Alertness And Gratitude

Alertness And Gratitude

Being alert and grateful in life means never taking anything for granted, and living with full presence of mind and honestly thinking deeply about most or every action taken with attention to results. With that said, I begin this article. For me, life and existence are a quest to do this the best without flinching toward the opposite of that statement even once in a while, and if it means being irritatingly detail oriented sometimes, so be it. To be that way is better than being careless. I know that. Realistically, being alert and grateful is the key to winning even if temporary slips and losses happen. The permanent fall is not to care anymore and fear success. Success is being constantly grateful and alert, not fearing to attempt or lose if you do succeed. Grateful and alert means that maximum winnings matter but small successes and failures, and small failures and losses do not, they are steps to the ultimate winnings.

I remember reading about the American Revolutionary war when I was a boy here in this world. Lord Charles Cornwallis won more battles than he lost, and George Washington lost more battles than he won. But the difference is that George Washington was alert and grateful during and after the key battles he won that established the genuine victory, and Lord Charles Cornwallis thought arrogantly that he could overpower by winning a bunch of small battles without attention to overall victory, starting with using his soldiers in traditional ways instead of creatively using guerrilla or creative tactics like George Washington did and at Yorktown and other key battles that he and his soldiers did survive and win, the biggest failure of Cornwallis was underestimating the value of creative tactics and initiative unlike George Washington. Sure, the moral of what I am saying with this example of the American Revolutionary War is not an explicit example of history, but a metaphorical warning: Be creative and adaptable or genuinely lose to an “inferior”, more creative, genuinely superior force that wants the goal more.

Understand me there. That is not historical, but metaphorical for all ages and realities, the creative force that wants it more will always win over the overconfident competitive force that depends on arrogance to “win”, even if winning does happen for that overconfident force temporarily for that overconfident competitive force. Creativity ultimately wins out and rears its head later every time almost without exception. Even in the exceptions though, a different way to win is found, because creativity does not give up, it adapts without really giving up.

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Your Belief System Determines Your Reality

Your Belief System Determines Your Reality

Henry Ford said “If you think you can, you are right. If you think you can’t you are right too.”

Napoleon Hill said “What the mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve.”

I say, you will see it when you believe it, not the other way around. If you believe life is good, you will see evidence of this fact. If you believe life is a dog eat dog world, well you sill see evidence of this too.

Your beliefs are formed at a very early age. They get downloaded into your subconscious mind from the people who influenced you and the things you saw and heard. The thoughts you think that are true in your mind, are what you believe to be true in your reality. Your beliefs are a bundle of thoughts that you have been thinking for a long time. They can change.

The Law of Attraction tells you that what you think is what you attract. The creation of your reality is shaped by the thoughts you think and waves of energy they carry. For instance, if you believe negative things will happen in your life, most likely, you will attract unpleasant experiences. Your thoughts are like electricity you send out into the field of possibilities and your feelings are the magnetic draw that gets returned or attracted back to you. You are actually and electromagnetic broadcasting energy source.

Then when those unpleasant experiences happen, you sit and wonder why does this always happen to me? How many times have you said that to yourself during the course of your day or in the midnight hour. Well first of all, you must become conscious of the dialog you are having with yourself. If you say to yourself why is this always happening to me? Right there it will always happen because you believe that it always will. Believability is what leads to your actions and circumstance of your life.

Your beliefs come from how you were raised by your parents or how you were influenced growing up as a kid. The information you became fed with is how you were programmed to think. It was either positive beliefs or negative beliefs, or both perhaps. Regardless of the fact, you want to create new beliefs which transmute the negative beliefs and have more of a positive belief system.

Negatives are good when you deal with them immediately, You become aware of the thoughts that you are thinking and your feelings. You can then change them. You then change your energy field. You cannot let the negative thoughts hang out for too long. That’s when the wrong deposits are made into your subconscious mind. You must replace the negative thought with a positive so you reduce the risks of developing negative emotions. Your beliefs manifest your reality through your thoughts and emotions. You maintain your positive belief system by doing positive things on a daily basis. New beliefs will form which will lead to a happy and productive life.

