Countless people imagine that they have no control over their thoughts.
They experience continual flowing chatter in their minds, which seem to be propelled by an unseen force. Being at the mercy of your inner voice is not always beneficial since there are times when it stems from your ego, which worries unnecessarily about unimportant matters.
Learning how to direct your thoughts can cause you to perceive life constructively and attract what you want.
The first step toward gaining control of your thoughts is to recognize unwanted patterns. Until you are aware of ways in which you think that do not serve you, you are unable to make positive changes.
Become the observer of your thoughts, as though you were assessing a play. Step back in your mind, listen to inner banter, and notice whether it is a help or a hindrance to your ability to enjoy life.
Hearing your thoughts as an observer might take practice initially since you are used to your inner voice as background noise that accompanies your behavior. Occasionally, you might notice specific thoughts, especially if you stop what you are doing for a moment and pause.
However, much of your life is spent doing rather than being, which is meant that you are on autopilot rather than being immersed in experiences with full awareness.
When you are on autopilot, your thoughts still influence your feelings, even though you are not completely aware of their existence. Thus, if your inner voice persistently informs you that life is negative, you will focus on negativity. Your experiences will reflect your fears that stem from negative thinking.
Practice listening to your inner voice as an observer when you are alone and have space to assess what is happening in your mind. You might find that as you intently wait for thoughts to flow something odd occurs; your inner voice falls silent. If so, congratulations, as you have discovered the space between thoughts in which peace and healing can arise.
When thoughts do appear, do not judge them. Instead, allow them to occur and simply listen. Recognize whether your inner voice is critical or expresses fear. Alternatively, your thoughts may be positive and full of gratitude and appreciation.
Thoughts of thankfulness create joy and attract greater happiness into your life. When they form in your mind exaggerate them, and imagine them seeping into your heart region where they gain strength.
If your thoughts are negative, be kind and soothe your inner self with compassion. Do not become upset or angry when your inner voice is not behaving as you would like. Instead, send forth the feeling of love from your heart, and let negativity fade by focusing on positive topics.
Up until this moment, you might not have had control over your thoughts. However, once you have mastered the technique of observing them, you can direct them.
In the past, you may have inadvertently allowed negative thoughts to run your life. Those that followed regular patterns will have made a dent in your psyche, much like the groove in a vinyl record. You kept playing the same old tune because you were not aware that you could choose another track.
Create a new, positive dent in your psyche, full of joyful thoughts about prosperity, abundance, and happiness.
The more you focus on generating heartening thoughts, the more you will encounter the experience of feeling uplifted. At the same time, you will attract new experiences that make you feel great.
Creating positive thoughts will make your vibrational frequency higher and automatically bring good things to you. However, the right time to attract what you want purposefully is when you are in an uplifted state of mind. Therefore, you can intentionally develop thoughts that attract your wants and goals.
Define what you want so that it is clear in your mind. For instance, you might want a pay rise, or you may wish to meet someone special and form a romantic relationship.
Visit a place that you find peaceful and attractive, and breathe deeply. Become the observer of your thoughts, allowing unwanted inner chatter to fade, and slowly become aware of the beauty of your surroundings. As you recognize positive aspects of your environment, create thoughts of gratitude. For instance, “I appreciate the beauty of the landscape, the wonderful colors and refreshing atmosphere.”
Continue to look for more factors around you for which you can experience gratitude and form appreciative thoughts. When you feel uplifted, think about what you want in your life. Inject the feeling of gratitude, which you have already created, into thoughts of your goals.
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If unwanted thoughts attempt to creep into the exercise, acknowledge them, but let them fade out of existence by not focusing on them. Concentrate on thoughts of gratitude and what you want. Imagine that you already have what you want most and experience appreciation.
You are unlikely to be able to sustain an uplifted mood all of the time, but you can regularly be mindful of the thoughts you generate. Whenever you remember to create thoughts with purpose, do so. Your brain will gradually deepen a groove that automatically plays positive thoughts as it is trained via practice.
You will discover that you not only experience positive thoughts often, but they also start to become insightful. You may have more ideas than usual and notice that your mind has expanded to accommodate thoughts that were previously blocked from forming.
Taking control of your thoughts can make a positive difference to your existence. When you stop seeing through negative eyes, you will recognize the true beauty of life. You will see that even setbacks are an opportunity to learn and grow, and you will attract the future that you want.