Everyone, even people who haven’t heard of the Law of Attraction, know that it pays to have positive thoughts rather than negative ones. But does it really make a big difference and if it does, the question is ‘why’?
Let’s see what happens when you have a negative thought and how it literally affects your brain. Just go with it for a minute….
What if you were walking along on the street and all of a sudden a scary person comes up to you and shows you a tiny knife that he has pointed directly at you. That’s a pretty negative thought – right!
When a person, who wants to rob or abduct you, appears, you want to get out of there fast. It doesn’t matter what is going on anywhere else in your life, your whole attention is on that scary person and the fear that you feel. The only thing that your brain lets you think of is how you can get out of that negative situation.
After a negative thought, your focus narrows and your brain only allows you to become laser-focused on the negative thing. Even though many other things may be going on around you, your brain does not allow you to acknowledge any of them.
It’s a good thing in a way, because that narrowing of your mind and that laser-focus of your thoughts might save your life in escaping or dealing with the situation, however when you don’t have to do such a thing as escape from a scary person, and you think a negative thought, your brain reacts the same way and all you can think about is that negative thought or situation. You brain ignores other things. It shuts off the outside world and your brain can only continue to focus on the negative. When you have a negative thought it’s like putting your head in the sand.
So, let’s take the example of what happens when you have a fight with someone. You are having a negative emotion (like you did when the scary person was there). That negative thought, and the feeling that feeds it, is the only thing your brain can focus on and it’s not easy to think about anything else. Negative thoughts and emotions prevent your brain from seeing other options so you must stay focused on the negative.
Okay now, let’s look at what happens when you have a positive thoughts. When you have positive thoughts and feelings of joy and acceptance, and love, for example, your brain allows your focus to expand and you are able to think of other things. You are able to mentally see many more options and choices. It opens unlimited possibilities of thought rather than focusing on only the one in front of you.
So how does this affect your life and your success? Being able to enjoy many options and choices in your thoughts allows you not only more happiness, but abilities to expand every aspect of your life, rather than being mentally closed off and maintaining negative thoughts and feelings.
Now you know why I said it was scarier than Halloween to know that many people live in the world of negative thoughts and don’t even realize how it is limiting their finances, their relationships, and their happiness. When they free their minds and maintain positive thoughts, they change every aspect of your life.
Don’t be scared! You know the difference and you are going to stick with positive thoughts and feelings and enjoy unlimited possibilities and opportunities in every aspect of your life.
PS – Happy Halloween!