Have you ever noticed how when you are stuck in traffic and the lane next to you is moving faster, soon as you switch into it, it stops moving! That’s not because of the lane – it’s because of you – it’s because you take your vibration with you where ever you go. Make sense?
The more we agree with people who share their limitations with us, the more we make those limitations our own. That’s how beliefs spread from one person to another – silently and unobtrusively. That’s why I call them thought viruses. The thing to do is to be conscious in the moment so that your self-talk finds a way to neutralize the thought virus – that’s the antidote.
I first discovered that I did not have to subscribe to other people’s beliefs when I was a little girl, something happened that proved to me that my parents were not always right, and I did not always have to accept what they were telling me. I'll be sharing that with you next week.
I remember clearly the first time that I heard the concept that coffee would help me to stay awake – I was honestly surprised. I was doing an all-nighters with my class fellows because we had an assignment due the next morning, it surprised me that they were talking about a double dose of coffee to stay awake – whereas I had always been someone who flavoured her bedtime warm glass of milk with a little bit of coffee!
My favourite story about this is from a visit to Costco a few years ago. I love the food sampling stations. Click on the link to the YouTube below to hear that story.
First of all, don’t listen to such things, but let’s suppose you don’t have any control over the off button; do something right away in the way you process that information so that you don’t assimilate it into your life. For example, say to yourself, researchers are always proving one thing right, and the very next year they prove it wrong – they don’t really know what they are talking about. You see, it doesn’t matter whether the actual statistic is true or not, the fact that you give it your attention makes it true for you.
The fact, that we are listening to other people’s beliefs about traffic and weather and other people and situations all the time passively means that we taking in and incorporating a whole set of beliefs that may or may not serve us – that’s how your subconscious get programmed with stuff that you don’t know is there – it’s subconscious because you’re not consciously paying attention to it – but it’s there, and guess what you put it there. This is the third roadblock to positive thinking: not being conscious of an attack by thought viruses.
Do yourself a favour – stop being passive when you’re listening to other people’s opinions and experiences – your life will improve and you will be a much happier person.
If this made sense to you, please leave me a comment to let me know. If it brought more questions to the surface for you, let me know – I will be happy to post a response.
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