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Change Your Mind . . . Change Your Life July 26, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness, People.

Broccoli-Mocking-StewieMarie (Love is the Answer) mentioned Dr. Joe Dispenza to me a few months back.

He makes a lot of sense.

Our beliefs are powerful stuff.  When we learn to control our thoughts, we are in a better position to rein in the emotions that flow from those thoughts.

As we change our thoughts, we change our life.  Among other things, we no longer over re-act to the broccoli heads we meet.

Changing the channel is simple . . . but we must remember to do it.

Aah . . . that’s better!

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1. SuziCate - July 26, 2013

Mind over matter!

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

Yes! We are NOT the thoughts we think. Once we TURN OFF the mind-numbing auto pilot, we can climb into the driver’s seat and CHOOSE which direction to head via the thoughts we think.

We can challenge the truth of thoughts, choose which thoughts to focus on and which to let drift away, select non-productive self-defeating thoughts to eject from the building, clean house, get rid of the cobwebs, choose which thoughts to adopt as mantras, etc.

Aah . . . that’s better!

2. Pix Under the Oaks - July 26, 2013

I am ALWAYS working on changing those thoughts!

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

I can’t remember if I’ve suggested this book to you, or not. If not, here it is:


Pix Under the Oaks - July 26, 2013

No you haven’t suggested it. I will be purchasing it this weekend!!! Thank you Nancy! Thank you so much.. 🙂

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

It is a FANTASTIC little book, Pix. One that truly has the ability to show us how to change our lives for the good.

3. Judson - July 26, 2013

When I was going through a particularly challenging time a few years back, I chose a comforting “mantra” and repeated it every time my thoughts wandered off into the potential negative consequences of my problem. I have to say that in that particular instance, it worked. The mantra provided comfort and the problem eventually went away. This was a very specific and immediate problem. I’ve tried to do the same thing on more general and long-term challenges with less success. I fully realize that it’s more me than the system itself.

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

That makes perfect sense, Judson. When we face “specific and immediate” problems, our motivation to change and look for solutions may be higher than when we deal with “more general and long-term challenges.”

These days, I tend to coast on auto-pilot when I’m feeling good and my thoughts aren’t “bothering me.” But if I notice anxiety, guilt, angst, worry, regret, and other self-defeating thoughts appearing on the horizon, I turn off the “auto pilot” and become more mindful of the thoughts I am thinking. That allows me to select better thoughts and get better results.

4. jannatwrites - July 26, 2013

Our thoughts do have a major influence over our lives. We can think ourselves happy, or think ourselves miserable (bringing others down around us.) We can also think ourselves healthy, or sick. I took a Health Psychology class in college as part of my major coursework and it was fascinating how much our brain, our thoughts, affect our body.

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

Marie gave a great example ~ studies have shown that people with multiple personalities share the same body . . . but NOT the same diseases.

Our minds are so powerful.

5. Andra Watkins - July 26, 2013

I’ve always loved the mushroom.

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

I don’t blame him for hating that game. :mrgreen:

6. kateshrewsday - July 26, 2013

Inspiring, Nancy; I’d like to see how he recommends we shift the 95 per cent….

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

He’s written a book. I haven’t read it. This video is just a brief intro into the topic. The first step is to decide that we are no longer going to stay where we are . . . once the student is ready, the “teacher” (people, books, lectures, guideposts) appears.

7. sufilight - July 26, 2013

I love Joe Dispenza. Our thoughts definitely creates changes in our body and life and he is a clear writer and speaker. I have a DVD “Evolve Your Brain – The Science of Changing Your Mind” which I purchased a couple of years ago. It doesn’t have closed captioning so I can’t enjoy it. If you would like the DVD I can send it to you as a gift.

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

Ooh . . . that sounds like a DVD worth watching, Marie. I’m sorry you can no longer enjoy it. I’ll shoot you an e-mail.

sufilight - July 26, 2013

Okay! If you send it to me now, I can ship it today as we have an order to take to the post office.

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

That is so sweet of you, Marie. I wish you lived nearby so we could meet for a glass of wine.

8. Suzanne - July 26, 2013

Interesting post and comments.

nrhatch - July 26, 2013

In many ways, unlocking the brain and it’s mysteries is the “final frontier.”

Suzanne - July 27, 2013

Yes – that’s true. For me, meditation offers a pathway to freeing myself of negative thoughts.

nrhatch - July 27, 2013

Once I started meditating, I could see myself as separate and apart from the thoughts I think . . . very freeing.

9. Don - July 27, 2013

Thanks for the pingback Nancy – kind of you.

nrhatch - July 27, 2013

We seemed to be of “one mind” this week. 😉

10. diannegray - July 27, 2013

Thoughts are so important, Nancy. I meditate every day and it’s amazing how powerful and comforting it is for the mind 😉

nrhatch - July 27, 2013

Meditation is probably the single best habit I ever adopted. Even when I don’t have time to do seated meditation, I can take a step back to observe thoughts with full awareness as they arise.

And shoo away the self-defeating propaganda! 😛

11. Three Well Beings - July 28, 2013

I don’t know why this just came to me to ask now, Nancy, but are you familiar with Hay House radio? I know you’re familiar with the publishing company because you’re so familiar with Wayne Dyer and others committed to helping us to change our thoughts and create our own well-being. This post really brought to mind some of the speakers I enjoy and I just wanted to share with you in case you’re unfamiliar. There are great links even if you’re not able to find time to listen to the radio shows. 🙂


nrhatch - July 28, 2013

Thanks, Debra. I have NOT heard of Hay House Radio. I’ll check it out soon.

When I want to learn something, I lean more to books (or websites) than videos, radio shows, and podcasts because I love being able to flip back and forth and get to the part that interests me without sitting through any of the introductory fluff.

And in the car I like to listen to MUSIC while singing along. :mrgreen:

12. maddy0290 - July 28, 2013

Just the way Richard From Texas tells Liz to select her thoughts, let things go and open up her mind to be what she really can be..

Controlling thoughts is really important, I am still a novice at that, sometimes I even wonder what would I do, if I control my mind car totally.. Whirl-winding journey it would be!

Any advises from my seniors in this?

nrhatch - July 28, 2013

Welcome aboard, Maddy. If you want more tips on mindfulness, just type “mindfulness” or “meditation” into the search bar or click on those categories in the category list.

Richard did give Liz some great advice in Eat, Pray, Love. When we follow our hearts, possibilities abound.

13. the radiantmedina - July 28, 2013

Reblogged this on The RadiantMedina and the Author of Sheep and commented:

nrhatch - July 28, 2013

Thanks for sharing . . . hope you have a radiant day!

14. shreejacob - July 29, 2013

Aaaargh! I could feel myself cringing when he started off with describing how we do everything the same way all the time! and to think I also do that too at some levels!!

I really liked the video! Thanks so much for sharing Nancy! 🙂

nrhatch - July 29, 2013

He shares a good and valuable message . . . many of us keep doing things the same way and wonder why we don’t get better results. Glad you enjoyed.

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