Motivational Monday: Using the Mind As a Source of Well Being

I just finished reading a fascinating article from the UK about how the belief is that in years to come, the mind will play an ever increasing role in the area of healing and well being.

What's sad is how few people apparently realize that the mind is such a powerful force RIGHT NOW in this regard.

Ever notice that your Aunt Hilda, the one who was ALWAYS sick all the years you knew her, always TALKED about being sick?

Do you think it was a coincidence that she was as sick as often as she would talk about illness?

And we all know that person in our lives who seemingly never gets sick. Or if they do, they decide they will conquer it quickly. And then they DO!

The mind is so, so powerful and mysterious.

We have known for a very long time that placebos demonstrate the fact that there is a clear connection between our thoughts and our feeling of well being, or lack thereof.

How else can you explain someone taking a sugar pill with ZERO MEDICINAL potency all of a sudden feeling better? Even CURED? Whether it's a headache or anxiety or other ailments, placebos have proven the power of mind over matter.

It's not the PILL that is alleviating any ailments. It's the MIND and its BELIEF that the medicine is doing what it was promised to do.

Mind over matter.

The article also points to a time when we will take a greater sense of ownership over our personal well being.

What a profound concept. Why do we have to wait for a time in the future for THAT??

Do we not all have the ability right here and NOW to take a greater sense of ownership over our personal well being?

Can't we do that NOW??

With every choice we make? Whether we eat the turkey sandwich over the fatty high carb lunch? The vitamin water over the soda? The walk to the store versus the drive? Taking the stairs instead of the elevator?

We HAVE virtually complete control over our own well being, physical and mental.

The control comes from our THOUGHTS.

Thoughts truly become things.

It sounds like a cliche, but it isn't.

You become what you think about most of the time.

Think of yourself as sick, weak, diseased, etc. if you absolutely insist.

Just don't be shocked when those are the very things you continue to manifest into your life.

I saw best selling author and motivational speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer a couple of weekends ago at a live seminar and it was a life changing event to say the least. He's been a mentor of mine for two decades.

He said the most powerful words we can say are "I am..."

And that we have to be so, so cautious how we fill in the blanks.

Most of us spend too much time saying things like "I am broke. I am sick. I am lonely. I am fat. I am stupid. I am unloveable." Etc.

We have to be super vigilante how we fill in those blanks because thoughts do become things and we will ultimately manifest all of these negativities into our lives.

We, instead, need to fill in the blanks with "I am well. I am strong. I am lovable. I am smart. I am abundant. I am liked and loved. I am more powerful than I even can know." Etc.

The former thoughts bring us anxiety and sadness and depression. The latter bring us happiness and empowerment and contentment and abundance.

It's really a no brainer, isn't it?