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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CHANGE IS POSSIBLE

You can't hear this too much: YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE BY CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK!

I don't believe that you can change the basic biological facts of your life, such as eye color or blood type...the blueprint of your DNA, if you will...you are who you are...for example, if you suffer from the kind of clinical depression that is physiological, I think that it's irresponsible to just assume that you can make it go away by positive thinking...whatever is biological in origin must be dealt with biologically...in those kinds of cases, mental illness should be treated like any other physical illness...but you can definitely make your situation better by better thought patterns, regardless of your physiology...


Several people have even asked me since I started writing this blog if I think that sexual orientation can be changed by changing one's thinking, and my answer to that is definitely "no", simply because I am convinced that sexual orientation is biological (I know that by personal experience, if nothing else)...

But I do believe without a doubt that you can become the very best version of yourself, and live the life that you really desire by upgrading the quality of your thoughts...you can't change the "nature", but you can change the "nurture", if you know what I mean...in other words, you don't have a lot of control over how you were when you were born into the world (unless you believe that you chose to come here before you were born...but that's for another post), but your environment is pretty much totally the manifestation of your thought-life...

There's somewhat of a minor dispute over who actually said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results", but it's generally attributed to Albert Einstein...it certainly sounds like something that he would have said...regardless of who said it first, it's definitely the truth...there's a very good reason why Paul in his writings used phrases like "be transformed by the renewing of your mind", and "be renewed in the spirit of your mind"...transformation definitely happens when thought patterns change...

As we've already said several times, you attract to yourself whatever is the substance of the predominant thoughts that you're holding in your awareness, whether those thoughts are conscious or unconscious...the whole 'Laws of Attraction' thing is not a new concept...in fact, it's quite ancient...eternal, really...the knowledge of the Lord fills all the earth as the waters cover the sea...

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without."...but long before that, the Apostle John said things like "you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things", and "let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning", and "you have no need that any man should teach you"...

Perhaps the greatest discovery of modern times is that every person has within himself/herself a particle of the creative force that birthed the universe...knowing that, if you can develop a mental attitude in which you are constantly expecting good, you exercise your fundamental right to good...Jesus said, "to them that have will more be given", and that principle is operating in our lives at every moment of the day, every day...

"Most everybody is thinking so many kinds of thoughts, which pass each other and lack harmony. It is no wonder they are getting such results in their lives. If a gardener plants a thousand kinds of seeds, he has a thousand kinds of plants. You plant the seed of thought." - Ernest Holmes...

...James said it this way: "A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways..."

Thought is creative...it's as simple as that...you are constantly in the process of creating your entire life with your thoughts...what you are now is the result of what you have previously thought and said...what you are thinking and saying now will determine what and who you will eventually become...

One more Emerson quote, if you please:

"Cause and effect, means and end, seed and fruit, cannot be severed, for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed."...

Change is definitely possible.

Your life can change, and it can change for the better!

9 comments:

  1. Neal Campbell said...

    This I hope is true!

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  2. Mystala Knutsen said...

    Well I'm thinking a whole lotta stuff right now!! #change

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  3. Tony Hyers said...

    Loves me some Dyer

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  4. Tony Hyers said...

    When you change the you look at things, the things you look at will change...like you spoke about the other day about quantum observation, it's up to the observer to create their own reality.

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  5. Gale Coats said...

    This makes so much sense to me..

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  6. Paulette Washington said...

    Eloquently said with such simplicity to understand.

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  7. Lori Barr Guyton said...

    Amen and Amen!!

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