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The Power of Positive Thinking by Brandi Shannon

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I found out something that was there all along, but now I’ve learned how to connect into it when I need it. What am I so excited about? The power of positive thinking. But to get to that point I had to sit in a lot of negative spaces before I got it right. There are times in your life when you’re going thru something and “negative” steps in and helps you go deeper into that “suffer” spot, when all you have to do is change what you’re thinking to change your situation. Half the time we worry about something and, in the end, it seems to work out for the better and we wasted all that super good energy on what could happen bad, but didn’t. I like to call it distorted thinking, I got that from Eckhart Tolle or one of those positive thinking guys. He said once you tell your mind something–good or bad–it starts to create the scene, good or bad. Then you get in that mode of your mind feeding you all sorts of crazy things and before you know it, you believe it. Like if your supervisor tells you they need to see you in the office on Monday and tells you to have a good weekend. Your whole weekend will be ruined because you have accepted the information and now your mind is creating things off of it. It goes a little something like this, “Oh damn, wonder what I did!” “Did I send an email that I wasn’t supposed to?” Distorted thinking, ruining your whole weekend and when Monday rolls around, it wasn’t that at all. You can easily turn 1t around, but we are so in tune to receiving bad news we try to prepare ourselves for it and it turns out not that way at all. Granted, sometimes it will, but can you count the number of times you did that and it turned out to be a good thing? I can.

So now I live in the present moment. “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle would make a great gift book. If you can teach someone to train their mind to better help them through times of crisis it would be the gift that keeps on giving. Here’s a quote from Tolle that I absolutely trust and believe, “Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one. The step you are taking right now!” Practice the power of positive thinking and you will find your true You! I don’t see it any other way now!