How Self-talk Affects Our Daily Life
Photo Cred. tasteofcinema.com
Lately, I have been thinking about one of the movies I have come to love “What the Bleep do we know“.
I remember the first time I saw this movie, I was introduced to it by a very good friend of mine.
I found the movie being so confusing and at first, I didn’t get the idea.
There were too many things going on, It really was a trip down the rabbit hole.
But the movie grew on me and I had to see it again. I just couldn’t get it out of my mind.
What I loved about the movie was that it has such a profound message about how we create our own reality.
Read more about another movie that inspired me to take action.
The part that has caught my attention is how our self-talk is affecting our everyday life.
Most of the time we walk around on autopilot without noticing what we are repeatedly telling ourselves. Often we are concerned with things in our everyday life, be it our self-image, confidence or worries.
You would think, knowing that self-talk is creating our reality, should make us want something better for ourselves, but a lot of people doesn’t give it much of an importance.
Next time you are walking around in your own thoughts, try to actively think about them instead of going on autopilot. Try to pay attention to where your thoughts are taking you.
Are they lifting you up or putting yourself down?
If they are putting you down, what can you do?
If you often have thoughts that put you down, it will end up damaging your self-confidence and self-esteem. What you can do is look at your negative thoughts and ask yourself if it really is true.
Mostly the answer will be no!
Sometimes it helps to get it all out on paper, just write the things down that are bothering you. Getting those thoughts out of your system is such a release, one wonders why we don’t do it often.
Be present. If a bad thought comes up, like “I’m ugly”, change the thought to “I’m beautiful”. Do it actively, whenever you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts. It will take some practice, but it is going to make such a big difference in your life.
You need to accept who you are and where you are in life. Forgiving yourself for everything said and done. Forgiveness brings huge relief and it will make it easier for you to accept yourself.
The eye-opener for me in the movie was the part with Mr. Masaru Emoto, who was really interested in the molecular structure of water and what affects it. In the movie, he has an exhibit about how positive talk affects water.
Water is the most receptive of the four elements.
Mr. Emoto had an idea that it would respond to nonphysical events.
He set up a series of studies, applied mental stimuli and photographed it with a dark field microscope.
This first picture is a picture of water from the Fujiwara Dam.
And this picture is the same water after receiving a blessing from a Zen Buddhist monk.
Mr. Emoto printed out words, taped them to bottles of distilled water and left them out overnight.
This first photograph is the picture of the pure distilled water, just the essence of itself.
These subsequent photographs, as you can see, are each different.
This is the “Chi of Love.”
And this is “Thank You”.
Mr. Emoto speaks of the thought or intent being the driving force in all of this.
And it’s really fascinating when you keep in mind that 50-75 % of our bodies are water.
Gratitude the fastest way to change your mindset, read more here.
Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
If thoughts can do that to water, imagine what our thoughts can do to us.