A mindful approach to the new year
What is mindfulness? Part three of three
What we think we become. Wow! What a powerful message and a great source of hope that we can change our lives by changing our thoughts. Today there are many modern teachings and evidence to support this life changing concept. In an era of great stress, anxiety and personal suffering, this has never been needed more.
One of the more modern educators of the mind and its power to transform was Dr. Joseph Murphy (1898-1981). His bestselling book, “The POWER of Your Subconscious Mind” sends the message that we all have the ability to change our thoughts to improve any aspect of our lives. Dr. Murphy compares the mind to a garden. If seeds are planted in a garden, and properly looked after, growth will be strong. Likewise, if humans plant seeds of hope, love, happiness and prosperity in their minds with regular, positive thinking and positive sayings, then it shall be. To quote Dr. Murphy, “busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace and good will, and wonders will happen in our life.”
Creating your own sayings and repeating them with belief several times a day is a great starting point. The key is replacing fears and negative thoughts with positivity.
Many have realized that the teachings of Dr. Murphy and many others can be life changing, but like anything else, it takes practice, time and dedication. No one has purchased a gym membership and after one or two visits achieved the desired results. Just like any muscle requires consistent exercise and proper nutrition to grow in strength, changing our thought patterns to change our lives takes time. Dr. Murphy and many other researchers of the mind write of everyday people becoming happier and healthier just by having a plan that may take as little as a few minutes a day. Creating your own sayings and repeating them with belief several times a day is a great starting point. The key is replacing fears and negative thoughts with positivity. It can be as simple as, “today and every day, I meet my obligations with peace, calm and joy in my heart.” The important thing is creating your own words to match with what you desire. Again, to quote Dr. Murphy, “change your thoughts and you change your destiny.”