Rene Descartes uttered these words…
I think, therefore I am
He was explaining that, because he could think. he must exist. That is, one can not think if one does not exist! But I would like to rephrase his words (hopefully Descartes wont mind!). My phrase is:
You think, therefore you are.
What do I mean by that? I mean that you are a product of your thoughts. (I know that this is way off the mark of what Descartes intended with his observation). Your current existence, and being, has been influenced by the way you think.
If you get up in the morning and think “I am no good. Nobody loves me.” then you are going to face a world that is cold and loveless toward you. Everything you do and experience will be filtered through your negative perception and thoughts.
Sometimes the negativity you experience is not entirely your fault. Perhaps you have been picked on. ridiculed, discouraged and hurt by those around you. Those things may have been out of your control. It is those things that may influence the way you see yourself, others, and life in general. I know, as I have been there!!
You may have thoughts that tell you to “Give up”, “Stop trying because you are only going to fail like you have always done”, “You will never amount to anything.” It is these negative thoughts that have created the existence you are experiencing now. Remember: You think, therefore you are.
But, guess what? You do not have to live in the past. You can deal with those negative thoughts. You can change your experience. You can change your life! Realise that the negative thoughts you may have are juts ghosts from the past that need to be exorcised. Replace them with positive thoughts. Gather up self-affirmations that edify you and build-you up. It is time to change your thought patterns.
As you replace your negative thoughts with positive thoughts you will find something amazing happen. You will bounce out of bed in the morning, looking forward to the new day. Your outlook in life will be much more optimistic and positive. Your self-esteem becomes more positive, and you find that you have new self-confidence and selfbelief. You may look back and ask yourself “What has happened?” The answer is simple:
You have change your thoughts and your way of thinking. Instead of being a “negative nelly” you are now a “positive philly”! Your life and existence has seemed to of magically transformed! How did it happen? You decided to stop thinking negative thoughts and retrained your brain to think positive thoughts about yourself, others, and life. You realised that: You think, therefore you are!”