Emmet Fox said, “You must not under any pretence allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.” It is hard to do, but you have the power to focus your mind on positive thoughts. It is better than negative thoughts. No matter what is going on in your life, it is going to go away. You can’t stop things from happening. But you can control your own thoughts. You can control what you think about. Remember, you are what you think about. So if you want things to change, you must focus on positive thoughts.
Don’t forget that every thought you think is designing your life, is creating your future. You can create a better future if you focus on positive thoughts, if you focus on what you want for yourself, if you stay creative, if you do not do anything that is against you values, if you respect yourself, and if you do not let anything negative stop you from chasing your dream.
Ask yourself, Is there anything to be gained by thinking negative thoughts? Do not dwell on them. Focus on love. As Emmet Fox put it, “If you could love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.” Because love is powerful. Love is life. To drive negative thoughts away from your life, you must commit yourself to your life.
What are you trying to do? Are you trying to run away from you, from yourself? It won’t work. Because wherever you go, you are there.
Niel Postman said “There is no escaping from ourselves.” Whether you are smart, whether you are not smart, whether you are poor, whether you are rich, whether you are educated, whether you are uneducated, whether you are tall, whether you are short, you are you for a reason. Do not try to run away from yourself.
It is time to make yourself happy, to be there for yourself, to do things for you. It is time. And it depends on you. It depends on what you want for yourself.
The only person who cannot run away from you is you. So why try? Forget about it. It only makes you miserable. Intead of trying to be who you are not, why not embrace yourself, why not love yourself, why not love your flaws, your mistakes, your disappointments? Why not?
Why not? Why not abandon those negative thoughts in your head? If you want peace, think peaceful thoughts. If you want healing, then think compassionate thoughts. If you want happiness, then think happy thoughts. Stay away from toxins. Toxic people. Toxic work. Toxic self. Stay away.
Stay away from toxins. But do not stay away from yourself. Because you need you to become the real you. Do not worry about what you cannot control. Do not worry about losing control. Do not worry about other people’s issues.
Be there for others. Be there for yourself. When you are faced with a problem, believe in yourself. Do not wait for anyone to fix your problem for you. If you fix it yourself, then you are on your way to where you want to be. And where is that?