Most of the time, without even realizing what we’re doing, we continually circulate our thoughts and feelings in our heads. When referring to the word “thought” what is meant is any kind of image, feeling, or word that happens in the mind. There is a saying that states, ‘If you think you can or can’t do something, you are certainly right’. This statement basically says, if you’re always repeating to yourself what you cannot do, don’t you believe the results you get will be just that?’ The same rings true for a positive statement like, ‘I think I can, I think I can.’ What do you think will be the result of those thoughts?
The practices of recurring thoughts have come to us in various forms. There are prayers, mantras, chants, incantations, or affirmations. All of which have a comparable effects. However, ordinarily repeating a thought over and over again to yourself won’t achieve much on its own, but it is the power that comes from the feeling or feelings associated with those thoughts.
If you keep professing you are ill along with telling people you are ill, what happens is your mind begins to allow your body to feel what you are thinking. You may ask or wonder if by you saying you are well even when you feel sick, is an untruth, when it fact it is not. Since the mind and body are interconnected choosing your thoughts and finding a constructive way to change your mental and emotional state of being, the faster you will heal.
Research states, as well as most doctors will tell you, that the more stressed you are, the weaker your immune system is, which in turn dictates your level of happiness and the less likely you are to become ill.
Whether you know it or not, just like our repetitive thought patterns, everything we do is repetitive. You get out of bed, brush your teeth, take a shower, or start your normal, daily routine, etc., and the replication of life keeps going. Just as breaking the cycle of old habits, breaking cycles of repetitive thought patterns is not an easy thing to do, but doing so can and will change your situation and the way you feel about it.
One of the best ways of breaking that repetition is through meditation. Meditation is a way of breaking old thought patterns and turning them into newer, more positive and powerful thoughts. No matter where you are or what you’re doing deliberately force yourself out of old patterns, begin a new one, and then permit yourself to automatically flow in the way of the new pattern.
The further you intentionally direct your thought patterns in the way you want them to go, the additional energy and drive you’ll have to continue with what you desire to do. You will also learn to be liberated from the habitual thought process in your head, in turn bringing more understanding to your body and the phenomenon of life that constantly unfolds in you and around you.
This should be taught in pre school for sure. Though I have a question, What does it mean when you are practicing this and you have some negative thught patterns that are a little resistant or strong do they try to come back stronger when you are tryingto change. Some of my thoughts must be on auoto pilot because I dont even recognize the thought as much as I recognize the negative feeling. But I know that the thought comes first.