The Power of Thoughts

Many of us are familiar with the concepts of positive thinking. You may have read or even understand how the use of mantras and other means can give us all the opportunity to bring forward aspects within our lives.

But, have you really taken the time to consider the power of your own thoughts. If you knew how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative or detrimental thought again. Take the time to contemplate the power of your thoughts and how powerfully they affect your life.

Do Not Be too Negative

Often a lot of emphasis nowadays is placed on things being negative; without understanding it is how you act, which is the key. It is important to understand that negative energies are part of the universe and part of the circle of life; as night is to day, or ying is to yang. Realise that negative energies exist and are necessary to maintain the balance in the Universe. Knowing that there is a natural flow of energy from negative to positive to form a complete circuit, in the same way that the field of a magnet flows from north to south and then back through the body of the magnet.

The key to understanding negativity is how you react to life and living. You can choose to react to negative energies and become involved in the emotional consequences. Alternatively, you can pause, keep your balance, and choose not to react. In effect, you are staying neutral to the negative influences.

Do Not Let Emotions Win

Do not let emotions win to control you and ruin your life. You should strive to let go of any negative emotions so that they do not become a controlling factor in your life.

If at all possible any feelings of unhappiness should not be allowed to exist within you at any time. All situations you are going through in your life, in the workplace or home, wherever possible, should be observed and understood as being experiences for learning.

Try to be an observer of emotions as they spill into your life, rather than being drowned in the torrent of thoughts and feelings which arise as a result of “playing the game”.

Reducing Causality

Containment can be a very effective tool to assist you in reducing Causality (or aspects of Karma) in your life. Containment describes thoughts and actions which are proactively taken to reduce the causality (effects or reactions from some other event or occurrence) in your life. To apply containment, you will need to contemplate some of the potential consequences or ramifications of your thoughts, actions, inactions or other events which are occurring at any point in time.

The key aspect of containment is to apply active intellect and some common-sense in whatever you do. So rather than immediately reacting to stimuli, pause for a moment to consider your various courses of action, before proceeding. The judicious application of containment can lead to a happier life with less causality.

Your Digital Persona

In an increasingly connected world, we are all affected by our presence of social media. On social media, you are open to the thoughts, emotions and feelings of others who may follow you, like your posts, make comments or otherwise engage with your digital persona. It is increasingly easy to be influenced and affected by others through an increasingly complex web of interactions which happen almost instantly across the globe.

What you share online is your choice and your responsibility. Once you have posted it online, it is out there, forever. You may be able to limit who sees your updates, pictures, comments and the like, but it is still worth giving some thought to how posts can affect your life, that of your family or others.

Realise that these aspects flow in multiple directions, what you post affects or influence others as what you see affects or influences you.  Over time, what is posted by you and about you build up this false illusion of you, as this digital entity. Over time this digital entity can grow of form its own illusion, which in some cases can become larger or more overwhelming than the originator. Always strive to be kind and considerate to others, never posting anything online which you would be unwilling to say directly to the person themselves.

Mindfulness is Just the Beginning

The modern practices of Mindfulness are a distilled portion of the eastern meditative process, which through attentive thought, provides awareness of the world within and around you based on the current moment.

Once you have mastered the basic principles of Mindfulness, you can then direct this learning to assist you in mastering your thoughts and emotions.  As you learn about this part of your being, you realise the true and hidden potential of your Life Force. Through the combination of your Life Force energies to focus the intentions of your Mindfulness activities, you can reach new levels of understanding and achieve greater wellbeing in your life.

Take a Hike

Walking has been used as a conduit for spiritual development for thousands of years. More recently, people have begun to rediscover the simple pleasure of walking and have found it illuminating. A walk can be incorporated into a break at work or at other times of the day. If you are feeling stressed, taking a walk can usually ease the pressure, often bringing a new perspective to the situation. Just getting up and taking a short walk around the block can diffuse a situation and can have a beneficial impact on your day.

