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“We can’t solve problems
by using the same kind of thinking we used
when we created them.”
Following is from work by
Ten Principles for Success and Inner Peace
The Seventh Principle:
You Can’t Solve a Problem with the Same Mind That Created It
The same problems that repeat themselves in different relationships stem from limiting thoughts and beliefs. When you believe the habitual negative thoughts that run on autopilot, you can’t solve the same problems that keep coming up in different relationships. Your thoughts determine your feelings, which then determine your behaviors and actions.
Negative thoughts lead to not feeling good about yourself. When you behave and take action from feeling bad about yourself, you won’t get good results.
In order to solve relationship problems, you need to adopt a different mindset by questioning the negative thought(s) and replacing them with positive ones that are as or more true. For instance, if you believe there are no good men out there, you’ll continue attracting men who are not good for you. When you question this thought and see otherwise, you’ll open up the possibility to attract a good man.
Your thoughts are the source of virtually everything in your life. You may not be able to change the world, but you can change the way you think about it. Change the way you think about something, and you change your relationship with that thing.
If your thoughts are filled with problems, chances are good you’ll perpetuate those problems.
Think about what you can do, not what you can’t do. Change your thoughts from problems to solutions, and watch your life change.
The Wayne Dyer videos that I had put into this and the other posts from this series were removed from YouTube – I am doing my best to replace them when I find suitable substitutes.
Three Levels of Consciousness
The first level is ego consciousness . . . primary emphasis is on your personality and your body . . . an exceptionally strong belief in your separateness from everyone else . . . prods you to compete compare . . . it’s at this level of consciousness that problems exist. This is where inner peace is virtually impossible and success eludes you.
The second level is group consciousness . . . you move past yourself as the central focus of your life, and you now include others who are members of your tribe or your clan . . . you’re required to think and act like the group . . . At the group consciousness level, you’re often dedicated to continuing social problems such as war, brutality, and religious persecution . . . But it also comes right down to daily living. Families insist that you adopt their viewpoint, hate whom they hate; love whom they love . . . Remember that you can’t solve any problem with the same mind that created it. In order to resolve a struggle that results from group consciousness, you have to change your mind or continue to have the problem haunt you. Resolving the problems related to group consciousness involves moving into the highest level.
The third level is mystical consciousness . . . this level of problem-free consciousness is distinguished by the feeling of connectedness rather than separateness . . . you feel connected to every individual, every creature, the entire planet, and God . . . cooperation supplants competition; hatred is dissolved with love; and sadness is reduced to nothingness with joy . . . you’re a nation of the world with a global awareness, rather than a patriot of any one country . . . you will have changed your mind! Problems will now be only illusions of the mind that you no longer carry around with you.
The above is from work by
Ten Principles for Success and Inner Peace
“Man becomes great
exactly in the degree to which he works
for the welfare of his fellow man.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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