ZERO TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
Affirmations give you the power
to change whatís in your heart. They do more than change the
way you think; they also change the way you feel.
People frequently talk about
changing their mind, but rarely talk about changing their
heart. Changing their mind is relatively easy, but changing
their heart is hard, and few do it.
Changing the way you think is
an exercise in logic. Your rational mind is always open to the
power of reason, and it easily swallows watermelon size chunks
of truth as long as itís logical. You usually need to say an
affirmation only once for your rational mind to buy into it. If
the affirmation is logical, your mind accepts it as fact and
files it away without argument.
AFFIRMATIONS FOR THE INNER SKEPTIC
Your emotional mind isnít so
easily convinced. Itís hard to change the way you feel. You
may need to repeat an affirmation fifty times before your
emotional mind accepts it. Itís an eternal skeptic and must be
shown the truth many times before it will believe. That is why
affirmations are so valuable. You can repeat them until you
overwhelm the inner skeptic and change the way you feel.
AFFIRMATIONS OVERWHELM YOUR
If you want to influence your
emotional mind, donít argue with it. Instead, overwhelm it with
positive affirmations. The inner skeptic is massively
susceptible to the power of positive affirmations.
When reason tells you one thing
and emotions tell you another, your emotions will hold sway in
the short term. Itís not that the power of reason is weak.
Rather, itís that the power of emotion is so strong. When the
two are in conflict, emotion emerges the winner because it
overwhelms the rational mind.
The inner emotional skeptic
isnít interested in logic; itís more susceptible to the power of
repetition than it is to the power of reason. If you repeat
anything enough times, the inner skeptic slowly has a change of
heart, and it changes the way you feel.
Affirmations arenít aimed at
your rational mind. Instead, they take aim on your emotional
mind to push it in a positive direction. They transform your
life by putting good things into your heart. Repeating
affirmations increases their power, and the more times you
repeat them, the sooner you feel better.
Affirmations are especially
effective in the hearts of people who have a personal
relationship with God based on love. Godís love is the most
powerful force in the universe, and when his love floods your
heart and mind, it heals your damaged emotions. Affirmations
help you focus on Godís love and practice his healing presence.
AFFIRMATIONS ARE ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE GOING
Affirmations arenít wishful
thinking or whistling in the dark hoping things will improve if
you say a few magic words to yourself. There is no trickery or
intellectual dishonesty when you repeat affirmations.
Affirmations are not about where you are or where you have been;
they are about where you are going.
Where you are right now isnít
nearly as important as where you are going. You may not like
where you are, but if you are moving toward a positive future,
you can hang on until things improve. When you repeat a
positive affirmation, you create the road map that takes you
where you want to go.
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ZERO TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
David J. Abbott M.D.
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The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into
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Give your mind a push in a positive direction today. Cruise your way
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