Scientific Proof Positive Thoughts are More Powerful than Negative Thoughts

Relief for Inner Well-Being and Contentment

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In my private coaching and seminars, I always discuss the importance of how powerful our thoughts are.

It's quite easy to think our thoughts are separate from our results in life – whether it be our health, relationships, wealth, and our overall satisfaction.

Of course, many of us know this is not the case. Our thoughts influence every facet of our lives. This includes our actions or inactions, behaviors, self-esteem, or goals we strive for.

When I describe to people that their thoughts ultimately influence their destiny in my seminars, some of them get nervous and monitor their thoughts vigorously. And rightfully so.

Sometimes people think that if they have a negative thought, then unfavorable circumstances will arise in their lives. The good thing is that this isn't necessarily the case. And it's not as clear-cut as you might think.

Why? Because positive thoughts are stronger than negative thoughts.

To say this differently, author Michael Bernard Beckwith says that "all thoughts aren't created equal."

Now I'm not just saying this to make you feel good and give you some relief from the pesky negative self-talk many of us hear daily. This is scientifically proven.

Scientists have discovered that negative thoughts – stemming from fear, doubt, or worry have a lower amplitude of vibration emitting from the brain. While positive thoughts – like unity, joy, love, connectedness have a higher amplitude of vibration.

And since our entire universe – including you – is made out of energy, our thoughts are energy themselves capable of influencing many aspects of our lives.

So how on earth can scientists prove this?

They use an EEG, a biofeedback device that you put on your head to measure brain waves of different frequencies within the brain. On Neurohealth's website, it defines an EEG as "electrodes are placed on specific sites on the scalp to detect and record the electrical impulses within the brain."

Depending upon the type of activity detected by the EEG deriving from the type of thoughts the individual is thinking – it ultimately produces an electrical impulse corresponding to a specific frequency pattern that can be measured.

In other words, Peter Baksa, author of The Power of Point, said in a Huffington Post article, "your brain is comprised of a tight network of nerve cells, all interacting with one another and generating an overall electrical field. This electric field is detectable with standard medical equipment."

He further says, "your thoughts are formed in this electric field." And "as you read this article, the thoughts you are thinking of, the words your mind is processing, are all electrical impulses that can be measured if you had a few wires hooked up between your head and a machine. So thoughts are energy, the same as everything else."

So if your thoughts are busy and uneasy – it will directly correlate to a specific frequency wavelength that will be measured by the EEG. And if your thoughts are peaceful, calm, and happy, again – it will be reflected in the output.

Now what's even more startling is that scientists can now measure our brain waves or thoughts outside of our head using a device called a MEG. This device measures brain activity from nodes that are not even touching your head like the EEG!

This is extraordinary because we can now measure and scientifically prove that our thoughts literarily do radiate outside of our head as electrical impulses and influence what's called the "quantum field" of our reality.

Let's ground this somewhat complex scientific jargon in some real-life examples:

Have you ever met someone and got the feeling as if you couldn't trust them, but they haven't even said a word?

Could you be picking up off their thoughts? Science will say yes. Some call it our intuition.

Or what about being around someone whose positive energy makes you feel good every time you are around them. You can't explain it, but you feel uplifted and happy when you leave their presence.

Or have you ever been thinking of someone you haven't seen in a while – then, all of sudden, the phone rings, and there she or he is?

Or what about someone who seems to know how to grow and take care of plants? We sometimes call these people "green thumbs." The late self-help author and speaker Bob Proctor will tell this is not a coincidence.

He would say, "good energy is flowing to and through them," based upon how they think.

Now, suppose these ordinary real-life examples don't do much for you. In that case, I encourage you to check out Lynne McTaggart's book titled The Intentional Experiment, where she explores over thirty years of scientific research proving that our "thought affects physical reality."

In the book, she says a sizable body of research shows that "thoughts are capable of affecting everything from the simplest machines to the most complex living beings."

Scientists have even discovered that our thoughts directly influence our physical health on a biological level through a field of research called psychoneuroimmunology. Dr. Joe Dispenza has done a lot of fantastic work in this mind and body field of work.

Maybe this is what the bible meant in Genesis 1:26 when it said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

Meaning that God, Spirit, Source, or whatever name you use to describe this presence has given us dominion over our body and life through the power of our thoughts.

Now to bring this all together, using devices such as an EEG and MEG, we can scientifically measure the frequency and power of our thoughts. Thus, yielding us the ability to uncover that those thoughts stemming from a positive nature are more powerful than negative ones.

So, don't worry so much about having negative thoughts. They will come and go. Oftentimes, the more we worry about having negative thoughts, the more negative thoughts seem to come.

This is a treacherous loop that I am sure we've all experienced. As renowned Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung has said, "What you resist persists."

Personally, after becoming aware that positive thoughts are stronger than negative ones, it's given a sense of relief so I can get out of my negative thought loops a lot faster. Because for me, it was never the original incident that continued my downward spiral.

Most of the time, it's always been the negative thoughts about the negative thoughts that often continue the loop. This is called suffering.

To put this more plainly, it's like becoming your own worst enemy. The unfavorable event has long been over, but we put ourselves through it again and again by using our own thoughts against us.

But once you gain awareness of this knowledge and use the tools I've listed below, you won't try to fight your thoughts anymore. Instead, you'll learn to just let them be, watch them arise, and let them dissipate.

This is what daily meditation helps you to do.

The practice of meditation allows you to disidentify with your thoughts so you can gain the reins of your mind and have more control over your thoughts rather than your thoughts having control of you.

Here are some additional techniques and resources to build a positive mind and get your mind on your side for a full, happy, strong, and healthy life:

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- Chazz Scott, Mindset & Resilience Coach, Founder of Supra Mentem, LLC.

Supra Mentem, LLC. provides corporate training, seminars, leadership and entrepreneur coaching, and workshops designed to provide effective strategies to propel individuals toward their potential personally and professionally.