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Overcoming depression is  hard, perhaps the hardest thing you will ever do.  Fighting against depression isn't a stroll in the park; it's a dogfight.  But if you decide to join the fray, you can win the battle and drive depression from your mind.  If you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you.

Your emotions are a reflection of your thoughts.  When you change your thoughts, your emotions automatically change.  You don't have to battle the negative and twisted emotions echoing in your mind.  Instead, you need to learn how to change the way you think, and emotions will naturally take care of themselves.  Like night follows day, when your thoughts are healthy and positive, your emotions become healthy and positive as well.

The challenge you face in depression is to change the way you think.


How do you change the way you think?  Four laws show you how to make it happen.

The Law of Positive Self-Talk states, "You change the way you think and feel by changing what you say when you talk to your mind."

If you want to change the way you feel, you are going to have to change your inner dialogue.  You are going to have to talk to your mind in a different manner.

First, you must stop saying negative things.  When negative words start to come out of your mouth, you must immediately stop what you are saying.  Zip it up.  Don't let those negative words come out because they are negative seeds that lead to more negative thoughts and negative emotions.

Second, you must start saying positive things.  That is what positive self-talk is all about.  The positive things you say are the seeds for a positive mind and a positive life.

If you don't stop saying negative things, and if you don't start saying positive things, then having a positive mind and a positive life will not happen.  It's simply impossible to have a positive mind and positive emotions if you are constantly saying negative things. You must stop the negative self-talk and start the positive self-talk if you want to leave the Land of Depression.  There is no other way.

The Law of  Positive Direction states, "The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind."  You actually push your mind in a positive direction by putting positive and healthy thoughts into your mind.  If you put enough positive thoughts into your mind, you can actually create a positive brain.

You are not helpless, and your life is not hopeless.  Your life instantly improves the moment you start putting good things into your mind.  The simple act of reading these positive words turns the wheel of change in a positive direction, and every paragraph you read makes you into a more positive person.

The Law of Positive Focus states, "A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind."

The battle against depression is fought on the battlefield of focus.  In order to break the back of depression, you will have to learn how to persistently and consistently control the focus of your mind.

The Law of Positive Change states, " When you change the things you look at, the way you look at things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes."

It really does matter what you look at, what you talk about, and what you think about, because all of these things change who you are and make you into a different person.  You must look at positive things, talk about positive things, and think about positive things if you want to be free from depression and become a positive person.


Cognitive therapy gives you the power to break the back of depression by eliminating the twisted thinking that creates your distorted emotions.   But getting rid of your cognitive distortions isn't enough.  You need to go to the next level, a much higher level where there is no limit to how good your life can become.  That next level can only happen if you install a positive operating system into your mind.

Simply getting rid of your negative thoughts does not automatically make you positive.  Getting rid of the negative only gets you half way to where you want to go.  You must install a positive operating system if you want to reach the next level and become a positive person.  It's not enough to stop being negative.  You need to become a positive person.

You don't need a PhD in psychology or thousands of hours of therapy to win the battle against depression and to move up to the next level.  But you do need to learn some basic facts.   You also need an uncomplicated strategy that is easy to use.  Finally, you need power.  When you know the facts, have an effective strategy, and real power, the odds shift in your favor, and there is a high probability you will win this battle.  It's going to be a dogfight, but it's a fight you can win.

You have a choice.  You can allow negative thinking and depression to rule your life, or you can reestablish command and control over your thoughts and push your mind in a positive direction.

It's up to you.  If you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you.


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Red Sea Chronicles DVD Previews

Good-bye Depression   Hello Positive Mind

Taking Back Control of Your Mind

The Land of Depression

The Laws of the Land of Depression

The First Law of Backward Thinking

Getting Your Black Belt in Negative Thinking

Backward Thinking Is a Trip to Fantasy Land

An Illusion Created by a Depressed Mind

Emotions Shout Down Your Rational Mind

The Second Law of Backward Thinking

The Feelings of Life Do Not Reflect the Facts of Life

The Third Law of Backward Thinking

Don't Strap Yourself into the Electric Chair of Depression

Escaping From the Land of Depression

Eight Steps to Eradicate Depression

Overcoming Depression and Advancing to the Next Level

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Am I Ok After All?

Your Mental Mirrors - Inherited Mirrors of the Mind

Surviving your Personal House of Mirrors

Putting a Name on the Mirrors of Your Mind

Mirror One: All or Nothing Thinking

Mirror Two: Overgeneralization

Mirror Three: Mental Filter

Mirror Four: Disqualifying the Positive

Mirror Five: Jumping to Conclusions

Mirror Six: Magnification and Minimization

Mirror Seven: Emotional Reasoning

Mirror Eight: Should Statements

Mirror Nine: Labeling and Mislabeling

Mirror Ten: Personalization

God's Mirror - The Answer to All Cognitive Distortions

Mental Slippage - Loss of Command and Control

Mental Slippage - What's Happening

Mental Slippage - Control of Your Thoughts

Should You Use Medication to Treat Depression?

Mental Slippage - Content of Your Thoughts

How to Create a Positive Brain

Positive and Negative Brains

Positive Thinking Creates a Positive Brain

The Rest of the Story - Becoming Positive

Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Chemistry

A Word of Caution for People with Clinical Depression

Back to the Basics of Healthy Thinking

Positive Operating System

The Mathematics of Personal Change

Problems With a Negative Operating System

Characteristics of a Positive Operating System (POS)

A POS Has a Positive Focus

A POS Turns Bad Things into Better Things

A POS Looks for the Good in Everyone

A POS Looks for the Good in Everything that Happens

A POS Has Positive Expectations

A POS Is Positively Congruent

A POS Manifests a Positive Spirituality Based on Love

A POS Has a Positive Self-Image

A POS Has Positive Self-Esteem

A POS Gives You Real Power

A POS Takes You to a Positive Destination

Characteristics of a Negative Operating System

Decision Time - A Positive or Negative Operating System?

