How many of you noticed how things seem to fall into place in your life when you’re feeling good about yourself? Or conversely, how everything seems to fall apart when you aren’t feeling good about yourself or where your life is at right now? It always seems like a crazy coincidence, but there’s something about coincidences a lot of people don’t realize.
They don’t actually exist.
Well, not the way we normally think about them.
You welcome into your world what you think the most about, and “coincidences” are simply validations that your inner world and outer world are interacting. We simply can’t notice all the subconscious interactions and connections we make each day and how they all weave together to influence our lives at a larger level. Thus, if you hold negativity you’ll encounter negative outcomes, circumstances and coincidences and the same is true for holding positivity.
For example, if you think you’re better than everyone else you will spend all your time finding people’s flaws and attracting other people who think the same way, which you will interpret as flawed thinking and take it as evidence you are better than everyone. On the other hand, if you are self-content you won’t see a need to judge or compare yourself with others which will help you see not only the good in you, but the good in the people around you who are often your biggest supporters. We see what we want to see and hear what we want to hear.
Think about it.
Given we share one outer world and all have our own inner worlds, the events that befall in life are the result of everything that everyone is thinking. If you think of matter as energy and thoughts/emotions as energy and believe in conservation of energy, it could be said that a rise in global disasters, wars, disease and famine can be the result of a global-scale trend toward negative or destructive thinking. And if you can see things that way you can see what kind of influence over the physical world our intangible thoughts have, making them akin to the influence of a God. Which helps explain why religions emphasize the growth of self and promote self love because in having these traits one brings only positive things into their lives and the lives of others, using their “Godly” mental influence over fate and the world responsibly and compassionately.
But you don’t even have to take it that far for it to make sense. Thoughts dictate behaviors, behaviors cause reacting and reoccurring behaviors–ebb and flow, to and fro, cause and effect, Taoism. It all begins in our minds, and by it, I mean the flow and progression of life. The paths our lives lead are hugely influenced by our actions, habits, beliefs and attitudes–and each of those things begin as thoughts. Simple, everyday thoughts we think about, but don’t really think about as our mental habits turn into mindsets. Mindsets that affect perspective, motivation, self-esteem and happiness levels.
So mind your thoughts and keep them positive for best results. We are what we repeatedly do, as Aristotle says, and this extends to what we think about. “I think, therefore I am,” or to relate with this article, “I think, therefore I exist and I exist as my thoughts are.” Our minds are POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE and can act as cages or as wings. We can be our own worst enemies or our greatest allies depending on the thoughts we keep with us in the foxhole.
Seek to empower and inspire yourself everyday and you’ll be unstoppable. Be your greatest supporter and provide encouragement along with your constructive criticism and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the best YOU as humanly possible.