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6 techniques for controlling negative thoughts

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In our modern age, the majority of thoughts circulating among individuals seem devoid of life. Although this statement may seem surprising, it is true. The information flows propagated through the electronic media are more like artificial thoughts, transmitted through technology rather than by spirits imbued with life. Even the human participants in this process fail to breathe life into their words. Their thoughts now seem emptied of substance, spread everywhere without any real presence. This widespread dissemination causes human beings to lose their capacity for reflection, creating an inner void that gradually disconnects them from reality. And it's not going to get any easier... Just take a look around you.

Contemporary man, enveloped in a halo of artificial light and constantly surrounded by a multitude of electronic devices, sees his mental field saturated with the waves emitted by these machines. Little by little, these radiations invade his sphere of thought, causing him to adopt an increasingly mechanical mentality. As a result, he becomes like an extension of the machine, his actions becoming soulless reflexes.

In this context, it becomes difficult for life, nature or wisdom to penetrate our consciousness, to guide us towards evolution, or even to show us our mistakes. Exchanges between the universe and ourselves are blocked, freezing our existence in a cycle of repeated errors that engender suffering, as our thoughts remain perpetually trapped in the same patterns.

Is being negative inevitable?

The first step to calming tormented thoughts is to disconnect from the incessant electric noise of our modern environment. Next, it's essential to return to nature to reconnect with our deepest roots. Nature is a sanctuary of unsuspected wonders. By directing our gaze towards flowers, trees, stones, or even the gentle foam of a river, we can feel the vital momentum, the palpable love that emanates from this sacred ecosystem.

It's in these moments that new thoughts can blossom within us. By cultivating thoughts imbued with life, imbued with spirituality, we ourselves become soulful beings. Nature is home to a flow of vital energy that can revive and illuminate our dormant thoughts. By meditating on the murmur of water, or contemplating an apple tree in blossom, we mentally merge with these living beings. A new universe opens up to us, revealing a multitude of unsuspected secrets.

What is negative thinking?

I think everyone has negative thoughts at some point in their day. How would you characterize it?

When we have a negative thought, we think of something pessimistic or unfavorable. This may concern a situation, a person or an event.

To these negative thoughts can be added various low-vibrational emotions such as sadness, fear, anger or anxiety. The worry is that this can influence our perception and reaction to particular circumstances.

How does this work in practice? We may become excessively self-critical, ruminate on past problems or take a pessimistic view of the future. All of this can contribute to destructive thought patterns and low emotional well-being.

Patterns of negative thinking

Negative thinking patterns, also known as maladaptive thinking patterns or cognitive distortions, are habitual thought patterns that tend to be irrational, destructive or distorted. These patterns can influence the way we interpret events, situations or interactions with others, and can contribute to negative thoughts and difficult emotions.

For example, we may draw general conclusions about ourselves, others or the world based on a single negative experience. Similarly, we focus solely on the negative aspects of a situation while ignoring the positive ones.

We also systematically imagine the worst possible scenario, even when the probabilities are low. We interpret events as being directly related to ourselves, even when there is no evidence of this connection.

We reach hasty conclusions or interpretations without sufficient evidence to support them.

We see things in black and white, without cultivating a middle ground or taking account of nuances or shades in between.

We set ourselves unrealistic standards and criticize ourselves severely if we deviate from these standards.

We assume that we know what others think of us without having any real evidence to support this belief.

Recognizing these thought patterns and learning to question them can be a first step towards a positive change of perspective and better management of negative thoughts.

How to free yourself from negative thoughts?

Here are a few tips and techniques to help you master bad thoughts and let beautiful thoughts enter your life and inspire you.

1) No stress: cultivate calm in the body

Inner calm can be cultivated through various practices designed to calm the mind and relax the body, such as meditation and yoga. These are proven, effective techniques that promote a state of tranquility and serenity.

If we take the case of meditation, it offers a space conducive to contemplation and observation of thoughts without judging them. If you take a few moments each day to meditate, you can train your mind to detach itself from negative thoughts and focus on the present moment. Start with 5 minutes and gradually increase the time, ideally to at least 20 minutes). There are also mindfulness meditation techniques, where attention is focused on breathing or bodily sensations. These techniques can help calm the incessant flow of thoughts and cultivate a sense of inner calm.

The same is true of yoga, which combines body movements and breathing techniques to harmonize body and mind. Yoga postures (or asanas) are designed to stretch and strengthen the body while promoting mental relaxation. The breathing exercises, or pranayama, used in yoga practice can help calm the nervous system and reduce stress.

