According to Dr. Caroline Leaf, an expert in the field on brain neurology
“…75% to 95% of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about affects us physically and emotionally. The average person has over 30,000 thoughts a day. Through an uncontrolled thought life, we create the conditions for illness; we make ourselves sick. Research shows that fear, all on its own, triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses and activates more than 30 different hormones.” She continues: “Toxic waste generated by toxic thoughts causes the following illnesses: diabetes, cancer, asthma, skin problems and allergies to name just a few. But consciously controlling your thought life will make you healthier!”
It’s obvious isn’t it?
Your thoughts control your life.
– Think for a moment of your thoughts as a seed.
– Some thoughts become flowers.
– Others become weeds.
Sow seeds of hope and enjoy optimism, results, and consistent progress.
Sow seeds of doubt and expect insecurity, frustration, and eventually failure.
The proof is everywhere you look. Ever wonder why some people have an unusually high
tolerance to resist negativism and remain patient, optimistic, and positive…
No matter WHAT the circumstances? Could it be they have diligently sown seeds of goodness and positive thoughts, so they’re now experiencing the fruits of their labor and enjoying the harvest?
Ever wonder why others have such a sour outlook on their body and life?
Such a doom and gloom attitude?
You would too if your mind were full of weeds and thorns.
In other words…
“People harvest only what they plant.” (Galatians 6:7)
“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts
run your life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
If you’re still struggling with this concept, here a few techniques you can try:
1. Read a daily devotional that has positive and inspiring messages.
2. Write in a gratitude journal for 5 to 10 minutes every day.
3. Write down positive affirmations or goals on 5×7 index cards and read them daily.
4. Create a vision board or power point presentation with positive affirmations, pictures, and quotes that inspire positive thoughts and vision.
Using just one of the methods above will have a profound effect on your thought life, which will in turn inspire you to take more positive actions.