July 9: The Effects of Thinking, Mindfulness, and Meditation

More and more studies are showing that meditation has MANY positive effects.  One of these effects is healing.  Physical, mental, and emotional healing all take place because of meditation.  This leads to financial healing, relationships healing, and to an upgrade in our human experience in general.

Dr. Joe Dispenza has put decades of work and research into this subject matter.  Put his name into the YouTube search engine for links to some of his amazing interviews, a look at what his seminars are like, and to learn more about what he does and how it can help you heal in so many ways.  His books he has written and the information he has shared is AMAZING.

We now know that we literally become what we think about.  Repeated thoughts tend to manifest themselves into physical form in our lives.  We don’t just SEE things the way we are-WE PROJECT INTO REALITY WHAT WE ARE.  This is the importance of a DAILY PERSPECTIVE SHIFT, or a daily upgrade in our thinking and feeling.  Meditative healing is becoming more and more common.  Healing thoughts heal.  Abundant thoughts create more abundance.  Loving thoughts empower us to expand into more of who and what we truly are-LOVE.

Meditation literally changes us on a cellular level.  Our chemicals and hormones change through thought, alone.  We can literally think ourselves ill, or we can think ourselves WELL.  One of the important things in the millions of cells in our body is the mitochondria, which are the healing factories of the cell.  Isn’t it interesting how something so small and seemingly meaningless can have such a huge impact in our lives?  Just like certain hormones and chemicals are released into our blood stream when we exercise, there are certain hormones and chemicals which are released into our bodies because of thoughts.  Thoughts generate certain chemicals and certain hormones in our bodies, which then cause certain feelings.  This is why meditation can be so important.

When any illness (physical ailments or mental and emotional difficulties) manifests itself in our life in some way, it usually isn’t something that just suddenly came about.  It is often the outward manifestation, and the predictable result, of a prolonged, lowered immune system, sometimes resulting from a bad habit that was repeated for years.  Smoking, stress, repressed rage, unspoken emotions, lack of sleep, poor diet, lack of exercise, negative, pessimistic thinking, a lack of clear boundaries, an unsafe environment, and simply not keeping promises to ourselves, can all contribute to a prolonged, lowered immune system.  Isn’t it interesting how something so small and seemingly meaningless can eventually have such a huge impact in our lives?  

The small things don’t have an effect overnight.  They compound over time to have HUGE impact.  


“Compounding interest is the 8th wonder of the world.” -Albert Einstein

You don’t think he was JUST talking about money, do you?

Good habits like proper and consistent sleep (Type Impact Theory Shawn Stevenson into the YouTube search engine for the best sleep advice ever given,) proper and healthy diet, simple and consistent exercise (Type Impact Theory Rangan Chatterjee into the YouTube search engine for amazing advice on these topics by Dr Rangan Chatterjee), and practicing gratitude, positive thinking, and meditation, will raise our vibrational frequencies and immune systems, and continuously release valuable, beneficial chemicals and hormones into our bodies on a regular and consistent basis.   Over time, and with consistency, this will absolutely affect ANYONE, in so many positive ways.

This effects every part of our body.  Studies show that the telomeres (the pieces at the ends of the DNA stands which hold it all together, preventing death) actually REPAIR themselves during consistent meditation practices, and add up to 40% more QUALITY lifespan!  On a cellular level, the mitochondria (the healing factory of the cell) works more efficiently, healing the cell.  Millions of cells, healing more efficiently at the same time, boosts our immune system, makes us healthier, reinforces the good habits and provides balance in our lives created by our good habits, and adds momentum and strength to our decisions towards the same end.   As a result, we have better health, and because we FEEL healthier and stronger, we have the energy and desire to keep doing the same things.  It is a pattern that, when repeated, becomes a self-perpetuating cycle which benefits us physically, emotionally, and mentally.

The opposite is also true.  Neglecting these important things will have an incredibly adverse and negative effect upon us.  THE SMALL THINGS WE DO NOT DO WILL COMPOUND AND DESTROY US.

Healthy living is a self-perpetuating, cyclical process, which fuels itself and creates momentum and energy. With time, these things become easier and easier to do until it becomes a super-beneficial, successful, happy, meaningful, lifestyle.  We become more valuable as human beings and are more capable of contributing to others.

Isn’t it interesting how something so small and  seemingly meaningless can have such a huge impact in our lives?  Everything we think, say, and do has a direct effect on us in some way.

Everything we DON’T think, say, and do can also have a direct effect on us.

Our habits and daily routines are the key to our own personal success or our own personal demise.  It is entirely up to us what we do and what we don’t do.  It is the small and seemingly meaningless things that will compound in time to have a very large effect on us in every way, someday.


There are MANY books, filled with stories, about how it really is all the small things that matter.  These are just a few:

ATOMIC POWER by James Clear.  
THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg

Reminder to self:  The next time you think a thought, remember and be aware of the effects that particular thought is going to have on your body on a cellular level.  Are you thinking thoughts that will result in helpful or harmful chemicals being pumped into your bloodstream?  Are you thinking thoughts which will propel you towards, and ENFORCE, good habits and routines which will later result in activities like exercising, eating right, and sleeping well?  Is your thinking and what you focus on a part of a creative, healing process, or is your thinking and what you focus on part of a cycle leading you into a downward spiral?

Every thought we think matters.  Every word out of our mouth has an effect.  Every thought, word, and feeling we emit ARE CREATIONS.  Every action we take has a result or a consequence.  Good or bad, it is entirely up to us.  We are literally the creators of our own realities.  With our thoughts, we create our own personal realities.  We are truly in charge of our lives.

When we choose personal accountability, and decide to take responsibility for EVERYTHING in our lives, we become more POWERFUL creators.

Today I will pay attention to my thoughts.  I will remember that what I think about, when I don’t have to think at all, is who I am.

If you are curious about meditation, the positive possibilities it provides as a consistent practice, or want to easily and quickly learn how to do it, check out Emily Fletcher’s book, STRESS LESS, ACCOMPLISH MORE.  Type her name into YouTube to hear all about it!  I can promise you will NEVER regret researching this topic.  Meditation is the something I wish I would have discovered and practiced consistently much earlier in life.

I invite you to check out my own, personal, meditative and vizualization practices, along with the Habit-Hacking Challenge I created for anyone interested in easily, and consistently, optimizing lifestyle:

Personalized Meditation/Visualization Practices

The goodinthehead Habit-Hacking Challenge

The interview that finally convinced me that I HAVE to meditate is from the YouTube show, Impact Theory, featuring Emily Fletcher.  It literally changed my life, positively impacting it immediately.  After hearing the interview, I bought the audio version of the book and have listened to it a couple of times, so far.  It is one of my favorite, most helpful books.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our personal realities.

3 Replies to “July 9: The Effects of Thinking, Mindfulness, and Meditation”

  1. Great article. It reminded me of a passage from a book that I think you would like called Mind: Our Greatest Gift:

    “What you think, you ultimately become. If you think that you are a negative person, you do not need any other negativity coming from anywhere else to make that true–you are making yourself negative.

    When this happens, you have to analyze it. ‘Are these thoughts good for me? Is it helpful for me to have these thoughts? Is it constructive or destructive? If my thoughts are negative, what will I become?'”

    1. I like that. 👍
      The book is now on my book list. Thank you for the recommendation and the comment.

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