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The Concept Of Positive Thinking

The Concept Of Positive Thinking
Copyright © Craig Warren

Everything in the world of form is preceded
by a thought. Thoughts are not in the world
of form, form is not in the world of thought.
But one actually precedes the other in all
cases. If one wishes to affect form, one
must work with cause, not effect. Thought
is cause, form is effect. And when we work
in the realm of thought, choosing a negative
one or a positive one will influence the

Simply put, we live in a world of cause
and effect, for every cause there is
an effect and every effect has to have
a cause. Everything that happens in this
world (form) is an effect, the cause
being thoughts. These thoughts affect
the whole universe. And each thought
once generated and sent out becomes
independent of the brain and mind
and will live upon its own energy
depending upon its intensity.

All of our feelings, beliefs and knowledge
are based on our internal thoughts, both
conscious and subconscious. We are in
control, whether we know it or not. We
can be positive or negative, enthusiastic
or dull, active or passive. These attitudes
are maintained by the inner conversations
we constantly have with ourselves, both
consciously and subconsciously.

Mystics have long-held that we do,
in fact, control our reality, not
just the little things in life, but
everything. We create our entire
world by the way we think. Thoughts
are the causes and conditions are
the effects. Our circumstances and
conditions are not dictated by the
world outside, it’s the world
inside us that creates the outside.
They have maintained that regardless
of our circumstances, each person has
the innate, Universe or God-given
ability to create or alter reality
to our choosing. This is done by using
the power of positive thinking. They say
that we are not here to suffer or to live
a life of misery but rather, each conflict
or problem that we confront is merely an
opportunity to express our higher selves,
to evolve and to alter the circumstances
to our liking.

These concepts on the power of the
positive thinking, once restricted
to the initiated few, came to light
in the so-called New Age. Voices
from people such as Ram Dass,
Deepak Chopra, Joel Goldsmith,
John Price, L. Ron Hubbard, Dr.
Hew Len and countless others
expressed the notion that reality
is of our own making and choosing,
regardless of appearances to the
contrary. The basic premise is that
our past conditioning should be
re-evaluated and that we should
consciously determine the way in
which we wish to live. We should
use the power of positive thinking
to create things (reality) which
are good for us and for others.


In today’s world, more and more
people speak about the power of
positive thinking. It is a concept
that has a very high view of human
nature and ability. Its advocates teach
that the human mind has the power to
turn wishes into reality through optimism.
In other words The Power Of Positive
thinking refers to the power of creating
thoughts, which create and focus energy
into reality. To bring into creation a
positive outcome, which you see as a
benefit to yourself or others.

Positive thinking includes:
1. Our innate capability to produce
desired outcomes with positive thoughts.
2. Having belief in possibilities even
when the facts seem to indicate otherwise.
3. Making creative choices.
4. Meeting problems head on.

Positive thinking is a mental attitude
that admits into the mind thoughts,
words and images that are conductive
to growth, expansion and success. It is
a mental attitude that expects good and
favorable results. A positive mind
anticipates happiness, joy, health and a
successful outcome of every situation and
action. Whatever the mind expects, it finds.
This is a powerful tool that everybody has,
but a lot of people are not aware of it.

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The Art of Self Improvement

The Art of Self Improvement
Copyright © Craig Warren

There’s no doubt about it: Self Improvement is big
business. No matter where we look we seem to see
men attired in business suits and fancy haircuts.
Sporting dinky little ear-piece microphones, they
speak to us as though we were attending the annual
general meeting of their multi-national self-
development business which, I suppose, isn’t that
far from the truth. They speak to us in sound-bites;
I’m going show you how, you just need to follow my
plan: no thought required; just follow the plan.
Success and winning, they preach to the audience,
are a sure thing.

But is self-development a sure thing? If, like me,
you believe self-development is a life journey that
is never completed, you know that the only sure
thing is that the search for self-development is
far from being a sure thing. The journey will
entail more failures than successes, more loss than
gain and more self-doubt than we think we can endure.
The only way to improve ones self is to challenge
the habits and assumptions we have gathered along
the way. To go out on a limb with no guarantee of
finding what we want takes courage. No success plan
would contemplate such a course of action!

So, if we can’t get succor from the self-improvement
gurus, who can we turn to?

The answer, I believe, is to look to the people who
have always explored every single aspect of the
human condition. They did not always find the answer,
but they all had courage. They are of course, the
worlds artists.

How can a painting help us toward our goal of
self-improvement you might ask? Well, some
paintings help to bring serenity and a feeling
of inner peace. I feel this whenever I look at
an Impressionist painting, especially paintings
by Berthe Morisot. She was never recognized as
a great artist during her lifetime; she was
relegated to the category of “feminine” artists
because of her usual subject matter women,
children and domestic scenes. Her paintings are
intensely intimate. She is an example of someone
who never gave up on pursuing what she thought
was worth while despite being largely ignored.

Jackson Pollock instills different but equally
powerful feelings. I used to believe all modern
artists just throw a bit of paint on a canvas and
call it art. My preconceptions were swept away when
I was lucky enough to attend an exhibition devoted
to his work. His paintings were beautiful and
challenged the way I look at a painting. The search
for your inner self is all about challenging your
currently held notions.

