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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?