Title Quote: William James
Human Beings Can Alter Their Lives By Altering Their Attitude Of Mind
If there is anything in your life
That you would like to change
What is going on in your mind
Is what you need to re-arrange
For it is the thoughts you think
That always creates your reality
Bound with powerful emotions
You attract everything you see
Continued thoughts become beliefs
The attraction will speed up fast
What you believe is true for you
Will manifest as if a spell is cast
Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions
Consistently shape the life you live
So there’s an aspect to consider
Are they positive or negative?
To work out which is the one
Isn’t always simple to decide
So does it feel good to you?
Your emotions are your guide
Everyone has negative thoughts
But the key is not to linger there
Use them as helpful stepping stones
Along your path to become Aware
By focusing on your thoughts
And realising some are negative
Lets you know what you don’t want
So you can find a better alternative
To change those negative thoughts
When faced with trouble and pain
Find a thought that feels a little better
It’s an easy way to relieve the strain
If you can continue to always look
For the thought that feels better to you
Your vibration will incessantly rise higher
Lifting you up and getting you through
Keeping positive as much as possible
Helps you to feel good every day
You then radiate your beneficial energy
To everyone, in what you do and say
You’ll attract all the good things in life
Love, beauty, wisdom and happiness
Appreciating simple wonders each day
You will feel so Heavenly Blessed
Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions
Are the devices with which you create
And to bring an abundance of the joys
You need to give thanks and appreciate
Whatever you experience in this life
Your attitude is one of these aspects
Positive or negative, train of thought
From your mind, your world reflects
Trina Graves – 11th Dec 2016
About This Poem
Along with William James (1842 – 1910) other well-known people throughout history have been consistently teaching us how our lives are shaped by our thoughts and attitude…
All that we are is a result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything.
What we think we become.
624BC – 543BC
People get disturbed not so much by events,
but by the view they take of them.
55 – 135
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
121 – 180
Whether the events in our life are good or bad,
greatly depends on the way we perceive them.
Michel de Montaigne
1475 – 1564
The mind is its own place,
and in itself can make a Heaven of hell,
a hell of Heaven.
1608 – 1674
Nothing can stop a man
with the right mental attitude
from achieving his goal.
1743 – 1826
Whether you think you can
or think you can’t..
you are right!
1863 – 1947
Attitude is a little thing
that makes a big difference.
1874 – 1965
Outer changes always begin with
an inner change of attitude.
1879 – 1955
Change the way you look at things
and the things you look at change.
1940 – 2015
Most of us know it’s better to think positively than negatively, (although some people believe if they think negative they won’t be disappointed when the positive outcome doesn’t happen!) but, knowing you should be positive and doing so when faced with a negative thought or situation is something many do not know how to achieve. So this is something I wanted to convey in this poem.
Always seeking for a better feeling thought was something I learned from following the teachings of Abraham-Hicks. For me, Abraham speaking through Esther Hicks have been the greatest teachers of living a life of love, peace and joy.