Are You a Negative Thinker?

Written by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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In addition, Barbara believed that if she was vigilant enough and thought through allrepparttar bad things that could happen, she could prevent them. She believed that by thinking ahead, she could somehow have control overrepparttar 144131 outcome of things.

Finally, Barbara also believed that she could control how people felt about her by acting right and sayingrepparttar 144132 right thing. She was constantly vigilant about her behavior with others in her attempts to control how they felt about her and treated her.

However, in trying to control her feelings, others’ feelings andrepparttar 144133 outcome of things, Barbara may have been causing her illness. The underlying cause of her negative thinking was her devotion to this control.

The problem with all of this is that it is based on an illusion –repparttar 144134 illusion of control. The fact is that Barbara could not foresee every event that could cause her some pain. She was devastated every time something happened that she had not thought of beforehand. How could something painful come out ofrepparttar 144135 blue like that? How could she have not foreseen it?

The paradox of all of this is that, in trying to foresee future catastrophes, Barbara was not present inrepparttar 144136 moment. Real safety is in being present inrepparttar 144137 moment so we can respond appropriately to whatever is happening inrepparttar 144138 moment. When we are fully present inrepparttar 144139 moment, we are available to receiving information from our inner Guidance. All of us have a Source of Guidance that is always available to us, and that is here to help us and protect us. But we can access our Guidance only when we are fully present inrepparttar 144140 moment, not when we are trying to controlrepparttar 144141 future.

Barbara is inrepparttar 144142 process of becoming more aware of her negative thinking. She is not yet healthy, but she has some better days now, days that are lighter and more fun.

Moving out of negative thinking is a process that takes time. If you are a negative thinker, you have been practicing this form of thinking your whole life. It is not going to stop in a day. But if you tune intorepparttar 144143 stress you feel and learn to connect your stress with your negative thinking, you can slowly change this pattern.

Vitality and joy can berepparttar 144144 result of letting go of your negative thinking and learning to be present inrepparttar 144145 moment.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is the best-selling author and co-author of eight books, including "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?" She is the co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding healing process. Visit her web site for a FREE Inner Bonding course: or email her at

Improve Your Mind Power With Spanish

Written by Steve Gillman

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In Spanish you "take" a decision (tomar un decision). Is it possible that "taking" a decision could be less stressful than "making" one? It might subconsciously limit you, too, since you generally "take" from what's available, while to "make" leaves your options wide open.

Other Advantages Of Learning A Language

You gain words when you learn a language, but alsorepparttar ability to understand things better. Who can speak more precisely about snow; someone with three words for it (snow, sleet, powder), or an eskimo with 22 words for it? Which is more efficient,repparttar 143965 German word "zeitgeist," meaning "the taste and outlook of a period or generation," orrepparttar 143966 nine words I just used to sayrepparttar 143967 same thing?

According torepparttar 143968 research, most people experience a general improvement in memory from studying a language. Research has also demonstrated that you can halt age-related decline in mental function by learning a new language. Tuck that little tip away for later in life, or better yet, why not start learning a new language today?

Steve Gillman has been studying brainpower enhancement, creative problem solving, and related topics for years. You can visit his website, and subscribe to his free Mind Power Course, at:

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