If you cultivate calm in the body, you can gradually develop greater resilience in the face of negative thoughts and life's challenges. When body and mind are in a state of calm, you strengthen your ability to cope with mental turbulence and cultivate a lasting state of well-being.

And then, be patient and forgiving with yourself. You won't become an accomplished yogi in a few months - that's not the point! Go gradually, at your own pace, step by step. Set yourself realistic goals.

2) Stop negative thoughts by controlling words and gestures

Stopping negative thoughts by controlling words and actions is a powerful approach to transforming your inner dialogue and your perception of the world around you. You might wonder what the connection is between our words, gestures and thoughts.

In reality, our words and gestures are not simply isolated actions, but also reflect our state of mind and deepest thoughts. When we are overwhelmed by negative thoughts, this often manifests itself through our body language, facial expressions and even the way we interact with others. For example, a pessimistic tone of voice, agitated gestures or self-deprecating language can be indicators of underlying negative thoughts.

If you consciously control your words and gestures, you begin to intervene in the thought process itself. It's like putting up a protective barrier against negative thoughts. By deliberately choosing your words and actions to reflect more positive, constructive thoughts, you send signals to your mind to change direction. This creates a virtuous circle where your positive words and actions reinforce your positive thoughts, and vice versa.

This approach is not simply a matter of external control, but also of self-observation and awareness. By observing your words and actions, you become aware of the thought patterns that underlie them. This awareness gives you the power to question and change these thought patterns, helping to break the cycle of negative thoughts.

3) Cultivate harmonious feelings

Cultivating harmony in our feelings is essential to fending off the thoughts that cloud our existence. By striving for emotional balance, we learn not to let the darkness around us overwhelm us. If you can maintain clarity in your life, the dark thoughts that try to reach you will perceive this inner light and purity. They will hesitate to approach you, because they will recognize the beauty that emanates from you.

If you imbue yourself with this clarity, you become like a beacon in the night, emitting an aura of positivity and inner strength. Negative thoughts, confronted with this luminosity, will naturally be repelled. They will be forced to recognize your intrinsic value and the preciousness of your being. Little by little, they'll leave you alone, unable to resist the radiance of your inner light.

You can create a protective shield against negative thoughts by cultivating harmony in your feelings and preserving the clarity of your essence. Embrace your inner beauty and radiate that light! You'll invite peace and serenity into your mind, keeping the darkness at bay and allowing you to live fully in the light.

4) Allow dark thoughts to express themselves without condemning them

When confronted with dark thoughts, it can be tempting to repress or condemn them. However, it's important to recognize that there comes a time in our journey when it's beneficial to allow them to express themselves. You must accept these thoughts without rejecting them, letting them circulate freely in your mind without judging them. Rather than fighting them, you can observe them with compassion and detachment, understanding that they are temporary and an integral part of your human experience.

If you allow these dark thoughts to express themselves, without cultivating feelings of guilt, you grant them a form of freedom that allows them to dissipate naturally. By confronting them without fear, you weaken their hold on you, depriving them of their power. It's like opening a window in your mind, allowing the fresh air of understanding and kindness to circulate and purify your thoughts.

Allowing dark thoughts to express themselves without condemning them is an important aspect of your journey towards inner healing. By adopting an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment, you can transcend these thoughts and transform them into a source of growth and understanding.

In parallel, it is beneficial to replace these dark thoughts with positive images and sacred geometry symbols. Focusing on these symbols helps you turn your attention away from negative thoughts and connect to higher, brighter energies. This enables you to cultivate a positive, centered state of mind, strengthening your mental resilience and emotional well-being.

5) Control negative thoughts by putting your life in order

Controlling negative thoughts by putting your life in order is a practical and powerful approach to creating an environment conducive to inner peace and mental clarity. Dark thoughts often originate in the disorder and chaos that surround us in our daily lives. To chase them away effectively, it's essential to take steps to simplify and organize our physical environment.

Starting with where you live and work is crucial. You need to ensure that they are free from clutter, which can act as triggers for negative thoughts or bad memories. Get rid of these unnecessary objects, and you'll create a more open and harmonious space, where energies can flow freely and dark thoughts have less of a hold on you.

When reorganizing your living space, you can also pay particular attention to the way you arrange your possessions. Organizing your belongings in an orderly, methodical way can help calm your mind and create a sense of stability and control. What's more, it allows you to focus on the positive aspects of your environment rather than on clutter and chaos.

