July 18, 2015

Why Our Thoughts Form our Actions

Thoughts become actions. Nothing happens without first taking root in our minds, for better or for worse. It’s the same scientific principle we find in nature. For instance, a peach tree cannot become a tree without first starting as a seed. Trees don’t spring out of nowhere any more than thoughts do. They both require a foundation and growth.

Seeds and thoughts both may seem small, and they aren’t always evident. Still, they are the starting point for huge trees and life-changing events.

Buddha is only one of many sources of similar wisdom. The Bible’s book of wise quotes has this to say:

The truth is that negativity cannot produce positivity any more than a peach seed can produce a tomato plant. It just doesn’t work that way. We reap only what we sow.

Dodie Osteen

She is the mother of Joel Osteen, the head pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. This remarkable lady is a prime example of the power of optimistic thinking and speaking. Over thirty years ago, she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She was given two months to live.

Well, she refused to accept defeat. She pushed herself daily. Mrs. Osteen constantly spoke victory to herself. In addition, she put up a picture of herself in more healthy days on her wall. This was another source of motivation.

Little by little, day by day, she saw improvements. Small triumphs turned into a full recovery. Today, Dodie Osteen is happy and healthy. It’s no wonder her son often suggests that everyone set their minds for victory, not defeat.

Daniel of the Bible

He’s another example of refusing to give into defeat. Despite the proclamation against praying to God, Daniel began each day by giving thanks. He rejected the negative atmosphere. In the end, he was delivered from the lion’s den.

Perhaps we won’t be saved from life-threatening diseases or situations. However, we can speak even small successes into our own lives. This is exemplified by the following story told by Joel Osteen:
There was a lady who was constantly negative and sick. Friends got tired of listening to her complaints. Numerous physicians had been unable to help her. Finally, she went to a specialist. He refused to give her medicine or order any procedures. Instead, this doctor suggested she say these words five to six times an hour: I’m getting better day by day in every way. After some time, her words came true. She became a happier, healthier person.
Here are some further positive affirmations:

Something good is going to happen to me today.
I am well able.
I am a lender, not a borrower.
No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
My God is well able.
My God is bigger than this problem.
I am the head and not the tail.

My Conclusion

There are many opportunities to live life in darkness. Life is tough for many people. However, pessimistic thoughts can never produce a positive outcome. That’s against nature.  We are likely to limit the negativity in our lives by refusing to give into it.

How are you talking positively to yourself?

No comments:

Post a Comment