You'd never invite a thief into your house. So why would you allow thoughts that steal your joy to make themselves at home in your mind?
Those thoughts that sneak into your head when you're not totally aware, negative thoughts that create tension; are draining your joy reserves.
Negativity causes stress and stress will manifest into disease. You want to eliminate it at all costs. But, in fact, you have been allowing it in, haven't you? Don't feel bad, you are certainly not the only one, it happens to all of us. Nevertheless, the only one that can control your thoughts is you. You need some method of selective thinking, a way to eliminate negative thoughts and keep your mind clear for positivity.
“Don't believe everything you think.” Byron Katie
Because all negative thoughts are fear based, you need to train your mind to think about what you want in life and avoid thoughts of what you don't. To quote Byron Katie... "don't listen to your stressful thoughts."
“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.” Byron Katie
Change your thoughts and change your life.
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