Thoughts are powerful things. They are a creative process that occurs in our minds. It is our thoughts that enable us to manifest what we want on this material plane. This is because thoughts influence what and who is around us as well as guide us in our behavioral patterns. Case in point: If you surround yourself with negative people you will have a negative mindset. Thoughts are indeed contagious as is negativity and positivity.
The mind is also like a fertile ground where thoughts are like seeds. So, if you plant positive seeds via positive thoughts, then you will grow positivity in your life. Likewise, if you plant negative seeds via negative thoughts you will have negativity in your life in full bloom. Just like plants, you have to nurture your thoughts to enable them to grow in a positive manner so you can have a positive life.
All thoughts whether negative or positive go through our subconscious minds first. This is what propels our actions in life; our thoughts. Action we take corresponds to the thoughts we have first. They are reactions to our thoughts. This is where the saying “think before you act” comes into being. Our thoughts also influence those people around us as well as their actions. Thus, the adage “like minds think alike” comes into play. We tend to gravitate towards those who think and act like we do. “Schema” which illustrates this idea is where common belief patterns within a group of people who shared the same limitations or challenges also triggered their automatic thoughts as well. This proves that the power of thought is a strong thing.
The power of the mind is the second strongest thing to the human spirit to survive against all odds. It is indeed our thoughts that determine what happens to us in the course of a day. This means, in retrospect, you have to be careful for what you think about because the mind creates the thought subconsciously which in turns becomes our conscious actions.
The mind in relation to our thoughts can be likened to a DVD player as our minds and our thoughts are the DVD. When you put the DVD in the player, or the thought in the mind, you then see in your mind’s eye what you either have or will experience. Thoughts are a creative process. In truth, what you see and play on the DVD is what you experience in your life. What we think is what we live. If we submit to hopeless thoughts, rest assured we will live in a hopeless state. In order to live a positive happy life then, based on the DVD idea, one has to replace the old negative DVD with a positive one and play that one all the time instead. This is how the power of thought works. What we create as a thought in our subconsciousness becomes the action we take in our conscious lives.