Most of us pay attention to the foods we eat, but few pay much attention to the thoughts they allow into their minds. We all talk to ourselves, yet most of us are completely oblivious to the fact that our self talk is the cause of the circumstance of our life.
As the saying goes “you are what you eat” the same holds true that “you are what you think.” Science has proven that our thoughts create our reality. We can create a life of success and prosperity or failure and lack. It’s our choice.
Therefore going on a mental diet is one of the most important things you can do if you want a life of prosperity. A diet of positive thoughts and moods. If you can keep this up for seven consecutive days you will have completed the “7 Day Mental Diet.”
The seven day mental diet was created by Emmet Fox. The challenge is that for the next 7 days, you commit to taking full control of your thoughts and emotions by deciding that you will not entertain or dwell on any negative thoughts or emotions.
It may sound easy, but you’ll be surprised how often your brain is engaged in negative, destructive thinking. This diet is may be the hardest diet to stick to ever! You need to be able to change your thinking and your mood instantly, without indulging in them while developing a positive mental attitude.
When you have a negative thought, immediately replace it with a positive one (Law of Substitution) then you must start the diet over. The seven day mental diet is yet another tool that the Master Key Mastermind Alliance gives us to take control of our mindset and in turn, our lives.
Un-Plug From Negative Influences
If you start this diet, you may want to unplug from the news and reading the newspaper, these are continually programming us with fear and negatively. The news promotes a scarcity mindset. The average ratio of negative news stories to positive news stories is 17 to 1! It’s like sugar for the mind. It’s easy to digest, but doesn’t do us any good. Watching the news also releases cortisol, the stress hormone.
Not only is most news irrelevant and a waste of time, it inhibits constructive thinking. Constructive thinking requires concentration. Concentration requires uninterrupted time. News pieces are specifically engineered to interrupt you and when it disrupts concentration, it weakens comprehension.
We can become addicted to watching the news. As stories develop, we want to know how they end. With hundreds of arbitrary head lines running through our minds, this craving is increasingly compelling and difficult to ignore.
The more news we consume, the more we exercise the neural-pathways devoted to skimming and multitasking while ignoring those used for reading and focused thinking. This changes the physical structure of our brains. With so much information, our brain has to form shortcuts to deal with the overload and the distractions. If you get tired or restless and have trouble concentrating when attempting to read a book or long article, you might be watching to much news.
Information isn’t a scarce commodity, but your attention is. Information is only important if it’s helping us become, create or experience something remarkable. The world doesn’t need more people to be informed, it needs more people to be inspired! So make a conscious choice about what you consume.
I’ll end with a quote from Emmet Fox that goes well with our daily reading of The Greatest Salesman, chapter 2.
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem… it makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world. -Emmet Fox
Create A Great Day!