Thursday, 20 April 2006

The Power Of Your Words

The Power Of Your Words

By Michael Murphy

You are where you are in your life right now because of the power of words.

Stop for a moment and take stock of where you are in your life's journey right now. Picture where you are on the staircase of your own life's destiny. Imagine for a minute, your goals and your dreams, of where your heart tells you where you can go in your life. You sense that you possess the ability, skills and potential to achieve the heights of your own level of success. You believe you can attain that level.

As you allow yourself to experience the sense of 'being there', take a look at where you are on that staircase of your own life today. If there were two-hundred stairs on the staircase, what stair would you be on right now?

As you allow yourself to take inventory and determine how far you've come in your journey and how far you have yet to go, notice how you feel. How do you feel about where you've been? What happened on those lower steps as you glance back at them? Which of those steps were the most difficult to step to? Notice the deep emotions that are attached to some of those steps. Review the events that occurred that enabled you to be where you are right now.

As you contemplate each of those lower steps, let them lead you up to where you stand right now. How hard is the step that you are taking right now in your life? Are you striving to take several different steps right now in your life? What are they? How do you feel about the steps that you are taking? What about the ones just ahead?

Now, look up into the distance. See yourself at the top! I see you there making those last couple of steps, just three more, now two more, now one more riser and you reach your destiny! See yourself jumping up and down. Hear yourself screaming, 'I MADE IT! I DID IT!' How does that feel?

I'm glad that you took the time today and gave yourself the gift of going on this brief, 'your life's journey', with me today. Why did we take this journey? I wanted you to see, hear and feel the power of the words that I have used in order to evoke the imaginations and the emotions that you and I had the privelege of experiencing while on that staircase. WORDS HAVE POWER!

Words have power to create your life. In fact, your life has been created by words. The great writer and 'life motivator', James Allen reminded the world of the ancient truth that 'as you think, so you become'. Your internal dialogue creates emotions. Emotions create actions. Actions determine results. Where does it all begin? It all begins with words.

Consider for a moment, the existence and presence of your subconscious mind. No one has ever seen their subconscious mind, yet there is little doubt that it exists. Let me prove that to you. You likely weren't thinking about your subconscious mind until I mentioned above. If you were already thinking about it, then I can assure you that you weren't thinking about the first toy you ever received. My words prompted you to recall a memory. That memory wasn't present in your conscious mind until I mentioned it. Where was it stored? In your subconscious mind.

You make decisions from data gathered in your subconscious mind. You retrieve experiences, visual scenes, voices, values which you've adopted, knowledge that you've gathered and judgments that you've made in the past, and you bring them into your consciousness in order to make a decision. Oftentimes, these decisions seem to come straight out from the subconcious into our words or actions. We refer to this as 'action or speaking without thinking'. I bet you have done just like me and stuck your foot in your mouth several times in your life.

Words and phrases, which you have heard, which we have repeated over and over and over again in my minds, create formations just as the earth creates rock formations. Ideas, values, concepts, possibilities, impossibilities, abilities and the like, are all stored in your subconscious mind with 'words'.

I heard an author say once, 'if you don't run your own mind, someone else will'. How can you run your own mind? By choosing what goes into it. As cliche as it may sound, you get out of your mind what you put into it. You can choose what you put into your consciousness and what gets stored in your subconsious mind. I have found that it takes a disciplined program of learning and of selective affirmations to replace old, non-productive patterns of thinking and develop new patterns and formations of thinking.

Someone asked me recently if I really believed that making affirmations of positive, powerful words and phrases, will actually change the course, destiny and experience of your life. Will they change the amount of your income? Will they alter the quality of your relationships and your health? I decided to shock them with, 'No, I know longer believe in the power of positive, powerful affirmations to create dynamic life change'. I don't 'believe' it any more. I now 'know' the power that daily, targeted affirmations have to change your life the very moment that begin using them.

It isn't theory any more. It is proven and established scientific fact that as you choose right words that you allow to go into your mind, that they produce guaranteed patterns of success thinking, action and results. Change your life by changing the words that you think and speak.



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