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Gail Oliver Cambridge | May 1, 2022

Do you believe that your thoughts can create your reality? What about the concept of positive thinking? Numerous people, including me, believe that thinking positively can lead to a better lifestyle. We have the mindset that our actions originate from our thoughts, which are a forceful energy when we harness and master them.

However, there are many others who don’t share this perspective. They don’t agree that they can go through the day with an optimistic attitude and certainly don’t believe they cause bad things to happen to themselves through negative thinking. Dr. Jennice Vilhauer has said the reason some people are offended by the idea that we create our reality is because they see it as a version of blaming the victim. She concurs that nobody asks for bad things to happen to them but believes that controlling our thought process enables us to start creating our reality.

I believe that our thoughts are energy as I have experienced this a few times in my life. On one such occasion, I was at a party when Girl A came into the room and began shouting at her boyfriend who was at the party with Girl B. He tried to keep them apart and calm down the situation, but Girl A was not having it. A fight erupted between the two girls and all hell broke loose. Now, I was sitting on a chair eating from a plate in my hand. Friends around me moved away to avoid getting hurt in the melee, but I stayed seated and thought to myself, they are not going to hurt me. It was a scene out of a movie, choreographed for them to hit each other above me, around me, but never at me. I calmly ate as the chaos unfurled.

Crazy, I admit, but I just knew that I’d be fine. More importantly, as the fists were flying and bodies bouncing, my thoughts were centered on my well-being. I have had other experiences with these “power thoughts,” but nothing as dramatic as this one. I share it to illustrate how our thoughts can indeed create our reality.

If you don’t believe me, recall a time you may have lashed out at someone without cause. You may have been harboring ill thoughts/feelings, and without provocation, said what was on your mind that caused serious harm to the relationship. As James Allen has stated, “Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him."

Alternatively, I’m sure you’ve also experienced that incredible feeling of having known without a doubt that you were right where you were meant to be or prepared to do something marvelous. Consider how that enthusiastic mindset propelled things into motion for the good.

Controlling our thoughts and checking them when necessary to maintain a positive attitude even in the face of difficulties empowers us to live the lives we want. Of course, such mindfulness can be difficult, but do we want someone else or something else dictating what we think about? We can learn to master our thoughts so that doing so is effortless and freeing as we ignite the energy force within us.


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