NEGATIVE THOUGHTS POINT IN THE DIRECTION OF THE PROBLEM
often focuses on the wrong thing mimicking the behavior of your
pet cat or dog. When you point your finger in any direction,
your pet looks at your finger rather than the direction in which
your finger points. The negative mind exhibits the same
behavior. When you experience a negative thought, you often
look at the negative thought rather than to where the negative
thought points. This represents a serious flaw in the way you
deal with negativity.
negative thought pops into your mind, you become entangled in
the negative thought. You look at it from every angle and
repeat it hundreds of time. You continually focus on it,
causing negativity to expand further into your consciousness.
Soon negative thoughts overwhelm you. You ruminate on all of
your new negative thoughts, and you have the alarming feeling
your life is suddenly turning negative. You go into a negative
tailspin, and donít see a way out.
The reason a
negative thought is in your life is to point your mind in the
direction of the problem that caused it. Instead of looking at
your finger, you should look at where your finger points. This
represents a major change in focus that moves you away from your
negative thoughts and makes you deal with the problem causing
the negativity in the first place.
If you focus
on the negative thought, your life becomes worse. If you look
at where the negative thought points, you can eliminate its
source. This is called finding out what is wrong. If you donít
discover why the negative thought is there, itís unlikely you
will eliminate it. It will become a frequent visitor and will
bring along all its unwanted friends.
discover why the negative thought came into your mind, there is
an excellent chance you can figure out a way to prevent it from
happening in the future. You identify the triggers that send
you into a fresh round of negation. When you avoid those
triggers, you prevent unnecessary negative turmoil.
yourself to look at where the finger points is mainly a matter
of discipline. Rather than getting upset when a negative
thought enters your mind, use the negative thought to make your
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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