Thoughts, which ultimately become memories, can be as dangerous and devastating as assault weapons, if they are mishandled. Banish your toxic thoughts from your mind before they become your toxic memories.
Understand that a thought generated by a past memory is real to you. It is not imaginary, but as real as life to you alone. Your thought sends a message to your brain, which then processes the signal and releases certain brain chemicals. You then become aware of your own thinking. No matter what you think, your thought is real to you, and must be treated as real. The goal is to be aware of the thought and then change your perception of that thought accordingly.
Be aware of your body’s reactions to the chemicals released by your brain as a thought occurs. For example, if you are angry, notice how your muscles tense up and how your heart beats faster. Train yourself to notice the differences in your body’s different reactions to different thoughts that come up in your mind.
Do not base on a memory to predict the future, to read into someone’s mind, or to explain someone’s actions and intentions. In other words, do not anticipate or speculate what is going on in the mind of another person.
According to a research team from
University in , actively
and repeatedly trying to forget an unwanted memory can help you actually erase
that memory from your subconscious mind. That is to say, if you deliberately
repress a memory long enough, you can forget it completely. Sweden
You can use subliminal messages to erase unwanted memories. In order to be effective, subliminal messages have to be in the first person “I”, and must be in the present tense. For example, “I am letting go of this memory”, “I am overcoming the feeling of anger from this memory” and “I am forgiving myself and others.” In addition, subliminal messages have to be repeated often and with a relaxed mind in order to be beneficial and effective. Create your own subliminal messages and repeat them as often as necessary. Always talk back with subliminal messages to any negative thought generated by a past memory, especially a toxic one.
Rethink your mind so that you will think right, know right, and do right for your body as well as for your soul. Rethinking your mind can work miracles in your well-being.
Copyright© by Stephen Lau