Are you in control of your thoughts? As you answer this question, you will naturally believe to be. But when we really look into it, we realize that very few of our thoughts are the fruit of our intention and that most of them are produced from who knows where and who knows how.
Try and do this for a while – as soon as you think about anything, pay attention to your thoughts and you will realize that you find yourself with your head full of certain things without even realizing it.
Here are some figures on the reality of our thoughts:
– The numbers vary depending on the study, but on average it is estimated that we have between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day, which means between 35 and 48 thoughts per minute!
– 95% of our thoughts are repetitive, which means that they are the same as yesterday, the day before yesterday, etc.
– 80% of our thoughts are negative and only 20% of them are positive.
Just the other day, I was talking to you about the law of attraction and our unconscious power to produce our reality through the emotions and thoughts. I hope you understood where I was coming from …
On average 80% of our thoughts are negative, so no wonder that our daily lives do not satisfy us. No wonder that we repeat the same patterns over and over again, seeing that we have on average only 5% of new thoughts in a day.
Becoming in control of my thoughts seems a good investment to me, considering these facts. How does it seem to you?
The first step is to become aware of our thoughts and for that, I have a nice little exercise to offer that you can do as much as you want.
Sit on a bench or a chair, with no distractions around you. Close your eyes and visualize yourself seated. Watch your thoughts pass before you, outside of you, and observe them.
It is a great exercise to realize what our thoughts are, the recurring ones, the negative ones, but it is also an amazing way to realize that you are not your thoughts. Actually, this is the second step, detaching yourself from your thoughts.
Once detached and more consciousness has settled in your mind, then you can gradually become the master of your thoughts.
We can consciously stop a destructive or recurring stream of thought and replace it with such that serves us. Those are the ones that will build our reality of tomorrow as WE desire it.
And unsurprisingly, yoga and meditation are of great help in this neuroscientific rewiring work.
You know where to find me if your heart tells you to rewire your brain with my help.