A student of mine recently wrote me a wonderful thank-you note for my work with Relax and Succeed. Using the combination of just 10 hours of training, the Blog, the Facebook page, and my Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest feeds, many people have made substantial changes their lives. And there’s nothing incredible about a change like that, because being happy is easier than being unhappy. Because that thought—the thought that you can’t change your life that dramatically or that quickly—that belief is the only thing that is preventing you from going through the renaissance they did.
I was at a conference once where the head of the psychiatric department at a major hospital made mention of a study that shocked the people carrying it out. They had expected to find that sick people became depressed. What they found instead was that depressed people became sick.
Your body is an energy system. The thoughts you apply to it are conveyed via chemistry and then physics, to that energy system. Quite understandably, the frequency of those thoughts will have an affect on the entire energy system. And because nature is generous, the thoughts that are good for you are also the ones that feel good. Pursue those thoughts and your entire Being will benefit.
Your energy system never ceases to be healthy for all eternity. What you’ve been manifesting recently is irrelevant. Once you are aware that your thoughts impact your physical being, you have additional motivation to monitor your feelings carefully so that you can steer away from unpleasant thoughts and their detrimental effects as soon as possible.
Everyone suffers. But we should endeavour to do it the least amount of time possible. Monitor your feelings. Use them as a guide for your thinking. Stay mindful and steer your thoughts toward things that feel good. Your feelings are the universe’s voice within you. Listen carefully.
Don’t wait for radiation or a spider bite to turn you into a super version of yourself. Just stop thinking weak, limited, timid thoughts and return to the natural, capable confidence of your childhood. Put your underwear on the outside of your pants, tie a tablecloth to your neck, and go for it. Compared to what you do now, it will be way less painful and way more fun. Enjoy.
Scott McPherson is an Edmonton-based writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and non-profit organizations locally and around the world.
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.