I want you to get up and stand in front of the mirror right now. Yes, right now, not later. Don’t wait until you finish reading this article! I want you to go to the mirror immediately and look at yourself straight in the eyes and follow the steps 1-2-3.
How To Bring Good Things To Your Life:
1. Say to yourself, “I am the most beautiful woman (or the most handsome man) in the world.” You can use any positive words that describe your physical appearance. Say this affirmation at least 10 times or more while looking at yourself. You may feel uncomfortable at first, and do not believe what you say, but say it over and over until it make you feel good about yourself.
2. Ask yourself “How are you feeling?” Then answer, “I am feeling Great!” Repeat it 10 times or more. Again you can use any adjective that describes your positive emotions or feelings. No matter how tired or sleepy you are at the end of the day, never ever use the words like tired, exhausted, horrible and so on.
3. Lastly, say “I am strong and healthy. I will continue to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.” Remember to repeat 10 times or more.
I bet you are already starting to feel a lot better than earlier! This is the power of suggestion. You can always make yourself feel better by simply feeding your mind positive words intentionally or even forcefully. You may not have control over your environment, the space surrounding you including the people you you interact with on a daily basis. You cannot control the incidents that directly or indirectly affect you. But remember, you always have control over your feeling no matter what people say or what happens to you.
Now what happens if you use negative suggestions instead? To illustrate the power of Negative suggestions, let’s look at the two interesting stories from the book, “Law of Success” by Napoleon Hill. They are both about how the negative use of suggestion affects your health and even causes death.
Many years ago, in France, a criminal was sentenced to death by guillotine, but rather than actually executing him, they conducted the experiment on him which conclusively proved that through the principle of suggestion, death could be produced.
Here is what they did: They brought the criminal to the guillotine and placed his head under the knife, after he had been blindfolded. Instead of a real knife, they dropped a heavy sharp edged plank on him, producing a shock similar to that of real knife. Then warm water was gently poured on his nick and allowed to trickle slowly down his spine to imitate the flow of warm blood. In seven short minutes, he was pronounced dead. The shock from the plank and the flow of the warm water caused him to believe, through the principle of suggestion, that he was dead, and stopped his heart shortly after.
The author also tells the story about the old lady who lived in the town where he grew up. This old lady constantly complained and talked about her fear of death from cancer. She feared cancer because during her childhood she had seen a woman who had cancer. The sight was so deeply ingrained in her mind that she began to look for the symptom of cancer in her own body even though she had none. She believed that every little ache and pain was the beginning of her cancer. The author actually saw her in person with her hand on her left breast, saying “Oh, I am sure I have a cancer growing here. I can feel it.” For more than 20 years, she kept her fear of the imaginary cancer – always with her hand on her left breast every time she complained about it. And she finally died with the cancer on her left breast.
Your doctor might have told you that you have “this disease” and “that illness”. And you may actually have that symptoms associated with them. But don’t ever let yourself believe that you are sick. Let alone believing that “this disease” and “that illness” are attacking your body and making you more sick. Instead, imagine that the army of your healthy cells are defeating the diseases and repairing your damaged cells little by little, every single day. And always focus on all the good and healthy things you can do for your body.
You become what you think of yourself. Your thinking and feelings are the only things you have 100% control over. So, start thinking positively from this moment on. Watch the words you use everyday. Don’t ever use negative words. Inevitably you are going to face negative emotions from time to time. That’s ok. You simply have to recognize it and admit that you are experiencing negative emotions at the moment. Take it in. Digest it. Then slowly release it. Don’t suppress it. Replace it with happy thoughts and positive words.
If you want to become a very positive healthy person, practicing the simple 3-step-exercise is a good place to start. It’s not a perfect formula, but it will lead you in the right direction. Reading a lot of self-help books is definitely a big step forward. Meditation, exercise, and laughing a lot…there are so many things you can do to help you stay positive. But whatever you do, you must give yourself a constant dose of positive thought on the daily basis.
You need to shower and brush your teeth everyday to stay clean, don’t you? Why not feed your mind positive thoughts everyday? Try it everyday for a few months, and you will notice significant improvement in every aspect of your life including your health. And I guarantee that more good things will come your way if you keep it up.
– Kaz isogai