The power of the mind
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
else in life, the process of aging or getting older has a lot to do with your mental attitude, your outlook of life and the environment in which you live. Using Betty again as an example, she is a 98-year old woman who has been married five times, never drove a car and doesn't know how to cook. During her lifetime, she enjoyed the benefits of having others do those things for her. When I ask her about her past, her comment always is: "Who can remember?"
Yet I know from my own personal experience that while I do not remember every detail of my past life, I truly can remember the highlights - those memorable moments or times when I felt fulfilled and happy with who I was and who I have become. When Betty mentions men or sees a good looking man, she immediately responds and wants to strike up a conversation. She loves to interact with men and thoroughly enjoys bantering with them. Even if she is tired and a little out of sorts, her entire physiology changes in an instant. Something in her mind must trigger happy moments with men and she reacts immediately. I also discovered that when she saw me and I walked into her room, her energy immediately shifted and she got up and wanted to become active. She smiled, she expressed herself clearly and she made a conscious choice to get up and do something---whether it be go to the kitchen to eat, work on a puzzle or word game or go outside for a walk. She was and is able to shift gears immediately and in her ability to shift, she has opened herself up to moments of enjoyment and happiness. These activities bring her joy. They are fun and she reacts to them with a positive mind and spirit.
make that choice. We have the power to think positive thoughts in place of negative thoughts if that is our choice and we also have the power to improve our mental attitude and the environment in which we live when we make a conscious effort to do so. The mind is a powerful tool that can be programmed to experience what you want it to feel. Many people do not believe in the power of the mind and unfortunately treat it as though it doesn't matter.
We have the power within us to experience that which we desire. If you desire to experience joy and contentment in life, you can have it. The power starts in your thoughts and moves into your heart and is transferred into words that you express. We all have the power to express compassion, love, caring and sharing. The power starts on the inside of you and filters out - one thought at a time. Remember what we think about is what we become.