Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What Are You Thinking?

Posted at   6:08 AM  |  in   Inward Core

The mind is the most powerful part of the human body. Everything that we do with our bodies is controlled by stimulus that comes from our brain activity. There have been many studies about the mind and its effectiveness on how we perceive ourselves and other people. Our brains are being stimulated everyday by some of everything in society and we are constantly thinking about all kinds of stuff all day long, which caused me to ponder, “What are we really thinking?”

During my quiet time, I was reading a passage of scripture that states “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7, KJV). If what I am thinking is effecting my thoughts and actions then how is this also effecting my ability to deal with the issues of life? Someone once told me that everything starts with the mind. Your mindset will dictate how you deal with life’s problems, circumstances and challenges. It will even effect how you approach your healing process. I personally know this all too well. Several years ago I began going through a series of challenging circumstances that really affected me physically, financially, emotionally and mentally. In the process of five years I was laid off from a successful career in HR, had to drain my life savings and retirement accounts to survive the layoff, went through two health crises, gave up the apartment I could no longer afford and had to move back in with my mom. It got so bad for me that I was feeling defeated, discouraged, depressed and as my mom would say discombobulated. In my mind, I felt like I could not get past what I was going through. All I could visualize was pain, loss and uncertainty about my life. I look forward in discussing these obstacles in more detail with Inward Core, THE FIX and the title of my segment will be “At Peace with Suprina.”

Nevertheless, sometimes a series of losses (or even one major loss), can make a person think that their life is over and they just have nothing left. In your mind, you can’t see past your circumstances. Your mind is paralyzed in that moment of time and you can’t see anything else. Like Naomi (in the book of Ruth, who lost her husband and sons) I felt like my dreams had died and I was sad all of the time. Even though it was expected of me to feel the way I felt, it still was not good for my healing process. I was thinking negatively and as a result, I became a negative person. It stifled my recovery and it made it very hard to function during my challenging period. Joel Osteen wrote in Your Best Life Now, “Your own wrong thinking can keep you from God’s best”. He continued to elaborate that you must start looking at your life through the eyes of faith, see yourself rising to new levels. You have to start thinking that despite my circumstances, my life will become better. I began to see that I must think positive about my future even though the present was dark and gloomy. When I started to “see” myself working again, saving money again and working towards a new life for myself, things started to change for me. I was no longer paralyzed by my thoughts but mentally free to see the great things I will achieve.

A positive mindset will create a transformation in you that will put you on a path to becoming better. Once we start thinking positively, it will manifest the great blessings that God has for us. I had to think better in order to achieve better, and you can do it too. Always remember the possession of anything begins in the mind (Bruce Lee).

Suprina Williams is a contributing writer for Inward Core - THE FIX.  Since 1996, she has enjoyed a successful career in Financial Services, Hospitality and Telecommunications industries specializing in HR and Customer Service.  She has received several awards and commendations in her career and completed her Bachelors of Arts in Africana Studies/Communications and Masters of Arts in Labor and Employment Relations at Rutgers University.  Currently she is working on her new online project entitled At Peace with Suprina Williams - Inward Core, THE FIX. 

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