Episode 074 | How your thoughts determine your life


Hello and welcome to episode 74 of Elmar´s Tooth Talk: The missing link to total health. 

In today’s episode, I completely change the subject and move towards a topic that looks at why we get in life what we get.

What’s in it for you in this episode: 

We talk about:

  • WHY I change the subject  
  • WHY it is important to focus on the positive side of life
  • WHY we attract what we think about most of the time
  • HOW do you think about thinking?
  • WHAT is controlling your Mind
  • HOW real are our thoughts?

What on earth made him change the subject, you may think.

After the many jabbing podcasts which actually were the ones that drew in the highest numbers of viewers, I wanted to focus on something completely different. 

On something I personally came across many years ago but lost sight and then was reintroduced to only a few months ago by some great friends from Germany. It is a topic which sells millions of books and packed seminars.

It is a topic which especially these days is of even more importance; which is supportive and even constructive.

A shift to a topic that looks at WHY our lives turns out the way they do.

Now might come up with according to T Harv Eker, the 4 most dangerous words in the English language “I already know that!” Just tune in and give yourself the chance to change.

I know by shifting the focus and looking at the bigger picture of what we experience in life, I will encourage people who feel kind of stuck, frustrated, and unhappy in their current situation, who are currently sick or in some challenging situation and give them hope to do something about it, to take action and change things.

As Henry Ford famously said: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. 

Or as Albert Einstein is rightly or wrongly quoted: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

What makes us experience the situations in our life? 

Why are we at this point in our life and not somewhere else? 

And can we influence our life’s path or is this written in stone by Karma or some other forces outside ourselves? 

This seems a science of its own and still, it appears to boil down to one thing which Napoleon Hill found back in 1927 when he got employed by Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in the world at this time, to explore the success habits of the ultra-rich and Earl Nightingdale wrote about it in his book “The strangest Secret”, in 1956. 

It is your thoughts.

“You become what you think about most of the time”. 

This is the foundation of all the results you produce in your life. 

Which brings to mind that 

You have to watch your thoughts because your thoughts become your words. 

You have to watch your words because they become your actions.

You have to watch your actions because they become your habits, 

You have to watch your habits because they become your values, 

You have to watch Your values because they become your character and therefore your destiny

So, if you think negative thoughts most of the time, guess what you attract in your life? More negative experiences.

And when you send out positive thoughts, what do you get then? More positive experiences.

You attract what you think about most of the time. 

And if you think you can or you think you can’t you are right as Henry Ford once said.

By thinking about what you want, who you would like to become, where you would like to live, what kind of health or fitness you want to achieve, what kind of work you would like to do, what kind of relationship you want to have or how much money you wish to earn or have, over and over again, you will without any doubt program your subconscious mind to adopt these thoughts as beliefs which soon become your truth.

Just remember, your mind is the most powerful computer in the world.

So, how do you think about thinking? How can you become more aware of your thinking patterns? 

  • Keeping a journal where you free-write your thoughts, ideas and feelings. 
  • Reading something different
  • Give your brain appropriate food 
  • daily check-ins, 
  • doing new things, 
  • learning new skills
  • turn off your TV
  • Exercise your body – it will also exercise your brain.
    • Since I started working with a Personal Trainer, I can feel how new neuropathways are formed by exercising different movements all the time 
  • having conversations with good friends and joining a club of like-minded people are all great ways to become more aware of your thinking.
  • Make simple changes such as driving to work on a different route

Remember, what you want wants you.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at the change which was of the most brilliant quotes from the late Wayne Dyer, an American self-help and spiritual author and a motivational speaker.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

Focusing on your thoughts is one thing, however, it is even more important to look at what feelings these thoughts are causing. 

It is your feelings that provides you with an emotional guidance system. Fundamentally, you only have two feelings. You either feel good or you feel bad. 

To make your dreams and goals come true it is important to send out positive vibes which you can do only when you feel good. 

Therefore, your main aim all the time should be feeling good NOW!

You could tell yourself some mantras such as Ed Foreman’s “I feel happy, I feel fine, I feel this way all the time” or “I’m alive, I’m alert, I feel great. “ 

Also, from now on when you are asked “how are you?”, dump the “not too bad”. 

Say “I feel terrific!” 

Even if you don’t. Fake it until you make it as Tony Robbins is often quoted. However, the earliest reference to this phrase occurs in the Simon & Garfunkel song “Fakin’ It”, released in 1968.

Controlling Your Mind

Your subconscious mind is a very powerful force. When the subconscious and the conscious mind work together to achieve a common goal, you can believe that it will happen.

We are only aware of a tiny fraction of the thinking that goes on in our minds, and we can control only a very small part of our conscious thoughts. The vast majority of our thinking efforts happens subconsciously. 

Mother Theresa is quoted with quite an interesting insight. “I know God won’t give me any more than I can handle. Even sometimes I just wish he wouldn’t trust me that much”. Don’t we all feel like this sometimes?

Where do Your Thoughts come from?

They come from neurotransmitters that generate electrical impulses which lead to thought formation. 

Are your thoughts even real?

Your thoughts appear only to you. They are neither heard nor thought by anyone else. However, you are aware of your thoughts and therefore, for you, they appear real. But they do not exist outside of your awareness.

Probably the most succinct summary regarding making changes in our lives comes from Kevin Trudeau (not related to the infamous Canadian Prime Minister). 

Kevin is the founder of the Global Information Network GIN which I recently became a member of. GIN is a club of like-minded people which offers training, education and support to become proficient in achieving one’s goals, dreams and desires.

Kevin says: “If you want things in your life to change, you have to change things in your life”

I know from personal experience that what I learned in GIN so far works. And I am only at the very early stage.

We were looking for a holistic dentist to support our work for quite a while now but could not find anyone. A few weeks into applying the basics of the program we “miraculously” found one. How cool is that?

When you set a goal, make sure it is big enough to excite you and small enough to make you 100% believe you can achieve it. 

Developing a burning desire for its achievement is also important. Feeling good when you think about it is even more important. And never put a time limit to your goal.

A good starting point into this topic for me was Esther and Jerry Hicks’ book “Ask and it is given”. 

And if you would like to know more about GIN, please drop me a line.

That’s it for today. Thanks for tuning in to Elmar’s Tooth Talk. Bye for now.

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