The practice of meditation takes you on a personal journey to learn techniques designed to promote relaxation. A guided meditation gives you peaceful images to focus on whereby you can transform your thoughts from negative to positive. And the power of positive thinking can help you overcome obstacles and realise your dreams.
Positive thinking should become everybody’s state of mind. I know … it’s easy to make a sweeping statement like this.
We all know it’s hard sometimes. Life gets in the way. Negative people drag you down.
However it’s all in the way you deal with life and that nasty negativity (and when it comes to positive words, using the word “however” is a good place to start – it’s so much more positive than “but”!).
The best starting point is to find one affirmation or saying that resonates with you. Say it. Repeat it. And then repeat it again.
All is well.
I will be happy today.
I choose to be calm.
There’s a whole lot of literature on affirmations and positive thinking, so try Google or the bookshop, to find your very own affirmation.
Here’s my disclaimer – I’m not promoting myself as a guru on positive thinking. I just know that it works!
The power of positive thinking often comes to people when they’ve had a crisis in their life, and for me it was cancer – twice. HOWEVER, try some positive thinking and it might just help you avoid the crisis, or at least deal with it when it arrives.
Probably my most profound piece of positive thinking came to me in the bath. An unlikely place perhaps. However that’s the beauty of positive thinking… it works anywhere!
Here’s what I wrote after an hour in the bath with some soothing music and a glass of chilled wine:
Last night I had a conversation with cancer. I talked and I hoped it listened.
I was in the bath, the water lapping my body. Serene, peaceful. My music tried in vain to deafen the rain.
I rested my hands on my stomach above my pelvis and said …
“You will not get me here.”
My hands trailed back up and lightly touched my breasts ….
“And you will not get me here.”
“My body is mine, not yours, and you will not devour me.”
This will be my mantra, my daily affirmation.
And although I know cancer is like the rain outside, unpredictable, sometimes ferocious, ruthless, I will do all I can to protect myself.
I can keep me safe.
Our hope is that you find your own way to meditation and positive thinking for utimately from these practices you can learn compassion, forgiveness, generosity, strength, patience and love.
Author Linda Mueller