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How to Get Everything You Want Right Now

How to Get Everything You Want Right Now

For some this might sound like an impossible thing, since most of us have been told or at least heard that you can’t get everything you want. There’s even a song about it – probably more than one. I used to think that it was true too but not any more. It truly is possible to get everything you want. It’s actually pretty simple but at times it’s not always the easiest.

It all starts with knowing what you want. For some this is pretty easy, you can easily list out a majority of what you want in and for your life. For others, this maybe a bit more challenging. If you don’t know what you want, start by writing out what you don’t want in and for your life (this is usually pretty easy). Then once you’re done go back through and write the exact opposite.

So for an example if you don’t want to be single then you change that to “being in a loving & caring relationship” or “having a loving partner”. Once you’ve got your list you can move on to the next step.

The next step can be done in two ways so whichever way is easier for you to answer do that option. Take your list and for each item ask yourself “Why do I want this?”. Keep asking the question until you discover a feeling.

The other option is take each item and ask yourself “How do I think I will feel once I have this?” Once you’ve gone through your whole list & uncovered the feelings you are after – congratulate yourself. You now have the key to giving yourself everything you want.

Now you might be wondering how this new list could be the key to getting everything you want. Here’s the thing the only reason we ever want anything in our lives is because we think it will bring us a feeling. So what we are all truly wanting in our lives are just feelings (we just attached it to things, people & events). The great news is our feelings are in our control and we can change them at any moment we choose to.

Our feelings are created by our thoughts, beliefs and stories. So by finding the thoughts, beliefs and stories that create the feelings on your list, this is going to give you what you are truly wanting. So here’s how to start generating those feelings.

Pick one feeling and ask yourself “what would I need to think and believe in order to feel this?” or another option is to ask “what would someone who already has this (the item you’re wanting) be thinking and believing?” Then start focusing on feeling that emotion every day deliberately (sidenote: you don’t have to think about what you want so if thinking about a puppy makes you feel happy use that.)

Start giving yourself what you are truly wanting today and stopping waiting. You hold the key and have the power to give yourself everything you are wanting right now. Once you start feeling those emotions that you are truly wanting, I can guarantee the actually things, people or events will start showing up in your life usually sooner than you think.

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An Unusual Kind of Gratitude

An Unusual Kind of Gratitude

Gratitude is an important part of The Law of Attraction, and those who practice it know that being grateful for those things they love brings more of those wonderful things into their life.

It’s real easy to be grateful for the things in life that you love. However, there’s a gratitude that isn’t practiced often… in fact rarely. And it’s more important than the gratitude you feel for the wondrous things in your life.

It’s gratitude for the things you don’t love. Things that bother you, things that you fear, things that make you angry.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Why in the world should I feel gratitude for the awful things in my life?”

The answer to the questions is this: Because every time you experience something awful, you’re having a learning experience. And you came onto this planet to have experiences from which you learn. As you gain knowledge and wisdom, you raise your vibration.

Humans are wired to learn not from the fun, loving experiences they have but from the awful, painful experiences. Each time you feel anger, hurt, frustration, or another similar emotion, be grateful for you are in the midst of a wondrous learning experience.

You are being given the opportunity to raise your vibration as you gain knowledge and wisdom from the experience. And as you raise your vibration, you attract to you things of higher frequencies.

When someone does a hurtful thing to you or when you see something that upsets you, there are many ways you can respond. You can react with anger. You can stifle the strong emotions you’re feeling and pretend everything is just fine. You can forgive them… or try to. OR you can muse on what they’re teaching you and be grateful to them for the valuable knowledge they’ve given you as a result of the experience.

It’s not always easy, but it is always the highest and most beneficial thing you can do for yourself… and others. As Wallace Wattles says in his book, The Science of Getting Rich:

This (gratitude) will bring you into harmonious relations with the good in everything, and the good in everything will then move toward you.

Because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Here’s one method you can use to help you find gratitude for challenging things:

1. Describe the issue. What don’t you like about it? What bothers you or makes you angry about the thing?

2. Muse on the issue until you can uncover what it’s teaching you. Maybe it’s teaching you courage, better self worth, compassion.

