If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
It looks like science has given a new meaning to Dr. Wayne Dyer's quote : "Change your thoughts, change your life" as a joint study conducted by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France has concluded that our thoughts can change our body at the molecular level.
The study which was published in the Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology investigated the effects of meditation on two groups of people (a group of experienced meditators and a group of untrained control subjects), who were asked to engage in mindfulness practice for eight hours. The observations that were made after those eight hours were that the meditators had altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, something which basically means that if you are a meditator and you are doing it right, then you will physically recover faster from a stressful situation.
The study's author, Richard J. Davidson said that “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” while Perla Kaliman, a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, who was involved in the study as well, noted that "Most interestingly, the changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs.”
So now that we know that "Gene Activity Can Change According To Perception" and that we can literally change the fate of our cells by altering our thoughts, isn't it obvious that we should always try and point our thoughts in a positive direction?
“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. ” — Patricia Neal
Of course it is not easy to simply have positive thoughts during a hard situation and things will be better, and the above mentioned experiment is a great example (only the experienced meditators showed genetic changes) but the idea is to create a mind set, to put ourselves in a state that will prepare us for that hard and stressful situation long in advance.
How do we do that?...by programing our subconscious mind! And now the next logical question that comes is...how do we program our subconscious mind?
Well we do that by being humble (do not assume you know anything, let alone know everything), by being grateful, by seeing the good rather than the bad, by being present, by training the mind to solve problems, by being open to new ideas and new beliefs, by believing in yourself, by setting exciting new goals and visualizing the end objective, by believing that anything is possible.
Even though they sound easy, most of us would agree that implementing all these attributes to our way of thinking is definitely a challenge, but it is also important to know that the subconscious mind is your best ally when it comes to...basically anything because it is said it is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind. In fact 95 to 99 percent of everything we do in our lives is operated from subconscious programs.
Another interesting thing about our subconscious however is that it will do anything that we tell it is possible. So wouldn't it be good to tell it that anything is possible?
It is all about transferring our beliefs from the conscious level to the subconscious level, which like I said, is no easy task, but if you master this, it will open the door to unlimited possibilities.