When you take steps to bring order to your material life, you send a message to your mind that you are capable of taking charge of your environment and your well-being. This reinforces your sense of mastery and gives you the power to repel negative thoughts that seek to take hold. Ultimately, an orderly environment can play a crucial role in your quest for inner peace and mental clarity.

6) Have clear thoughts to eliminate negative ones

Building clear thoughts is a powerful way of eliminating the negative thoughts that plague you. These dark thoughts are often fueled by the egregore we're connected to, an energetic entity formed by all similar thoughts and the individuals who nurture them. To break this cycle of harmful thoughts, it's crucial to turn to egregores of light and harmony.

An effective way to do this is to repeat a mantra throughout the day, such as "clarity, clarity... clarity". This mantra acts like a beacon of light, creating a vibration of positive energy that drives away dark thoughts and attracts thoughts of clarity and serenity. When you nourish your mind with these luminous thoughts, you help strengthen your connection with beneficial egregores, which elevate your state of consciousness and protect you from negative influences.

It's important to understand that even a single thought of clarity in a day can have a significant impact on your mental well-being. Every time you choose to cultivate clear, positive thoughts, you're planting the seeds of a more harmonious, balanced reality. The more you practice regularly, the more you'll strengthen your ability to dominate your thoughts and create an inner environment conducive to spiritual growth and happiness.

How can I stop thinking about something?

Stopping thinking about something can be a challenge, but there are many techniques to help you do it. I'm sharing with you the techniques I find most effective, as well as others you can try out if they speak to you.

Singing and energetic cleansing with water are two formidable techniques for me, because on the one hand you're cleansing and on the other you're putting in new images/thoughts that will naturally chase away negative thoughts.

When you take a shower or a bath (but it's easier with a shower), you can visualize the water carrying away unwanted thoughts. Imagine yourself mentally freeing yourself from whatever is troubling you, while at the same time cleansing yourself physically.

As for singing, listen to soothing music or sing a song that inspires joy. Singing and music can help distract the mind from persistent thoughts and create a more positive state of mind. In my opinion, singing is more effective because you have to make an effort to chase away negative thoughts, whereas listening to music is more passive.

Then there are more standard techniques, such as meditation and breathing. When you practice meditation and concentrate on your breathing, the ebb and flow of your breath, you can calm your mind and reduce the flow of thoughts. Meditation can also help you develop a heightened awareness of the present moment, helping you to detach yourself from distracting thoughts.

Sport. There's nothing like physical exercise to release mental and physical tension. Whether it's running, walking, yoga or any other physical activity, exercise helps release mood-enhancing endorphins and distract attention from negative thoughts.

Similarly, if you practice mindfulness exercises such as mindful walking, mindful eating or mindful senses. By concentrating fully on the activity you're doing, you can calm your mind and free yourself from obsessive thoughts.

And finally, expressing or writing your thoughts in a journal can help free them from your mind. Ask yourself questions about these thoughts, explore them and look for alternative solutions or perspectives. This can help you to process and understand your concerns, enabling you to release them more easily.

When you use these techniques and practice them regularly, you'll learn to stop thinking about something more effectively and cultivate a more peaceful, balanced state of mind. If you have negative emotions or obsessive thoughts, don't hesitate to sing or hum a tune you like. This will give your brain other information that will naturally chase away your negative thoughts. Like any new habit, be persistent and you'll see that, after a while, this exercise will become easier and easier and will work faster and faster.

And I can't recommend enough that you go out into nature, sit by a river and free yourself from stress and toxic energies by purifying yourself with water.

Don't hesitate to share with me in the comments if you've tried one or more of these techniques and what they've done for you.

The final word

It's clear that negative thoughts can have a significant impact on our emotional and mental well-being. However, thanks to the various techniques we have seen above, such as mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises and physical activity, it is possible to control these destructive thoughts.

When you implement simple techniques to step back from your negative emotions, you can gradually change your tendency towards negativity. Yes, it's possible! It's also crucial to face up to your worries and let them go, recognizing the harmful consequences they can have on your mental health.

And when you adopt a more balanced view of reality, focusing on the present moment and setting yourself realistic goals (first things first), you can overcome the negative elements that can parasitize your mind. Finally, it's important to keep asking questions, carrying out research and seeking professional advice where necessary, in order to develop a better understanding of yourself and your mental health.

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