I read an article from themindset.org that got my attention. It was saying that, Dr. Masaru Emoto, a researcher and alternative healer from Japan has given the world a good deal of evidence of the magic of positive thinking. He became famous when his water molecule experiments featured in the 2004 film, What The Bleep Do We Know? His experiments demonstrate that human thoughts and intentions can alter physical reality, such as the molecular structure of water. Given that humans are comprised of at least 60% water, his discovery has far reaching implications… can anyone really afford to have negative thoughts or intentions?
The rice experiment is another famous Emoto demonstration of the power of negative thinking (and conversely, the power of positive thinking.) Dr Emoto placed portions of cooked rice into two containers. On one container he wrote “thank you” and on the other “you fool”. He then instructed school children to say the labels on the jars out loud everyday when they passed them by. After 30 days, the rice in the container with positive thoughts had barely changed, while the other was moldy and rotten. Is this proof that consciousness and intention can affect the “physical” material world around us?
I’m such a believer in this I can not say it enough. The energy that you give out can and will change the world around you. Be careful what you think about because what you think is what you will speak. What you tell yourself you are is what you’ll become.
It takes a ton of practice for me to stay in a positive state of mind. Below are some tools I use to help keep my mind focused on the positive.
Daily Affirmations: I know, trust me! It is hard to start doing this, I still struggle with this. But it works! Truly. There are a ton of affirmations out there that you can adopt or you can create one. Write it down and put it in a place where you’ll see it everyday like on the fridge, bathroom mirror, above your computer… You get it, try it.
Reading Self Improvement Books: This can relate to business or personal growth. I listen to my books through Audible. It helps me to focus and I can retain what I’m hearing better than what I’m reading. I choose times everyday to listen. The time that works for me is first thing in the morning and when I’m in the car after I drop my kids off at school. If you want a list of books that I have read this year send me a message I will be happy to share.
Physical Activity: This keeps me sane. If I’m feeling frustrated or upset I can go to the gym and come home feeling like a new person. Tired and sore yes but a pleasantly smiling, less of a raging lunatic person. Not only does it physically change your health and appearance it releases chemicals in your brain that scientifically have been proven to make you happy. If the gym isn’t your thing, go for a walk, do yoga – the point is to just get moving.
Explore Nature: If I’m really feeling the negative eternal dialog I will go outside and sit in the sun. This works wonders, trust me. I know the winter months do not allow for much sun time but even a quick walk outside or an open blind can help the energy that you bring in and put out.
For the energy that surrounds my children. We will not let our kids watch the garbage that is on TV. This doesn’t stop them from trying but when I ask my ten year old, “why can you not watch this?” he will say,”garbage in garbage out.” YES!! Train them young people.
We will not allow anyone to speak their thoughts onto our children. We believe that if you tell a child they are shy, bad, bratty or anything negative in any way they somehow form the habits of that negative trait. We tell our kids they are wonderful and can do anything.
My youngest son seems at times uncomfortable in public, especially when all the attention is on him. Instead of giving the excuse that he is just shy, we tell him he is outgoing and brave. See how that works?
I really hope this resonates with you. Guard yourself and your loved ones like you hold the most precious jewel, because you do.