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Each time when we are not interested in what we are watching on television, we will promptly change to other channels to watch. It goes the same way when we are listening to radio, if its playing songs that we are not into, we too will change to other channels till we find one that plays our favourite tune.

Just as television and radio have channels, we too have channels in our mind. It is the thoughts, ideas and images that are constantly playing in our head. Let me just ask a few simple questions. What are you thinking right now? What are the thoughts that keep coming up?

Whatever that is always playing in your head is the channel you are always watching. Hence, if we keep switching on to negative channels such as memories about failure, regret and defeat. For example, thinking of how bad our fate is, life is not fair, things are not going my way etc… Hence, we will eventually live a miserable life.

Therefore, just as we can change the channel on television, we too can change the channel in our head. Changing to thoughts and images that build your spirit up. Play the channel in your head that speaks of how successful you could be, how things will eventually work out or how great our life will be. If we keep tuning on to positive channels, we will eventually live a happier life.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

But the thing is, sometimes the negative channels will steal the remote control from us and change it back to their channels. Those bad thoughts will start to creep in again and start playing in our head. When these happen, be sure to quickly gain back control of the remote and switch back to your channels. Always remember, Never let your mind control the channel, Instead you control the channel in your mind.

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2 Comments

  1. True, David.

    If we wish to change our world, we need to change our thoughts, our perceptions.

    The truth is that we feel trapped by our thoughts and feelings, but that’s a cage we built ourselves.

    As they say, a person has as much willpower as they think they have.

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