“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.” ~ Fulton Oursle

Friday, January 25, 2013

Skipping the Middle Man

As adults we are faced with a vast amount of responsibility. It is often overwhelming and all-consuming at times. We live in a day and age where we are more stressed out as a society than any other before us. The world we live in is fast paced and the expectations of us are endless.  The stress and the worry of what comes next or how we may find the means, mentally, physically and financially to tackle the next hurdle that comes our way. As an enthusiast of positive living, I came across a great little quote that made me stop and think. It was short and simple and stopped me in my tracks. It applies if you are religious or not. “Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?” Um, well…probably not- good point. Imagine how many minutes a day we think and apply our mental energy to worrying about a problem. Problems will always find us. That is life and no one is immune to problems. If you are alive, you are going to have problems; it’s as simple as that.


It is all in the way we handle these problems. Imagine if you had to count the minutes of just one day that you were worried about an issue. It pops into your mind over and over throughout the day. If you add up all these minutes, how long have you spent worrying about a certain problem? Fifteen minutes? Thirty minutes? An hour? Or more? Instead of worrying about those problems, it may be best to cut out that middle man of worrying, and spend those minutes or hours with positive thoughts to the situation. If you are a praying type of person, pray every time that thought comes into your mind. It’s all about being proactive instead of being reactive.

 If prayer isn’t your thing, restate the thought that entered your mind and turn it into a positive stream of consciousness. Instead of how am I going to do x, y, and z followed by a series of minutes wasted worrying, rephrase it.  “I am fully equipped and able to handle issues x, y, and z. I will come up with a great solution. A positive outcome is on its way and the answer will come to me, be revealed, etc…” Positive thoughts and words by nature attract positive energy into the situation, while negative thoughts attract negative energy into the situation. Make a conscious choice on how you will spend your minutes and how you think of a situation. Life happens anyway, we have the choice to cut out the middle man – worry- and go straight for a positive solution. Spend those extra minutes doing something you love.

The power of thoughts and words is quite shocking. Japanese Scientist Dr. Masaru Emoto did an experiment on the power of positive thinking on water, proving that it literally changes the structure and health of organic matter. His findings are stunning- as you can see them scientifically for yourself. Take a look at this link and see the photos and the video. It is quote stunning.




Richard said...

I hope you don't mind an unsolicited, perhaps unwanted, note of encouragement! I enjoy reading your posts and noticed you've been gone awhile. Maybe you are just busy, or maybe you are trying to pull together that book. But in any event, please simply know your work and positive posts here are appreciated.

Ambivalent Relics said...

Thanks Richard! I am doing just that. Working on my book and have chapeter one. I appreciate your comments as always. Thanks for sharing and coming back. Hope all is well with you.

Richard said...

I hope you also don't mind some unsolicited advice which is sent in a spirit of friendship (and appreciation). In your book, in order for it to sell better, I would recommend that you include some references to folks like Norman Vincent Peale, Joel Osteen, and other Christian positive thinkers, along with the other "great thinkers." Please accept (or reject) this suggestion in a positive light! I wish you the best!

Ambivalent Relics said...

Absoulutely! I always am open to feedback and good tips and pointers. Good suggestion to make the book more well rounded. I think there is alot to learn in any belief system and I do like the positive energy of Joel Osteen- have not heard of Norman Vincent Peale but will look into it. I also love Florence Scovell Schinn- if you have not read her works I highly suggest them. She's old school but wonderful. Thanks again and keep any ideas coming. Its the only way to grow. Enjoy the day!