Most of our thought processes are based on pessimism. Whenever we contemplate an issue or a dilemma, we end up asking a series of circular questions and answers. We fixate on trying to reveal the unknown and lose sight of our train of thought. If we re-think the way we reason, and make a few modifications to how we solve problems, there will be a dramatic improvement to how we gain understanding of the many mysteries we encounter.
Change the Question
How do I do this, if it is impossible?
- Notice how in this question, the answer is implied in the second clause and doesn’t allow you to generate a new process of thought, much less a new path of discernment. Word-choice seems trivial, but it has a profound subliminal effect on our perception. In the given example, all hope is lost purely because of the choice to include the words “if it is impossible.” Whether or not it was intentional, this negative phrasing turned faith into an abstract concept when it should be a central catalyst.
How do I do this?
- By reformulating the question as illustrated above, you open endless opportunities to activate your potential. Even though the circumstances being questioned are unknown, eliminating pessimistic language allows you to be both proactive and creative about finding an answer. Optimism and neutral language activates your faith, and the concept in question ceases to be abstract. Clearly your mind will be more receptive to answering this question if there are no barriers established by negative-phrasing.
This is the key to changing the way we think. It seems simplistic, but if we condition our minds with thoughts that don’t stand in conflict with our intentions, we position ourselves to stop asking redundant questions and start finding useful answers. If you can train your mind to relinquish the inertia of negativity, you’ll be able to relax and figure out what needs to be done.
IF YOU CAN’T FIND THE ANSWER, IT IS BECAUSE YOU KEEP ASKING THE SAME QUESTION!