic particles. And without getting into the complicated theories of science, it all comes down to this: matter is energy.
All life is made of matter and energy and at the tiniest of levels, waves.
Thus, one could argue that thoughts that emanate from the human mind are waves. They come from our brain matter, which is a powerhouse of energy.
Thus, if you’re a positive thinker, you generate positive waves and negative thinkers do the opposite.
If you don’t believe me, think about a group of people in a workroom at their place of employment. Two people are talking and they’re having a good conversation about the events of their weekend and they’re pretty happy.
In comes Mr. Crotchety. The first two people ask him how his weekend was and he starts to complain: it rained all weekend, he didn’t have time to get everything done, and his wife was nagging him. Suddenly the first two people aren’t as happy anymore.
They’ve picked up on the negative energy from the first person. Then, all three of them might start commiserating about their drab and dull worklife.
That story up there is a version of a true story that happened over and over at a place where I used to work.
I’d walk away feeling so disgusting that eventually, if I didn’t actively avoid the negative-Nellys, I would be dragged down with them.
While their complaints may have been valid, focusing on them only made everything worse. It was that negative energy manifesting and growing within their minds.
But, Isn’t Positive Thinking Just Hype?
Consider some of these quotes that I found around the web:
Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
— James Allen
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
— Peace Pilgrim
In the examples I used at the beginning of this post, I wanted to illustrate the fact that the people with whom you choose to surround yourself AND the thoughts which you entertain tend to reflect your innermost attitudes and thoughts.
It’s the idea of the Law of Attraction.
Everything you are experiencing now you have actually drawn to you. Accepting this is the beginning to generating a life of health, bliss and abundance. Especially, since you now know you can choose your thoughts and therefore create a reality you really want to live in.
–Leona Janice Graham
Thus, if you’re unhappy, think about the company you might be keeping or the thoughts that fill your head.
Those times in my life where I’ve let negative thoughts take over were the times when I was most distressed and unhappy. The times when I let self-doubt, guilt, feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem and low self-confidence occupy my thoughts is when I noticed that others around me tended to reflect those same vibes.
A few months ago, I made a resolution to not entertain those thoughts. I have worked and worked to not give them space in my head.
And it’s changed my life.
I’m not a magically happy person. I’m someone who makes a choice to be happy. And no, I don’t have rose-colored glasses on; they’re clear. I’m just as prone to complaining about things as the next person: not enough money, not enough time, not enough this or not enough that.
How Can You Choose To Be Happy?
It’s not hard, but it takes practice and patience.
I’ve talked about having gratitude. You need that.
I’ve talked about giving to others – in time, money, things you make, or with things you do. You need that, too.
I’ve talked about mantras. Say that which you aspire to be – ten, twenty, or even two hundred times a day.
Replace negative thoughts with positives. Even when you don’t want to. Make yourself do it.
And With That, Have a Wonderful Wednesday – Join the Blog Hop!
There are no rules. BUT – next week we’re going to be changing things up a bit around here.
First, I’m going to start calling this blog hop Wonderful Wednesday because “wordless” is pointless, don’t you think?
AND, I think it would be fun to start creating a theme for each week.
AND, not to add rules, but there’s a lot of “link and runs” that I get on Wednesdays. It’s great that people are coming by, but it’s just to link, without leaving any comments or interaction.
I like interaction.
I really do.
So, next week, I’m thinking we’ll have
with it’s own button and theme.
Since it’s spring in the northern hemisphere, the flowers are in full bloom, a flower theme would be fun. Then, we could link up blogs that went with the theme. Get your cameras ready!
For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you could also find flowers: chrysanthemums and many other varieties are in bloom. So be sure to come back next week for a fun blog hop!
And, if you haven’t entered the giveaway for my “Desert Oasis” artwork, click here to enter. 🙂
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