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Mark Twain once remarked that life doesnít consist so much of facts and events.  Instead, it consists mainly of the storm of thoughts blowing endlessly through my mind.

Most of the time, I can deal with the facts of life without too much difficulty.  Itís the storm of thoughts that causes such a problem.  Each fact of life spawns fearful fantasies that swirl forever in my mind.  I will die a thousand deaths before my final day of reckoning comes.  Most of my problems never happen anywhere except in my mind.  There is no limit to how miserable my life can become when I believe what the inner storm has to say.

What I put into my mind becomes the wind that blows there.  If I allow negative and limiting thoughts to gain entrance, a cyclone of negativity and limitations sweeps through my life.  If I fill my mind with positive and empowering thoughts, I experience fair winds and following seas as I sail on the ocean of my dreams.  If I donít control what goes into my mind, then I have no choice but to endure the storm of thoughts that I find there.  I am the one who decides what will blow through my mind.  If I donít like what I find, I can change it.  All I need to do is change what I put into my mind.

Copyright © 2013


Surviving sandstorms is easy.  All you have to do is hunker down and hang on until the storm is over.

Surviving the storms of the mind is an entirely different matter.  The last time I checked the statistics, over eighteen thousand people used guns to commit suicide in the USA in a single year.  When I listen to the news and talk with my patients, it's clear that there's an epidemic of depression sweeping over the land.  Now is a good time to buy stock in drug companies that sell anti-depressant drugs.

People are smoking dope, sniffing cocaine, and taking methamphetamine in record numbers.  Just a few years ago, those same people were happy children without a care in the world.  Even being a baby isn't safe anymore - fetal alcohol syndrome and cocaine babies begin life in a hellish hole.

So what went wrong?

Lots of things went wrong, and nearly all of them are preventable.  We have met the enemy and he is us.

Believe it or not, we are responsible for the storm of thoughts that blow through our mind.  If we want to create violent children, then turn on the TV set and fill their mind with violent images.  Teach them that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflict.   If you want to raise sick people addicted to drugs, then simply dump the garbage in their mind, and watch them self-destruct.  If you want to become depressed, then fill you mind with depressing things.

It really does matter what you put into your mind, and if you want to have healthy happy children, it matters what you allow into their mind as well.

I don't know about you, but I've got my mind made up.  Nobody's going to dump their garbage into my mind.  My brain isn't a dumpster. and nobody's going to fill it with their trash.

There's no room for violence in my mind, and there's no room for dysfunctional thoughts.  There's no room for addiction and no room for depressing thoughts.

My mind belongs to me and I'm going to fill it with good things.  What I put in my mind is important because it becomes the wind that blows there.

Newspapers report that there is an epidemic of depression sweeping around the world.  They say that at least one in ten people is depressed.

I don't know if the epidemic of depression is real, but I do know that there is an epidemic of antidepressants sweeping around the world.  Millions of people are popping pills to beat their blues, even though they may not be clinically depressed.  They believe that if they change the chemistry of their brain with a pill, it will send their blues packing.

People who are clinically depressed and who are suicidal clearly need to be taking medication.  But people with milder mood disorders might try other approaches to therapy.  If they do a better job of controlling what gets into their mind, they just might get better without those expensive pills.

What you think about matters.  Negative and limiting thoughts create a chemical imbalance in your brain and make you feel bad.  Positive and unlimited thoughts restore the normal chemical balance, and you feel good once again.

What you think about determines the chemistry of your brain.  When you think anxious thoughts, you create the chemistry of anxiety, and you become anxious.  When you think depressing thoughts, you create the chemistry of depression, and you become depressed.

You are responsible for the chemistry of your brain.  When you choose your thoughts, you choose your chemistry.  When you change your thoughts, you change your chemistry.  You are not the victim of your chemistry; you are its creator.  If you donít like your brain chemistry, you can change it by changing what you put into your mind.

Don't walk the path of self-destruction by filling your mind with negative things.  Instead, put positive thoughts into your mind and create a chemistry that lifts you up and supports you on the journey to your dreams.

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Positive Self-Talk Red Book Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

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How to Make a Life
Change Who You Are
Positive Operating System
Resourceful Beliefs
Unlimited Potential for Excellence
Who You Are
What You Think About Expands
Practice Being Great
What I Think About Matters
Think on These Things
Consistently Control Your Mind
When Will I Get Better
Positive Expectations
POS Version I - Operating System for my Mind
I Turn Bad Things into Better Things
Opportunity Is a Shy Visitor
I Am Potential Unlimited
There Is No Limit to How Good My Life Can Become
Say Yes to Life
I Can Still Make My Dreams Come True
Freedom Is Only a Thought Away
Exceptional Beliefs
The Meaning of Life
Every Destination Starts as a Thought
A New Beginning Creates a New Ending
I Change My Mind in an Instant of Time
The Power of Positive Focus
Ready for Change
I Am Willing to Do Whatever It Takes
Change First Happens in My Mind
How Change Happens
Endless Persistence
Do It Now
Semper Fidelis
No Reason to Wait
The Call to Action
Positive Action and Negative Thoughts
Failure Is Never Final
Pulling the Weeds and Planting the Seeds
I Build My Future Thought by Thought
Change Who You Are

Be Excellent

Limiting Beliefs Are a Choice
Barriers or Hurdles
Make Your Limitations Disappear
Get a Fresh Start - Clean Your Mind
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Fly Like an Eagle
Positive Focus
Repetition Hijacks My Mind
The Gift That Never Stops Giving
Put a Positive Spin on Your Life
Positive Thinking Is Not Enough
Calm the Storm of Thoughts
Feed Your Mind Three Meals a Day
Write Your Way to a Positive Mind
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Listen to the Sound of My Dreams
Superheroes of the Mind
Association and Dissociation
Power or Paralysis
Statement of Purpose
Written Plan
Escape Limited Thinking
The Direction of Motivation
Count Your Blessings
The Recipe for Achievement
A Blessing That Lasts Three Lifetimes
Keep Your Goals in Perspective
Keep Money in Perspective
Handle With Care
The Positive Mind Pump
Negative Black Hole
Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking
Negative Thinking Is a Warning
Conflict Brings Negative Thoughts into My Life
Give Up Your Need to Be Right
Negative Thoughts Are a Stop Sign
Never Argue With Negative Thoughts
What Do I Find When I Squeeze My Mind?
Miracles Happen
Cockroaches of the Mind
Guilt - Hazardous Substance - Handle With Care
Time Travel
Live As If You Are a Positive Person
Live As If You Are a Loving Person
Live As If You Are a Forgiving Person
Live As If You Are a Thankful Person
Live As If You Are a Tolerant Person
Never Quit Working on Your Dreams
Keeping Adversity in Perspective
Surviving the Storm
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