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Become A Master of Thought Part 1

Our thoughts; what a thought truly is and how to evaluate thought for to become more than your mind.

What is thought really?

On a molecular level, a thoughts are an electric pattern of signal fired from neuron to neuron in the brain.Thoughts can be, and aren’t limited to, an idea or memory in the form of picture, sound, and are often accompanied by a body sensation or feeling.

How to evaluate thoughts to cultivate success, inner peace, and true joy?

Oftentimes I hear stories of people talking about a positive mental attitude and removing negative thought. Granted there is nothing wrong with having a positive mental attitude and fostering an optimistic view of things, the problem comes when we resist the negative thoughts.

It is simply in the nature of this 2 million year old lump of matter called the human brain to pick out what’s wrong in its environment— to find what is negative. It is the brains job to keep up out of danger, discomfort, and pain by focusing on what can hurt you.

When people are trying to make a turn around in their life, some decide to cultivate a positive mental attitude. The biggest challenge they have is that though they’ve decided to live life from this positive mindset, they get discouraged, frustrated, and even angry over reoccurring negative thoughts. So the question we must ask ourselves is—how do I keep a positive attitude in the face of adversity caused by my own mind?

First, I suggest we throw out the idea that thoughts are positive or negative. Instead, let’s label thoughts as helpful or harmful. For example, you have the idea to eat and the first thing that pops into your head is a nice double stacked bacon cheese burger—helpful or harmful?

Well that depends, you then have to think what outcome do I want from this meal? Is it to have something that nourishes your body? In which case, maybe it’s time to grab a salad and black beans. Or maybe it’s Saturday and you’ve been eating a slow carbohydrate diet to loose weight and today is your day to SPLURGE? In which case it’s time to eat.

Notice what I did there—I asked myself the question of what exactly do I want to get from this meal. By first asking that question, I was able to decide if I wanted the burger or not based on the context of what stage of my diet I’m in. When you have a thought that catches your attention

Here is how to deal with a harmful, ‘negative,’ thought:

  1. Accept 
  2. Feel
  3. Appreciate
  4. Transfer

Accept the fact that in this moment you are thinking negatively, judgmentally, selfishly.

Feel the negative thoughts accompanying body sensation, is it a tightening of the stomach or throat in discomfort; or maybe you are so deeply routed in the negative pattern that you actually feel a bit of comfort in talking yourself down. The latter is where I once found myself; but by using this technique and the others mentioned in this article I now have much more control over what gives me pain and what gives me pleasure

Appreciate the fact that your brain, the center of your nervous system, the part of your body which process sound, sight, taste, objects, and smells around you. Have you ever been in love? Thank your brain for allowing you to experience such a wonderful emotion.

Transfer your focus from what you don’t want (the negative thought) to what you do want. If you’re self-talk is about hating yourself, say “I like myself.” Something so simple literally alters the chemical signals in your brain and thus altering the direction your life is going.

 

With Sincere Gratitude,

Nick Yurek

 

The World We ACTUALLY Live In Today-2017

A recent survey suggests that 71% of the world thinks we are in a decline. Ever hear someone say in a depressed voice “things just aren’t like they used to be,” talking about the ‘good old days.’

 

This statistic blows my mind because there has never been a more exciting time to be a human being; not in ancient Babylon, ancient Rome, Great Britain in their hay day, you name it, there was never a time quite as prosperous as this.

1000 years ago, being able to ‘flip a switch’ and turn on the light was only heard of in the Book of Genesis. Now, you don’t have to be God to flip the switch, and in some cases you just need to clap your hands.

500 years ago, people were just figuring out the Earth is round. Now the concept of a spherical Earth is taught in pre-school.

100 years ago, the average life expectancy was 30. Today, die before 80 and it’s considered life cut short.

In 1980 sci-fi thrillers featured people speaking to one another with screens that had cameras and microphones attached to them. Hello FaceTime, Skype, Oovoo.

We literally have the ability to lock and unlock our phones with our fingerprint people!

Enjoy life now, it is not a rehearsal.

Now of course this is all coming from a 21 year old living in a first world country. Are there still people suffering each and everyday in other places on the globe, of course. I would be delusional to think otherwise. However, with the incredible technology we have today, we can influence those who are suffering on the opposite side of the globe. Our ability to give, do good, and expand our influence in limitless.

My point of all this is simple; we can choose to worry about what other people say to us or behind our backs. We can choose to feel obligated to put up with people’s BS. OR we can choose to love the life we are living today,

Right now you can choose to never live in scarcity, fear, worry, or embarrassment.

Right now you can make the congruent decision to communicate and act in a loving fashion to everyone and everything.

Life is always happening for you, not to you. It is your job to uncover the empowering meanings behind it that move you to take positive and congruent actions. One of the best ways to start is by using daily personal development to better your self. When you grow and become better in any area of your life, the other areas of your life tend to follow the leader and grow.

What decision do you want to make for yourself? How do you want to live today that will be congruent with the life you ultimately want to live? How can you show love to who you are today while creating the life you deserve?

With Sincere Gratitude,

Nick Yurek

Personal Development Coach