Words have unbelievable powers. They can make you laugh and cry, they can be soothing or disturbing, but they can also make you sick and slowly slowly rot to death.
I basically grew up surrounded by negativity. It was hard to realize while still living at home, completely surrounded by these thoughts and ideas, but seen from the outside it is pretty obvious that healthy thinking looks quite different.
Phrases like these were always pretty high on the agenda:
“We can’t do THAT because we don’t have THIS.”
“If I would have only done XYZ.”
“This is the fault of…”
“Others always have it better.”
“Of course THEY got XYZ, normal people are never that lucky.”
I call that Trash-TV-Thinking for now, because that’s all what it is and it’s a deep dark spiral that you go down slowly but surely and that will definitely destroy you and your health if you don’t escape these thinking patterns.
The power of our words and thoughts
There’s a controversial experiment about the power of words and thoughts, that goes around the internet and that has been conducted by Dr. Masaru Emoto, a Japanese author, researcher and entrepreneur. In this experiment he poured water over cooked rice in three different jars. One of the jars he labeled “Thank You!”, the other one “You’re An Idiot” and the last one remained unlabeled.
Everyday Dr. Emoto spoke whatever was written on the jar to the rice inside. After thirty days the “Thank You!” rice supposedly began to ferment and gave off a strong, pleasant aroma, whereas the “You’re An Idiot” rice turned mostly black and the rice without a label, that was ignored over the entire time, began to rot.
You can make of this experiment whatever you want. You don’t have to believe anything and you can even try it out yourself. It has been conducted by several people now. Some of these experiments were performed in a more scientific way than others, but the outcome was pretty much the same for a lot of people.
I strongly believe that words and thoughts have more power over us than we think and they guide us either into the direction of light or of deep darkness.
Trash-TV-Thinking and what it does to you
So that made up term “Trash-TV-Thinking” basically describes what you can observe day in and day out by just turning on your TV, especially in the afternoon in Germany. (I cannot speak for other countries but I’m pretty sure that it’s like this everywhere.)
Sad grey creatures – people – who don’t expect much from life, without goals, imprisoned in their own “oh-so-important problems” and tiny lives, do nothing but fight, cry, scream at each other and treat family members, “friends” or other people like shit. TV presents us with their problems: Crazy lives that we definitely don’t want to live ourselves. We laugh about them and we look down upon them, but we voluntarily watch, listen and fill our brains with that toxic rubbish.
I remember days sitting in my room, the door wide open to get some fresh air in the heat of summer, hearing the screams from the TV set in the living room and each time I felt that something inside me cringes and my heart tightens. Literally! My body told me that this is not for me. It’s not what I want. It’s not positive. It’s not what I should listen to. So I closed the door every single time. I decided not to become a victim and adopt the same thinking patterns that family members of mine have, who choose listening to this or similar sickening “entertainment”.
Obviously I’m not just talking about TV here. Everything that surrounds us can drag us down. Family members, friends, radio, books or the news. That’s why you have to choose wisely who and what to surround yourself with, because in the end it’s not just “a friend with problems” or “a form of entertainment”. You have to know that all of this becomes a part of you and your thinking. It will take over your heart, your brain and your entire body. It will make you believe that you are nothing and you can’t achieve anything in life. It will make you an angry person, full of fears, left without a single goal in life, because it’s “too hard” to follow your dreams or because “you will not achieve anything remarkable anyway” – Lies!
You can achieve anything
I just started listening to “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” by Chris Hadfield. If you don’t know him (yet) I can tell you that this man really achieved a whole lot in his life and he’s proof that positive thinking can make your life 100% better and more fulfilled. Why is this guy so successful? Because he simply had a goal: He wanted to become an astronaut since he was nine years old and besides his hard work to reach that goal, his positivity about making it happen pushed him forward.
I’m sure that even a Chris Hadfield must have had fears along the way and faced struggles, as well as negative thoughts in his life, but his whole being, his whole presence worked towards that goal over all these years. He could envision himself up there in space and his whole heart was filled with making that dream come true.
It’s up to you
It’s your choice. Every single day, every minute and each second of your life. You choose your thoughts and what forms them. You choose your friends, your way of entertainment, where you live and where you work. It’s not always easy to influence our lives this way. In fact it can be pretty hard, but we can at least try and most of all NOT GIVE UP.
It will make a happier and much healthier person out of you. We don’t need moldy hearts, rotting souls and limited brains. What we need is light, positivity and love. Only this way we can become the best version of ourselves.