When attempting to make lifestyle changes, looking at your mind and thoughts are just as important as the physical aspects of your life. To make successful changes, you need to also understand and harness the power of your mind. Many have heard of the law of attraction and how thoughts can change the direction of your life. This doesn’t mean that simply thinking you’ll win the lottery will cause it to happen, but research shows the mind can be powerful.
Many of us are brought up with traditional beliefs that we are victims of life and a vengeful God will punish us if we sin. This thought pattern creates a world of control where we are victims without hope until we leave this physical body. Consider the insights from scientist regarding the essence of physical cells and the observation that the physical isn’t as real as we all believed. Scientists and physicists have observed that matter and electrons are not particles but waves of energy. For example, from the book Butterflies Are Free to Fly, by Stephen Davis, scientist Jeffrey Satinover was quoted:
Matter is not what we have long thought it to be. To the scientist, matter has always been thought of a sort of the ultimate in that which is static and predictable… We like to think of space as empty and matter as solid. But in fact, there is essentially nothing to matter whatsoever; it’s completely insubstantial. Take a look at an atom. We think of it as a kind of hard ball. Then we say, ‘Oh well no, not really… it’s this little tiny point of really dense matter right at the center…’ But then it turns out that that’s not even right. Even the nucleus, which we think of as so dense, pops in and out of existence just as readily as the electrons do.
Why is this statement important? Because it shows at the smallest level even at the nucleus of an atom, it is empty, with no substantial matter. I’m not a scientist but this is mind-blowing to understand at the very smallest level of our cells that we always believed as solid and real, pop in and out of existence. The research shows to me the energetic level of our existence and helps frame the power of thoughts.
Quantum physics suggests that the power of thought can transform your brain and attract your thoughts into your life. This essentially is the law of attraction.
According to David Carnes’ October, 2009 article, “Quantum Physics Law of Attraction,” stated:
The law of attraction asserts that people can change objective reality simply by changing the way they think. Quantum physics asserts that the behavior of subatomic particles is determined by the act of observation by a scientist. For this reason, many people claim that the law of attraction has a scientific basis.
Quantum physics is a mainstream theory of modern physics. It asserts that elementary physical entities such as quarks and photons behave either as waves or as particles depending on how they are measured, that it is fundamentally impossible to simultaneously measure the exact position and momentum of a subatomic particle/wave.
Quantum physics also asserts that the movement of subatomic particles is random, and that energy is made up of discrete microscopic particle-waves (“quanta”) bound together in an underlying unity throughout the universe. The most, well-accepted interpretation of quantum physics, the Copenhagen interpretation, asserts that the particular physical state of a particle (its position and momentum) comes into existence only at the moment that it is observed by the scientist.
Proponents of the law of attraction assert that “quanta” is equivalent to thought, and that the universal interconnectedness among quanta provides a mechanism that allows the power of thought to control events in a manner that previously would have been considered supernatural.
Additionally Dr. Bruce Lipton’s book The Biology of Belief, offers further insight into the effects of belief on our lives. “How we see life determines our behavior, and since perceptions can be wrong, it is more accurate to say that beliefs control biology – what you believe creates your life.”
These insights support the rationale of the law of attraction, which is powerful and transforming. Looking at the mind as the intention of energy to influence an event has a profound impact on observing and changing what you think.
Bringing all this back to your lifestyle change, observing something as simple as how you speak to yourself is very important. If you regularly have thoughts such as: “I’m fat. I’m ugly. I cannot do that. No one loves me. I hate myself.” Stop now! Cancel these thoughts as they are as destructive as shooting a gun in the ceiling of your home. You cannot afford bullet holes all over your house nor can you afford the destruction of negative thinking in your life. Louise L. Hay said in her book, The Power Is Within You:
I want to discuss the power of our subconscious minds. Our subconscious minds make no judgments. The subconscious mind accepts everything we say and creates according to our beliefs. It always says yes. Our subconscious minds love us enough to give us what we declare. We have choice, though. If we choose these poverty beliefs and concepts, then it is assumed we want them. It will continue to give us these things until we are willing to change our thoughts and words and beliefs for the better.
Understanding that we have a choice in how we think, treat and care for ourselves gives you the power to uplift your life. Miraculous things can happen when changes come from within.
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