The natural laws of the mind are there whether you are conscious of them or not. To fully embrace life and live, you must master these natural laws of the mind. Your mind can become your best friend or worst enemy…it’s up to you to choose which hunger to feed.
1. You Get What You Think
One of the most powerful natural laws of the mind is that you get what you think. You know the saying, “you are what you eat,” which you probably heard a million times growing up? Well, whoever came up with that one was not too far off from a very important law of the mind. The Law of Attraction states that the mind controls what happens in your every day life. The subconscious mind will respond only to mental images. To change your life, you must apply this law by changing your every day thoughts.
2. Every Thought Causes a Reaction
Believe it or not, your thoughts control your body. Think about it: when you’re stressed, do you feel your stomach tighten? That’s because worry triggers change in the stomach, which could ultimately create ulcers. When you have a panic attack or feel fear, do you feel your heart racing? That’s because anxiety triggers your pulse rate. To test this, think about a lemon and imagine yourself drinking lemon juice. Did you salivate? Boom! Your thoughts create a reaction in your body. I encourage you to monitor your thoughts and redirect them if they are doing more harm than good to your body.
3. Imagination is More Powerful than Knowledge
Have you ever fabricated something in your mind only to discover that you were way off? Like, if your friend stopped answering you and you thought she was mad or didn’t like you anymore but you discovered it was because she was busy or planning you a surprise party or something! That’s because your imagination is more powerful than what your conscious mind deems as the truth. If you plant a seed in your mind it’s enough to make you believe it. This is why it’s so important to re-program your mind to think only thoughts that will raise you up.
4. Your Habits Are Your Life
Everyone has habits, whether they are good or bad. But how many of your habits are destroying you? How many of your habits are helping you? If you’re stuck in a bad habit and think it’s impossible to change, you’re wrong – it’s never too late to learn and concentrate on a new habit! This healing process begins with reprogramming the subconscious mind. If you usually reach for a cigarette because you’re feeling stressed and holding it just comforts you, reach for something else or distract yourself with a friend, a new hobby, or a bottle of water.
5. Do Not Focus on Negative Thoughts
When you woke up this morning and looked in the mirror, what did you think about yourself? When you saw your friend come into school with a new purse, what did you think about yourself? Thoughts are always roaming and it’s clearly impossible to monitor every single thought, but becoming more aware of your thoughts will help you redirect them. If you catch yourself feeling angry, anxious, jealous, or greedy about something or toward someone else, redirect your thoughts to something that makes you feel happy, peaceful, and calm.
6. Attitude is a Choice
In a nutshell, attitude is the way you look at life…the way you CHOOSE to look at life. The way you’ve perceived things, interacted with people, and thought about yourself since birth are all images and experiences that you’ve had that have shaped you into who you are today. It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, no matter if people will tell you otherwise. We all have a choice. If you want to change your old toxic ways of thinking, you 100% will take the time and energy to dedicate yourself to living a happier and healthier life.
7. Reactions Should Be Managed
Does crying after you get cut or scratched change your situation or heal the wound? No. But does it make you feel better to cry or does your body simply react that way because it’s familiar and inevitable? Yes. Clearly there are things in your life that you cannot control, but I strongly believe that the way in which you choose to control your reaction to something can be controlled and should be managed. Remember how powerful your mind is. Next time you feel like overreacting to something, think about possible solutions and control your reaction.
8. Thoughts Should Be Kept Alive
Spend more time lingering on those thoughts of you on a beach, or you in a nice boat taking a trip overseas, or even you in the leather seat leading your very own company. If you can see something in your mind and attach a positive emotion to that image, you can achieve anything. That’s how the Universe works and that’s the natural law of the mind. You know the expression, “be careful what you wish for”…? Well, be careful what you spend your time thinking about. Your mind is wired to focus on one major idea at a time so use your brainpower wisely.
9. Attitude of Gratitude
Arguably the most important law of the mind is to focus on an attitude of gratitude. Even if you have not yet received an answer to your prayers or requests to the Universe, say thank you to the Universe or to God (or whatever it is you believe in). Believe it or not, if you remain in a thankful state of mind even without your desired request answered yet, your subconscious will connect with the Universe and you will attract it soon enough.
Your new mantras are "What goes around comes around," and "I get all that I ask for." If you can truly believe these natural laws of the mind and apply them to your life, you will see how quickly your life will change. Which law of the mind do you need to focus on the most?