The thoughts we have, what we tell ourselves, create our lives. If we’re having the thoughts constantly that we can’t do this, we can’t be successful, I’m shy, I’m not good enough, I’ll never be able to leave my job and earn a living as a photographer etc then that is what we create. That will be our experience. In affect we see what we are looking for.
If we can begin to envisage the positive, for want of a better cliche, begin to see the light, then light in our life is what we will create.
Do you want to know how powerful you are? Ready? Here goes …
There was once a guy called Nick Sitzman who worked on a train crew.
One summers day, the train crew were informed that they could quit an hour early in honor of the foreman’s birthday. Accidentally, Nick was locked in a refrigerator boxcar, and the rest of the workmen left the site. Nick panicked.
He banged and shouted until his fists were bloody and his voice was hoarse. No one heard him. “If I can’t get out, I’ll freeze to death in here,” he thought. Wanting to let his wife and family know exactly what had happened to him, Nick found a knife and began to etch words on the wooden floor. He wrote, “It’s so cold, my body is getting numb. If I could just go to sleep. These may be my last words.”
The next morning the crew slid open the heavy doors of the boxcar and found Nick dead. An autopsy revealed that every physical sign of his body indicated he had frozen to death. And yet the refrigeration unit of the car was inoperative, and the temperature inside indicated fifty-five degrees.
Nick had killed himself by telling himself he was freezing to death.
This isn’t as surprising as it might seem. The story is pretty dramatic but we know that in extreme weather conditions our body temperature adjusts.
The point of this story is that … we are so incredibly powerful … it’s simply that we don’t believe that we are. We tell ourselves everything to the contrary. The degree to which you are certain of something is the degree to which that something manifests in your life.