TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
MIRROR FIVE: JUMPING TO
When a negative mind with a negative operating system comes
under pressure, it starts acting as if it has special powers
that enable it to predict the future and even see into the minds
of other people.
This aberration of
thought makes you believe that you can tell ahead of time what
is going to happen in your life, and you also believe you can
tell what other people are thinking.
If you examine the ability of the negative
mind to look into the future and to read the thoughts of other
people, you will not be impressed with its track record. A
negative operating system does an excellent job of jumping to
conclusions, and those conclusions are consistently negative and
When a negative operating system starts
talking, it's time to evaluate the message. If it starts
talking about the future, or about what other people are
thinking, you would be well advised to ignore what it's saying.
That's not to say that when a negative operating system jumps to
conclusions it's wrong one-hundred percent of the time.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. What it means
is you should go with the probabilities and ignore the negative
inner voice when it starts jumping to conclusions.
After practicing medicine for more than
thirty years, I have never met a person who could accurately
predict the future or read the minds of other people. It's
highly unlikely you will be the first person who suddenly
develops this power.
It's impossible to predict the future, and
even if you could, it wouldn't be desirable. When I nearly
died after a car accident in New Zealand, I realized that God in
his mercy made it impossible for us to know our future.
That's the only way we could enjoy our life. The reason is
simple. I had just spent six of the best months of my life
sailing across the Pacific Ocean with my family. We had
been to the Galapagos, the Tuamoto Archipelagos, the Marquesas,
Tahiti, Bora Bora, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand. If
I had know the future ahead of time, all of those enjoyable
moments would have been eclipsed by the countdown to the
disaster awaiting in New Zealand. I am glad I don't know
the future. I don't want to know it, and if you are smart,
you won't want to know it either.
Jumping to conclusions and mind reading
have never worked in the past, don't work in the present, and
will not work in the future. Don't waste your time jumping
to conclusions or attempting to read the minds of other people.
Let the demolition derby continue. Smash, bash, and trash
this mirror and make your life better today.
MIRROR SIX: MAGNIFICATION AND
The clout of this mirror comes from the power of focus.
The Law of Focus states that what you focus
on expands into your mind and then into your life. Because
a negative operating system has a negative focus, it magnifies
everything that's negative. Conversely when you don't
focus on positive things, they fade from your heart and mind.
This is just another way negative operating systems wreak havoc
in your mind.
A negative operating system doesn't set
out to systematically minimize the positive and magnify the
negative. Rather, minimization of the positive is the
natural result of negative focus. You spend such a small
amount of time focusing on positive events that the image they
create in your mind simply fades away.
An unremitting negative focus causes
negative images to expand on the motion picture screen of your
mind. Negative events become bigger and bigger until they
are larger than life, and they are the only thing you can see.
The good news is that when you finally get
your focus right, your positive focus will magnify the positive
and minify the negative, and your life will instantly improve.
The only way to break the hold that this
mirror has on your mind is by changing your focus from negative
to positive. You must install a positive operating system
if you want magnification and minimization to work for you
rather than against you.
You don't have to destroy this mirror to
make your life better. You only need to switch to a
positive focus, and this mirror becomes a strong ally that
stands by you through thick and thin. In the hardest of
times, a positive focus will magnify the good things and
minimize the bad. Go ahead. Focus on positive things
and watch your life improve.
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