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3/5/12 7:41 P

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Negative thoughts and or negative people will bring you down quick.That is what negative thoughts or negative people like to do.Stay positive and pray for those who aren't. Couldn't eliminate all negative people,you may not have many left.Stay strong !!! : ) emoticon

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1/13/12 2:58 P

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I used to follow the secret for some time, then I realized that it was just a twist from the Bible (a personal opinion). It replaces God with the universe and replaces prayer with the law of attraction. Through prayer, the Bible says, "Ask and you will receive." I will not go into much detail but, the Bible also talks about being thankful, grateful and humbled.

While I'm not here to preach, I do so enjoy speaking my mind. I am also not here to convert anyone as I do not believe in that. But, after seeing several SparkTeams promoting "The Secret", I figured that personal beliefs and opinions are welcomed. So, there's mine, for what it's worth.

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6/2/10 12:58 P

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I was just thinking about how negative people are and eliminating them from my life. I know things happen and some days are better than others, but there is something positive in everyday. I put a lot of effort into focusing on the positive rather than the negative and it's gets to me when people complain all the time.

I don't want to sound like I don't understand that we all have aches and pains throughout our lives, but no one wants to hear about my aches and pains all the time. I haven't read the book, but it sounds like a good read.

To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to create oneself endlessly...



An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth...



Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day...



When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on...


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6/2/10 9:54 A

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Step 2, is a good way to change those negatives thoughts into positive ones. emoticon

My Motto is..
"No one ever injured their eyesight by looking at the bright side of things."


 
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4/27/10 10:36 A

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believe it or not, I have this book on my shelf and havent picked it up once! Ill have to read this book!

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."



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4/11/10 7:29 P

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I've seen elements of this elsewhere, but not put together like this...I'll have to read it in more depth when I have time...

Go beyond success...
be significant.
- Dave Dravecky

There can be no great accomplishment without risk - Neil Armstrong


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2/28/10 12:10 P

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tHANKS. I listen to the Secret regularly. Daily affirmations help me.

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2/23/10 12:01 P

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Very inspiring message. I will use the rubber band starting now.

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2/15/10 2:56 P

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wow that is the most inspiring post I have read ever. thank you.

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2/15/10 2:52 P

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that is a beautiful thought thank you for sharing.

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2/5/10 5:34 A

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Something to think about. I like the rubber band idea.

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile..


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1/17/10 11:03 P

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Sounds interesting!

It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.

There are only two options regarding commitment. Youre either IN or youre OUT. Theres no such thing as life in-between.

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults"


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10/5/09 12:43 P

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hi all i'm still here just reading and learning my walking has not got any better just can't get moving hope you all are going strong emoticon


(Nola .F) Because there is another Nola on here my dear friend. Mountain time zone.



I HAVE A CHOICE. THE WAY I CHOSE IS UP TO ME. IF I FALL I WILL GET BACK UP. ONE STEP BACK. TWO STEPS FORWARD.


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so cool!

If you haven't got a smile on your face and laughter in your heart, then you are just a sour old fart!


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8/22/09 12:24 P

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Hi Nola Can I ask where you got the message that you just listed? I would love to have a copy of it. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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8/20/09 7:55 P

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Thanks for the reminder!

** )l( Pam)l( **

I will succeed by living each day with strength and intention.
*May 31, 2014*


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8/20/09 5:58 P

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wow, i like this subject so much!!!

Don't worry; Be Happy


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8/20/09 4:31 P

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Thanks

Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Charles Bruxton


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8/20/09 4:11 P

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The Power of Positive Being





Since 'The Secret' was named the most purchased book in Canada for 2007, many of us have heard, or believe in the power of minds ability to attract what you are thinking. Or perhaps, you are a non-believer because of the commercialism and simplistic notion of - if you want it - all you have to do is think of it.



With Oprah's support, "The Secret" was introduced to the masses and provided people with their first exposure to this way of thinking. It got people talking about things like "energy" and "Universe". There was a groundswell of enthusiasm but those old habits that are hard to break, and when results weren't happening, doubt and disbelief occurred.



How do you control the power of the mind? Is it possible? Don't the thoughts just keep coming? That's what it seems like but the truth is, the brain doesn't know anything until you tell it. So the key to controlling the thoughts is. to retrain the brain. But it's not that simplistic, there is another component. The Law of attraction happens when you accomplish a combination of: awareness of the thoughts in the mind, awareness of energy in the body, and vibrational awareness of the soul all at the same time.



Negative thoughts feel bad, they make your stomach hurt, or make you feel empty, or depressed. This is a vibrational message that "You are going the wrong way!!!" That's your higher self, or Universe giving you the sign to change. But we aren't aware enough yet to get it, instead we feel worse (negative loop thinking). We have no drive; we eat to fill the emptiness and are paralyzed by the chatter.



So to make the shift, the feeling of the thoughts or the sensations, have to change too, not just the thoughts. When we can recognize the feeling, and stop and listen to what we giving attention to then we can and change it. Literally change it.



10 Steps to control chatter:


Step 1: Buy into "The Secret" philosophy – what ever your the most dominant thought is, is what you are attracting. Like attacks like. (Let's assume we believe, or pretend we believe)



Step 2: Wear an elastic band and whack yourself in the wrist every time you are negative – doesn't have to be hard!, it's to get you aware of your negative thinking and how often you are "mean" to yourself.



Step 3: What is the chatter saying? Are you hearing, "You are not good enough, not deserving, not capable or something along those lines? What ever it is, write it down (it's easier than pondering over and over about it – we need it to come out of the brain!



Step 4: Feel the vibrations of the words - do they lift you up? No… that's your indication you don't want them



Step 5: Erase those thoughts (literally). Picture the words in your minds eye on a black board and erase them now.



Step 6: We need to understand that the brain doesn't see our thoughts as we did in step 5 written on a blackboard. It works in pictures so words like 'don't or not' actually get muted out. Therefore as we are about to create our new thought patterns we need to keep this in mind. For example: If you say to yourself "I'm always too nervous to speak my mind" by saying "I don't want to be nervous anymore" will not change it. "I'm now able to speak my mind" will send the right vibration to make the change.



Step 6: We are now going to start some new chatter. High energy self talk by declaring the opposite thought pattern - a quick rebuttal – write it down – it solidifies it. (i.e. "I'm capable now of handling every challenge or opportunity that comes my way")



Step 7: Read the new thought patter out loud (1st thing in the morning and last thing at night) or when the thoughts come in. Do this for 21 days. If you miss, keep going as its drawing and building more positive energy daily.



Step 8: Feel the vibration of those words. It will feel lighter, powerfully motivating. Sit and take in how you would feel if they were true. Remember your brain doesn't know anything until you tell it. It may even talk back and say "Liar" when you read that new thought pattern. Ignore it, and say it again. You are in control of your brain, not the other way around!



Step 10: Repeat often! (Positive use of loop thought) Eventually you will notice the chatter isn't negative, as you will be drawing positive energy in helping you move in the direction you want to go.



Some people may want help to speed up this process, or have tried, and need assistance. This is not a sign of weakness – it's a sign of commitment and determination. Coaches have techniques they can teach you for your specific Chatter/Self Talk. There are therapies to eliminate the built up energy in your body where those thoughts have been stored for years. more ideas.






Edited by: STOP-IT-KNOW at: 8/20/2009 (16:16)

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I HAVE A CHOICE. THE WAY I CHOSE IS UP TO ME. IF I FALL I WILL GET BACK UP. ONE STEP BACK. TWO STEPS FORWARD.


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