When I paused to examine my conscience (sounds like being in a confessional), my thoughts were negative. You can refer to my Blog on Negativity. Unlike Rodin's The Thinker who is poised in philosophical thought,
I was unbalanced in my thinking. Not only were my thoughts negative, they were defeatist. My thoughts were berating. My thoughts were sombre.
In Rhonda Byrne's The Secret, she writes "...as you think a thought, you are also attracting like thoughts to you."
Florence Scovel Shinn in The Game Of Life says that this said game "is a game of boomerangs. Man's thoughts, deeds and words return to him sooner or later, with astounding accuracy."
"Your mind is a tool you can choose to use any way you wish." Louise Hay shared this in her book You Can Heal Your Life.
I gleaned so many such golden nuggets. It wasn't until I recently read Evolve Your Brain and the science behind our thoughts, that I took mindful notice of how thoughts create who we are. Dr. Dispenza writes:
"Whether we like it or not, once a thought happens in the brain...All of the bodily reactions that occur from both our intentional or unintentional thinking unfold behind the scenes of our awareness."
A couple of pages later he dropped this loaded statement: "What we repeatedly think about and where we focus our attention is what we neurologically become."
I now understand why I could not break free of my anxiety. Or why the symptoms just would not lessen. I kept feeding my brain more of the same worrisome thoughts day after day. And day after day, my anxiety strengthened. True to what the brain does. Even though my anxiety is not fully gone, on occasion choosing to visit, I know better now. The thoughts I think become me. As James Allen in As a Man Thinketh eloquently states in Chapter Two: "The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colours, which at every succeeding moment it presents to you are exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts."
Thoughts I think. I am ever so mindful of them.
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