3. State out loud or to yourself, “__________ is making me feel __________. I’m grateful that I’m learning _______________ from it.”

Use this simple process every day until it becomes a habitual thought process that takes you from focusing on what you don’t like to being grateful as soon as you begin to feel discomfort about a situation or issue.

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What Is the Power of the Law of Attraction

What Is the Power of the Law of Attraction

There are three camps when speaking about the celebrated “law of attraction”: those who claim that the law of attraction works, those who deny it and those that complain that it doesn’t work. Anyway the power of the law of attraction can be seen as existing in the way it became a real industry in the last decades.

Many books were written about this subject and also there are a lot of films about it. All the authors claim that they had real experiences regarding the law of attraction. And there are also celebrities that acknowledge their trust in it, like Oprah Winfrey or Paulo Coelho, the last one even writing a world renowned novel, The Alchemist, with the subject of the law of attraction. The novel is the story of a quest for a treasure. As a work of art, the novel can be read in many ways, each reader projecting his own experiences and understanding in the story. However one of the main meanings that you can get from the story is that the law of attraction doesn’t work mathematically, as do scientific laws, but its action is more like an invitation to a personal life adventure, giving to the term “law” an undeniable spiritual content that unites cause and effect in an absolute personal and non-repeatable way. As far as the question: does law of attraction work? you cannot answer with ‘yes, it works’ or ‘no, it doesn’t work’, because the way you live the action of the law of attraction is not identical with the way another person experiences it. At most you can say, yes it works for me, or no it does not work for me.

This personal character of the law of attraction is very well suggested in the novel The Alchemist, when the treasure believed to be found faraway in a distant land and for which the main character decides to go after is proven to lie at the end of the story actually under the ground of his native realm. Of course, that is a metaphor indicating that our true treasure lies inside of us and not outside. Only, this “inside territory” is much larger than the exterior space and usually we wander a lot of time through the interior land without reaching our own treasure. Even the word ‘treasure’ is not very clear. You may ask yourself: What is my true inner treasure, and not be able to come up with a clear, undoubted answer.

The entire trouble then with the meaning of the law of attraction appears not with regard to the fact if it is working but with regard to what it applies. What are actually the real contents that are related and put in correspondence here, because every law, in general, describes a constant relationship between two kinds of elements?

Those who claim that this law is working may have found their true treasure, while those who deny that it is working would apply it in the wrong context and those who in general deny the existence of the law of attraction may not have experienced any uncanny event in their life, an event that any human being could not consider as being a simple coincidence or accident, due to its profound subjective meaning.

The real effectiveness of this law, its dynamism lies then in the way it opens us to an unknown and unexpected horizon. As in the novel of Coelho we may think at the beginning that our treasure lies far away and we start to travel towards foreign lands only to find out at a given moment that what we have looked for is buried in the sole of our homeland.

It is not by haphazard then that the issue of the law of attraction has such a great social impact nowadays: it can be seen as a new form of an age old imperative: know thyself! It is the way we believe today that we can understand us, that we can know us.

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Methods to Visualize The Things You Want

Methods to Visualize The Things You Want

Visualization is probably among the most effective methods for setting goals and getting what you want. But few individuals understand how to correctly visualize. By using the appropriate method you can start to get excellent results and effectively get what you want if you do exactly what you are taught.

First of all, a person is visualizing constantly. You might not realize it. However, you are continually creating pictures in your thoughts. If you are talking on the phone to somebody you will be attempting to view in your thoughts exactly what he or she is describing. Additionally, you visualize if you are thinking about something constantly. If you are fretting about having to pay your credit card debt or even dwelling on how you would like to enjoy life you will be visualizing what you want.

The difficult component though is to apply this imaginative power in order to draw in the particular things you want. It is exactly where lots of people go wrong.

This is a terrific way to help you to understand the best way to visualize. Consider the last time you had been thinking continually about something. Also remember exactly what this was like. When you can remember that feeling, you will observe that you were deeply within yourself. You were blind to anybody and everything so when you let yourself visualize you can sense that you are experiencing the sensation as though it is existing in the present. Which is the strength of visualization.

