This week I want to share with you an insight from the book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, by Daniel Amen, M.D. (a Clinical Neuroscientist, and Medical Director for the Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine) that I have used many times. The focus here is on health instead of the creation of things we hope to achieve in our lives. However, I think Dr. Amen’s point helps us to clarify how the direction of our thoughts has the ability to affect the physical, which in turn affects our ability to create our dreams.
“Most people do not understand how important thoughts are and leave the development of thought patterns to chance…every thought we have sends electrical signals throughout the brain. Thoughts have actual physical properties. They are real! They have significant influence on every cell in your body. When your mind is burdened with many negative thoughts, it affects your deep limbic system and causes deep limbic problems (irritability, moodiness, depression, etc.) Teaching yourself to control and direct thoughts in a positive way is one of the most effective ways to feel better.”
Isn’t it interesting to think, visualizing the successful completion of our dreams can have a double effect on our lives! We will feel physically better and as shown in last week’s post, we will be literally practicing and making easier our positive outcome!