It might apparently be ineffective to read motivational quotes and some practical people negate the potency of any random lines one may come across in any book, poster, dialogue of a movie, etc.
But it is amazing to observe true strength of words and the cycle they form through repetitive utterances in our lives.
At many points in life, people tell each other to be careful in using words while they talk but rarely do we come across any instance in life where our adults or teachers have revealed the influence of our own utterances upon our beliefs, actions and decisions.
Interestingly, every human brain is programmed to think in words and a conscious effort to change these words can enable one to believe in something new, different and positive.
Science proves that a common human brain is prone to get more negative thoughts than positive and an average human being never critically analyses his thought process.
Thus, it is normal to get depressed or anxious even in a very smooth situation. What happens usually is that a negative thought pops out of nowhere in our brain and it continues to form a chain as we never consciously try to put a full stop to it.
Instead, we transform these thoughts into utterances and these utterances then revert back to our brain forming a vicious cycle. Consequently, a negative thought gives life to a negative assertion and this continues till we start believing in something that has no real existence.
This can be explained through an example of a very usual thought, “Why does this always happen to me?” The mentioned words unknowingly change into “It always happens to me only”, thus altering our belief system.
Since due to repetition, it is changed into a belief from a thought “that it always happens to me”, it unknowingly and unintentionally switches into a stronger form i.e. “it will happen to me”. The next unavoidable stage is the imaginary obstacle that would hinder any initiative or intention to bring any positivity to our life.
However, the same procedure could have been reversed for better, if the thinker becomes aware and conscious of his own thought process. Several studies on Meta-cognition (thinking about thinking) stress upon the need of consciously analyzing one’s thought processes.
This can enable one to identify the issues with their own false beliefs. For instance, if one uses an informed approach and put an instant full stop to the very first negative thought arising in mind, he can get an impactful outcome in form of contentment. The thinker would then alter the same thought with “it has happened to me for a reason” which would lead to the critical insight instead of a negative chain.
Similarly, the same watchful attitude can be applied to the ones’ verbal actions. If negative words can change into a negative belief, then why can’t we use the positive words for forming positive beliefs?
This might seem crazy but the words have undeniable power and their perceptive use is the most vigorous strategy for achieving contentment.
For example, if we start using such positive sentences frequently as “life is beautiful” or “I am blessed” even when we don’t feel it from inside, it would certainly alter our mood at least at that particular point in time if not for long.
Consequently, the intentional repetition of the same words would not only help in negation of negative thoughts but would certainly help in formation of positive beliefs. One can change one’s world by changing words.
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