Your mind can hold only one thought at a time , make it a positive and constructive one ….

 “Your mind can only hold one thought at a time, make it a positive and constructive one.” 

 As simple as these words  may seem, they are in fact, very true. 

 If one is looking for a  way to feel better at any given moment, all one has to do is to change what one is focusing on.  Our brain is a very powerful tool that we own ,and  we should use to our advantage. 

The best way to control focus is to ask oneself good questions. 

Such as, “What can I find that is good in this situation?” 

 “What have I  learned from this that will make me more successful the next time?” 

“How  can I make this situation better?” 

 By asking oneself effective  questions, one would force the brain to look for and find a solution as to  what he/she can do to solve a problem and how one can make a situation better. 

On the other hand, if one asks self self-defeating questions such as, 
“Why does this always happen to me?” 

 “Why can’t I have that?” 

 “What did  I do to deserve this?” 

The brain will look for those exact answers and  tell you why bad things happen to you, why you can’t have something and  why you deserve something bad.  

This way one is confirming to oneself why one doesn’t deserve something and why bad  things happen to him.  Now it’s one thing when someone else tells you  something like that, but when you tell it to yourself, you are sure to  believe it!  I guarantee you will always believe yourself on a  subconscious level if not on a conscious level.  In other words, be  careful what you ask for! 

Understanding this, next time you find yourself in a less than desirable  situation, be sure to find the positive side of it and focus your  attention on that.  Not only will you feel better about the situation but  also you will actually be in a better frame of mind to work through it. 

 With this mindset you will find yourself focusing on the solution rather  than the problem. 

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3 thoughts on “Your mind can hold only one thought at a time , make it a positive and constructive one ….

  1. Pingback: Pornography: are you poisoning your mind a little at a time | The Purity Project of OKC

  2. keyscoaching

    How do you get comments to your blogs? I think I am missing something. Im not even sure people can see my blog, plus how do I see others?


  3. Ajit Keshav

    The basic mechanics of the human brain cells reflect a process of pattern matching or rather recognition.

    In a “moment of reflection”, new situations and new experiences are judged against recalled ones and judgements are made. In order to make these judgements, the intellect maintains present experience and sorts relevant past experience.

    It does this while keeping present and past experience distinct and separate. The intellect can mix, match, merge, sift, and sort concepts, perceptions, and experience. This process is called reasoning. Logic is the science of reasoning. The awareness of this process of reasoning is access consciousness.

    This is what Science says, and this is how it differentiates.

    Brain is the Channel if information and our mind the window of interpretation. So why not channelize and be positive and believe “I AM POSSIBLE rather being negative and brooding with the negative thought of “Impossible”.

    While going through the comments, I came across the term “Pornography” and made me thing why not “Photography” instead – (no malice intended here). It’s again how we perceive and register and tune our mind and thoughts. How long we hold on to it and how easy it to let go. Not difficult, it is all in our hands and how we channelize them.

    We have many thoughts in our mind but hold only one in our mind – the most convenient one, perhaps what we want.

    I recollect my friend David from Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, Gold Coast, Australia sharing his experiences about Dolphins. It was information for me that these mammals make optimal use of their brain up to 90% as compared to 10%, perhaps, used by an average human mind, perhaps. It made me think if Dolphins can make optimal use why cant we? (Besides feeding Dolphins the resort is worth visiting if ever you visit Brisbane.)

    Let me share an example given at one of the Forums which made sense to me.

    In a remote village, up on a high mountain lived a “WISE MAN”.

    Wise because his words had authority, command and a commitment, which the people of village took as the final verdict without any debate. He was their Coach.

    We all know children are well known and perhaps enjoy proving things wrong. It is a challenge for them and this is how they graduate. Our children challenge us at many times.

    Likewise, there were two young boys in that village, who plan to prove the WISE MAN wrong. They decided they will hold a bird between their palms and ask the WISE MAN – If the bird is dead or alive?

    If the answer was DEAD, they would open their palms and make the bird fly. If the answer was “ALIVE, then they would crush the bird to death.

    They were confident that things will be in their favour in either case and the feeling perhaps gave them lot of excitement or achievement.
    And they quickly rushed to the Wise Man.

    The wise man welcomed the boys with a sparkle in his eyes and asked the boys. What brings you here my chid?

    The boys said we have a question. We have a bird in our hand and we want to know if you could let us know if it is DEAD or ALIVE?

    The wise man just smiled and said “IT IS ALL IN YOUR HAND”…

    Shalini you are right, our mind can hold only one Focused, Positive, Constructed thought in our cluttered mind.

    However if we format our mind to organise them, I am sure we can pick up any thought and to make them a positive situation from our RAM. (RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY.)

    It is all our convenience, our choice, priority and yet all in our hands.

    Keep motivating….

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