How To Combat Negative Thougths
If you are overcome with worry and feeling really tense, there are a couple of things you can do that can help shift your energy very quickly in a positive way.
It’s so funny in a way that my mind started playing Bob McFerrin’s song, Don't Worry Be Happy.
I’ve listened to the song so many times in the past that whenever a worrisome thought pops into my mind, my mind starts playing that song on its own!
It’s almost like I have my own private disc jockey who chooses the right song for me at precisely the right moment.
Music can bring so much peace and joy into our life.
I believe that music is truly a gift from the Divine.
So one of the things you can do is to listen to the kind of music that is uplifting and soulful….
..the one that speaks to your soul.
So worry… when we let it control us it can eat us up from inside and transport us into the world that is neither friendly nor pleasant.
Worry… this is something many of us do more than necessary.
For many people worrying is their full time job.
And the truth is most of what we worry about never ever come true.
Worrying takes away our precious time and energy from noticing and experiencing things that are beautiful…
..that are already in our life.
Just look back and think back on the things that you really worried about in the past.
You worried so much that you wouldn’t make it.
But you did make it.
You worried so intently that something terrible would happen…
But it didn't happen.
Worrying drains our energy and steals our focus and creativity.
If we simply step back and mentally detach ourselves from our own interpretation of the circumstances that we feel we are stuck with, you begin to notice something…
….the things that we've been thinking as problematic are neither positive nor negative….
….and our choice of the interpretation of what we are perceiving is creating the negative emotions which birth more worrisome thoughts.
You might say…”oh, Yoshie, you have no idea. I really do have a big problem!”
I’m sure you do because it’s so real to us as we choose to interpret an event in such a way that is so real.
You might say, “are you asking me to live my life in denial?”
No at all!
Holding on to your worrisome thoughts intently is in fact living in denial…
..denying all the beautiful gifts that life has to offer.
Plus, when you are in the state of worry, it's difficult for you to come up with solutions that can help solve "the problem."
But, don't get me wrong.
I do have worrisome thoughts that pop into my mind trying to take away my energy once in a while.
I’m not an enlightened being…