Nassim Sana, MC

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Nassim SanaDon’t Believe Everything You Think

One of the key factors that I always ask my clients is, “what would your life look like if you weren’t in the way of your dreams?” surprisingly we are the ones that always get in the way of creating positive changes for ourselves. Each and every one of us experiences a set of major and minor events in our lives. Then we take these events that occur in our lives and we attach meaning to them.  We begin to form ideas that something or someone is good or bad, or we event give more damaging meaning to things such as shame, and guilt that inevitably make us believe we are not good enough.

In my opinion, it’s easy to trap one’s mind and think negatively.  Then this becomes a vicious cycle, and we continue to justify those thoughts. At that point even more things begin to go wrong.  Now, one can’t just think positive thoughts and expect everything to work out like magic (poof it’s all gone) right? The good news is that we can learn to get our minds unstuck and gradually stop listening to the negative messages that we give ourselves based on past events. I like to call this part of our mind the “Monkey Mind”. Think of your Monkey Mind as a broken recorder the keeps telling you the same thing and keeps giving you the same results that you don’t want or need.

According to Dr. Joe Dispenza, “Thoughts are the language of the brain, and feelings are the language of the body. So the moment you begin to feel the way you think, because the brain is in constant communication with your body, you begin to think the way you feel, which makes more chemicals for you to feel the way you think, and then you think the way you feel, and then you feel the way you think, and then you think the way you feel. Now, the redundancy of that cycle, over time, creates what I call a state of being. And a state of being is when your mind and body are working together, or your thoughts and feelings are aligned to a concept. So thoughts are the language of the brain, and feelings are the language of the body.”

Another doctor has also conducted a series of experiments on how our thoughts can affect us and our environments. Dr. Masaru Emoto conducted an experiment with water. He gathered water from various water formations and poured it in to jars. Then every day his team of scientists said either had positive or negative words, showed pictures to the water, played music to water, and prayed to water to the jar filled with water. Then he placed the water in petri dish and froze the water. The frozen water crystals showed something amazing. The positive thoughts and words like thank you had beautiful crystals and the negative thoughts and words didn’t form any crystals, they looked distorted.  I love talking about this experiment because our bodies contain about 80% water. I want you to imagine how we are effecting our lives and our environment on a daily bases. The words and thoughts we have a greater impact on our lives then we can even imagine. Incorporating these simple steps in your day will begin to empower you more.

Now here are the 5 tips to help you stay more positive during the holidays:

(1) When we wake up in the morning it’s important to create your day. Take a few minutes say to yourself what you are grateful for, smell the coffee, enjoy the sunrise and be open to possibilities that you can create.

(2) While you are creating new possibilities for yourself, think of how productive you want your day to look like. Visualize that path and don’t allow the little things to bring you down. Remember that mistakes happen, don’t dwell on them.  Recognize the mistake, and make a more positive choice next time.

(3) At mid-day check in with yourself, and put yourself back on track. The key here is to have more balance in your day. If you’re monkey mind begins to intrude in your day, thank it politely and tell it I’m not going to listen to you.

(4) One very important tip is don’t neglect self-care; when it’s lunch time eat, break time take a break.

(5) The last tip changes the negative into a positive. If someone is bringing you down, gently remind them about the positive aspects of their day. In my opinion there is always a silver lining. Choose to live a life in action, the key is not to be attached to the outcome, and remember everything will turn out perfectly.

Create a space of new possibilities for yourself. At the end of your day, check back in with yourself. Conduct a mini evaluation on productivity, staying on track, creating balance, not dwelling, and giving gratitude.