Day 69: The energy in thoughts

I’m watching Wayne Dyer give a speech titled 10 Principles for a Life of Success and Peace.

So many of the principles resonated, but the last one really struck a chord: Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you.

Dyer followed it up with this explanation:

Every thought has an energy, just like everything else in the universe and if you have a thought of shame, it will weaken your muscles and what is your heart but a muscle? If you raise a child to feel shamed and to be ashamed of themselves, every time they think that shameful thought, they will be weakened.

It got me thinking about all the times I’ve shamed myself in my efforts to improve and how those feelings have always led me to quit.

If you had asked me what my problem was, I would have said, “I am too weak-willed.” I would not have said, ‘my thoughts are weakening me.’

Isn’t it wonderful how completely solvable the second statement is?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Only Michy says:

    I love the part when you say, “If you had asked me what my problem was, I would have said, “I am too weak-willed.” I would not have said, ‘my thoughts are weakening me.” That resonated to me, because sometimes I think I am a weak person. However, it’s not it at all, it’s my thoughts. I just have to reprogram my mind to adjust to that way if thinking. It will take time, but it’s a process. Self improvement is a process. Just gotta take it one day at a time. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to read your future entries.

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    1. Big Happy Life says:

      I’m thrilled that it resonated with you, Only Michy! I agree, self-improvement is a long process and one day at a time is the only way to do it. Reprogramming the mind is tough. Have you found good things that work for you in achieving that?

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      1. Only Michy says:

        Yes, just talking to myself and reminding myself of who I am. I think everybody has greatness in them and we forget that. When we remain ourselves that, I think it washes the negative talk in our head and motivates us to be better and do better.

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  2. simplywendi says:

    such a wonderful post and I appreciate the example you gave. we must me sure our words encourage and uplift and not give our feelings and thoughts too much control………at least this is what I need to work on! 🙂

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