Last post was about being thankful, and grateful for all the wonderful blessings that come into our lives, and how important it is. There is, however, a common mistake that people make when they talk about the things that they are thankful for. It is something that, at one point or another, we all have done. We will look at our life, and say “I am so thankful that I am not sick”, or “I am so thankful for not smoking”, or maybe even “I am so thankful my kids don’t run all over town getting into trouble”. At a glance these may seem like perfectly legitimate things to be thankful for, but let us think for a moment. What am I really thinking, an saying when these words come out of my mouth?
When we say words like “don’t”, “not”, and “won’t” our subconscious brain doesn’t hear them. Wow… That sheds a whole new light on those sentences, doesn’t it? They go from being positive things to being very negative. “I am so thankful that I am
not sick”, “I am so thankful for not smoking”, “I am so thankful my kids don’t run all over town getting into trouble”… Ouch. So, you are actually telling your subconscious brain that you are an ill smoker with hooligan children that are constantly in trouble! I think that it is safe to say that none of us want that to be the case in our life. What can you do to change those sentences for the positive? It is not as hard as you might think.
Instead of “I am so thankful that I am not sick” one might say “I am thankful and grateful for my perfect health!”. Rather than “I am so thankful for not smoking” you could iterate “I am thankful for every breath of clean air that I am priviledged to breath!”. An alternative to “I am so thankful my kids don’t run all over town getting into trouble”, “I am deeply appreciative for my wonderful, well-behaved children.”. I think that you can see from these examples that it is really important to monitor what exactly you are saying. Remember: “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”. So, speak the positive things from inside your heart, and they will return, and fill your heart again, thus making an endless cycle of health promoting, abundance attracting, life changing energy. Have a great day, and enjoy!
In truth, sincerity, and love,
Adam L. Spain, President and Trustee of The Eden Wellness Alliance
211 N. Greenwood Ave, Fort Smith, Akansas