Music is probably the easiest of the arts for us to
accept as an aid toward our search for self-development.
How often does a certain piece of music make us feel
happy, relaxed, romantic, hopeful, fulfilled? You name
it, music hits all the buttons. My favorite music is
anything by Beethoven. His music makes me feel all of
the aforementioned. He was a man who accepted nothing
less than perfection. He sort redemption through his
music. Ultimately, he didn’t find it and he spent much
of his life feeling alone. But his courage of conviction
made his life, and countless others, a better thing. His
last words were “Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.

Perhaps our greatest inspiration comes from writers. They
have helped me, and millions of others, to find the inner
self. Life would be a much poorer experience without our
great writers. I wont name all the writers that have
inspired me; there are too many. But if there was one thing
I would urge you to do, it is to read. If you’re not sure who
to read then go to a library and ask! Tell the librarian what
it is that you want to experience, feel or learn when you read
a book. They’ll help you, don’t let shyness defeat you. If you
can’t get to a library then join a reading club on the internet.
The one thing I have found is that people, who love to read,
love to help others to read books.

So, forget about buying into those testosterone,
succeed-at-all-costs seminars, ebooks and DVDs. Go and
look at a painting or lie on the sofa and listen to music,
maybe dance wildly to it, cry with it, make love in time
to it or curl up and read a book that will take you where you
never thought possible.

You may not get to where you wished, but Art will accompany
you every single step of the way.

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Your Self Esteem

Your Self Esteem
Copyright © Craig Warren

When you’re learning about something new, it’s easy to
feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of relevant
information available. This informative article should
help you focus on the central points.

So how do you stay calm, composed and maintain
self-esteem in a tough environment? Here are some tips
you may to consider as a starter guide to

Imagine yourself as a Dart Board. Everything and
everyone else around you may become Dart Pins, at one
point or another. These dart pins will destroy your
self-esteem and pull you down in ways you wont even
remember. Don’t let them destroy you, or get the best
of you. So which dart pins should you avoid?

Dart Pin #1 : Negative Work Environment
Beware of dog eat dog theory where everyone else is
fighting just to get ahead. This is where
non-appreciative people usually thrive. No one will
appreciate your contributions even if you miss lunch
and dinner, and stay up late. Most of the time you
get to work too much without getting help from people
concerned. Stay out of this, it will ruin your
self-esteem. Competition is at stake anywhere. Be
healthy enough to compete, but in a healthy
competition that is.

Dart Pin #2: Other Peoples Behavior
Bulldozers, brown nosers, gossip-mongers, whiners,
backstabbers, snipers, people walking wounded,
controllers, naggers, complainers, exploders,
patronizers, bluffers all these kinds of people will
pose bad vibes for your self-esteem, as well as to
your self-improvement scheme.

Dart Pin #3: Changing Environment
You can’t be a green bug on a brown field. Changes
challenge our paradigms. It tests our flexibility,
adaptability and alters the way we think. Changes
will make life difficult for a while, it may cause
stress but it will help us find ways to improve our
selves. Change will be there forever, we must be
susceptible to it.

Truthfully, the only difference between you and Self
esteem experts is time. If you’ll invest a little more
time in reading, you’ll be that much nearer to expert
status when it comes to Self esteem.

Dart Pin #4: Past Experience
It’s okay to cry and say ouch! when we experience
pain. But don’t let pain transform itself into fear.
It might grab you by the tail and swing you around.
Treat each failure and mistake as a lesson.

Dart Pin #5: Negative World View
Look at what you’re looking at. Don’t wrap yourself
up with all the negativities of the world. In building
self-esteem, we must learn how to make the best out of
worst situations.

Dart Pin #6: Determination Theory
The way you are and your behavioral traits is said to
be a mixed end product of your inherited traits (genetics),
your upbringing (psychic), and your environmental
surroundings such as your spouse, the company, the economy
or your circle of friends. You have your own identity. If
your father is a failure, it doesn’t mean you have to be a
failure too. Learn from other people’s experience, so you’ll
never have to encounter the same mistakes.

Sometimes, you may want to wonder if some people are born
leaders or positive thinkers. NO. Being positive, and staying
positive is a choice. Building self-esteem and drawing lines
for self-improvement is a choice, not a rule or a talent.
God wouldn’t come down from heaven and tell you George, you
may now have the permission to build self-esteem and improve
your self.

In life, its hard to stay tough specially when things and
people around you keep pulling you down. When we get to the
battle field, we should choose the right luggage to bring
and armors to use, and pick those that are bullet proof.
Life’s options give us arrays of more options. Along the
battle, we will get hit and bruised. And wearing a bullet
proof armor ideally means self change. The kind of change
which comes from within. Voluntarily. Armor or Self Change
changes 3 things: our attitude, our behavior and our way
of thinking.

Building self-esteem will eventually lead to self-improvement
if we start to become responsible for who we are, what we have
and what we do. It’s like a flame that should gradually spread
like a brush fire from inside and out. When we develop
self-esteem, we take control of our mission, values and
discipline. Self esteem brings about self-improvement, true
assessment, and determination. So how do you start putting up
the building blocks of self-esteem? Be positive. Be contented
and happy. Be appreciative. Never miss an opportunity to
compliment. A positive way of living will help you build
self-esteem, your starter guide to self-improvement.

There’s a lot to understand about Self esteem. We were able
to provide you with some of the facts above, but there is
still plenty more to write about in subsequent articles.

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