The Power of Words and Thoughts

mm Michael Abdallah
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Words are powerful, using the right words can inspire a nation - or in this case, change your life. 

There has been so much hype about the power of positive thinking, the question is does it work?

Remember when you were a child when you’d say, sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me? Well that might have been a lie because words do hurt, they do matter. Words can either attack or they can attract. Words can shape your future because they ultimately become things.For example, when you say to yourself, ‘this is too good to be true, something is bound to happen.’ And sure enough something does end up happening, sound familiar? 

We carry inside us, the wonders we seek outside us 

– Rumi

Rumi is one of my favourite poets and theologians and he famously quoted that ‘We carry inside us, the wonders we seek outside us.’ Take the time to process that, because that ultimately implies that we are the creators of whatever it is that we desire. Every moment, every choice is rendering who we become in the next moment, kind of like when you’re watching a movie online and it starts buffering the next few percent, every time you make a choice it’s literally buffering the next moment. 

So our choices do matter and there are real consequences to our actions, for what we choose, we become. The new science of epigenetics is proving that we can turn experience into biology, that our experiences are written all over our bodies, that our choice of words governs our fate, which proves that we have total control of creating our future self.

The language we use helps us to express our thoughts, the choice of words help us to compose our thoughts and they also help us change our thoughts as words are a means of interacting with our environment, the problem is that most of us are so reactive that we allow our environment to control how we think, act and feel

If we want to start feeling better we need to start focusing on what it is that we’re thinking about because as we’ve established that it’s our thoughts that create our feelings and our feelings dictate our behaviours because our thoughts become things, our thoughts help form the language we use in our conversations, our words now become what we focus on and ultimately fuels our behaviour, our behaviours become an action.

Words are like seeds. When you speak something out, you’re now giving it life and what you plant will inevitably be the fruit you end up harvesting. I mean you can’t keep planting negative thoughts and expect a positive outcome. Equally you can’t continue to talk about your debts and expect abundance to manifest, my advice is that you stop using words to describe your situation, but rather use the words that’ll change it. 

Don’t be disheartened by your negative thoughts because they come to us all; the key is not to indulge in a conversation with your thoughts. You can acknowledge them, but then tell them that those thoughts are no longer needed and that you’re back in control. Thank them and go on about your day.