“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” - Vince Lombardi
“Put every negative thought out of your mind once and for all. The man who can control his thought can have and do what he wishes to have and to do; everything is his for the asking. Declare your freedom. Know that no matter what others may say, think or do, you are a success, now, and nothing can hinder you from accomplishing your good. All the power of the Universe is with you; feel it, know it, and then act as though it were true. This mental attitude alone will draw people and things to you. Begin to blot out, one by one, all false beliefs, all ideas that man is limited or poor or miserable. Use that wonderful power of choice that God has given you. Refuse to think of failure or to doubt your own power. See … Read More »
“From infancy on, the majority of us have been given many negative suggestions. Not knowing how to thwart them, we unconsciously accepted them. Here are some of the negative suggestions: “You can’t.” “You’ll never amount to anything.” “You mustn’t.” “You’ll fail.” “You haven’t got a chance.” “You’re all wrong.” “It’s no use.” “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” “The world is going to the dogs.” “What’s the use, nobody cares.” “It’s no use trying so hard.” “You’re too old now.” “Things are getting worse and worse.” “Life is an endless grind.” “Love is for the birds.” “You just can’t win.” “Pretty soon you’ll be bankrupt.” “Watch out, you’ll get the virus.” “You can’t trust a soul,” etc. Unless, as an adult, you use constructive autosuggestion, which is a reconditioning therapy, the impressions made on you in the … Read More »
“You are building your mental home all the time, and your thought and mental imagery represent your blueprint. Hour by hour, moment by moment, you can build radiant health, success, and happiness by the thoughts you think, the ideas which you harbor, the beliefs that you accept, and the scenes that you rehearse in the hidden studio of your mind. This stately mansion, upon the construction of which you are perpetually engaged, is your personality, your identity in this plane, your whole life story on this earth.” – Joseph Murphy from “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”
Building on last Friday’s message, (if you missed it, please go back and read it) I can’t emphasize enough that “living in the present moment” will lead to peace and joy and getting into the natural “flow” of life. If only it were easy. It’s not. In fact it’s tough. If you’ve ever tried practicing mindfulness, or meditation, yoga, tai chi, or some form of martial arts, you know what I mean. It’s hard to keep the mind from drifting and distraction even longer than a few seconds. This is because our minds are undisciplined, and these practices above are designed to give you mental strength and the ability to bring yourself to the present.
Eckhart Tolle in the Power of Now says, “Many people live with a tormentor in their head that continuously attacks and punishes them and drains them … Read More »