How Your Thoughts Actually Affect Your Life
There is a lot of talk about how our thoughts have a huge impact on our lives. From ancient masters of different religions to modern self-help books - they all tell us that what we think determines our lives.
I’ve been hearing this for many years, and I remember not really understanding what it meant. It seems foolish now that I didn’t understand, but to be honest, no one really explained it all that well. I suppose it should be common knowledge, but I’m sure that it is not so evident to some people, so I’m going to explain as logically as possible how our thoughts affect our lives. Maybe I can spare some people the painful experiences I had to go through.
The first hypothesis I was faced with was the law of attraction type assumption that what you think will happen to you. This is one of the reasons I chose to write this article - there are so many assumptions out there that one can be confused by and just abandon the whole teaching altogether, because it makes us think that none of it makes sense.
This hypothesis states that whatever you think, you bring in your life. In the movie “The Secret” a man is shown who put up a picture on his “dream board” of a house he wanted to live in, and many years later he bought the exact same house without even realizing it. All because he was looking at the picture of the house every single day, imagining it in his mind, and this hypothesis suggests that by doing so, you can manifest anything in your life.
As a person with anxiety, this hypothesis made me very uncomfortable. I was thinking negative thoughts all the time that made me anxious and panic, and the thought that said whatever I think will manifest made me even more anxious. So does that mean that if I think I’ll go crazy I actually will? What a harmful thing to teach people.
It took me a long time to realize why it wasn’t true, and what the “thoughts impact your life” saying actually meant. Needless to say it took me years of painful experiences that I used to learn from later on.
What we think will not manifest in our lives exactly the same way we think. As I like to say, we cannot think life. But how we think does determine the world we see. Confusing, isn’t it? Read more»
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