Your Thoughts Define You
Thinking is a part of being human. Your thoughts define you, as they’re different from everyone else’s, even though you sometimes share opinions with others.
You are the only person who can choose the thoughts you think, and because of this, there has always been persuasion from others to influence the direction of your thoughts. Whether by the media, politicians, parents, or friends, it has long been understood that if one can persuade a person to think in a certain direction, their actions can be anticipated. But the results are unreliable. What is much more significant is how those thoughts create emotions, which then translate to behavior that is predictable.
You Create Your Own Reality
What you think and how you feel creates your reality, and since your thoughts rarely cease, consciously choosing how you perceive life is invaluable. You need to control your thinking, or your thoughts will direct your life in ways that are unwanted. Just one thought that is focused on for as little as a minute will become thought-form. This gathers momentum and soon you are automatically looking for more thoughts that are similar. Your thought-form is rapidly becoming matter. It makes no difference whether the thoughts you think are about things wanted or unwanted, as they are all included.
When thoughts in your head have gathered momentum and spiraled out of control, the turmoil is reflected in your life by the situations around you. This feeling of being out of control will result in blame, either of self or others. All situations in our lives are reflected back to us like a movie, with the people closest to us playing pivotal roles. It is easy to think that someone else is to blame for the chaos now experienced. But blaming others will only keep momentum increasing in the same unwanted direction, it is never the path to a solution.
Rather than looking at disagreeable situations as someone else’s fault, ask yourself what you would like to happen and how would you prefer to feel? This will help you choose the path that feels like relief, as this is the path of least resistance, which leads in the direction of clarity and Source Energy.
Your Mood Map
Your Mood Map always leads you toward your Higher Self. So your thoughts are the communication that indicates the direction in which you are traveling. You are always moving either toward your Source Energy or away from it. Blame is never the path that takes you towards what you want, as it is pushing hard against something you don’t want. When you do this, you include more of what you don’t want in your reality, as it becomes the focus of your thoughts. Ultimately you want to consciously choose the direction of your thoughts, and not let them run in the old path of past patterns of thinking.
The following steps will be valuable whenever you are in a situation where your thoughts are moving in an unwanted direction. Use them as a tool to refine where you are going, or to discover what you want.
Tools for Refining
Firstly, choose not to react.
Reactions have consequences that gather momentum. Many times you don’t know what your reactions are until the momentum is strong. Reactions are common and often a first response, like the fight or flight of a survival response. But most situations are not about survival, they just initially feel as though they are, so reactions are often regretted. If you do react to a person or situation, which spirals out of control, you will just have to ride the wave and let the scenario take its course. The momentum will dwindle eventually.
Next, redirect the inner voice of complaint.
By consciously choosing thoughts that are abstract, you can move the self-talk in a direction that gives you relief. This is important, as it will diffuse the momentum that can create any more unwanted situations. (It’s much easier to stop an avalanche at the beginning while it is still a snowflake than to do so at the bottom of the hill.)
Excerpt from Mental Dimension