by Fred Lowery

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"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."

"Keep the heart with all diligence
for out of it flow the issues of life."

Be Happy:Talk to Yourself

The police shows always fascinate me, especially when a "bug" is
planted on someone. Usually you will find the police sitting in
a communications van listening to every word of the criminal, who
actually hangs himself by his own words. What if your mind could
be "bugged" for six weeks and then you listened to every word and
every thought. Would the results be negative or positive? Is it
not a good possibility that your own words are defeating you?
Wimpy thinking produces a weak and wasted life of self-defeating
attitudes and actions.

"You are not what you think you are.
But what you think, you are."

Happiness and unhappiness are formed from the inside out. The
happiness of your life will depend, more than anything else, on
the quality of your thoughts. Thoughts develop into words and
words develop into behavior. Without thoughts things just don't
happen. Everything we do in life, good or bad, begins with a
thought. It is an absolute truth that happiness begins in the
mind and eventually effects everything else. Dr. Aaron Beek, in
his book, Cognitive Therapy and Emotiona,l Disorders, give three
psychological principles inherent in our thoughts. He says:

1. All your moods are created by your thoughts - the
way you feel right now is because of the thoughts
you have at this moment.

2. When you feel depressed and stressed out it is
because your thoughts are dominated by negative,
critical thinking.

3. Negative thoughts nearly always contai ...

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