How to Install a Positive Operating System

Real Power

Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

You Are a Creature of Emotion

Renewing Your Rational Mind Is Not Enough

Renewing Your Emotional Mind Requires Healing

God's Love Changes Who You Are

How Your Mind Was Designed

Dabbling in God's Love Isn't Enough

God's Master Plan of Love

God's Pipeline of Love

God's Love - The Definitive Cure for Depression

Eradicating Depression - Realize You Have a Problem

Negative Thinking and Fatigue

Negative Thinking and the Overloaded State

Habitually Negative State

Mild to Moderate Mood Disorders

Clinical Depression

Dealing With a Negative State of Mind

Reestablishing Command and Control

Battle Against Depression Fought on the Battlefield of Focus

The Power of Positive Focus

How to Create and Maintain a Persistently Positive Focus

The First Law of Focus - What You Think About Expands

How to Create a Persistently Positive Focus

The Second Law of Focus

The Third Law of Focus

The Fourth Law of Focus

The Fifth Law of Focus

Recognize Your Cognitive Distortions

Accidents Happen But Cognitive Distortions Are Optional

Reject Your Cognitive Distortions

You Beat Depression Thought by Thought

Renew Your Mind

The Big Eight - Think on These Things

Mental Toxic Waste

The Voice of Depression Is Full of Toxic Waste

The Dastardly Deed - How Toxic Waste Ruins Your Life

Toxic Waste Detector - The Big Eight

Reprogram Your Mind With a Positive Operating System

What You Talk About Expands

What You Write About Expands

What You Read About Expands

What You Look at Expands

What You Listen to Expands

Five Simple Steps to a Positive Life

Shift Your Focus to the Most Positive Force in the Universe

Never Attack and Argue with Negative Thoughts

It's Better to Switch Than to Fight

Negative Thoughts Cannot Survive in a Heart Full of Love

The Mega-Affirmation

Repeat These Steps to Win the Battle Against Depression

Everything You Wanted to Know About Negative Thinking

Negativity Destroys Opportunity

Negativity Blinds You to Possibility

Negativity Is the Black Hole of the Mind

Negativity Is the Most Powerful Thought Magnet

Negativity Can Overtake You Anywhere and Anytime

Negativity Creates Powerful Destructive Neuroassociations

Negativity Creates Inertia in Your Personal Life

Negativity Creates a Mentality of Limitations

Negativity Has the Wrong Focus

Negativity Creates a Distorted Interpretations of Reality

Negativity Is Easier Than Being Positive

Only Embrace Risk in a Positive State of Mind

The Way Out Is Different Than the Way In

Conflict Brings Negative Thoughts into Your Life

Your Need to Be Right is the Formula for Perpetual Conflict

Conflict Is a False Model for Solving Problems

Dealing With Conflict - Loving and Letting Go

Escaping From Perfection - The Great Pretender

Perfection Pretends to Be Your Friend

Perfections Sells a Perfect Life But Delivers a Miserable One

Perfection Steals Dreams

Don't Let Perfection Take Over Your Personality

Perfect Is the Enemy of Good

Escape the Web of Spiritual Perfection

Perfection Has the Wrong Focus

Life Is Still Terrific Even When It's Not Perfect

Guilt - Hazardous Substance - Handle With Care

Test Guilt With a Watch and Calculator

Jesus Did Not Pile on Guilt

How to Eradicate Guilt

Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking

Every Negative Thought Contains an Important Lesson

You Cannot Think Just One Negative Thought

Learn the Lesson that Each Negative Thought Has to Teach

Take Positive Action Based on What You Learned

Displace Negativity with Positive Thoughts

Push Your Mind in a Positive Direction With Power Graphics

Sastrugi Happens

Keeping Adversity in Perspective

Never Panic

Make a Limited and Orderly Retreat

Sacrifice Only the Unimportant and Expendable

Assess the Situation

Marshall Your Resources

Plan Your Counterattack

Take Enthusiastic, Positive, and Fearless Action

Never Quit

Negative Thought Alert You That Something Is Wrong

Negative Thoughts Are a Stop Sign

Negative Thoughts Point in the Direction of the Problem

Negative Thoughts Provide Valuable Feedback

Motivational Value of Negative Thoughts

Positive Action Is the Appropriate Response to Negation

The Natural History of Negative Thoughts

Stop Negativity at the Door of Your Mind

Beating the Odds

When You Think Positive, Your Life Starts to Improve

Positive Thinking Makes a Difference

Do Not Ruin Your Life With Negative Thinking

Turn Bad Things into Better Things

Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

Life Is Full of Opportunities to Make Bad Things Better

The Challenge

Affirmations for the Inner Skeptic

Affirmations Overwhelm Your Emotional Mind

Affirmations Are About Where You Are Going

The Wheel of Change

Instant Positive Thinking - Positive Neuroassociations

Positive Affirmations for Positive Power

What to Say When You Talk to Your Mind

The Supreme Law of Change

The Law of Positive Self-Talk

Two Inner Voices

The First Inner Voice - Your Mind Talking to You

The Second Inner Voice - You Talking to Your Mind

Powerful Self-Talk Comes 90% from the Heart

It Takes Time to Get Used to Your New Self-Talk

Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

Strong Arm Your Mind


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