Our thoughts about our lives play an important role in shaping it
What has our thought life got to do with our happiness and ultimate success I hear you ask? Everything! I would like to refer to a quote by James Allen from his book, As a Man Thinketh:
“Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself, heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.”
This quote is all over my website for a very good reason, because our happiness and success as human beings depend on it. It was relevant then and will be for evermore.
Unfortunately, as I mentioned in my previous article, we are not taught this extremely important lesson while we are growing up.
This makes way for so many limiting beliefs that contribute to self-sabotage, a low self-image, and a host of other negative feelings and behaviours contrary to our authentic nature.
Before we consider how life coaching can bring about change in one’s life, let’s have a look at the correlation between the brain and the mind.
There is debate in science between whether the mind is what the brain does or if the brain does the bidding of the mind. The position you adopt will impact how you view free will and choice.
The first argument proposes that thoughts come from our brain as though our brain is generating all aspects of our mental experience. Up until a few decades ago, this was the de facto teachings. However, this theory is scientifically flawed and incorrect.
Let’s look at the second argument, we are thinking being. We think all day long and, at night as we sleep, we sort out our thinking. As we think, we choose.
As we choose, we cause genetic expression in our brain. This means we make proteins that then form our thoughts. Thoughts are real physical things that take up real estate in our brains.
Each morning when we wake up, we have new baby nerve cells born inside our brain ready to use to wire out old bad thoughts and wire in new positive and happy thoughts. This is called neurogenesis.
This is such a fascinating subject. I could go on and on, but time and space dictates. (The scientific facts come compliments from Dr Caroline Leaf.)
You see our happiness comes from within (the world within, creates our world without) and success follows, not the other way around.
This is where a good life coach with a good programme, coupled with your willingness to learn, can assist in revealing you to yourself in unique ways seldom explored. We help to discover and correct your negative beliefs and behaviours in order to achieve your goals and live your authentic life.
This life is so beautiful, and investing in your happiness, is the best investment you will ever make. The benefits far outweigh the cost. Next time we have a look at beliefs and values and how they impact on our lives. Look forward to seeing you there!