When folks inquire constantly just how can I visualize items I want, I say the very same way you visualize items you do not want. The thing is, if you are experiencing anxiety or even afraid you trap yourself in your internal thought process together with this imagery. You overlook alternative options and when it is something you experienced, you reconstruct it in fine detail with all of your feelings once again.

Make sure to submerge yourself in your complete feelings if you are attempting to create items you want. A lot of thoughts will come that will take your focus away. However, if you can refocus the mind on exactly what you want the mind is going to be conditioned to keep this idea.

There are various tools and methods that will tremendously leverage the power to visualize should you have trouble. It is possible to attach extraordinary magnetism to any specific subconscious picture you would like to produce so long as you employ the appropriate method.

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The Power of Our Dominant Thought

The Power of Our Dominant Thought

Most of us must have heard this old saying “What you think about, you bring about.” In fact, our thoughts create our reality. Everything that we experience in our life originates from our dominant thoughts. We can become the master of our life by becoming aware of our thought patterns, by controlling the nature of our dominant thoughts and by replacing our negative, unwanted thoughts with more positive ones which are in alignment with what we want to manifest in our physical world.

Our dominant thoughts can either be positive or negative and whether our thoughts are positive or negative our mind will always act on them and we will as a result experience the corresponding situation in our life. If our dominant thoughts are positive, we will have a more positive life. However, if our dominant thoughts are negative, we will attract more negative experiences in our life. As James Allen, author of “As a man thinketh” rightly said “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”

Every effect that we perceive in our life has a specific cause which has its origin in our mental world. In other words, the conditions and circumstances of our life are the results of our dominant and repetitive thoughts and beliefs. Every facet of our life, from the state of our relationships to the state of our finances, career or happiness is correctly revealing our thoughts and beliefs. If the results that we are experiencing in any area of our life is the opposite of what we want, it simply means that our thoughts are not correct. Once again James Allen clearly stated “Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.”

Most of us however believe that the reverse is true. We believe that the circumstances or situations that we face in life are responsible for the thoughts and feelings that we have. We are not aware that it is our thoughts that are creating the circumstances and situations that we experience in our life. We have the power to change our circumstances in life by being aware of our thoughts and by replacing the unwanted negative thoughts with more positive ones. We all have this power to consciously choose the type of thoughts we want to focus our attention on. We can either choose to let our unwanted, useless and negative thoughts control our life and we become victims of our circumstances or we can choose to consciously control our thoughts and become a victor.

It is important to know that not all our thoughts have the same creative power. The attractive power of any particular thought depends on how frequently we have that thought and on how strong are the emotions and feelings associated with that thought. The more energy we give to a particular thought and the stronger the feelings associated with that thought, the greater its power to attract its corresponding circumstance into our life. Our one-off thoughts do not have the same creative power as our repetitive dominant thoughts. The average person has around 60,000 thoughts a day and our aim is not to control each and every thought. Instead, we should learn to consciously control our dominant thoughts

We must learn to be aware of our repetitive thoughts and make sure that most of our thoughts are positive in order to attract better experiences in our life. If most of our thoughts are negative or useless, we can immediately replace these unwanted thoughts with more positive ones. One way to instantaneously counterbalance the power of a negative thought is to consciously and deliberately replace it with its opposite, positive equivalent. For instance, if someone thinks “I am always late and I never achieve my goals”, the person can mentally replace that thought with “I am on time and I can achieve my goals now”. Another way to stop dwelling on negative thoughts is to use the “cancel, cancel, cancel” technique taught in the well-known Silva Method. Every time we catch ourselves thinking an unwanted or negative thought, we can mentally say to ourselves “cancel, cancel, cancel” and immediately replace that thought with a positive affirmation or statement which is in alignment with who we want to be or what we want to experience in life.

Our life is the perfect reflection of our thoughts and as Ernest Holmes said “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” Whether we are aware of it or not we are constantly creating our reality through our thought power. If we are directed by our dominant thoughts, why not fill our minds with things that will benefit us? We have to choose our thoughts wisely and focus on the things and experiences that we want to manifest in our life. We can all follow the wise advice of Henry David Thoreau who said “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

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