‘With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts’ – Eleanor Roosevelt.
One positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. All of us have been through a lot and are still going through a lot. For most of us each day is a battle for survival where we win against life by fighting the odds. Our body is the gift from god , it is holy and should be kept in a positive state of mind with positive thoughts , attitude and emotions.
The power of each negative thought we posses is immense. If we’re in a jungle and see an enormous python slithering in our direction, we do not think about anything other than saving our self. The focus is entirely shifted to the python’s movement, the fear it creates and how can we get away from that situation safely. Every other thing is blocked out of the mind for this time span.
In other words.. Negative emotions narrow our mind and direct our thinking to only one point. However in modern society we do not have to worry about coming across a python. The problem here is that our brains are still programmed to respond to negative emotions in the same way — by shutting off the outside world and limiting the options we see around us. Eg, if we’re in a heated argument or quarrel we do not realize what we speak and how we may hurt the sentiments of others. We do not try to understand them, their point of view and what made them take that particular step, another way some people respond to this is by fleet, they do not think it is important to be there and sort things or get to a solution .. Instead they run away thinking it would help ease the situations. Similarly if we are stressed out , we are blinded to see the bright side of the things we’re stressing about .. We fail to see what can be done and focus on what cannot be done. In each case, your brain closes off from the outside world and focuses on the negative emotions of fear, anger, and stress — just like it did with the python. Negative emotions prevent your brain from seeing the other options and choices that surround you.
Only in darkness can we see the stars so if sorrow has clouded us we have to believe that there will be a silver lining, soon we will be able to see the stars. Positive thoughts have a greater impact on us as compared to negative ones. If we take the similar situations where we responded with negative emotions, positive ones would have elevated us and helped us to think more clearly and in a broader spectrum.How being positive helps us :-
- Positive mind attracts positive events.
- It makes sure your physical health is also intact.
- It is the key to success , no great man has succeeded due to negative thoughts.
- Helps us to stay optimistic.
- Makes you grounded and makes sure you’re in touch with reality.
Taking all these points into consideration we can analyze that positivity can help us build and foster the growth of our minds. Many learned people have constantly been telling us that ‘what you think you become’ and here I am just reiterating the facts and bringing it up again. If we are convinced that we’re sick or unwell, we will be, even if no scientific symptoms persist. Many such cases of illness have been recorded.From these examples we can infer that sickness and well being all begin from the mind and our thoughts can easily mould our health. We might have heard Albert Einstein’s story .. everyone comes across failure and negativity but only those who rise from it can succeed , and what helps them through this is positivity . Being positive in life makes us more grounded, we have the reality with us always and our hearts are full of gratitude. What kills us is not the troublesome situation but the thoughts we carry with ourselves. Each day , each moment is a chance to change , a chance to be better , a chance to win. Jelaludin rumi rightly said ‘ protect yourself from your own thoughts’