Fact One: Your Perception Changes Your World
It is not stress or our circumstances itself that that creates health and mental problems, it is our perception, emotions, and thoughts about them that is the signal to our body!
- Even if you are experiencing a stressful situation- if you view that stress in a positive light, seeing it as making you stronger, better, closer to God- then it won’t be harmful to your health or body!
- The enemy wants you to think life is hopeless, hard, and a struggle. He will do anything to STEAL your focus and have all of your thought be around the negative- which then shapes your life. The faster you can become aware of when you are focusing on what you do not like, what you do not have, and what is going wrong, and switch that to what you do love, what you do have, and what you are grateful for- true change and power begins to take place.
- The more you practice becoming aware and shifting your thoughts, the more you grow that muscle in your brain.
Nothing has meaning except the meaning we give it. It is up to us whether we choose to assign an empowering or disempowering meaning to an experience.
For most of us, we have unknowingly trained our brains to be incredibly inefficient by reacting to situations and focusing on what is not going right, and what we do not like about ourselves.
Two people can go through the exact same situation and based on their thoughts and the meaning they give it determines how it affects their mental and physical health.
We have the power, we just need to use it.
When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. . .truly.
If you view stress positively, it won’t mess up your hormones. If you think stress is bad for you, it WILL mess up your hormones.
Your body is listening to every thought and word- you are programming it what to do. If you constantly talk about how tired or stressed you are, or call yourself fat, or say ‘I can’t” you are literally programming your body to do just that i. e be tired, fat, stressed, or unable to do something.