Those Old Time Movies
By Adrian Dorsey
Have you ever gone throughout your day doing the things you need to do but for every spare moment you find yourself playing over in your mind events from the past? I used to do this all the time. I was obsessed with the negative experiences that had happened to me and the pain that had come along with it. The hurt and betrayal boiling and seething in my guts until nausea became an accepted way of life. After enough years of this I started experiencing major problems with my digestive system straight down throughout my bowels. Nasty subject I know but I want to share with you the realization that hanging on to repressed negativity over long periods of time can do great damage to your body from the inside out. Eventually I was sick most of the time. I was having trouble walking and sitting was not very comfortable either. I did not know what I was going to do because I was only 32 years old at the time. I was far too young to be experiencing these kinds of ailments. Yet, I would go to work with the pain, somehow managing to push through the day with great effort still playing the old movies in my mind about the moments from the past that I wished I never experienced. I was heading for a wheel chair by the time I would be forty if I continued along the road that I was following for my life.
I realize now that all that time reliving the past is a hindrance to any progress that you could make in the present. In fact this is the reason that we are told that we use only 5% of our brain. Do not mistake this kind of mental processing as actual thought because it is the farthest thing from it. Those images that you allow to play over and over again as you relive the feelings of resentment and bitterness that accompany them are nothing more than mental processing stuck on repeat. Did you know that? You are not thinking when you do this.
So this begs the question to be asked. What is actual thought? Wallace D. Wattles says in his book called “The Science of Getting Rich”, that thought is the hardest and most difficult thing to do. To be capable of thinking you have to know be able to expand your realization beyond the physical appearances of your situation. True thought can only be described as a greater expression of life which embodies everything that is life, love, riches, joy, gladness, health, and success. To understand this is to be able to tap into the creative governing power that originated all things into existence from the beginning of creation. No one wants to be sick or miserable or to live in poverty. This things are a lower expression of life that is contrary to the laws of nature. The only reason they exist is because the appearance of them gets into the minds of people and they get emotionally attached to these images. The image held in the conscious mind when impressed down into the sub-conscious awareness where feelings become involved affect the condition that a person becomes which in turn produces the results that are interpreted as reality.
To manifest successful conditions in your life you need to sustain true thought. This is difficult to do when the truth is contrary to appearances. Most people look at their physical situation allowing the appearance to dictate their reality and nothing better comes to pass. When you demand success to come into your life in the form of health, joy and even riches you have to look beyond the apparent obvious with faith that you deserve something better and you will not settle for anything less. This is why true thought is so difficult and why most people are unable to accomplish it. It takes hard work and effort to sustain it in the face of the illusion of contrary images that constantly bombard our sensory input every day. So for most people it is easier to see the sickness and accept it for what it is. It is simpler to adapt to the misery of poverty wishing with vague desires for a better lifestyle while compromising to stay where they are at. The truth of the situation is that there is no sickness but health. There is no poverty but abundance in riches.
Bottom line is that life pays you off on your own terms. If you accept the appearance of your situation than you deserve to live it. However, if you know that you deserve the best of the best and will accept nothing less than you can change your circumstances by becoming the captain of your own destiny. It takes hard work and effort to get what you really want. However, if you can formulate the idea of what it is that you would love to do and you are willing to burn with desire to attain it allowing nothing to stand in your way then life will reward you as you demand it.
So I adjure you to stop the game of menial mental processing replaying old movies of the past. There is only one way to deal with what has happened before and that is to let it go, abandon it, forsake it, and forget it. You cannot change the past so it is not worth reliving. You cannot begin to imagine what is going to happen in the future but be confident that you can face it. Instead just stay in the present and become obsessed with true thought which overcomes the illusion of appearances changing sickness into health and changing all that is lacking or in limitation to overflowing abundance in the form of success.
Bob Proctor says, “Life pays you off on your own terms”. You have to remember that! So now how you are doing to demand that that life pays you off today. Don’t hold back. Go as big as you dare. This is your life. Do not settle for anything less than the fullness that the expression of life can provide in the harmony of completeness. You know what you want to do. You have always known it.
Think about what it is that you really want to do. Become obsessed with it. Then do something every day toward accomplishing whatever that thing is. It will come to pass if you demand it and take action with deliberate intent toward the completion of your desire.
True sustained thought must be maintained in the face of adversity for this to work. As Napoleon Hill once said, “I see only the objective, it is the obstacle that must get out of the way.”