I’m so struck today by the fact that worry constitutes just another form of negative thinking. In this current economy, many of us are stuck worrying – and thinking negatively. Thus, we create just what we don’t want.
Worry places us in the future, only it does so in a negative manner. It places our thoughts, our focus, on possible negative outcomes…things we are afraid might happen. As a believer in creative thought, or deliberate creation (also called the Law of Attraction), I know that what we think about is what we get. Even Rebbe Nachman, a great Jewish teacher who lived from 1772-1810, told us to “be careful” about where we place our thoughts for we will surely end up in the same place as we place our thoughts. So, whatever we are worried about, we create. If we don’t want to be in that negative future, to experience that negative outcome, we need to stop focusing upon it; we need to stop worrying about it.
I know that’s hard to do when you know you soon will lose your job or you have a large debt to pay off or you don’t know how you will pay your bills. The worry won’t help solve those problems, though. Positive thinking will. Not only will it help you manifest positive results, it will put you in the frame of mind to actually find solutions to your problems. Negative thinking has a way of spiraling your emotions downward, making it hard for you to think clearly and act in a manner that helps you create positive change in your life. Positive thinking, on the other hand, generates energy and makes you want to find a way out of your current situation.
I’m not saying this because I have nothing to worry about. Actually, I have plenty of reason to worry. My husband is about to lose his job. I twisted my knee and it occasionally goes out on me as if I’ve done some major damage. I’m not sure how to choose the right agent to help me sell my books. My marriage isn’t all that solid. I have too much work to do in the allotted time. I need to take my own advice!
Stop worrying. Stop projecting negative futures – and creating them – and instead focus upon and project positive futures – and create them. Stop wasting energy on worry and put it to good use manifesting what you want rather than what you don’t want.