Did you know, the mind that can heal you is the same mind that got you sick in the first place?
The only difference is the Mind frame! A positive mind frame will see you through health and happiness. A negative mind frame will land you with sickness and hopelessness.
Why it doesn’t work:
Those who know it to be true will still doubt it at times. I have always been asked if this was true, “why aren’t the healing outcomes as visible as the sickness?”.
It’s easy to go to a doctor and be diagnosed with some form of a disease, but it is difficult to track down the exact time when a negative thought or feeling chose to be nourished by the mind for this outcome. It can take years for a negative thought to become a disease. It is not a one-off thought. It has been a thought years ago, which became a belief and then perception. This perception is a habit and a way of life. Now that it is a way of life, it is manifested as a disease. And as we all know, a thought can be changed easier than a way of life. This is why thinking positive for a few days won’t make a difference until you do it for years and allow it to become a belief, a perception, a habit and a way of life.
We are sometimes so set in our ways, we find it comforting to be in it the way it is rather than to change it around and attract better things.
Think of a landlord and a renter. A short-term renter will rarely spend money to do anything beyond fixing an existing problem to a point where it isn’t a problem. The landlord, on the other hand, will want to look into the depths of the problem (e.g. a water leakage) to ensure that the leakage is not affecting other areas. The landlord will take preventative measures so that in the future things are not out of hand.
This is our minds too. The mind that has been mastered will be disciplined to a point where it will not dare to nourish a negative thought. A slave to the mind will do nothing but nourish negativity.
How to make it work:
Start small and have realistic expectations. It would be easy for me to tell you to master the mind, but if you already are in a disease, you can’t master your mind in a day and bring yourself to health. One must start small.
Start taking measures of discipline by keeping one thing constant (i.e. sleep routine, food times, reading time, or even tv time). When we have one thing constant that has been set by us, it gives us the power to enforce it to the mind. When we change one thing, it has a spillover effect on many different things. Notice those things.
Take control of 1 thing in your life to discipline your mind. Keep a journal of it and notice the changes over a week.
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