Are Your Thoughts Killing You?

A Self Help Article by Shirley Carton

Are you aware of the thoughts that are detrimental to your health, your relationships and your achievements?

Do you know how to create the life you desire?

We all have this amazing center of power - “Our Mind” - to use to create the good life we desire.

Most people do not know how to use it wisely.

This is why for some people life is a real struggle, while for others life flows smoothly. Why do you think this is?

Everything in life starts with Thought!

Negative; contaminating; destructive; weak and scattered thinking produces negative results...

While positive; uplifting; contributory thinking produces peaceful, positive solutions and outcomes...

When you can control and direct your thoughts, then you will be able to control your circumstances.

Are you in control of your mind or is your mind controlling you?

To be the master of our own mind is the first spiritual law. Everyone seems to be concerned about what they put into their material house, how they decorate it and who they entertain in it. Yet they let their mind loose, to think what it wants to think with absolutely No Control.

If you do not take responsibility to feed your brain with positivity, it will feed itself from the television, newspapers, gossip columns, or from negative people.

The minds job is to think and it doesn’t filter what it thinks, that is our responsibility.

Do you think before you speak?

Once a word is spoken it cannot be retrieved; the damage is done.

Thoughts are real forces. What does that statement mean to you?

Affirm to yourself daily: “As I choose to think today so my life will become for me in my future”.

Change to positive thoughts and your life will change. Your word is your magic wand.

Be careful what you ask for.

Don’t speak words of what you don’t want in your life, you may create it. Where the mind goes the man follows. We will never rise any higher than the level of our thinking.

What we think becomes a real, measurable substance. It creates our personal energy and vibration.

We are a sending and a receiving station of energy. With everything we think, we are receiving that energy into ourselves and we are sending this energy out to the people around us.

The quality of what we choose to think will create our heaven on earth or our hell on earth to live in.

You choose...

Everything in life is determined by our choices and decisions. One wrong choice or decision can change our life forever. We must think deeply and contemplate on all the possible outcomes before we choose and decide; if we do not the consequences can be devastating and life changing.

All is cause and effect. Start today to take control of what and how you think. Learn to speak the language the universe wants to hear and your life will be blessed.

We can’t change another person but we can change our self. “We must first become on the inside the changes we want to see happen in the outside world”

Do not allow or entertain thoughts like, fear, hate, sickness, anger, revenge, depression, boredom, weak, tired, useless, pain, failure, lazy, judgmental, critical, worry, selfish, inadequate, assumption, lack, insecurity, discontentment, doubt, procrastination, blame, shame, excuses, argumentative, ungrateful, timid, defeat, cannot, will not, have to, selfish, forget, reactive, emotional, no control.

If you continuously think negatives and speak those words; you will become that energy and you will create that life for yourself. It is not anyone else’s fault. We all have the power and the ability to change that scenario. Whatever you think, speak, and act upon diligently with faith, belief and enthusiasm will inevitably come to pass.

You will NEVER find happy, successful, vibrant, dedicated, enthusiastic, productive people who think negative thoughts. That scenario just doesn’t exist. Change requires Change. Start today to reverse your thinking.


Give yourself a checkup. How are you thinking? Negative thoughts and words bring forth conflict.

Everyday feed your mind with thoughts of: peace, love, health, happiness, success, praise, joy, calm, contentment, energy, relaxed, thankful, forgiving, goodwill, confidence, secure, agreeable, grateful, diligent, committed, honest, dependable, control, abundance, balance, active, generous, uplifting, contributing, firm and unwavering.

The Law of Attraction states: As you sow-- so shall you reap!!!

So, what do you choose to Reap? More importantly, what are you now planning to sow? Positive or negative - it's your choice to make.

Shirley is a teacher, counselor, public speaker and the author of the comprehensive self help manual “Discover the Power of Thoughts”.