How to Unleash the Power of Your Mind

by Crystal Belle on January 2, 2012

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” -Peace Pilgrim

Every thought you think is powerful.

Every moment we are creating the world we want to live in.

Every thought you think creates your feelings. When you feel bad, it’s because you believe there is a reason to feel bad.

Every thought you think affects the words you speak. What you say to others creates a powerful ripple effect in the earth- and always returns to you.

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”  -Buddha

How do we control that power? How can we train our thoughts without spending 22 hours a day in meditation?

Here are three things I do to keep my thoughts on track:

1. Take radical responsibility for your thoughts.

Your thoughts can only be controlled by you. I can’t make you think something. Your best friend can’t make you think something. Only you can decide what you want to think. Often, we go through life with “lazy minds,” forgetting this. We let our thoughts dart from here to there. If you just take control of your mind a few more moments today than you did yesterday, you’re making powerful progress and unleashing the power of those purposeful thoughts into your life.

“One is not “forced” to feel resentment by a negative memory, nor does one have to buy into a fearful thought about the future. These are only options. The mind is like a television set running its various channels for selection, and one does not have to follow any particular temptation of thought.” -Hawkins & Jeffrey, Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self

2. Enjoy the process of thinking purposefully.

Letting my thoughts run rampant used to be my “default.” I would “wake up” in the middle of the day realizing I was lost in thought for hours. Now that I love creating my thoughts and purposefully choosing what I want to think, those “lost” moments are unpleasant. I look forward to thinking great thoughts. I look forward to choosing what I’ll think about in each moment and powerfully creating my day as a result.

“New thought is new life.“ -Prentice Mulford

3. Allow yourself to return to your favorite thoughts.

I used to think there was all this thinking to be done, and somebody had to do it! When I became more present and powerfully aware, I realized that’s just a story of fear and lack. There are even studies that show successful people have fewer thoughts! I’m not surprised- when I allow myself to stick with the thoughts that I love, the other thoughts (worry, lack, fear, unpleasant memories, etc.) don’t have a place in my brain- it’s too busy thinking about what I do want.

Try these three tricks and watch the power of your mind change your life in ways you never thought possible.

“There is a world within – a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and beauty, and although invisible, its forces are mighty.” -Charles Haanel

 

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Carol Bailey Floyd January 2, 2012 at 7:50 am

I certainly agree with you on this one, Belle. I used to think that someone had to do all this thinking too! Now what I value most is clear thinking. Hooray!

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Belle January 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Hooray is right!

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JeanG. January 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

This is another daily reminder of how powerful !! our thoughts are…good forces throughout the universe…profound! So much of the wisdom heard from my Mother…thought about her from the title through the message. Thank you, Belle!

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Belle January 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Our thoughts are more powerful than we think! Thank you for sharing about your Mother. I’m honored to be sharing the same topics she did.
Love,
Belle

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Michaela January 3, 2012 at 11:33 am

Happy new year, Belle,
I’ve long understood that our thoughts shape our reality, but you have just made it accessible to me! I so appreciate your gift of clarity and your generosity in sharing it.
Love to you,
Michaela

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Belle January 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

Happy New Year Michaela! What a beautiful name!
Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it so much. I’d love to hear more about your journey as you mindfully create your thoughts, if you’d like to share!
Love,
Belle

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Michaela January 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

Thank you for you reaching out, Belle. Part of my intention this year is to share more. I’ll be thinking about this — but only a way that make me feel good. :) ~ Michaela

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Wendy January 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I’m definitely a believer in the Law of Attraction theory. Love the way you approached it here! What a great blog!

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Liv Lane January 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Great post – you’ve laid out the power of thought in a way that’s really accessible and inspiring. And I looooooove that rainbow photo – wowza!

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Belle January 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Thank you so much, Liv! I am honored! I LOVE your site and everything you stand for! So beautiful!
Love,
Belle

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