The simple act of going for a walk, enables you to have a change of scenery, often enabling you to be more mindful or take a different perspective. As you walk, try to be more aware of the sensations within your body, such as the movement of your feet or arms as well as your breathing. You can also be more mindful of the world around you, hearing the sounds which continually waft into your ears, the temperature of the air on your face and the smells which fill your nostrils. So why not take some time out and go take a hike into the outdoors and avail yourself of the opportunity to be more mindful, to take a break and refocus on the important things in life.

You Become what you Think

How many times have you heard the expression “You become what you think” or “Your life is an expression of your mind”? Consider for a moment that your thoughts have causality which is intertwined in our life and living. For every thought or action, there is a reaction or effect, which is very similar to the observations made by Newton when he penned his third law of motion.

Your thoughts and reactions in life can lead to a build-up of emotional energies within you. These energies can have damaging effects on your body, often leading to ill health. Take control; learn to change your thinking and reactions in life to improve your health and wellbeing.

Fundamental Fifth Step

The fundamental Fifth Step activity helps you to identify the endless conditioned thoughts which lead to overthinking. When overthinking starts to consume your life, it can become a serious problem.

The activity will extend on your mindful breathing and Line of Light to centre yourself, calm your mind, relax your body, balance your emotions and instil a healthiness of mind. Stop to identify the endless conditioned thoughts which lead to overthinking, which if left unchecked, can consume your life.

Rise above Darkness of Thoughts

Thoughts, emotions and feelings of a detrimental nature are of a dark tone or hue. The dark colour of these unconstructive, coarse or detrimental aspects oozes into and through every cell of your body, leading to blockages or overloads. Whereas positive aspects, such as warmth, kindness and sincerity have a lightness and radiance which shines out, rejuvenating, repairing and replenishing the cells of your body.

Pause to evaluate and change your thinking, so that you may rise above the darkness of detrimental thoughts to bring about wellbeing of self.

Fundamental Third Step

Evaluating your thinking will give you an understanding of the importance of quietening your mind. The fundamental Third Step activity touches on several aspects of the reality of your thoughts. Examine how your endless questioning mind and the mental victim within manifest as the realities of the thinking mind.

The activity extends your mindful breathing and Line of Light to enable you to centre yourself and relax your body. Then take the opportunity to consider how endless varying thoughts can control and cause emotional responses within you.

A Life’s Journey

As you continue forward on your sojourn on planet Earth, strive for true understanding and harmlessness to manifest through you. True harmlessness works through right thought governed by active intellect right speech, governed by self-control, which manifests into right action. This inevitably leads to a higher expression of yourself into your everyday life.

As you do, you will find your own life to be meaningful, and at the same time, perhaps you can bring others along the same path of illumement.

What is The Life Force Institute?

The Life Force Institute and the Life Force Institute Australasia, have been set up as a means to help present information on how to live your life with harmlessness. We all live in a world filled with many challenges which we face on a daily basis. Many of us are looking for ways to comprehend life and to understand ourselves.

To help comprehend life, many of us have tried aspects of mindfulness or meditation, but sometimes these approaches do not deliver on the original intent. The Life Force Institute presents information and provides activities which are designed to help you to look at life differently; to equip you with a set of tools to help deal with life and living.

How your Mind Controls your Life

Very few of us understand, nor comprehend, how much we become completely involved with our strong thoughts and emotional reactions in our lives. Being so involved, we never have the opportunity to consider that it is our mind, which creates a very large percentage of the sickness, unhappiness, fear and even depression.

In life, you have the choice of how you react. Through active intellect, you can choose to stay balanced and in control, or you respond by sliding into pre-programmed patterns of thinking, excuses and the emotional reactions of your passive intellect. Take the opportunity to pause and reflect on how thoughts and emotional reactions may be affecting you, then make choice to bring about a change.

Become Master of your Reactions

Stop and learn to control your mind, rather than your mind, emotions and feelings being the master of your life. Tapping into the energies of your Life Force, through Cognition, which can move you out of the patterns of your passive intellect. Doing so, allows you to free your mind from your mental and emotional limitations.

Applying these skills in your daily life, can help you to change your mental wavelengths to stay calm, balanced and in control.