“There is no labor from which people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought; it is the hardest work in the world.” Wallace Wattles, Science of Getting Rich, p10.
The power of thought. What we think about creates what we experience. This is basic truth. Not new thought mumbo, jumbo, it is physics and truth. It sounds so simple yet the hardest work we will ever do is mastering our minds.
Our minds are sort of like young children who are curious and all over the place. We think something good and immediately we are barraged with dozens or hundreds of opposing thoughts.
Our attention is attracted to the facts of the world, to what is going on out there, especially in the media. Do you notice that we’ve come to a place in consciousness that if we see something on Facebook, we automatically think it’s true?
Here’s the deal. There two realms in which we live. One is the Absolute or Truth and the other the realm of Appearances. As we come to master our thoughts we have to commit 100% to being in the absolute and ignoring the appearances.
This is where so many of us get stuck. The appearances are big, they look real, they catch our attention the way a bug is attracted to light. But, appearances are only that. They are simply what appears to be happening at any given time in our lives and in the world.
Can you think abundance in the face of the appearances of lack? If so, you are well on your way. If not, like most of us, then you will experience even more lack. It’s quite simple, but not easy.
Learn to pay attention to what you are really thinking. Not when you are doing your prayer work or affirmations or visioning, but when you aren’t really thinking at all. Notice if your tendency is to shift back into some level of negative thinking. Most of us do.
Then make a choice. Make a commitment to the betterment of your life and the world, to STOP IT! To put your full awareness on the Truth, on what you want, on that which you most desire. Put your full attention on gratitude, expansion, what’s next in a dreaming your life way.
It is the hardest work that we will ever do. Mastering our thoughts. Will you join me in making a commitment to doing whatever it takes to master your own thoughts?
Start with this little practice of will: Set a timer for 60 seconds and think only of a candle flame. How did you do? Can you do it easily? Then go for 5 minutes, but this time think of something you desire to see, have, experience. Can you hold that thought for 5 minutes?
The work becomes paying attention in every moment. Since it is quite difficult to notice every thought, begin to notice how your body feels? Is it expansive and in gratitude? Or did you slip into collapsing or negativity? If you notice that you have slipped into negativity, boredom, overwhelm or distraction, simply notice it and make a new choice. This is where is it helpful to have a mantra. In the Millionaire Mindset Mastermind, we are using: I am happy, healthy and wealthy.
Wallace also says, “To think health when surrounded by the appearances of disease, or to think riches when in the midst of appearances of poverty, requires power; but he who acquires this power becomes a MASTER MIND. He can conquer fate; he can have what he wants.”
If you are ready to master your own thoughts, comment below and let me know!