Save Room for Positive Thoughts
What would your life be like, if you were always in Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm? Scientists estimate that the human brain has about 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. It has also been estimated that about 80 percent of our thoughts are negative. Yikes! So what’s your source for much of what you think about? If you listen to the television news, you will get information that is slanted to be as attention-grabbing as possible. Those items will be anchored in violence, sex, and whatever horrifies you. Some news shows even close their broadcasts with something redeeming, cute, loveable: a rescue animal story or a pay-it-forward segment. They do this because they know that you would grow weary if they never gave you anything but accidents, tragedies, rip-off stories, financial crash items, and outrageous comments by public figures.
Is this really what you want to spend your thousands of thoughts per hour on? Your thoughts embody. Negative thoughts are weakening and exhausting. In Chinese medicine, it is known that negative thoughts and feelings lodge in specific parts of the body and drain your health. Does the base of your shoulder blade hurt? Then you have frustration. Illness and negative thinking are not God’s will for us. Rather, as 2 Timothy 1:7 says:
God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Some translations say “self control”, rather than “sound mind”. Consider, who can note and control your thoughts? You are the gatekeeper! You decide what you feed your mind. Try cutting back on the news you watch and notice if your body, mind, heart, and spirit feel different. Notice whether your thinking is clearer and perhaps you can concentrate better. Also, think of the people you spend time with: are some of them grousers? All their statements of complaint are getting into your mind. Consider seeing them half as often, and notice how much lighter you feel. When we make room in our psyches by feeding ourselves fewer negative thoughts, we have more room for positive thoughts. We have more room for puppies, for loved ones, for beautiful scenery, for light comedy, for novels, even for God. Psalm 103:5 points out that we get filled with the Go(o)d and become stronger, when we spend time with God:
[He] satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
Isaiah 40:31 also talks about strength:
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
Do you want to have a happy, well, and energized life? Then save room for positive thoughts and notice how different your body, mind, heart, and spirit feel. And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Living!
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- Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert. She also has a natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), plus the 2013 book, Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core, Second Edition(http://tinyurl.com/mqg3uvc ). Her newest book is Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office. Just email SacredMeditation@kebba.com.
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