How many of your thoughts are you aware of?
Since your thoughts direct your life wouldn’t it be advantageous to know what they were?
Have you ever wondered why you are not experiencing some of what you want in your life even though you think about it?
Your unconscious thoughts may be the culprit keeping you where you are and away from what you have decided you want.
You are most likely unaware of some of your most self-directing thoughts. Thoughts that guide your everyday actions, your beliefs, your perceptions, your interpretations – actually the general direction of your life.
Most of these thoughts have built up gradually over time, some you may have known about at one time, but most you won’t even be aware of.
How does it feel to know you are guided and directed by you own thoughts – thoughts that you are unaware of?
Actually this should liberate you. The idea that there actually is something that you CAN take command of that will change your life the way you want is exciting!
It’s a lot better than going around believing that you must just live with certain things. The only thing is — is that this puts the responsibility on you.
You are what you think, so you can and actually you must get more control over your thinking and feelings in order to live your dreams
In order to get command of your life it is necessary to clarify your thinking, all your thinking — this includes those automatic unconscious thoughts.
Only with uncluttered, unchallenged without doubt clear thinking can you see the specific results you want.
You will need to do some digging to root out some of your deep set automatic habitual thinking that is no supporting what you now want.
One good way is to go on a mission of self-understanding. Asking probing questions of yourself is a great way to get your awareness to a deeper level.
So, since you are getting what you think, your life is really the evidence of your thinking.
Look carefully at what you are living with right now.
What can you tell about your thinking from your current experiences? What thoughts lead up to what you have in your life?
You don’t want to dig up your deep inner unconscious thinking just so you can dwell on it or beat yourself up about it — you want to find out what it is so that you can see if you want to change it at all.
If you don’t know that certain thoughts are active, below the surface, you won’t know what is the cause of your current living ‘evidence’ and you won’t know what to change.
One of the things that happens to hold you back from something you want is some unknown deep thoughts that sabotage your desires.
So you are harboring competing thoughts, and which ones do you think will win out? Yea, the ones deep down that have been there a long time.
The ones that your ego mind is protecting for you because it wants you to always feel comfortable – and your ego knows comfort comes with the known not the unknown – your new ideas of desire are new and unknown!
The universal intelligence that is responding to your every thought is totally confused when you have conflicting thoughts, so you may not get much of any clear results with this jumbled thinking.
Clarity and focus is what will yield the results you desire and clarity can only be had with single-minded thought. This means getting all your thinking into alignment, supportive of what you want.
Just get rid of the thoughts that negate, confuse or compete with what you want.
It’s common for us to not see how the law of attraction works because we seldom see the results we say we want and this is because we are really actively harboring thoughts that work against our desires.
Until you get to the core of what you think and feel about any and all aspects of life that relate to what you want, you may be sending unclear competing messages to the universe. You are actually getting what you send out, so again, your life right now is the clear evidence of your total thinking.
So if you are not living as you want today, look deeply into your thoughts and feelings – there have to be some that are going against what you want. You need to dig in and uproot them.
Once you know what they are, you can create the new thinking that will be supportive of your desires.
How you ask? Just make it up!
You decide what you should think in order to be supportive. It’s like writing a character for a movie, what attributes would he have in order to think and act in certain ways?
Write your thought and perception characteristics into your life as they need to be to support your desires.
One more point to consider —
This way of looking at yourself may be new to you but it is critical to get a hold of and manage your thinking – this is what you were created to do. You have all the equipment to do it.
This is the great feature humans have over all other creatures – the ability to manage our thinking.
This is what we should be doing to live to our fullest capabilities.
It’s up to you — to live on purpose through a life you design or live by default allowing programming, random thoughts and concepts to govern your daily behavior. The latter is what animals do!
Yes, we humans do have our basic animalistic pre-programmed behavior but it’s our abilities of creative thought that supports our fullest potential and this is done though the management of our thought and feelings.
“The universe never says no to your thought about yourself. It
only grows it.” — Neale Donald Walsch
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” — Paulo Coelho
I know – this self-understanding and thought management is one more thing that will take some time and commitment — you will have to decide if it is worth it to you.
If you are happy with how your life is now – maybe not worth a lot of time. But if dissatisfaction and deep desire for something different have bothered you and it hasn’t been coming together — do your frustration a favor — get into this and get your thinking clear and on target.
Above I mentioned asking yourself questions. This is a great way to probe deeply into yourself beyond what you have currently been aware of.
You’ve got to see what is there in order to decide if it is what you want of not.
Ask yourself questions like:
Why am I thinking this way?
Why do I react this way?
Why do I feel this way when . . . ?
How do I look at _____ ?
What are my core feelings about ____ ?
What are my thoughts about____ ?
Why do I keep___ over and over?
I suggest setting up specific times during the day for this self-discovery, sit down and question yourself, allow yourself to think freely. Don’t question what comes up into your awareness, write it all down – you can analyze later.
When asking questions, don’t just ask one and stop – keep asking why again after each answer you get. This will get you deeper.
Also, make it your intention to notice how you feel, think and act throughout the day. The more you are able to catch yourself the more you will be able to SEE the thought cause behind it all.
This too will take some time, so make a commitment and stick with it, you can create a new habit that includes being more consciously aware of your thinking all the time.
I know this is probably something you are not use to doing (otherwise you would already be clear with your thinking) but just give it a try. It may feel uncomfortable at first, just remember that it is just your ego defense mechanism trying to protect you by keeping your conscious mind away from anything new and unknown.
Just BE with the discomfort and ride through it – don’t let it cause you to back up.
Because something feels uncomfortable does not mean stop or run away. In this case it’s just a signal that something you are doing is unfamiliar.
Any new behavior takes time and persistence to master and make into a base habit.
Remember that having command of your thinking is your most advanced capability.
The universal creative mind is always responding to all of your thoughts, why not make them clear and on purpose?
“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them,
we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” — Orison Swett Marden
Every thought we think
Is like a flower in life’s garden,
And not the permanent possession of anyone.
Let our thoughts then
Be fragrant and beautiful,
Not rank and ugly,
That the memory we have behind us
Be felt as a blessing on this earth.
— Omar Khayyam
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