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Feb062010

The Power of Positive Thinking

By Michele Zamora

No matter how much we enjoy the responsibilities in our lives, they still can cause stress to our body. Staying organized and exercising are great ways to stay ahead of the stress. Another great way to ward off stress is positive thinking. Most of us have heard it before, but the key is to practice. You may not have chosen a person’s negative actions toward you, or a negative situation, but you do have a choice of how you want to react to that person or situation. You could show anger (which may bring additional aggravations your way) or you could stay calm and look for the positive side.

I have always considered myself a positive person but I have to say I have joined the thousands of people who have benefited from the “Secret Revolution.”

I first heard of The Secret on the commercials for Oprah. Not having time to watch Oprah when The Secret was on, I had to search for it on the computer. Once I saw the taped segments I was interested in learning more. I purchased the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne on CD so I could fit it into my hectic lifestyle.

Even though she wrote about a message that I felt I had already adopted, I hadn’t quite heard it in the way that she expressed it. After hearing the book I immediately went into what I call “practice mode.” Even if you don’t believe everything in the book, there are areas that you may relate to. The book is based on the “Law of Attraction.” The way I understand the “Law of Attraction” is basically whatever you talk and think about the most is what you will attract into your life.

Some examples from the book are: if a person doesn’t want to be broke or overweight then they need to express it in terms that don’t speak of poverty or obesity. According to the The Secret it is recommended that you should state what you want in a positive way. For example, it is best to say something like, “I would like financial freedom and I want to be healthy and fit.” Putting a positive spin on the thoughts and the verbal comments/expressions is key. Another example is if you were disciplining a child it would be beneficial to say, “please walk” instead of “don’t run.” According to the book, the “Law of Attraction” doesn’t hear “I don’t” it just hears the words ~ “broke, overweight and run.”

I also recently listened to Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. I felt that it was another inspiring book about positive thinking. The Secret and Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book also suggest that you feel as if you have already received something that you have asked for.

I believe keeping a smile on your face, keeping positive thoughts in your mind and being thankful for the positive situations in your life it can be life changing.

There are many books available that discuss The Law of Attraction and positive thinking. Find a book/CD that fits you best.

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