Dearest ones, contrary to your popular belief, the mind does not control you. The mind does not dictate thoughts or actions to you, nor are you incapable of ordering your mind and your thoughts. Your mind is not in control of your life but your thoughts do determine what you experience.
When you give time and attention to a particular thought it becomes important and becomes a point of fixation
Let’s look more deeply at this statement so you may have total clarity. First, thoughts are not received by the mind from an outside source over which you have no control. Nor, is your life a series of random events that you must deal with to the best of your ability. You are not tossed around by the winds of chance and you are not helpless to deal with the vagaries of fate.
Thoughts, which occupy the space of the mind are generated by you. They’re determined by your focus or your point of attention. When you give time and attention to a particular thought it becomes important and becomes a point of fixation.
This fixation generates additional thoughts that are similar in nature and so on until your attention wanders and the thought sequence no longer has perceived value. Therefore, you are the determining factor throughout the thought process. If you want to increase a thought’s value, give it more attention. If you want to make it less significant, ignore it just like you do any of the other billions of thoughts that are processed by the brain each day.
When you spend all of your time focused on what you want to avoid your trying to move forward by going backward
So, if you determine your thoughts, why do so many of you choose to focus on everything that’s going wrong, that may go wrong or what has gone wrong? To answer that question you must be aware of the social structure of your civilization and then make a conscious effort to choose appropriately. A popular belief held by your society is that mistakes must be reviewed and contemplated so they can be corrected.
There is a great fear of making the same mistake twice. To correct said mistakes, much attention must be given to the process of what’s wrong and very little time and energy are put on what’s right.
When you spend all of your time focused on what you want to avoid your trying to move forward by going backward. You cannot attract what is wanted by looking at what isn’t Nor can you be in alignment with what’s right when all of you’re attention is on what’s wrong. We want you to change the order of things. Instead of looking at what went wrong, spend all of your time looking at everything that went right.
From the place of what’s right, you’re able to feel good about yourself
Changing the order of your thoughts will help you accomplish several vital things at once. First, it will cause you to be present. You cannot be thinking about yesterday or tomorrow and be focused on what you’re doing right at this moment. Second, by focusing on what’s right you’re changing your energetic attraction point. From the place of what’s right, you’re able to feel good about yourself. Feeling good means you’ll be more prone to thinking positive or what’s right thoughts. Positive thoughts reinforce the feelings of well-being and keep you in a high vibrational space. Your high vibration attracts to you other thoughts and experiences that reflect a sense of joy and well-being. Now instead of a negative thought loop that makes you feel overwhelmed and incapable, you’ve created a positive thought loop that brings you joy and helps you feel empowered.
Instead of giving your time and attention to the practice of getting away from it all, get into the habit of appreciating each moment
In other words, you don’t have to stop doing anything to move your mind from a place of negative, self-critical chatter to a place of positive self-affirming supportive self-talk. You just have to start becoming mindful of your life. What are you thinking and assigning importance to? Who are you spending time with and what activities and conversations are you engaging in?
If you’re around people who look at what’s wrong and actively seek to numb themselves from their current reality you’re supporting a negative mind chatter habit.
Instead of giving your time and attention to the practice of getting away from it all, get into the habit of appreciating each moment. Look for the value you’re experiencing in the present by asking yourself, “What am I learning from this situation? What do I have to be grateful for? Which of my thoughts are bringing me joy?” Then from the place of an intelligent observer, go about creating the life you desire to experience.
Carefully cultivate those feel-good thoughts by staying present and paying attention to them
You create your life, life does not come at you with a secret agenda that you must decipher. However, in order to live your life successfully, you must commit to being at home to the present and aware of what you’re thinking. Your mind is yours to command so it’s important that you respect the power under your control and use it wisely. Search for those thoughts that support your highest good. They will feel joyful and uplifting. Carefully cultivate those feel-good thoughts by staying present and paying attention to them. Your focus will cause positive aspects of every situation to magnify and from that point of expansion, you’ll attract other thoughts that will support, uplift and honor your highest good.
We advise that you refocus from what’s wrong onto what’s right
We want you to know of the power you command, therefore, we don’t ask that you try to stop your negative thoughts. Instead, we advise that you refocus from what’s wrong onto what’s right. Therefore, instead of trying to go from negative to positive you’ll simply be directing your attention away from what hurts and onto everything that feels good.